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CalPERS ends renewal talks with prescription firm

March 16, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The California Public Employees' Retirement System, or CalPERS, has stopped negotiating a contract renewal with a company that helps manage prescriptions, Medco Health Solutions said Wednesday.CalPERS — which manages the retirement benefits for 1.6 million California public workers, retirees...

One lot of vaccine against Japanese encephalitis is subject of recall

March 16, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health Canada says people who were vaccinated against Japanese encephalitis after December 23 should check to see if the vaccine was from a lot that has been recalled.Manufacturer Intercell AG and the distributor Novartis say the particular lot of the vaccine IXIARO may not provide full...

Black Ant: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

March 16, 2011 12:34 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

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

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Global Temperature Monitoring Devices Industry

March 16, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Temperature Monitoring Devices Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p090665/Global-Temperature-Monitoring-Devices-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide...

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Global Freeze Drying Equipment Industry

March 16, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Freeze Drying Equipment Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p090671/Global-Freeze-Drying-Equipment-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for...

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Global Medical Oxygen Systems Industry

March 16, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Medical Oxygen Systems Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p090662/Global-Medical-Oxygen-Systems-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for...

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Global Cell/Tissue Culture Supplies Industry

March 16, 2011 12:34 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Cell/Tissue Culture Supplies Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p098415/Global-Cell/Tissue-Culture-Supplies-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide...

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Laser beam makes cells 'breathe in' water and potentially anti-cancer drugs

March 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Shining a laser light on cells and then clicking off the light-makes the cells "breathe in" surrounding water, providing a potentially powerful delivery system for chemotherapy drugs, as well as a non-invasive way to target anti-Alzheimer's medicines to the...

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Global Respiratory Care Equipment & Supplies Industry

March 16, 2011 12:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Respiratory Care Equipment & Supplies Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p090664/Global-Respiratory-Care-Equipment--Supplies-Industry.html This report...

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Insight into parasite family planning could help target malaria

March 16, 2011 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Edinburgh) Fresh insight into the way the parasite that causes malaria reproduces could lead to new treatments to help curb the spread of the disease.

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Wide variety in nutritional content found in 'senior' dog foods

March 16, 2011 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Tufts University, Health Sciences) The nutritional content of dog foods marketed for old dogs varies as widely as owner's perceptions about them, according to a study published this month by veterinary nutritionists at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

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New Highmark Policy Threatens Pennsylvania Patients With Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases

March 16, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2011 /- Beginning April 1, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield (Highmark) will force their insured patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD) and other rare disorders to switch their prescription to a single brand of immunoglobulin (IgG - a blood plasma...

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Global Blood Processing Supplies And Equipment Industry

March 16, 2011 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Blood Processing Supplies And Equipment Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p087335/Global-Blood-Processing-Supplies-And-Equipment-Industry.html This report...

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New health insurance survey: 9 million adults joined ranks of uninsured due to job loss in 2010

March 16, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) An estimated nine million working-age adults -- 57 percent of people who had health insurance through a job that was lost -- became uninsured in the last two years, according to the Commonwealth Fund 2010 Biennial Health Insurance Survey, released today. The...

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Covidien CEO Meelia to retire

March 16, 2011 10:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Covidien plc has announced that Richard J. Meelia will retire as President and CEO of the company, effective July 1. Jose (Joe) E. Almeida, president of Covidien's Medical Devices business segment, will become the new CEO.

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