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Boston Scientific to Acquire Atritech

January 19, 2011 3:37 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Innovative left atrial appendage closure device offers alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation and strengthens Company's position in emerging structural heart markets


ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals Receives PDUFA Date for Exelbineâ„¢ NDA

January 19, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /- ADVENTRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of September 1, 2011 for the review of the Exelbine (ANX-530) New Drug Application...

Earnings Preview: UnitedHealth reports 4Q earnings

January 19, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Managed care company UnitedHealth Group Inc. becomes the first major health insurer to report on its fourth-quarter and full-year performance for 2010 when it releases earnings results Thursday before the market opens.WHAT TO WATCH FOR: A couple big trends that helped health insurers top Wall...


MEPS Real Time's New RFID Drug Management System Provides Critical Error Solution for California Hospital

January 19, 2011 2:42 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 19, 2011 /- RFID Journal features MEPS Real Time's Intelliguard drug management system story. Someone can live or die depending on the correct medications being dispensed. Hospitals and medical professionals clearly agree leveraging better tracking of a drug's...


Santarus to Webcast Analyst Day and Investor Briefing Presentation on January 19

January 19, 2011 2:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /- Santarus, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNTS) announces that a live audio webcast and accompanying slide presentation will be provided for its Analyst Day and Investor Briefing.   Details of the event are as follows:What:Santarus Analyst Day and Investor...


Winner Medical to Participate in Arab Health 2011, International Healthcare Exhibition, in Dubai

January 19, 2011 2:41 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ), ("Winner Medical" or "Company") a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural PurCotton® products in China, announced today...


Study suggests possible new treatment for severe 2009 H1N1 infection

January 18, 2011 7:48 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) Convalescent plasma therapy -- using plasma from patients who have recovered from an infection to treat those with the same infection -- has been used to treat multiple diseases. However, the efficacy of this treatment in patients with...

Electronic health records work getting done, but questions remain

January 18, 2011 7:46 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law, earmarking $85 million to modernize health records, with the goal of improving health-care efficiency by making it easier for patients and physicians to access health records electronically. So, after almost two...


Health 2.0 companies meeting mixed results

January 18, 2011 7:46 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

In the middle of the last decade, the concept of "Web 2.0" spawned a class of players in the field - health-care-focused website companies that were quickly tagged as a "Health 2.0" movement. Now, years later and after a painful economic downturn, that space seems to be in the process of...

Electronic health records signal changes in hospital IT strategies

January 18, 2011 7:40 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Scott MacLean, the chief information officer at Newton Wellesley Hospital, has a bird's eye view of what it really means to comply with the “Meaningful Use” guidelines the federal government has established to determine whether or not hospitals and doctors will be eligible for financial...


Spotting Alzheimer's Disease Early

January 18, 2011 7:39 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

An experimental tracer detects signs of the disorder in living patients.

Amgen to sell Calif. facility to German drugmaker

January 18, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amgen Inc. said Tuesday it signed a deal to sell German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim a development and manufacturing facility in Fremont, Calif.Financial terms were not disclosed.The100,000-square-foot facility employs about 360 workers, who will join Boehringer.The deal is expected to close...

Critique 029: What should we advise about alcohol consumption? A debate amongst scientists

January 18, 2011 1:45 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Boston University Medical Center) A letter to the editor titled "What should we advise about alcohol consumption?" was recently published by Maurizio Ponz de Leon in Internal and Emergency Medicine. Dr. de Leon argues that the message of health benefits of moderate drinking "seems...

NuVasive: Procedure now covered by Cigna, Humana

January 18, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NuVasive Inc. said Tuesday that insurers Cigna Corp. and Humana Inc. recently changed their lumbar spinal fusion policy to include coverage for the company's eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion procedure for spinal surgery.The procedure also is covered by Aetna Inc., United Healthcare and Health...

Bus and tram passengers warned to keep their germs to themselves

January 18, 2011 12:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Nottingham) You are six times more likely to end up at the doctors with an acute respiratory infection if you have recently used a bus or tram -- but those who use buses or trams daily might well be somewhat protected compared with more occasional users.


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