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Tysabri (natalizumab): Update of Healthcare Professional Information

April 22, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Label provides new information about the size of the risk of PML, rates of PML according to number of infusions, and the association of risk with other drugs that suppress immune system.


Tenet rejects new Community Health Systems bid

April 22, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tenet Healthcare Corp. said Friday that its board is rejecting Community Health Systems Inc.'s latest offer, which values Tenet at about $3 billion in cash.Tenet said the new offer of $6 per share still "grossly undervalues the Company and is not in the best interests of Tenet or its...

13th Leti Annual Review will present latest breakthroughs in healthcare, energy and information technologies

April 22, 2011 6:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

At the heart of MINATEC Innovation Campus, Leti is an applied research center for microelectronics and for information-and-healthcare technologies.


The SCOOTER Store Supports Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

April 22, 2011 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, April 22, 2011 /- One hundred and eighty miles — Houston to Austin, Texas — that's the challenge bike riders in the BP MS 150 overcame on April 16 and 17 in a fund-raising event for Multiple Sclerosis. Team Freedom, a corporate team sponsored by The...


With cancer drug in trials, Mersana gets $6M

April 22, 2011 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Mersana Therapeutics Inc has raised $6 million of a planned $10 million debt round with private investors, the company reported in a regulatory filing on Thursday. The Cambridge company develops medicines using a proprietary, biodegradable polymer it calls Fleximer.

Best Doctors Inc. gets $20M from Japanese insurer

April 22, 2011 5:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Best Doctors Inc. has received a $20 million investment from Nippon Life Insurance Co., giving the Japanese insurer a minority stake in Best Doctors, which provides employers and individuals with access to a network of doctors and other medical experts for consultations and second opinions.

PLC Systems' Chief Financial Officer to Leave Company to Become CEO of Clinquest

April 22, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 22, 2011 /- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer, James G. Thomasch, will leave the company effective May 2, 2011, to become Chief Executive Officer at...


Daiichi Sankyo Receives First Market Approval in Japan for LIXIANA® (edoxaban), a Direct Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor, for the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism after Major Or...

April 22, 2011 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TOKYO, April 22, 2011 /- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo), announced today that the company has received its first marketing approval for LIXIANA® (JAN: Edoxaban Tosilate Hydrate, INN:edoxaban) 15 mg and 30 mg tablets, by the Ministry of Health, Labor and...


iMD Companies, Inc. Announces Expansion of OMI Operations

April 22, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., April 22, 2011 /- As a result of its recent acquisition announced yesterday of Optimum Mobile Imaging LLC ("OMI"),  iMD is actively seeking to dramatically expand its overall Medical Diagnostics operations. Currently operating mainly in the Phoenix area, iMD will expand...


Presentations Focus on Broad Application of TomoTherapy(R) Platform for Numerous Indications and Use in Delivering SBRT

April 22, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments () —Emerging clinical evidence was highlighted at the Americas User Education Symposium hosted by TomoTherapy Incorporated ( (NASDAQ: TOMO) last month in Charleston, S.C. With more than 80 TomoTherapy customers in attendance, the ...

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals to Announce First Quarter 2011 Financial Results on May 4, 2011

April 22, 2011 3:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2011 /- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX ) announced today that it will release first quarter 2011 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. A conference call and live Internet webcast will be held on Wednesday, May 4,...


New approach to defeating flu shows promise

April 21, 2011 9:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(American Thoracic Society) New research on mice has shown that pulmonary administration of granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) significantly reduces flu symptoms and prevents death after a lethal dose influenza virus. While GM-SCF therapy for humans as a flu...


Opening Up the Brain with Ultrasound

April 21, 2011 8:35 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A startup is developing a simple ultrasound method to get cancer drugs into the brain.


Asian trading muted due to Good Friday holiday

April 21, 2011 7:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Japan's Nikkei 225 index was lower Friday on the back of a strengthening yen that could hurt exporters already struggling in the aftermath of last month's devastating earthquake.The Nikkei, one of a handful of exchanges open on the Good Friday holiday, was 0.5 percent lower to 9,639.16. Shares...

AmSurg 1Q profit falls 8 percent

April 21, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

AmSurg Corp., which operates outpatient surgery centers, said on Thursday that its first-quarter profit fell 8 percent on higher costs for refinancing credit and Medicare payment revisions.The company said it earned $11.7 million, or 38 cents per share, during the quarter that ended March 31....


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