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Almost Family buying home health agency

March 29, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Home health nursing services company Almost Family Inc. said Tuesday it will buy the Medicare-certified home health agency owned by Caregivers Health Network Inc. for an undisclosed amount.Almost Family said the move will help expand its home health provider services in the Midwest. Caregivers...

Unilife Commences Initial Production of Unifill Prefilled Syringe

March 29, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

YORK, Pa., March 29, 2011 /- Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: UNIS ; ASX: UNS) today announced it has commenced initial production of the Unifill® ready-to-fill (prefilled) syringe at its FDA-registered manufacturing facility in York, Pennsylvania. The...

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Sigma-Aldrich Unveils Dynamic New Web Presence

March 29, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ST. LOUIS, March 29, 2011 /- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL ) announced the release of the first phase of its new website, www.sigma-aldrich.com . The new site has been redesigned to support and enhance scientific workflow in an effort to help researchers more easily find the...

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Fibroids cause women's lower urinary tract problems: uterine fibroid embolization helps

March 29, 2011 5:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society of Interventional Radiology) Uterine fibroid embolization -- an interventional radiology treatment for the noncancerous yet very common growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus -- improves a number of women's lower urinary tract problems that are...

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Class I Medical Device Recall: Roche Insulin Delivery Systems, ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Sets

March 29, 2011 5:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reason for Recall: There is a potential for under-delivery of insulin due to a tube (cannula) which may become kinked or bent when inserting the ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus infusion set. If this remains unnoticed, this can result in under-delivery or no...

Roche ACCU-CHEK FlexLink Plus Infusion Set: Class I Recall - Potential for Under-Delivery of Insulin

March 29, 2011 5:36 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Use of recalled product can result in elevated blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia), which can lead to serious health complications including death.

CareFusion Completes Sale of Onsite Services Instrument Management and Repair Business

March 29, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, March 29, 2011 /- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN ), a leading, global medical technology company, and Frazier Healthcare today announced they have completed the sale of CareFusion's OnSite® Services instrument management and repair business to affiliates of Frazier Healthcare. The...

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FDA Clears Abbott's i-STAT® 1 Wireless Point of Care Testing System

March 29, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PRINCETON, N.J., March 29, 2011 /- Abbott announced today it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing the i-STAT® 1 Wireless handheld, a new wireless version of the i-STAT® point of care testing system that is widely used in hospitals,...

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Cellceutix autism drug attracts CDA

March 29, 2011 4:39 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Beverly biotechnology firm Cellceutix Corp. has said its treatment for autism, KM-391, has prompted a Confidential Disclosure Agreement with an unnamed "multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company."

Boston Scientific Announces Its ACC 2011 Schedule

March 29, 2011 4:36 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Clinical presentations to include 12-month data on PROMUS Elementâ„¢ Platinum Chromium Stent

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Pelvic arterial embolization for postpartum hemorrhage saves lives, preserves uterus

March 29, 2011 4:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society of Interventional Radiology) Pelvic arterial embolization or PAE, a minimally invasive, life-saving therapy, is a safe and effective treatment for postpartum hemorrhage, say researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 36th Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago, Ill.

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No scalpel: Minimally invasive breakthrough for men?s enlarged prostates improves symptoms

March 29, 2011 4:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Society of Interventional Radiology) A new interventional radiology treatment that blocks blood supply to men's enlarged prostate glands shows comparable clinical results to transurethral resection of the prostate (or TURP), considered the gold standard (or most common) treatment....

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Soladek Vitamin Solution: Unapproved Product May Contain Dangerously High Levels of Vitamins A and D

March 29, 2011 4:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Reports of consumers experiencing decreased renal function, elevated levels of calcium in the blood, fatigue, heart arrhythmia, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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Moderate sleep and less stress may help with weight loss

March 29, 2011 3:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Kaiser Permanente) If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and...

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Celerite Slimming Tea: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

March 29, 2011 3:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Product marketed as a dietary supplement contains sibutramine, which may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.

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