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HealthSpring to sell up to 8.6 million shares

March 24, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer HealthSpring Inc., which sells managed-care Medicare plans in several states and offers national Medicare prescription drug coverage, said Thursday it would issue new stock and use at least half the proceeds to pay down debt.The company said it would sell 7.5 million shares and...

Gay couples could benefit from testing together

March 24, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Springer) A number of American men who have sex with men are supportive of couples-based voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT), in which couples receive counseling and their HIV test results together, according to a new study by Dr. Rob Stephenson from Rollins School of...


Consumer Information on: LAP-BAND Adjustable Gastric Banding System - P000008/S017

March 24, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The LAP-BAND System is a surgically implanted device that helps adults, who are at least 18 years old, eat less and lose weight. The LAP-BAND® consists of a silicone band, tubing, and an access port. The inner surface of the silicone band is inflatable...


Letter to Industry about Import Entry Review Process

March 24, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA CDRH is increasingly concerned with the number of imported medical devices that do not have sufficient entry data to allow the USFDA to make a prompt admissibility decision at the port of entry into the United States (US). The purpose of this...

Restricting Access to Mail-Service Pharmacies Increases Prescription Drug Costs for New York Consumers, Employers, Unions

March 24, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York State Senate's budget includes a legislative proposal that would take away private and public sector payers' ability to provide lower cost home delivery options for chronic medications, the Pharmaceutical Care Management...


Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) Released Results of Fourth Annual Independent Long Term Care Member Study with Highlights of Specialty Pharmaceutical Product Utiliz...

March 24, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 24, 2011 /- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care service company focused on alternate site health care providers, announced the completion of its fourth annual Independent Long Term Care Member Study, the results of which were...


FXB Center Partners With The Merck Company Foundation to Reduce Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Rates in Botswana

March 24, 2011 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEWARK, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB) of the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) School of Nursing will provide training to 150 clinicians in Botswana who will then train more than 6,000 healthcare workers thanks to a...


Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision

March 24, 2011 11:33 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Granada) Researchers at the University of Granada have developed this tool and proved it with a number of groups consisting on people operated on cataract or submitted to refractive eye surgery, as well as on normal observers and patients with different eye...


U-Prosta: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

March 24, 2011 11:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains terazosin, adverse health consequences that could occur with the use of this product would be hypotension, dizziness, or syncope.

NeuroImage: Multiplexing in the visual brain

March 24, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ruhr-University Bochum) Imagine sitting in a train at the railway station looking outside: Without analyzing the relative motion of object contours across many different locations at the same time, it is often difficult to decide whether it's your train that starts moving, or the...


Navinet moves HQ to Boston

March 24, 2011 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Navinet Inc., a provider of health care information technology products, has moved from Cambridge to Boston to support the growth of its now 300-person workforce.

Genzyme hit with more Fabrazyme drug woes

March 24, 2011 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. said one lot of its Fabrazyme drug for Fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder, had to be scrapped in the final stages of production at its Allston plant. The result could mean drug supply shortages for some patients until normal production resumes in the second half of 2011.

Eye movement differs in British and Chinese populations

March 24, 2011 9:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that eye movement patterns of Chinese people, born and raised in China, are different to those of Caucasian people living in Britain.


Pioneer Surgical Technology Announces Full Market Release of the Streamline TL Spinal Fixation System

March 24, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MARQUETTE, Mich., March 24, 2011 /- Pioneer Surgical is pleased to announce the full market release of the Streamline® TL Spinal Fixation System. Streamline TL (Thoracolumbar) is designed to provide stability during spinal fusion procedures and is approved as a pedicle screw system...


Dynasplint Systems Announces New Product

March 24, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEVERNA PARK, Md., March 24, 2011 /- Dynasplint  Systems, Inc. (DSI), the industry pioneer and leader in Range of Motion therapy equipment, has announced a new addition to the suite of products available to treat the ankle and foot. The Inversion-Eversion Control System...



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