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6 French Engage Introducer Devices by St. Jude Medical: Recall - Potential for Separation of Shaft From Hub

August 13, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Potentially life threatening episode of bleeding could occur during surgical procedures.


Thermo Fisher to shutter Rhode Island facility

August 13, 2010 10:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Instrumentation company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is closing down its East Providence, R.I., facility, leaving 66 people unemployed, according to a spokesperson for the company. The facility develops reagents, calibrators and controls used to make disease-focused tests.


Sun Healthcare prices offering of 26.7 M shares

August 13, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday it priced an underwritten public offering of 26.7 million shares at $7.75 per share.The offering is expected to close Aug. 18. The company gave underwriters a 30-day option to buy up to 4 million additional shares of its stock...


3 Ky. companies awarded energy efficiency grants

August 13, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Gov. Steve Beshear says three Kentucky companies have been awarded stimulus funding to make energy-efficient upgrades.Beshear announced Thursday that General Electric Co. in Louisville will receive $2.5 million, Arch Chemicals Inc. in Brandenburg will receive $450,000 and International Paper...

Prolatis': Undeclared Drug Ingredient

August 13, 2010 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as dietary supplement contains undeclared sulfoaildenafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.


Daxor Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2010 Earnings and Team HF Study

August 13, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

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Leisureworld Announces August Dividend

August 13, 2010 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation (TSX: LW) today announced that the Company's dividend for August, 2010 will be $0.0708 per share, representing $0.85 per share on an annualized basis. Payment will be made on September 15, 2010 to shareholders of record August 31, 2010.About...

Acetaminophen use in adolescents linked to doubled risk of asthma

August 13, 2010 3:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) New evidence linking the use of acetaminophen to development of asthma and eczema suggests that even monthly use of the drug in adolescents may more than double risk of asthma in adolescents compared to those who used none at all; yearly use was associated with...


Biogen sued over drug safety

August 12, 2010 1:32 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

A Nebraska man, 23-year-old Jesse Peetz, has filed suit in federal court against Biogen Idec Inc. and Genentech Inc., alleging that the companies did not properly advise patients of the risks associated with its drug, Rituxan, after Peetz said he suffered an infection that left him paralyzed.


Boston Heart Lab raises $10M

August 12, 2010 11:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Boston Heart Lab Corp., a provider of cardiac diagnostic tests and disease management information, has pulled in a funding round worth $10 million.


Lamictal (lamotrigine): Label Change - Risk of Aseptic Meningitis

August 12, 2010 11:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Warnings and Precautions section of Prescribing Information and patient Medication Guide revised to include information about the risk of aseptic meningitis.


Omnicare raises quarterly dividend a penny

August 12, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Omnicare Inc., which dispenses drugs to nursing homes and long-term care facilities, said Thursday its board approved raising its quarterly dividend by a penny to 3.25 cents per share.The dividend is payable Sept. 15 to shareholders of record on Aug. 31.

Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk, scientists say

August 12, 2010 8:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Imperial College London) Fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge so that customers can neutralize the heart disease dangers of fatty food, researchers at Imperial College London suggest in a new study published this week.


Multidisciplinary treatment of glioblastoma multiforme can extend patient's life

August 12, 2010 8:31 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common form of brain cancer; being an extremely serious type of the disease as currently, on diagnosis, the chances of survival of the patient is less than a year.


Jobs picture dims as unemployment claims rise

August 12, 2010 7:45 am | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | Comments

The employment picture is looking bleaker as applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.It's a sign that hiring is weak and employers are still cutting their staffs.First-time claims for jobless benefits edged up by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted...


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