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Arizona Residents Get Help With Medicines Through PPA 2.0

June 4, 2010 12:41 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON , June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent article in Arizona 's Gilbert Examiner highlighted the Partnership for Prescription Assistance ( PPA ) and announced the launch of " PPA 2.0 ," the organization's online expansion of the program. PPA has helped more than 6.5 million...

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CMS pivots on MRA coverage decision

June 4, 2010 12:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reverse course on its national coverage decision for a type of MRI, magnetic resonance angiography, that looks for stenosis in arteries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it no longer believes a separate coverage...

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Johnson & Johnson: Cordis Corp. is our only medical device dog

June 4, 2010 12:38 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson gives an in-depth look at its medical device operations, revealing that its Cordis Corp. stents operation is the only lagging performer in its stable of seven medical device and diagnostics segments. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) provided investors and...

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Sector Snap: Industrials hit hard in sell-off(2)

June 4, 2010 12:11 pm | News | Comments

Industrial stocks were among those hit hardest in turbulent trading Friday as investors sold off after the Labor Department said hiring remains weak.The jobs report was the latest in a number of reports this week showing the economy growing slowly.The Dow Jones industrial average slid about 348...

Veteran International Health Care Executive Appointed CEO of BeneChill(R)

June 4, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO and STOCKHOLM , June 4 /- Amgen executive Alan Raffensperger has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of BeneChill, a privately held medical device company launching its first product, a novel cooling device for use by emergency response teams in the field, later this...

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Siemens Donates MRI Scanner to Help Rebuild Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

June 4, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AMERICUS, Ga. , June 4 /- After three long years of hardship to rebuild a cornerstone of the community, the staff of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center welcomed the arrival of a new MAGNETOM® ESSENZA magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, compliments of Siemens Healthcare. The new MRI...

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St. Jude Medical and Hospitals in Ohio and Kentucky to Pay Almost $4 Million to Federal Government to Resolve Fraud Allegations

June 4, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

AKRON, Ohio , June 4 /- Working with an internal whistleblower, Attorney Warner Mendenhall , the Law firm of McLaughlin and McCaffrey, LLP, and Assistant United States Attorneys Alex Rokakis and Michelle Heyer have worked for four years to expose False Claims by St. Jude Medical, Inc. a...

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Power Wheelchair From Medicare Helps Save Elderly Alabama Woman From Raging Fire That Destroyed Her Home of 40 Years

June 4, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Close Call for Woman Who Needed Power Wheelchair to Escape the Blaze OPELIKA, Ala. , June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Roena Hall , 75, received a power wheelchair through Medicare a year ago, it improved her mobility and relieved some of the pain in her back.  But she didn't...

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The SCOOTER Store Donates Scooter to High School Student With Muscular Dystrophy

June 4, 2010 10:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOSCOW, Idaho , June 4 /- Teenagers with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) are inspiring, and Isaac Aragon is no exception. Aragon is a 17-year-old high school student who has not let MD slow him down much. Although he visits Moscow Mountain Sport & Physical Therapy on a regular basis, he has...

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Mylan Receives Approval for Generic Version of Neurontin® Tablets

June 4, 2010 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH , June 4 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories Limited has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Gabapentin Tablets USP, 600 mg and 800 mg, the...

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St. Jude Medical to pay $3.7 million to settle federal kickbacks beef

June 4, 2010 8:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc. and a pair of hospitals in Ohio and Kentucky agree to pony up a total of $4 million to settle a federal kickbacks case. St. Jude Medical Inc. (NYSE:STJ) and a pair of hospitals in the Midwest agreed to pony up $4 million to settle a federal lawsuit...

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Genomic Health Announces Results From the Largest Genomic Analysis of Localized Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

June 4, 2010 7:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO , June 4 /- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX ) today announced the first results from its collaboration with Pfizer Oncology to study early-stage renal cell carcinoma prognosis, which demonstrated a strong correlation between gene expression and recurrence risk in this patient...

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Nonin Medical Introduces Latest Generation of Veterinary Handheld Pulse Oximeter for Global Distribution

June 4, 2010 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS , June 4 /- Nonin Medical, Inc., a leading innovator of noninvasive physiological monitoring solutions, announced the release of the 2500A VET handheld pulse oximeter to the U.S. and international markets. Long a leader in noninvasive veterinary vital sign monitoring, Nonin's...

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Heart Device Manufacturer in Minnesota and Hospitals in Ohio & Kentucky to Pay Nearly $4 Million to Resolve Fraud Allegations

June 4, 2010 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON , June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Medical Inc., a heart device manufacturer; Parma Community General Hospital; and Norton Healthcare have paid the United States $3,898,300 to resolve false claim allegations that St. Jude paid illegal kickbacks to two hospitals to...

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UPDATE: Cornelia LeMaitre deals more of her LeMaitre Vascular stake

June 4, 2010 7:39 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Cornelia LeMaitre, wife of LeMaitre Vascular Inc. founder Dr. George LeMaitre and mother of current CEO George LeMaitre, deals another $280,000 worth of her stake in the company. Cornelia LeMaitre — the wife of company founder Dr. George LeMaitre, mother of current CEO...

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