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Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Almost Family, Inc.

August 6, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on behalf of...

Problems Delay NRU Repairs, Extend Shortage of Isotope

August 6, 2010 1:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

After some unforeseen delays, Canada’s National Research Universal (NRU) reactor may be able to resume production this month of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), which is used to generate a widely used diagnostic.

ARJ Takes Down Its Website Following Warning Letter

August 6, 2010 1:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

After receiving a warning letter citing it for marketing unapproved pregnancy and drug screening tests on its website, ARJ Medical has pulled the site off the internet.

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FDA rejects orphan status for DUSA drug

August 6, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

DUSA Pharmaceuticals Inc. has failed to receive orphan drug designation from the FDA for its Levulan Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) system for multiple medical indications, with a concentration on dermatology. As a result, the company will close out the its associated pilot clinical trial.

California Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities Under Medicare

August 6, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif. , Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providers of home medical equipment and services across California are proposing a fiscally responsible alternative to the mislabeled "competitive" bidding scheme currently under way in Medicare that will actually discourage...

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Michigan Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People With Disabilities Under Medicare

August 6, 2010 11:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. , Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providers of home medical equipment and services across Michigan are proposing a fiscally responsible alternative to the mislabeled "competitive" bidding scheme currently under way in Medicare that will actually discourage...

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Alexza Pharmaceuticals to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference

August 6, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Aug. 6 /- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) announced today that company Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, August J. Moretti will present during the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference.  The...

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Endo to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference

August 6, 2010 10:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHADDS FORD, Pa. , Aug. 6 /- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) today announced that it will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2010 Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference on Thursday, August 12, 2010 , at 8:00 a.m. EDT .  Alan Levin, executive vice president and chief...

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Alphatec shares hit low after cutting sales view

August 6, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Alphatec Holdings Inc. plunged to a 52-week low Friday after the spinal device maker said sales are slowing down, and slashed its expectations for the rest of the year.In morning trading Alphatec shares dove $1.91, or 43.2 percent, to $2.51. Earlier they fell to an annual low of...

McKesson to open distribution center in Virginia

August 6, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drug distributor McKesson Corp. plans to open a distribution center in Caroline County, Va., that's expected to create 150 jobs.The new facility was announced Friday by McKesson officials, the Caroline County Board of Supervisors and Gov. Bob McDonnell.San Francisco-based McKesson will build...

Microcontrollers Integrate USB and Large RAM

August 6, 2010 7:01 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, and Flash-IP solutions, offers the four-member PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family, which integrates USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM.

COTS Backplane Offers Impressive Bandwidth and Configuration Flexibility

August 6, 2010 6:48 am | Kontron America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Kontron 4U Backplane xPB-13E9P3 for PICMG 1.3-based system designs boasts comprehensive PCI and PCI Express Gen 2 support for full-height 4U systems.

Linear Actuators Provide Exceptionally High Force-to-Size Ratios

August 6, 2010 6:40 am | Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions Inc, a leading manufacturer of precision linear motion products, offers an entire line of high output can stack linear actuators. The line include the 20, 25, and 35-mm frame sizes.

Syndax takes in $6M for cancer therapeutics

August 6, 2010 6:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Syndax Pharmaceuticals Inc., a cancer therapeutics developer in Waltham, has raised $6 million of a planned $7 million securities offering. The company makes an oral HDAC inhibitor that is designed to aid a cancer patient's response to treatment by modifying tumor characteristics.

Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study

August 6, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of British Columbia) Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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