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Meta-Analyses of Phase 3 Trials Show Obese and Overweight Patients Taking Arena Pharmaceuticals' Lorcaserin Achieved Statistically Significant Weight Loss

May 26, 2011 2:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ISTANBUL, May 26, 2011 /- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ) today presented meta-analyses of the three trials in the lorcaserin Phase 3 clinical trial program at ECO 2011, the 18th European Congress on Obesity. The analyses show that lorcaserin caused statistically significant...

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Amylin Pharmaceuticals Obtains Temporary Restraining Order Against Eli Lilly

May 25, 2011 10:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2011 /- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN ) ("Amylin" or "the Company") today announced that the United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ("Lilly")...

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Rates rise, health insurance execs bank big bucks

May 25, 2011 8:45 pm | by SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Top executives at health insurance companies banked large salaries in recent years while rates rose dramatically on individual policyholders in California, according to filings with the state insurance commissioner last month.In documents posted to the state's website, Blue Shield of California...

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Summary Box: UnitedHealth raises dividend 30 pct

May 25, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEW DIVIDEND: Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. said Wednesday it will increase its quarterly dividend 30 percent to 16.25 cents.OLD DIVIDEND: The Minnetonka, Minn., company became the first big health insurer to start offering a quarterly dividend when it announced a 12.5 cent payment in May...

Broadening uses put MEMS technology on the map(s)

May 25, 2011 11:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the following news release: Behind the smart phone's continuing transformation into the quintessential multipurpose tool is the rise and diversification of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), tiny...

Sutter Health Joins Health Systems Nationwide to Share and Compare Data on Quality, Outcomes and Cost

May 25, 2011 11:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 25, 2011 /- Sutter Health joins more than a dozen nationally-recognized health systems in the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC) – a project that will share comparative data to glean new ways to improve clinical outcomes while reducing health care...

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Bayer's Discrimination Lawsuit Now Requires Extra-Strength Cure

May 25, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEWARK, N.J., May 25, 2011 /- Just days after the one year anniversary of winning a $250 million verdict for female sales representatives at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, the law firm of Sanford Wittels & Heisler LLP filed a nearly identical class action on behalf of female...

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TSX-listed corporate dividends and distributions declared May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dividends or distributions were declared or updated on the followed listed issues on the Toronto Stock Exchange on May 25, 2011.Bank Of Montreal (TSX:BMO): $0.7. Payable Aug 26. Record Aug 02.Bank Of Montreal Cl 'b' Pr Series (TSX:BMO.PR.H): $0.33125. Payable Aug 25. Record Aug 02.Bank Of...

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Study links Medtronic's Infuse to male infertility

May 25, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A study published Wednesday links Medtronic Inc.'s Infuse spinal graft to a condition that can cause infertility in men.The clinical study said men who were treated with Infuse were more likely to develop retrograde ejaculation than men treated with other bone grafts. Retrograde ejaculation is...

Medical Record Bank awarded U.S. patent

May 25, 2011 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Medical Record Bank Inc. reported today that it has been awarded a patent for a medical record bank designed to protect patient privacy while allowing doctors to access original medical records from any Internet connection.

Xcellerex forms biomanufacturing deal with Gallus

May 25, 2011 10:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Xcellerex Inc., a Marlborough provider of manufacturing systems for biotherapeutics and vaccines, has formed a collaboration deal with St. Louis-based Gallus BioPharmaceuticals LLC.

U.S. Third-Party Logistics Market Expected to Grow 10% in 2011

May 25, 2011 9:37 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

Gross revenue for US third-party logistics (3PL) service providers is expected to be $141.2 billion in 2011, a 10 percent increase from 2010, according to estimates released by Armstrong & Associates. 3PL U.S. gross revenues jumped 18.9% in 2010 to

Boehringer Ingelheim to present new data at ASCO annual meeting regarding its investigational compound afatinib in EGFR-mutation positive patients with advanced NSCLC

May 25, 2011 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 25 /- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will present new phase Ib data at the 2011 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago (June 3-7) that indicates combining its investigational therapy afatinib (BIBW 2992) with cetuximab at...

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Medical Action posts smaller fiscal 4Q profit

May 25, 2011 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical Action Industries Inc., a medical and surgical products supplier, said Wednesday its profit dropped in the fiscal fourth quarter even as an acquisition boosted its sales.The company said it earned $1.1 million, or 7 cents per share, in the three months ended March 31. A year ago,...

Cyberonics to Participate in 2011 Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference

May 25, 2011 7:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, May 25, 2011 /- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX ), a global leader in epilepsy management, today announced it will participate in the 2011 Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in New York. Greg Browne, Cyberonics' Senior Vice President, Finance &...

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