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GSK and Valeant Receive European Authorisation for Trobalt (retigabine)

March 29, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON and MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 29, 2011 /- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX: VRX) announced today that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Trobalt™ (retigabine) as an adjunctive (add-on)...

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Promidian Survey Finds Growing Support for Patient-Centered Medical Home

March 29, 2011 9:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., March 29, 2011 /- Promidian, a management consulting firm focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced top-line survey findings about the increasing interest in the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a patient-centric...

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Newborn Possibilities Fund Awards Grant to Georgia Health Sciences University Foundation to Support Groundbreaking Pediatric Research

March 29, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2011 /- The Newborn Possibilities Fund , a grantmaking program established by Cord Blood Registry (CBR), today announced it will provide its first-ever grant to the Georgia Health Sciences University Foundation.  The university's medical center is conducting...

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Important Drug Information Notice Regarding Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 3 mM/mL Phosphorous; 4. 4 mEq/mL Potassium: 5 mL, 15 mL and 50 mL Single Dose Vials

March 29, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /- Yesterday American Regent, Inc. issued a letter regarding a product recall from February 2011. The text of the letter follows: Dear Healthcare Professional, Recently, American Regent, Inc. recalled Potassium Phosphates Injection, USP, 5mL Single Dose Vial,...

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Important Drug Information Notice Regarding Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 10% (100mg/mL), 10mL Single Dose Vials and 25% (250mg/mL), 50mL Single Dose Vials

March 29, 2011 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SHIRLEY, N.Y., March 29, 2011 /- Yesterday American Regent, Inc. issued a letter regarding a product recall from February 2011. The text of the letter follows: Dear Healthcare Professional, Recently, American Regent, Inc. recalled Sodium Thiosulfate Injection, USP, 10%, 10mL Single Dose...

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New Analysis Finds Airport Scanner Risk Extremely Low

March 29, 2011 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Are airport scanners safe? In another recent analysis on the topic, researchers at the University of California have estimated the cancer risk from one kind of scanners is extremely low.

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Interventional Radiologists: Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment Effective

March 29, 2011 8:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Interventional radiologists have confirmed the effectiveness of a liver cancer treatment that has shown results were chemotherapy has failed. Treating liver tumors with higher doses of intra-arterial yttrium-90 radioembolization, which can be done on an outpatient basis, was shown to be...

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MEDRAD® Announces New Head of Interventional Business

March 29, 2011 8:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 29, 2011 /- Today MEDRAD, INC. announced that Jack Darby has joined the company as vice president of MEDRAD Interventional. In his new role, Darby will act as general manager of both the diagnostic and therapeutic lines of the business on a global scale, and will...

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Boston Scientific CEO pay package dropped in 2010

March 29, 2011 7:45 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Boston Scientific's Chief Executive Ray Elliott saw his compensation plummet in his first full year leading the company, as the device maker cut back on stock options and other bonuses granted when he first joined the company.The Natick, Mass.-based maker of heart implants paid Elliott a total...

Scientists Without Borders awards $10,000 to solvers of maternal health and nutrition challenge

March 29, 2011 7:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(New York Academy of Sciences) Scientists Without Borders, a public/private partnership dedicated to developing, advancing, and sharing innovative approaches to solve pressing global development challenges, today announced three winning solutions in the $10,000 Scientists Without...

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X-Hero and Male Enhancer: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

March 29, 2011 7:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Products marketed as dietary supplement contain drug ingredients sulfosildenafil or tadalafil, which may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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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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