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CareFusion & #8217;s Antitrust Lawsuit Against Medtronic Is Dismissed

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

CareFusion failed to prove that Medtronic sought to illegally dominate the vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty markets, a federal district judge has ruled.

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Roche, Stanford Patent Case Heads to US Supreme Court

November 5, 2010 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

A popular source for innovative new medical products could dry up, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn a lower court’s ruling on a case involving Roche Molecular System and Stanford University.

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GE Healthcare cash tender offer to buy Clarient

November 5, 2010 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Co. said Friday it started a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common and preferred stock of diagnostic services company Clarient Inc.On Oct. 22, the GE said it would buy Clarient for about $570 million in a cash tender offer.Upon...

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Can Science Shape Human Values? And Should It?

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Ira Flatow talks with scientists and philosophers about the origins of human values, and the influence of modern scientific thought on human values. Even if science can shape human morals, should it? Or does science bring its own set of preconceptions and prejudices to moral questions?

A Time-Out For Athletes And Concussions

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

A new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology includes the recommendation that any athlete suspected of having a concussion be removed from play and evaluated. Neurologist Jeffrey Kutcher describes the new recommendations and the reasons for the changes.

Scientist Gets Her Due in ‘Photograph 51’

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In 1952, scientist Rosalind Franklin took a clear X-ray photo of DNA. Nobel Prize winners Watson and Crick used the image, in part, to determine the double helix -- but did Franklin get the credit she deserved? Actress Kristen Bush and playwright Anna Ziegler discuss a new play on Franklin.

Counting Crowds: Results May Vary

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

How many people attended Jon Stewart's rally last weekend, or Glenn Beck's rally last summer? It depends on who you ask. Two crowd-counting experts explain the "gold standard" for measuring crowd size, and discuss why some rally organizers might disagree with the counts.

These Babies Can Out-Climb Their Parents

November 5, 2010 12:37 pm | Podcasts | Comments

Australian brush turkeys (Alectura lathami) fend for themselves the day they hatch, says Ken Dial of the University of Montana Flight Lab. The birds fly the day they hatch, and hatchlings can climb vertical ledges better than adults, according to Dial's latest research.

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Medicare Policy Changes Will Make it More Difficult for Nevada Beneficiaries to Obtain Power Wheelchairs

November 5, 2010 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

RENO, Nev., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will power wheelchairs continue to be available to Nevada's Medicare patients following a series of federal regulatory and policy changes? There are grave concerns among consumer groups, Medicare beneficiaries and homecare equipment...

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Allied Healthcare Products Reports Narrow Loss for Quarter But Improves Year-Over-Year Performance

November 5, 2010 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 5, 2010 /- Despite difficult economic conditions, Allied Healthcare Products (Nasdaq: AHPI ) managed to increase sales by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011. Sales increased by $600,000 to total $11.9 million compared to $11.3 million for the first...

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Duro Extend Capsules for Men: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

November 5, 2010 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

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

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Sun Healthcare says restructuring approved

November 5, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care facility operator Sun Healthcare Group Inc. said Friday shareholders have approved its restructuring plan, which will separate Sun into two publicly traded companies.The company will split into Sun Healthcare Group Inc., which will operate skilled nursing centers and assisted living...

Infants' hemodynamic responses to happy and angry facial expressions

November 5, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Institute for Physiological Sciences) Japanese research group led by Prof. Ryusuke Kakigi and Dr. Emi Nakato, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, and Prof. Masami K. Yamaguchi, Chuo University, found that the hemispheric differences in the temporal area...

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Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) Data To Be Presented At The 71st Annual Assembly Of The American Academy Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

November 5, 2010 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

GREENSBORO, N.C., Nov. 5, 2010 /- Merz Pharmaceuticals announced today that data from stability and clinical studies evaluating Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type A free from accessory proteins, will be presented at the 71st Annual Assembly of the American Academy...

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Dehaier Medical Wins $2 Million Distribution Bid for Rural Healthcare Construction Project

November 5, 2010 7:39 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: DHRM ) ("Dehaier" or the "Company"), an emerging leader in the development, assembly, marketing and sale of medical devices and homecare medical products in China, today announced that it has won a...

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