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How sunlight may reduce the severity of multiple sclerosis

March 3, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New research into the neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis offers new insight into the link between sunlight, vitamin D3, and MS risk and severity. The research, published in the European Journal of Immunology, studies the relationship between the...

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Cantel Medical Corp. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its Second Quarter Ended January 31, 2011

March 3, 2011 10:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 3, 2011 /- Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN ) will release the results for its second quarter ended January 31, 2011 on Wednesday, March 9 before the market opens, and hold a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 AM ET. Participating in the call will be...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Cook Inc., Single, Double, Triple and Five-Lumen Central Venous Catheter Trays AND Single and Double Lumen PICC Peripheral Inserted Central Veno...

March 3, 2011 10:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These kits and trays contain 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP 5 mL fill in 6 mL flush syringes that have been recalled by Excelsior Medical. Leaks in the plunger luer were detected during a routine syringe leak test. The potential exists for leakage...

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Ex-WellCare executives charged with Medicaid fraud

March 3, 2011 9:45 am | by KELLI KENNEDY - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Five former executives of WellCare Health Plans Inc., have been charged in an elaborate scheme to divert millions of dollars designated for Medicaid patients to company profits, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The indictment comes nearly four years after the FBI, Florida regulators and...

18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections: Day 4 NIH highlights

March 3, 2011 9:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Highlighted below are selected presentations from March 2 on research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human...

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Announcing New Contract Laboratory Testing and Outsourcing Web Database

March 3, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /- We are pleased to announce the launch of Laboratoryretriever.com , a new, limited time free , comprehensive database of contract laboratory outsourcing and regulatory opportunities. You can scan our database of qualified vendors to fulfill your contract...

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ConvaTec Healthcare Announces Plans to Refinance Secured Term Loans

March 3, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SKILLMAN, N.J., March 3, 2011 /- ConvaTec Healthcare, a world-leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that, recognizing favorable conditions in the credit markets, it is exploring the option to...

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Dynatronics Signs Third GPO Contract in Two Months

March 3, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2011 /- Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ) announces the signing of a contract with FirstChoice Cooperative, a group purchasing organization (GPO) headquartered in Tyler, Texas.  FirstChoice has a network of more than 20,000 members nationwide.  The...

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Generic Drug Industry Honors PCMA President & CEO Mark Merritt with Prestigious 'Outstanding Contribution' Award

March 3, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA), which represents the world's leading generic drug manufacturers and suppliers, has honored Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt with the...

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Mass. woman files $100M lawsuit against Cigna

March 3, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An employee of Cigna Healthcare Inc. has filed a $100 million federal lawsuit claiming the health insurer engages in a widespread pattern of gender discrimination and harassment against women.Contracting manager Bretta Karp of Shrewsbury says in the suit filed Thursday in Boston that the...

Report: Murray to make biotech trade mission

March 3, 2011 8:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray plans to make a five-day trip to Finland in April to explore business opportunities with biotechnology companies..

Former WellCare execs charged with Medicaid fraud

March 3, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A grand jury has indicted five former executives of WellCare Health Plans Inc., alleging they pocketed Medicaid money designated for patient care.Thursday's announcement comes nearly four years after the FBI raided the company's Tampa office in 2007.Prosecutors have said the company inflated...

Sperm quality and counts worsening in Finland

March 3, 2011 7:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A new study published in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that semen quality has significantly deteriorated during the last ten years in Finland, a country that previously was a region with high sperm counts.

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Charles River, Pfizer to supply gene-modified test animals

March 3, 2011 7:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Wilmington's Charles River Laboratories International Inc. has landed a marketing and distribution deal with Pfizer Inc. to provide the biopharmaceutical giant with genetically modified research models - read, test animals - that will be sold to the biomedical research community worldwide.

CPEX Pharmaceuticals responds to merger backlash

March 3, 2011 6:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

CPEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. has sent its shareholders a letter urging approval of its $76.6 million acquisition by FCB I Holdings Inc., announced in January. The letter was issued in response to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, by CPEX backer Mangrove Partners,...

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