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Physicians See New Benefits, Treatment Opportunities for Brain Cancer with Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion

July 1, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA , July 1 /- The refinements in Elekta's Gamma Knife ® surgery technology that created the fifth generation Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ are radically changing the approach to treating brain metastases and other brain disorders. With Perfexion, physicians are...

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NeoStem Adds Distinguished Researcher to its World-Class Scientific Advisory Board

July 1, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK , July 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: NBS ) ("NeoStem" or the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company with operations in the U.S. and China , today announced that it has appointed Roberto Bolli , M.D., to its Scientific Advisory Board....

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Sector Snap: Home Health Care stocks tumble

July 1, 2010 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shares of home health providers fell Thursday as the Securities and Exchange Commission formally opened an investigation into potential medicare billing fraud at Amedisys Inc. and Almost Family Inc.Amedisys said it received a subpoena for documents relating to a Senate Finance Committee...

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Amedisys under Medicare billing investigation

July 1, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Home health provider Amedisys Inc. said Thursday it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over Medicare billing.The company said it received a subpoena for documents relating to a Senate Finance Committee investigation. Amedisys said it plans to cooperate with the...

FUISZ Announces Advances in Devices and Solid Dosage Form

July 1, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MIAMI , July 1 /- FUISZ today announced two medical technology advances. First, FUISZ announced that it has received a notice of issuance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for patent claims that cover a direct connection between prescribing physicians and blood analysis...

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Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Zegerid®

July 1, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. , July 1 /- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced that it began shipping the 20mg/1100mg and 40mg/1100mg strengths of omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules to the trade. Omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate capsules are the generic version...

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FDA Approves Sagent Pharmaceuticals' Heparin Sodium Injection, USP

July 1, 2010 5:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. , July 1 /- Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's nine presentations of heparin sodium injection, USP. Heparin is a vital anticoagulant,...

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Roche and IBM Collaborate to Develop Nanopore-Based DNA Sequencing Technology

July 1, 2010 5:33 am | by IBM | Comments

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. and BRANFORD, Conn., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today an agreement to develop a nanopore-based technology that will directly read and sequence human DNA quickly and efficiently. Focused on...

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Endo Pharmaceuticals Completes Next Step in Regulatory Process for FORTESTAâ„¢ for Men With Low Testosterone

July 1, 2010 12:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHADDS FORD, Pa. , July 1 /- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP ) has submitted a complete response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the company's receipt of a Complete Response letter in October 2009 related to the New Drug Application (NDA) submission for...

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Stem-cell therapy may provide new approach to fight infection

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) A new study shows that treatment with mesenchymal stem cells can triple survival rates in mice with sepsis, a deadly condition that can occur when an infection spreads throughout the body. The treatment reduced the damaging effects of...

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Planned home births associated with tripling of neonatal mortality rate vs. planned hospital births

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In a study published online today by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers from Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, analyzed the results of multiple studies from around the world. They report that less medical intervention,...

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AAO-HNS releases consensus statement: diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise

June 30, 2010 10:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery) Today, the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) announced the release of a consensus statement to address ambiguities and disparities in the diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise (NVC).

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Drug Device for Hearing Loss

June 30, 2010 8:38 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

An implant could deliver drugs directly to the cochlea.

Brookwood Medical clears construction hurdle

June 30, 2010 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A judge says Brookwood Medical Center should be allowed to build Alabama's first freestanding emergency department near the intersection of U.S. 280 and Alabama 119.An administrative law judge made the ruling Wednesday. The issue now goes before the state Certificate of Need board, which meets...

Charleston man pleads guilty in embezzlement

June 30, 2010 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Charleston investment adviser has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a company's employee benefit plan.The federal prosecutor's office says 50-year-old Knox Fuqua entered his plea before U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. on Wednesday. Fuqua faces up to five years in prison when he is...

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