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Antipsychotic drugs: Class Labeling Change - Treatment During Pregnancy and Potential Risk to Newborns

February 22, 2011 6:32 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Risk for abnormal muscle movements (extrapyramidal signs or EPS) and withdrawal symptoms in newborns whose mothers were treated with these drugs.

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Humana announces wellness initiative

February 22, 2011 5:45 am | by BRUCE SCHREINER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Humana Inc. said Tuesday it's teaming with a South African company to offer a wellness program aimed at reducing its medical claims and lowering out-of-pocket health costs for its medical members.Humana didn't disclose financial terms of its joint venture with Discovery Holdings...

Correx corrals $2.8M in second funding round

February 22, 2011 5:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Waltham-based surgical device company Correx Inc. has landed $2.8 million of a planned $4 million financing round – the second the company has taken since it was founded in 2004, according to federal documents.

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Clinical Data selling to Forest for $1.2B in cash

February 22, 2011 4:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Clinical Data Inc., a Newton-based drug development company, plans to be acquired by Forest Laboratories Inc. of New York for $1.2 billion, just weeks after its depression drug vilazodone HCl won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

UNC Health Care and IBM Announce Nation's Latest Major Health Information Exchange

February 22, 2011 4:36 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that UNC Health Care has launched a new health information exchange (HIE) to improve the flow of reliable health information among their affiliated hospitals and physician practices throughout North Carolina. As a result, health care providers will be able to quickly...

Reportlinker Adds Global Orthopedic Instrumentation Industry

February 22, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Orthopedic Instrumentation Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098382/Global-Orthopedic-Instrumentation-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets...

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Reportlinker Adds North American Pneumatic Accessories Market

February 22, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: North American Pneumatic Accessories Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0402399/North-American-Pneumatic-Accessories-Market.html This research covers the state of the...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Intraocular Lenses Industry

February 22, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Intraocular Lenses Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098379/Global-Intraocular-Lenses-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Intraocular...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Disposable Medical Gloves Industry

February 22, 2011 4:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Disposable Medical Gloves Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098378/Global-Disposable-Medical-Gloves-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets...

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Using EEGs to diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants

February 22, 2011 4:32 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital Boston) A computational physicist and a cognitive neuroscientist at Children's Hospital Boston have come up with the beginnings of a noninvasive test to evaluate an infant's autism risk.

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New Mexico Software Launches Company's First International Telemedicine Service

February 22, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 22, 2011 /- New Mexico Software, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NMXC ), a developer of medical IT services and solutions that enable improved and faster communication within the healthcare community, announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide diagnostic...

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CardioGenics Granted Patent for 'Core Technology' of its QL Careâ„¢ Analyzer

February 22, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Feb. 22, 2011 /- CardioGenics Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH ) announced today that it has been notified by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office that its patent application for the "core technology" utilized in its ultra-sensitive point-of-care...

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Medtronic to eliminate 1,500 to 2,000 jobs

February 22, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, says it will lay off up to 2,000 workers as part of a restructuring effort amid sluggish sales of its implants.The company says the cuts are aimed at achieving "long-term sustainable growth" and will reduce its work force by 4 to 5...

Medco Health 4Q profit up 11 percent

February 22, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medco Health Solutions Inc., the country's largest pharmacy benefits manager, said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit rose 11 percent, reflecting record volumes in mail-order prescriptions.The Franklin Lakes, N.J., company also reaffirmed its 2011 guidance.For the October-December quarter, the...

Delcath Systems Receives Refusal to File Letter From FDA

February 22, 2011 1:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2011 /- Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH ) announced today that the Company has received a "refusal to file" letter from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the New Drug Application (NDA) for its proprietary chemosaturation system used in the treatment...

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