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Aetna increases buyback plans by $750 million

December 3, 2010 11:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Aetna Inc. on Friday said its board approved the addition of $750,000 to its share-repurchase plans.The addition comes on top of the roughly $257 million already authorized under the company's buyback plans.Aetna said it plans to continue buying shares on the open market.The...

Assessing positive outcomes of phase III trials

December 3, 2010 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Journal of the National Cancer Institute) Randomized phase III studies should be designed to find out whether a new drug or treatment makes a meaningful difference in patients' survival or quality of life, according to a commentary published online Dec. 3 in the Journal of the...

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Unique Needs and Outcomes of Pregnant Women with Breast Cancer Identified

December 3, 2010 9:32 am | by AACR | Comments

SAN ANTONIO - Do not delay treatment of breast cancer just because a woman is pregnant, said lead researcher Sibylle Loibl, Dr. med, of the German Breast Group.

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UBC/CFRI project receives $7 million to reduce maternal, fetal and newborn deaths

December 3, 2010 7:41 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of British Columbia) The University of British Columbia has received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. UBC researchers working at the Child & Family Research Institute will test new strategies for the monitoring, prevention, and treatment of...

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Workshop on MicroPackaging & Thermal Management - Advanced program and registration

December 3, 2010 7:40 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

IMAPS France released the advanced program of the event to be held on La Rochelle on February 2 & 3, 2011.

Summary Information for: SEDASYS? Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System(3)

December 3, 2010 7:39 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Information for SEDASYS? Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System (P080009).

Sermo Study shows 70% of Specialists are Ready to Replace Warfarin

December 3, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 3, 2010 /- Sermo ( http://www.sermo.com ), the world's largest online community for physicians, today announced a free Sermo Report titled, " Potential Replacements for Coumadin (warfarin) ." The report gathered feedback from physicians about awareness and...

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Streamline Health to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results on Wednesday, December 8

December 3, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CINCINNATI, Dec. 3, 2010 /- Streamline Health Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: STRM ) announced today that it will release third quarter fiscal year 2010 financial results for the period ended October 31, 2010 on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 after the market closes. The Company will conduct a...

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Unilife Completes A$23.1 Million Private Placement

December 3, 2010 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LEWISBERRY, Pa., Dec. 3, 2010 /- Unilife Corporation ( Unilife or Company ) (Nasdaq: UNIS ; ASX: UNS) announced today that it has completed the A$23.1 million private placement ( Placement ), which was previously announced on 29 November 2010. Unilife issued 27,228,143 CHESS Depositary...

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Amarin to Present at Canaccord Genuity Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Obesity Conference

December 3, 2010 7:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MYSTIC, Conn. and DUBLIN, Dec. 3, 2010 /- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN ) today announced that it is scheduled to present at the Canaccord Genuity 5th Annual Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Obesity Conference on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 3:00pm PST. The conference will be held at...

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AACR Applauds Cancer Objectives in Healthy People 2020, Underscores Importance of Federal Funding for Research

December 3, 2010 7:36 am | by AACR | Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Association for Cancer Research commends the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the establishment of science-based, 10-year objectives to reduce the incidence of cancer, which was included as part of the Healthy People 2020 initiative...

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Summary Information for: SEDASYS? Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System(2)

December 3, 2010 7:32 am | Comments

Information for SEDASYS? Computer-Assisted Personalized Sedation System (P080009).

Conmed receives FDA OK for Altrus surgical system

December 3, 2010 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Surgical equipment maker Conmed Corp. said Friday that the Food and Drug Administration has approved its Altrus thermal-energy based tissue fusion system.The Utica, N.Y., company said it expects modest revenue of between $5 million and $10 million next year for the system, but it should be a...

WellPoint says executives Fluegel, Miller to leave

December 3, 2010 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

WellPoint Inc. has announced the departure of two executives who helped explain earlier this year the health insurer's controversial rate increases for individual coverage in California.The Indianapolis insurer said Thursday evening Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer Bradley Fluegel...

Elekta Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for XiO Software to Plan Spot Scanning for Proton Therapy

December 3, 2010 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ATLANTA, Dec. 3, 2010 /- Elekta recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its XiO® treatment planning software to plan spot scanning. Spot scanning is a proton therapy delivery method that involves constructing a highly conformal dose to the...

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