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Vertebrate Genomes Hide Ancient Viruses

July 30, 2010 5:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Reporting in the journal PLOS Pathogens, researchers write opossums have bits of the Ebola virus mixed into their genetic code and human genomes contain snippets of the Borna virus. Study author Anna Skalka says some of the virus genetic code was inserted 40 million years ago.

With Well Capped, How Long Will The Oil Linger?

July 30, 2010 5:39 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Gulf of Mexico has a few ways of cleansing oil from its waters: it hosts legions of microbes adapted to dine on natural oil seepages, and its warm water temperatures favor the evaporation of oil. But scientists say it's still too early to know how long it will take the Gulf to recover.

Will Reading The Doc's Notes Improve Your Health?

July 30, 2010 5:38 pm | Podcasts | Comments

The Open Notes project connects some 25,000 patients with their doctors' medical notes through secure online portals. Participating doctors Tom Delbanco and Sara Fazio of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center discuss the program, and why it has some doctors worried.

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Consumer Information on: OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test - P080027

July 30, 2010 5:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test is used to detect a patient?s exposure to the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Antibodies are proteins produced by the body to fight against foreign substances, such as viruses and bacteria. The presence of the antibodies...

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Summary Information for: OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test

July 30, 2010 5:32 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Labeling, Approval Order, and Summary of Safety and Effectiveness for OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test (P080027).

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NICE Recommends First Device Under New Technology Pathway

July 30, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has given a provisional nod to B. Braun Medical's SeQuent Please balloon catheter for use in patients with in-stent restenosis in bare metal coronary artery stents, following the recommendation of the...

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FDA Extends Comment Period on Reclassification Rule

July 30, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is giving devicemakers more time to comment on a proposed rule that would reclassify some devices as Class II and amend the regulations to establish special controls for others.

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Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS): Product as consumed produces a potent bleach

July 30, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product sold online as a dietary supplement. When consumed as instructed, produces an industrial bleach that can cause serious harm to health.

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Afluria (CSL Ltd.) Influenza Virus Vaccine: Label Change - Risk of Fever and Febrile Seizure

July 30, 2010 5:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Increased incidence of fever and febrile seizure among young children reported in Australia, mainly among those less than 5 years of age.

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3M, Vosschemie resolve patent dispute

July 30, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

3M Co. and Vosschemie GmbH said Friday they have settled a patent infringement lawsuit that 3M filed last November.The case involves a patent 3M owns concerning its Paint Preparation Systems products. 3M manufactures and sells a disposable cup paint mixing system under its PPS brand.Vosschemie...

Perrigo Confirms Filing for Generic Version of Gynazole-1® Cream and Announcement of Patent Infringement Lawsuit by KV Pharma

July 30, 2010 12:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ALLEGAN, Mich. , July 30 /- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) announced that it has filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for butoconazole nitrate vaginal cream, 2% and that is has notified KV Pharmaceutical Company, the owner...

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FDA Approves Vaccines for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season

July 30, 2010 12:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md. , July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved vaccines for the 2010-2011 influenza season in the United States . (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom....

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Mylan Announces Pricing of Add-On Offering of Senior Notes

July 30, 2010 12:40 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , July 30 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that it priced $300 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Notes due 2020 at an issue price of 105.5% with a coupon of 7.875%, or an effective yield to maturity of 7.087%. The notes are being offered as additional...

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WuXi PharmaTech RESCHEDULES Second-Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call

July 30, 2010 12:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHANGHAI , July 30 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States , today announced that it will release financial results for the second...

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Conatus Pharmaceuticals Acquires Pfizer's Idun Subsidiary

July 30, 2010 12:39 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , July 30 /- Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that Conatus acquired the Idun Pharmaceuticals subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.  Financial terms were not disclosed.  Conatus Pharmaceuticals is a privately-held drug development company focused on liver disease and...

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