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Lincare to start issuing dividends

June 21, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home respiratory therapy company Lincare Holdings Inc. said Monday its board has approved the start of quarterly cash dividends of 20 cents.The first dividend will be paid on July 29 to stockholders of record as of July 15.In May, Lincare had declared a three-for-two stock split.The company's...

Learning disabled care is 'worse'

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by BBC | News | Comments

Some doctors and nurses believe people with learning disabilities get a poorer standard of care, says a charity.

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Surveillance colonoscopy should be targeted to high-risk patients

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Gastroenterological Association) Surveillance colonoscopy is effective and cost-effective when targeted to high-risk patients.

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JDR increases its 5-Year SIF and remains number one dental journal of 64 in its category

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International & American Association for Dental Research) Today the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced that its Journal of Dental Research remains the number one journal of 64 journal published in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category...

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Seasonality of child abuse a myth

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) A new study of homicides of 797 children younger than age five has found that these deaths occur uniformly throughout the year, dispelling the widely held anecdotal notion that the winter months, and especially winter holidays, are a time of...

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More than skin deep, tanning product of sun's rays

June 21, 2010 1:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Penn State) People who remain pale and never tan can blame their distant ancestors for choosing to live in the northern reaches of the globe and those who easily achieve a deep tan can thank their ancestors for living in the subtropical latitudes, according to Penn State anthropologists.

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Federal Register: Authorization of Emergency Use of Certain In Vitro Diagnostic Devices; Availability

June 21, 2010 1:37 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is announcing the issuance of seven Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) (the Authorizations), two of which were amended after initial issuance, for certain in vitro diagnostic devices.

PARI Pharma's Altera Delivers Gilead's Cayston in Head-to-Head Study With Tobramycin Inhalation Solution

June 21, 2010 1:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MONTEREY, Calif. , June 21 /- In a head-to-head, Phase III clinical trial of Cayston delivered by the Altera Nebulizer System versus tobramycin inhalation solution in cystic fibrosis patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa , the co-primary endpoint of non-inferiority for mean percent change...

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Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin): Market Withdrawal

June 21, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Drug failed to demonstrate clinical benefit to patients enrolled in trials.

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Moody's lifts several ratings for McKesson

June 21, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Moody's Investors Services on Monday raised several ratings for McKesson Corp., citing the drug distributor's improved operating margins and the company's conservative stance toward its finances and acquisitions.The ratings agency upgraded McKesson's senior unsecured notes and its backed...

Canadian earnings declared Monday: Vigil Health Solutions widens year-end loss

June 21, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian earnings declared Monday as of 3 p.m. ET:Vigil Health Solutions Inc. (TSXV:VGL): Year end March 31, 2010, net loss $531,631, net loss $0.005 a share; 2009, net loss $388,940, net loss $0.004 a share. Revenue: 2010, $4,100,000; 2009, $4,500,000.

Medical device lobby spent $385K on lobbying in 1Q

June 21, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The medical device industry's chief advocacy group spent more than $385,000 lobbying Congress in the first three months of 2010, as lawmakers finalized the health care overhaul.The group lobbied on the health care bill passed into law in March, which calls on medical device makers to pay...

NTU ramps up collaboration with Israel's top university

June 21, 2010 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nanyang Technological University) Singapore's leading science and technology university, NTU and Israel's number one university, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, announced a new collaboration to jointly offer a Doctor of Philosophy program and to increase the level of...

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Stryker Declares a $0.15 Per Share Quarterly Dividend

June 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

KALAMAZOO, Mich. , June 21 /- Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable on July 30, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2010 .     Stryker is one of...

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Former Medtronic executive gets top spot at Colorado spine firm

June 21, 2010 10:36 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc.'s former chief operating officer Michael DeMane joins spinal surgery device company Lanx Inc. as chairman and CEO. By Thomas Lee Michael DeMane joined Lanx Inc. as chairman and CEO. The former chief operating officer at Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) was once...

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