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Hospital infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens

February 24, 2011 11:37 am | Comments

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Elderly patients admitted with high glucose levels are more likely to die in hospital

February 24, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A two-country hospital study of 808 elderly patients found a strong association between high, undiagnosed blood glucose in non-diabetic patients and increased hospital death rates. Researchers are now calling for routine blood glucose testing of elderly patients...

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IOF calls for action following release of Eastern European & Central Asian Regional Audit

February 24, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International Osteoporosis Foundation) An audit report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation consolidates information on the status and burden of osteoporosis in 21 countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including the Russian Federation. The publication includes...

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Delta National Excellence in Therapy Report Now Available

February 24, 2011 10:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALTOONA, Pa., Feb. 24, 2011 /- Delta Health Technologies® LLC ("Delta") announces the availability of the complete Delta Excellence in Therapy Report, detailing the findings from the Delta National Excellence in Therapy Forum, a first-of-its-kind, national effort to develop...

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Mira Dx Licenses Triple Negative Breast Cancer Risk Variant from Yale University

February 24, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 24, 2011 /- Mira Dx announced today that it has licensed technology from Yale University based on the acceptance of a pivotal breast cancer study in the January issue of the journal Cell Cycle . While numerous BRCA1 coding sequence mutations are associated with...

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Infinity Pharmaceuticals begins enrolling for pancreatic cancer drug trial

February 24, 2011 9:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Infinity Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Cambridge is moving forward with the first drug candidate stemming from its $75 million alliance with Purdue Pharmaceutical Products LP of Stamford, Conn., and Mundipharma International Corporation Ltd. of the UK.

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MGH to pay $1M over potential HIPAA violations

February 24, 2011 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Mass General will pay the U.S. government $1 million to settle what the government calls “potential violations” of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.

Bio Box: Humana Inc. CEO Michael McCallister

February 24, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NAME: Michael B. McCallisterAGE: 58HOME: Louisville, Ky.FAMILY: Wife, Charlene, two adult children, a son and a daughter.EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University, MBA from Pepperdine University.CAREER: Joined Humana in 1974 as a finance specialist after graduating from college;...

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Dayton, Franken hail biotech firm for Minn. plans

February 24, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken are praising a biotechnology company that plans to expand in Coon Rapids, Minn., with state and city help.The two Democrats appeared at a Capitol news conference Thursday with Biovest International President Samuel Duffey.Biovest plans to start...

Biotechs saw fewer, but big-value acquisitions in 2010

February 24, 2011 8:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Fewer merger and acquisition deals in the biotechnology industry in 2010 did not drag the total M&A dollar amounts down with it, according to a published report, which cited Genzyme's $20 billion buyout by sanofi-aventis as the largest acquisition of the year.

BrainScope® Announces Appointment of Professor Peter Andrews, MD to Its Medical Advisory Board

February 24, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced that Peter JD Andrews M.D., MB.Ch.B., FRCA has joined its Medical Advisory Board.  He holds the distinguished title of Professor of Anaesthetics & Critical Care at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland,...

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Will Watson Replace Radiologists?

February 24, 2011 8:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

As radiologists we review numerous images and base our findings on our experience and expertise, which are in turn based on reading articles and textbooks (our knowledge base). If we program all of these knowledge bases into a computer, then wouldn't the computer be as good or likely even...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Biosensors in Medical Diagnostics Industry

February 24, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Biosensors in Medical Diagnostics Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098390/Global-Biosensors-in-Medical-Diagnostics-Industry.html This report analyzes the...

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Humana to use AmerisourceBergen as drug wholesaler

February 24, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Thursday that AmerisourceBergen Corp. will become the primary drug wholesaler for Humana's pharmacy benefits management business.The agreement between Humana Pharmacy Solutions and AmerisourceBergen takes effect May 1 and will last for five years. Humana said...

Omnicare reports 4Q loss on charges

February 24, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which sells drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, on Thursday reported a loss in the fourth quarter on a series of litigation and restructuring charges.The company lost $65.3 million, or 57 cents per share, compared with net income of $79.8 million, or 68 cents...

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