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Meridia (sibutramine): Market Withdrawal Due to Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events

October 8, 2010 10:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Action based on data from clinical trial showing 16% increased risk of serious heart events.

Slimming Beauty Bitter Orange Slimming Capsules: Undeclared Drug Ingredient

October 8, 2010 10:33 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Product marketed as a dietary supplement contains sibutramine, which can lead to elevated blood pressure, stroke, or heart attack.

LHC plans earnings report on Nov. 1

October 8, 2010 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LHC Group, the Lafayette-based provider of home health and hospice services, said Friday that it will report its earnings for the quarter and nine months ended Sept. 30 on Nov. 1.The company said the report will be released after the close of U.S. financial markets.


Z-Medica signs deal to sell blood clot product in Belgium

October 8, 2010 9:32 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Z-Medica Corp., a Wallingford, Conn.-based medical products maker, has signed a deal that gives Belgian medical device distribution firm Romed NV exclusive sales and distribution rights of its QuikClot hemostatic products in Belgium.

Virginian-Pilot Story Misleads Readers on USDA Inspection Report for PLRS

October 8, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CORAPEAKE, N.C., Oct. 8 /- Contrary to a report in today's Virginian-Pilot , a comprehensive inspection by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of NC-based Professional Laboratory and Research Services (PLRS) has found no evidence of animal neglect or abuse. The USDA finding follows...


Abbott Laboratories Agrees to Withdraw Its Obesity Drug Meridia

October 8, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abbott Laboratories has agreed to voluntarily withdraw its obesity drug Meridia (sibutramine) from the U.S. market because of clinical trial data indicating an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, the U.S. Food and Drug...


Synapse Biomedical Receives FDA Humanitarian Use Device Designation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

October 8, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CLEVELAND, Oct. 8 /- Synapse Biomedical Inc . announces today that they have received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation of the NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)™ as a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ALS ) patients with a...


Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Exclusive Access to the Cequence™ Cervical Plate System From SpineSmith, LP

October 8, 2010 9:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MARQUETTE, Mich., Oct. 8 /- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. and SpineSmith, LP are pleased to announce a deal in which Pioneer Surgical will acquire exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute the Cequence™ anterior cervical plate.  As part of the agreement, Pioneer...


Life cycle of adult hippocampal newborn neuron uncovered

October 8, 2010 8:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Unlocking the mystery of neurological disorders starts with understanding how neurons are generated and maintained. Recently, researchers at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine discovered that the life cycle of...


Empowerment fair offers opportunities for women with disabilities

October 8, 2010 8:32 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Research on Women with Disabilities and the Houston Center for Independent Living will host the first annual Women with Disabilities Empowerment Fair on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray Street....


DC-DC Power Converter Can Be Mounted Vertically or Horizontally

October 8, 2010 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a TO-220-compatible footprint, Tech9’s 1 amp/24 VA buck-boost DC to DC power converter can be mounted vertical or horizontally on a circuit board.

Spinning Clinch Bolts Have Self-Retracting Feature

October 8, 2010 6:39 am | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

Patented PEM spinning clinch bolts for thin metal panels have been introduced with a self-retracting feature, enabling the fastener’s captive screw to remain retracted when disengaged.

Varian Medical Systems Schedules Fourth Quarter FY2010 News Release and Conference Call

October 8, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) announced today that it will report results for fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010 following the close of regular trading on Thursday, October 28, 2010.  The news release will be followed by a teleconference available...


3G Wireless Technology Empowers Patients to Take Control of Their Health Through the Dulce Wireless Tijuana Project

October 8, 2010 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

TIJUANA, Mexico, Oct. 8 /- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM ), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today announced the launch of the Dulce Wireless Tijuana project.  The project will empower underserved communities to improve diabetes care and prevention through the use...


Touch Screen Force Measurement System Suited for Medical Devices

October 8, 2010 6:33 am | Mecmesin Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mecmesin, a leading manufacturer of force and torque test equipment, has launched the MultiTest-xt touch screen force measurement system, ideally suited for measuring Class I, II and III medical devices, as well as their component parts. 


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