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EMD Serono pays out $44M to settle false claims suit

May 4, 2011 11:45 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

EMD Serono Inc., an affiliate of Merk KGaA of Germany, has paid $44.3 million and changed its Corporate Integrity Agreement as part of a civil lawsuit settlement related to allegations that the company paid health-care providers to promote its multiple sclerosis drug Rebif.

American Medical Systems' GreenLight HPS® Approved for Use in Japan

May 4, 2011 11:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn., May 4, 2011 /- American Medical Systems® (AMS) (NASDAQ: AMMD), a leading provider of world-class devices and therapies for male and female pelvic health, today announced it has received clearance from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) to...

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Medgenics Announces Significant Shareholders Update

May 4, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medgenics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MDGN) (NYSE Amex: MDGN.W) (AIM: MEDG) (AIM: MEDU), the company that has developed a novel technology for the sustained manufacture and delivery of therapeutic proteins continuously in patients using their own tissue, reports an update to the interests of the...

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Health Net reports 1Q loss due to litigation costs

May 4, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Insurer Health Net Inc. said Wednesday that it swung to a loss for its first quarter because of litigation and restructuring costs and rising general expenses, but the company's adjusted results beat forecasts and it brightened its 2011 profit outlook.The Woodland Hills, Calif., company...

Christiana Care Breast Center First in Delaware to Earn American College of Radiology Accreditation

May 4, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WILMINGTON, Del., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). (Logo:...

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Selexys Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in Phase I Clinical Study of SelG1

May 4, 2011 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 4, 2011 /- Selexys Pharmaceuticals announced today that it has initiated enrollment in a Phase I clinical study of its lead compound, SelG1, a humanized anti-P-selectin antibody.   The placebo-controlled, double-blind, first-in-human, ascending single dose and...

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NxStage gets System One approved in Australia, New Zealand

May 4, 2011 8:48 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

NxStage Medical Inc. said it has won approval for its NxStage System One dialysis product from Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration. In addition, the company has signed a five-year agreement with Regional Health Care Group, a medical products distributor in Australia and New Zealand.

Harvard Medical School Faculty Advances Drug Safety Research With IBM Business Analytics

May 4, 2011 8:46 am | by IBM | Comments

IBM today announced that faculty from Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital will use IBM business analytics technology at the core of new research that examines the effectiveness of prescription drugs and spots potential safety issues. E-mail this page Save to...

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Sectra nabs FDA OK for low-radiation mammography system

May 4, 2011 8:46 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital mammography system developed by Swedish IT and medical technology firm Sectra Imtec AB, which has its U.S. operations based in Shelton, Conn.

Misonix to Present at the MDB Capital Bright Lights Conference on May 11, 2011

May 4, 2011 8:44 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., May 4, 2011 /- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON ), a medical device company that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative, therapeutic, ultrasonic products worldwide for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and...

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InVivo Therapeutics, Miami Project to co-develop spinal cord injury treatments

May 4, 2011 8:41 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. of Cambridge and The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Miami Project to Cure Paralysis said today they have a strategic research collaboration to develop novel treatments for spinal cord injuries by combining their therapeutic approaches.

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Aires Pharmaceuticals Appoints Edwin L. Parsley as Chief Medical Officer

May 4, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2011 /- Aires Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the hiring of Ed Parsley, D.O. as Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Parsley will fill a key role on Aires' leadership team and will be responsible for all clinical development activities for Aironite™, the...

Plato BioPharma Presenting Poster at the American Thoracic Society Conference

May 4, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WESTMINSTER, Colo., May 4, 2011 /- Plato BioPharma, Inc. (PBI) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. will be jointly presenting a thematic poster at the "Novel Therapeutics in Pulmonary Fibrosis" session at the 2011 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference in Denver, Colorado on May...

Delay of Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment Underscores Severe Problems with Program; Support Surges for Bipartisan Bill to Repeal the Bid Program

May 4, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The delay in round two of Medicare's controversial "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services underscores that program's severe design flaws. Opposition to the program continues to build among patient and...

Via Oncology Pathways Now Incorporate Advance Care Planning Decision Support

May 4, 2011 8:40 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2011 /- The most recent release of Via Oncology Pathways from D3 Oncology Solutions (D3) now includes decision support for advance care planning to encourage early discussions between oncologists and their patients about the disease, treatment intent and likely...

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