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FDA Approves the NovoTTF-100A System for the Treatment of Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Brain Tumors

April 15, 2011 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 /- Novocure today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the NovoTTF-100A System (NovoTTF) for the treatment of adult patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumors, following tumor recurrence after receiving chemotherapy....


Court refuses last Scrushy appeal of $2.9B verdict

April 15, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Alabama Supreme Court has rejected Richard Scrushy's final appeal of a $2.9 billion verdict over the huge fraud that occurred while he was running HealthSouth Corp.The justices refused to rehear Scrushy's last-ditch appeal in a decision released Friday.A judge in Birmingham ruled in a civil...

ERT Reports First Quarter 2011 Operating Results on May 2, 2011

April 15, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2011 /- ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ) announced today that it will release its operating results for the first quarter 2011 Monday, May 2, after the market closes. After the release, the Company will host a conference call at 5:00 PM ET that day. For the conference call,...


Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets by Teva Pharmaceuticals: Letter to Healthcare Professionals - Clogged, Blocked Oral Syringes and Feeding Tubes

April 15, 2011 6:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Tablets may not fully disintegrate when water is added, and/or they may disintegrate but later form clumps which can adhere to the inside walls of oral syringes and feeding tubes.


Topamax (topiramate): Recall - Musty Odor

April 15, 2011 4:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Two lots of topiramate 100mg tablets recalled, reports of temporary gastrointestinal symptoms.


Leisureworld Announces April Dividend

April 15, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (TSX: LW) today announced that the Company's dividend for April, 2011 will be $0.0708 per share, representing $0.85 per share on an annualized basis. Payment will be made on May 16, 2011 to shareholders of record April 29, 2011.Leisureworld's dividends are...

Atrium Provides Grant to Establish Education Web Site at

April 15, 2011 3:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUDSON, N.H., April 15, 2011 /- Atrium Medical Corporation has provided an educational grant to establish an educational web site, Atrium University, at .  "Atrium has been proud to be the market leader in educational support for our customers," said Jeff McGill,...


New Research Links Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) to Cardiovascular Disease

April 15, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BRUSSELS, April 15, 2011 /- Results from a two-year retrospective cohort study presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Hawaii, U.S., showed that patients were significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular (CV) conditions, including...


MicroVision announces opening of research and development facility at NTU

April 14, 2011 10:37 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Think lasers are only good for making industrial cutting tools, light shows and flashy, lightsaber-lookalike that are capable of bursting balloons with their heat output? Well, think again.

Alpha Technologies debuts new UPS power solutions

April 14, 2011 10:36 pm | by I-Micronews | Comments

Alpha Technologies Ltd. introduced the new FXM 350 and Micro 350 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) products.

Genital herpes more virulent in Africa than in US

April 14, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Harvard Medical School) Strains of genital herpes in Africa are far more virulent than those in the United States, researchers at Harvard Medical School report, a striking insight into a common disease with important implications for preventing HIV transmission in a region...


Safety of stored blood among chief concerns for transfusion medicine community

April 14, 2011 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) In light of recent studies that suggest the use of stored blood during transfusions may cause adverse effects in patients, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute funded a number of research projects to examine the safety of transfusing older red cells and the...


Blood Test Could Predict Metastasis Risk in Melanoma

April 14, 2011 9:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Most of the mortality from melanoma comes from metastasis. • Current monitoring requires costly imaging methods. PHILADELPHIA - Scientists at Yale University have identified a set of plasma biomarkers that could reasonably predict the risk of metastasis among patients with...


New Test Spots Infections in Hours, Rather than Days

April 14, 2011 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A startup has developed a device that uses magnetic particles to identify pathogens rapidly.


Merit's 1Q profit rises 47 percent

April 14, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Disposable medical device maker Merit Medical Systems Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income jumped 47 percent on higher sales following the acquisition of BioSphere Medical and higher sales in China.The company earned $6.6 million, or 23 cents per share, for the period that ended...


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