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AngioDynamics CEO resigns, outlook disappoints

June 13, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of AngioDynamics Inc. fell in after-hours trading after the medical device maker announced the immediate resignation of CEO and President Jan Keltjens, and issued a fiscal fourth-quarter profit projection that's short of Wall Street expectations.Scott Solano, a senior vice president and...

Hospital Outcomes Research Named "Article of the Year"

June 13, 2011 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health services researchers who studied controversial aspects of Medicare spending and quality of patient care received a prestigious award yesterday from the nation's largest health services research professional association. The...

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FDA News & Notes - Week of June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science, public health, and regulatory highlights from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. I nformation in this document is designed for credentialed journalists. Release dates and times for items are current as of June 13,...

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Chicago Based Share Your Soles Expanding to Become Global Shoe Donation Leader

June 13, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, June 13, 2011 /- Chicago based Share Your Soles marked its twelfth anniversary of giving this year.  This wasn't just an anniversary celebration for Mona Purdy, Founder of Share Your Soles, but a celebration marking over 1.2 million pairs of shoes donated to those in need in...

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Reportlinker Adds Global Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation Devices Industry

June 13, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Electrophysiology Mapping and Ablation Devices Industry...

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Risperidone (Risperdal) and Ropinirole (Requip): Medication Errors - Name Confusion

June 13, 2011 11:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Healthcare Professionals reminded to clearly print or spell out the medication name on prescriptions.

Little Support for GOP Plan to Privatize Medicare: Poll

June 13, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NORWALK, Conn., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll finds little support for privatizing Medicare, even though most people agree the government-sponsored health insurance program for older Americans needs major changes if it is to survive. (Logo:...

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Summary Box: Aetna buys Genworth Medicare business

June 13, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE DEAL: Aetna Inc. said Monday it will buy Genworth Financial Inc.'s Continental Life Insurance Co. for about $290 million. Continental Life's business includes Medicare supplement insurance, accident and health coverage and some coverage for funeral services and other financial expenses.GROWTH...

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Dong-A PharmTech Co., Ltd. and Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH Announce Positive Data in Portal Hypertension With Udenafil

June 13, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SEOUL, South Korea, June 13, 2011 /- Dong-A PharmTech Co., Ltd. and Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH announced positive results from an initial safety and efficacy portal hypertension study in man using udenafil, its new long-active phosphodiesterase inhibitor. The data was presented by the principal...

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HDMA Honors Lupin with DIANA Award for Best Overall Generic Manufacturer

June 13, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MUMBAI, India, June 13, 2011 /- Pharma Major Lupin Limited announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceutical Inc. was presented with the 2011 DIANA Award by the Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA) for the Best Overall Generic Product Manufacturer among those...

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Novelos Therapeutics to Present at the 5th Lippert/Heilshorn Life Sciences & Medical Technologies Virtual Conference on June 16

June 13, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MADISON, Wis., June 13, 2011 /- Novelos Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: NVLT), a pharmaceutical company developing novel drugs for treatment and diagnosis of cancer, today announced that Harry S. Palmin, President and CEO of Novelos, will present at the 5th  Lippert/Heilshorn Life...

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2011 mHealth Summit: Call for Research Abstracts and Speakers Now Open

June 13, 2011 8:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BETHESDA, Md., June 13, 2011 /- The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the mHealth Alliance, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek abstracts, presentations and speakers in the areas of research,...

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Aetna buys Genworth Financial business for $290M

June 13, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Aetna will buy the Medicare supplement business of Genworth Financial for about $290 million.The Hartford, Conn., company says the deal for Continental Life Insurance Co. of Brentwood, Tenn., includes some accident and health insurance business like cancer coverage. It also...

Victoza (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) Injection: REMS - Risk of Thyroid C-cell Tumors, Acute Pancreatitis

June 13, 2011 7:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reminder: Victoza not recommended as first-line therapy for patients who have inadequate glycemic control on diet and exercise.

AACR Mourns the Loss of Laura Ziskin, Co-founder of SU2C

June 13, 2011 7:34 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet   PHILADELPHIA - It is with immense sorrow and deep regret that we share the news of the passing of Laura Ziskin, co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). She was a staunch advocate of the value of cancer research in saving lives, and was a beloved friend and member of our AACR...

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