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Achieving Sustained Viral Response for Patients with Recurrent Hepatitis C After Transplantation is Key for Long-Term Outcomes

October 30, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOSTON, Oct. 30 /- Researchers from the University of Bari, Italy, concluded that treating patients after transplantation with antiviral therapy creates a sustained viral response (SVR) and protects them from liver-related deaths. The purpose of this study was to determine the long-term...

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Surrogate decision makers wish to retain authority in difficult decision

October 29, 2010 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) The decision to stop life-support for incapacitated and critically ill patients is, for surrogate decision makers, often fraught with moral and ethical uncertainty, and long-term emotional consequences. But as difficult as these decisions are, more than half of...

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Allergy Update: Know your treatment options

October 29, 2010 4:34 pm | by Baylor College of Medicine | Comments

Allergies got you down? Dr. Madhu Narra , assistant professor of medicine in the section of allergy, immunology and rheumatology at Baylor College of Medicine discusses potential treatment options. Classic allergy symptoms include runny and itchy eyes and nose, sneezing, congestion,...

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Stryker acquires Porex Surgical

October 29, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical technology company Stryker Corp. is acquiring privately held Porex Surgical, a medical products company and division of Porex Corp.The terms of the deal were not disclosed.Stryker, which announced the deal Friday, said Porex's products — used primarily in reconstructive surgery of the...

PerkinElmer teams with LinaTech in radiotherapy

October 29, 2010 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical instrument maker PerkinElmer Inc. said Friday that it agreed to jointly develop and sell a radiotherapy technology with device maker LinaTech.Among the products is a cost-effective imaging solution that allows customers to upgrade their film-based radiotherapy systems, it said.The first...

Zebrafish yield clues to how we process visual information

October 29, 2010 1:35 pm | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

To a hungry fish on the prowl, the split-second neural processing required to see and gobble up prey is a matter of survival. To scientists, it’s a window into how our brain coordinates eye motions that enable us make our way in a world full of danger and opportunity. This process is now...

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Heparin Sodium (B. Braun): Recall - Trace Contaminant

October 29, 2010 1:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Oversulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS) contaminant found during sample testing.

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Roche Introduces Immunoassay Module for cobas® 8000 Modular Analyzer Series In U.S.

October 29, 2010 10:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the U.S. introduction of the cobas e 602 analyzer, the latest addition to the cobas® 8000 modular analyzer series for diagnostic labs with high-volume workloads. Labs will now be able to combine this new...

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Methotrexate Injection, 50mg/2mL and 250mg/10mL Vials: Recall - Presence of Glass Particulates

October 29, 2010 9:35 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Potential to develop adverse reactions in areas where the particles lodge, which could result in serious adverse events, disability, or death.

ViroPharma to Participate in Several Upcoming Healthcare Investor Conferences

October 29, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 29 /- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that William Roberts, vice president, corporate communications of ViroPharma, will present at the Oppenheimer 21st Annual Healthcare Conference at 3:55 P.M. ET on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.  The conference...

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Covance and sanofi-aventis Finalize Agreements for 10-year Strategic R & D Alliance

October 29, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 29 /- Covance Inc (NYSE: CVD ) today announced that it has closed its transactions with sanofi-aventis to become its R&D partner over the next 10 years and to purchase sanofi-aventis' Porcheville, France and Alnwick, United Kingdom sites.  Covance has...

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Neighborhood House, Health Center Team Up

October 29, 2010 9:33 am | by San Diego Business Journal | Comments

Two San Diego community organizations are joining forces to enhance health care assistance to 8,000 San Diego County preschool children.

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Lilly CEO: 'Are We Getting Our Money's Worth from Medical Innovation?'

October 29, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DALLAS, Oct. 29 /- In a speech to the Dallas Friday Group today, John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), said that the value of medical innovation – particularly innovative medicines – far outstrips its cost....

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VIDEO from thenewsmarket.com and Roche Pharmaceuticals: MabThera Approved in Europe for First Line Maintenance Treatment of Follicular Lymphoma, a Common Type of Blood Cancer

October 29, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /- See video from Roche Pharmaceuticals at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=23a45dd7-b318-43fa-8347-3c5321bad198&alertid=71250c6c-8d9b-4962-8576-f46b2ca2916d&bhcp=1 Roche announced on October 29 that the European Commission has...

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New report underlines the threat to universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care due to a slow-down in treatment scale-up and waning political will

October 29, 2010 8:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(International AIDS Society) A report issued today by the International AIDS Society, Universal Access: Right Here, Right Now documents the principal debates around universal access during the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010). The report also takes stock of progress...

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