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Henry Schein will sell up to $400M in senior notes

August 10, 2010 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Henry Schein Inc. will sell up to $400 million in senior notes to two insurers over the next three years, the medical device and services distributor said Tuesday.The company may issue the notes between now and August 2012. It will be able to set the terms of the notes, which can range from...

Electronic Patient Records Key to Improving Patient Care in 21st Century, says BridgeHead Software CEO – But Only With Secure Data Management

August 10, 2010 2:34 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Survey reveals half of doctors believe Electronic Patient Records will improve patient care as data volumes continue to rise all over the worldAshtead, UK - Tuesday August 10 2010 - Healthcare data storage expert Tony Cotterill has called secure data management the "missing link" to...


Delivering More Drugs to Brain Tumors

August 9, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Combining ultrasound with magnetic particles could help advance treatments.


Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studies find

August 9, 2010 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of North Carolina School of Medicine) Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the US and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.


Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces Class Action Has Been Filed on Behalf of Investors in Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM)

August 9, 2010 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on behalf of purchasers (the "Class") of Almost Family, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFAM) ("Almost Family" or the "Company") common stock during the period of...

MEMSIC announces second-quarter 2010 results

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

- Begins Production Shipping of Electronic Compass to Major Cell Phone Manufacturer - Begins Shipping of Ultra-Low-Cost Accelerometer Product

STMicroelectronics reports 2010 second quarter and first half financial results

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) reported financial results for the second quarter and first half ended June 26, 2010.

Stealthy Anew Optics secures funding

August 9, 2010 11:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Newton-based Anew Optics Inc. has pulled in $952,000 of a planned $2 million equity offering. The stealthy company appears to be developing an intraocular lens, made thin and lightweight to allow for more light transfer and greater comfort.


RXi finding growth in tighter RNAi focus

August 9, 2010 11:36 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

In the past few months, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp. has narrowed its therapeutic focus to eye and skin diseases, won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, signed a deal with a global corporate partner and sought to shore up its share price by diversifying its investor portfolio.


Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T): Suspected Counterfeit Product

August 9, 2010 11:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Suspected counterfeit product is weaker, and breaks or bends before necessary force can be applied to stop blood flow. Excessive blood loss can endanger the victim's life and ultimately lead to death.


Chinese orthopedic implant maker plans IPO

August 9, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orthopedic implant maker China Kanghui Holdings wants to raise $87 million in an initial public offering of its stock expected this week.The Chinese company plans to offer about 6.7 million American Depository shares, including 1.3 million offered by selling shareholders, priced between an...


Odyssey shareholders OK acquisition by Gentiva

August 9, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospice care provider Odyssey HealthCare Inc. said Monday its shareholders approved a merger agreement providing for the company's acquisition by Gentiva Health Services Inc.The deal is expected to be completed around Aug. 16.Gentiva, an Atlanta-based home health care provider, said in May it...

The Ensign Group 2Q earnings climb 17 percent

August 9, 2010 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ensign Group Inc. said that second-quarter earnings climbed 17 percent and the nursing services company on Monday raised its 2010 net income guidance.The company said it earned $9.6 million, or 46 cents per share, in the three months that ended June 30. That compares to net income of $8.2...

Medical Action posts weak 1Q, shares tumble

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

Medical Action Industries Inc., a medical and surgical products supplier, said its profit plunged 86 percent in its fiscal first quarter due to damage to a warehouse, rising raw material costs and the weak economy's effect on sales.Shares sank to an annual low of $10.45, losing as much as 23...

Competition Bureau Secures Divestitures in Novartis' Acquisition of Alcon

August 9, 2010 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments () —The Competition Bureau announced today that it has reached an agreement with Novartis AG to resolve competition issues regarding its proposed acquisition of control of Alcon, Inc.The Bureau concluded that the proposed transaction was likely to result in...


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