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HASCO Medical Signs Agreement With the State of Alabama

January 13, 2011 4:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 13, 2011 /- HASCO Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HASC ), www.mysouthernmed.com , a managed healthcare provider that serves patients in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, today announced that Southern Medical & Mobility (SMM), a wholly owned subsidiary of HASCO...

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Potato, Potahto — Wording Matters in Radiology Reports

January 13, 2011 4:35 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

In order to deliver value-added care, we must take pause to not only identify the salient findings but craft our reports in a manner that allow our referring providers to understand the relative significance of those findings. In an era of diminishing face-to-face communication between...

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Atrium and Kaneka Launch Xpress-Wayâ„¢ RX Extraction Catheter in the U.S.

January 13, 2011 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 13, 2011 /- Atrium Medical Corporation and Kaneka Corporation are proud to announce the introduction of the Xpress-Way™ RX Extraction Catheter. Xpress-Way RX has recently received FDA 510K clearance and is indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and...

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Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Announces Resignation of CFO Frank Zhao

January 13, 2011 1:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NANJING, China, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Simcere Pharmaceutical Group ("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE: SCR ), a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China, today announced...

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Consumer Genetic Tests Have Little Impact

January 12, 2011 5:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

They lead people neither to make healthier lifestyle choices nor to order more medical tests.

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Pharma Industry Leaders to Reveal Hottest, Latest Trends for Pharma & Biotech at Groundbreaking Event

January 12, 2011 5:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Jan. 12, 2011 /- In 2011, what will be the major trends in the pharmaceutical industry?  What will drive innovation?  How will government regulations affect what's next and what's new?  What will the game changers be?  Who will survive in the...

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ECRI Institute's 2011 Health Devices Achievement Award - Call for Entries

January 12, 2011 5:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute® ( www.ecri.org ), an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is now accepting submissions to its sixth annual Health Devices Achievement Award...

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Penn Study Shows New Measure Trumps HDL Levels in Protecting Against Heart Disease

January 12, 2011 5:33 pm | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Recent findings have called into question the notion that pharmacologic increases in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good cholesterol") are necessarily beneficial to patients. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and...

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AACR Recognizes the Outstanding Achievements of Pier Paolo Pandolfi

January 12, 2011 5:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

PHILADELPHIA - Pier Paolo Pandolfi, M.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2011 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research for his outstanding work in the field of cancer genetics and mouse models for cancer. This work has contributed to new therapies for treating cancers.

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Fitch Ratings revises insurer outlooks to 'stable'

January 12, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fitch Ratings said Wednesday it now expects the impact of the federal government's overhaul of health insurance on insurers' operating fundamentals to be manageable.The ratings agency upgraded its rating outlook for the health and managed-care sectors to "stable" from "negative" but said the...

TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared Jan. 12, 2010

January 12, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on January 12, 2011.Power Financial Corp. Ser A Fltg Rate (TSX:PWF.PR.A): $0.13125. Payable Feb 15. Record Jan 25.Bombardier Inc. Cl 'a' Mv (TSX:BBD.A): $0.025. Payable Jan 31. Record...

Neogen gets approval for Salmonella test

January 12, 2011 8:45 am | by Associated PressAssociated Press | Comments

Neogen Corp., which makes test kits for food and animal safety, said Wednesday the Food and Drug Administration approved its test for Salmonella.The company said its test is equivalent to current methods in accuracy, precision, and sensitivity but shortens the testing time. The newly approved test...

Medical software firm iMedX lands $2.5M

January 12, 2011 7:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Shelton, Conn.-based iMedX Inc., a provider of medical transcription software and services, has raised a $2.5 million equity financing, according to a regulatory filing.

NeoStem to Present at Two Investor Conferences in San Francisco on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 12, 2011 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS ) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China, today announced that Dr. Robin Smith, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at...

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K-V Pharmaceutical Company Updates Status of New Drug Application for Gestivaâ„¢

January 12, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12, 2011 /- K-V Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE:  KVa/KVb) today issued an update on the status of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's review of Hologic, Inc.'s (Hologic) New Drug Application (NDA) for Gestiva™ (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection) as a...

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