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Oil Spill: Can Science Clean Up This Mess?

June 4, 2010 2:43 pm | Podcasts | Comments

After a string of engineering failures, the most consistent mitigation strategy for the oil spill has been dumping hundreds of thousands of gallons of potentially toxic dispersant into the Gulf. Ira Flatow and guests discuss whether scientists should be able to provide better solutions.

Tips For Coping With Bad-News Burnout

June 4, 2010 2:42 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Is the slick of bad news about the oil spill bringing you down? Psychologist and "compassion fatigue" expert Charles Figley, of Tulane University’s School of Social Work, explains why negative news can be overwhelming and suggests strategies for taking a mental vacation.

Heart research gets international recognition

June 4, 2010 2:41 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

ASU bioengineering students have won an international award for a presentation on their research into treatment of congenita1 heart disease.read more

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UPDATE: Abiomed re-states Q4 results, vaults to nearly $1 million in profits

June 4, 2010 2:40 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abiomed Inc. re-states its sales and earnings for the foruth quarter, resulting in a sharp, nearly $1 million boost to its bottom line. Abiomed Inc. (NSDQ:ABMD) re-stated its fourth-quarter sales and earnings numbers, resulting in a nearly $1 million boost to its bottom...

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GammaGard Liquid, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)

June 4, 2010 1:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Market withdrawal due to an increased number of adverse event reports of allergic reactions associated with two lots.

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St. Jude settles fraud case for $3.7 million

June 4, 2010 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said Friday it will pay $3.7 million as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations the company paid illegal kickbacks to hospitals in Ohio.The company admits no wrongdoing as part of the settlement.St. Jude said the...

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Onyx Pharmaceuticals Presents Interim Results of Phase 1b Carfilzomib Combination Trial

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

EMERYVILLE, Calif. , June 4 /- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced updated interim results of the Phase 1b dose-escalation trial, known as the 006 study, evaluating carfilzomib in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid®) and low dose dexamethasone in patients...

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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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