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Regenerect: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

May 2, 2011 8:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contain drug ingredient sulfoaildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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SeraCare renews $17M federal research-support contract

May 2, 2011 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

SeraCare Life Sciences Inc., a Milford provider of products and services that support drug discovery and medical device development, has won a contract renewal, worth about $17.6 million over five years, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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Medtronic CEO will stay on until replacement named

May 2, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The outgoing chief executive of Medtronic is telling employees he will continue to lead the medical device manufacturer as its board of directors continues the search for a replacement.Minneapolis-based Medtronic previously announced that Hawkins would step down on April 29, the close of the...

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Summary Box: Humana reports 1st-qtr results

May 2, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE RESULTS: First-quarter net income at Humana Inc. increased 22 percent due partly to enrollment gains in its Medicare offerings and lower health care use in employer-based insurance plans.MEDICARE BUSINESS: Membership in Humana's individual Medicare Advantage offerings rose 9 percent in the...

PositiveID Corporation and VGo Communications to Host Joint Demonstration of Wireless Health Solutions at American Telemedicine Association Conference

May 2, 2011 5:31 am | by PositiveID | Comments

PositiveID Corporation and VGo Communications to Host Joint Demonstration of Wireless Health Solutions at American Telemedicine Association Conference

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Boston Scientific Announces Its Schedule for Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions

May 2, 2011 4:34 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its schedule of major events and sponsored research at the 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)

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Federal Register: Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices; Public Workshop

May 2, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled: "Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices Workshop.' The purpose of the workshop is to discuss factors affecting the reprocessing of reusable medical devices

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Federal Register: Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff; Availability: Processing/Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings; Validation Methods and Labeling

May 2, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance document entitled "Draft Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff: Processing/Reprocessing Medical Devices in Health Care Settings: Validation Methods and Labeling."

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Humana posts 22 percent 1Q earnings gain

May 2, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Humana Inc. reports that first-quarter profit rose 22 percent as the health insurer posted enrollment gains in its Medicare Advantage and stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plans.The company posted pretax income gains in its employer group and its health and well-being services...

IRIDEX Granted U.S. Patent for Stepped Angled Laser Handpieces Used in Eye Surgery

May 2, 2011 3:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2011 /- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ) today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had issued to IRIDEX a patent applying to a group of specially designed laser handpieces used in invasive ophthalmic surgical procedures. The patent, No....

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Henry Schein to Present at Deutsche Bank 36th Annual Health Care Conference

May 2, 2011 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 2, 2011 /- Henry Schein, Inc., (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, and Steven Paladino, the Company's...

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Abaxis Appoints Vernon Altman to Board of Directors

May 2, 2011 3:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

UNION CITY, Calif., May 2, 2011 /- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced Vernon Altman has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Mr. Altman brings...

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BioBehavioral Diagnostics takes in $300,000

May 2, 2011 3:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

BioBehavioral Diagnostics Co., which makes a medical device for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has raised $300,000 in a sale of $500,000 in securities.

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Advice on Changing Practice Leadership

May 2, 2011 3:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Our practice recently changed its leadership. That's a challenge for any business, but radiology has some unique problems.

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Case of the Week: Metastatic Melanoma

May 2, 2011 3:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Findings of a gallbladder nondependent mass point to an unfortunate diagnosis

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