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FDA Approves New Treatment for a Type of Late-Stage Skin Cancer

March 25, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Yervoy (ipilimumab) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO...

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New Interim Data About Combination Oral Contraceptives

March 25, 2011 9:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WAYNE, N.J., March 25, 2011 /- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that interim results from a large, prospective, observational cohort safety study offer insights into the increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots, which is a well-established risk...

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CoreLab Partners Collaborates at Worldwide Industry Conferences

March 25, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., March 25, 2011 /- CoreLab Partners, Inc , the global entity resulting from the merger between RadPharm, Inc and Medifacts International, is set to attend and actively participate in several upcoming industry events around the world over the next two weeks. "The legacy of...

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Med Ad News Magazine Announces Nominees for the 22nd Annual Manny Awards as Well as Advertising Person of the Year

March 25, 2011 9:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEWTOWN, Pa., March 25, 2011 /- Today, Med Ad News announces the nominees for the 22nd Annual Manny Awards and the Advertising Person of the Year. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in New York, N.Y. The Manny Awards is...

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High Quality Above All Else in Your Practice, Part 1 of 2

March 25, 2011 9:34 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

We've considered how the competitive nature of the marketplace has influenced practice behavior, or should. Chiefly, what sets you apart? That is, what value do you add? And how do you make sure your practice is of high quality?

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The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina sets up new standing committees

March 25, 2011 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Leopoldina) The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has set up seven new standing committees in order to be able to work more intensively on topics of the future.

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Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., receives Eighth Annual AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

March 25, 2011 8:40 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Association for Cancer Research) Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., will receive the Eighth Annual AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research. Horwitz conducted pioneering research by discovering the mechanism of action of the chemotherapeutic drug paclitaxel (Taxol),...

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Researchers model cell behavior in live mice

March 25, 2011 8:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital say they have created a computational model that helps to predict cell behavior inside a living animal.

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Accretive Health stockholders selling 6.5M shares

March 25, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Accretive Health Inc. said Friday that some of its shareholders are offering to sell 6.5 million shares of its stock for $23.50 per share, a 3 percent discount to their most recent closing price.Accretive Health, which went public last May, helps hospital systems manage their revenue cycles....

Utah Moves to License Radiologist Assistants

March 25, 2011 7:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The national march toward regulating radiology extenders continues with Utah becoming the 29th state to regulate, license, or recognize radiologist assistants (RA) as part of the team.

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CVS Caremark Research Finds "Dispense as Written" Prescriptions May Add $7.7 Billion to Annual Health Care Costs

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 25, 2011 /- Approximately five percent of prescriptions submitted by CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) members in a 30-day period during 2009 included a "dispense as written" (DAW) designation. This practice – whereby doctors or patients demand...

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Sinovac Participates in UBS Greater China Healthcare Corporate Day

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that Dr. Weidong Yin, President and CEO, and Ms. Helen Yang, Investor Relations Manager, are scheduled to participate in the UBS...

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Watson Confirms District Court Ruling in Generic Fentora® Patent Suit

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 25, 2011 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), today confirmed that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled that Watson's generic version of Fentora® (fentanyl buccal tablets C-II) infringes United States Patent No....

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Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Awarded $5.7 Million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, March 25, 2011 /- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Company received notice of a $5.7 million company commercialization award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT"). Bellicum was the only company recommended for funding in this...

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Heyltex Corporation Working With United States and Japan to Add Production of Radiological Antidotes

March 25, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

KATY, Texas, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heyltex Corporation is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Radiogardase® (Prussian Blue insoluble capsules), the only FDA-approved drug to treat people who have been internally contaminated with radioactive cesium (Cs-137), which...

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