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Reform Adds Up to Less Revenue for Health Care Groups

January 3, 2011 4:51 am | Comments

Overhauling the nation's health care system will cause reductions in revenues - in the form of reimbursement cuts by the government and insurers likely to reduce payments to providers - for the county's major health care organizations, local executives say.

Life Sciences Industry to Face Challenge of More Global Competition

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

While San Diego's life sciences companies look to the future, they must watch their back.

LHC Group buys hospice agencies

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

Home health provider LHC Group Inc. said Monday it bought assets to operate hospice agencies in Alabama and Louisiana for an undisclosed amount.The company bought assets from Hospice Complete for four Alabama-based hospice agencies that cover 22 counties and generate annual revenue of about...

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Labopharm says it has received more than US$5 million in payments from Purdue

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

Drug developer Labopharm Inc. (TSX:DDS) says it has received more than US$5 million in royalty payments from Purdue Pharma Products for sales of its Ryzolt pain treatment.The Quebec-based company said Monday that it expects a US$4.8-million special royalty payment from Purdue, as well as a...

Infant hydrocephalus, seasonal and linked to farm animals in Uganda

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

(Penn State) Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused by previous bacterial infection, according to an international team of researchers from Uganda and the United States, who believe that the best...

IBM and TSMC Discuss 3D IS vs Scaling

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

At the RTI 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging Conference in Burlingame CA Subramanian Iyer, IBM Fellow and Douglas Yu, Sr Director of Interconnect and Packaging for TSMC offered their thoughts on the coming era of 3D IC.

How to Stick to New Year's Resolutions

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

Social media, Wi-Fi gadgets and a sense of shame keep people motivated.

Acetadote (acetylcysteine) Injection: Recall - Particulate Matter Found in a Small Number of Vials

January 3, 2011 4:50 am | Comments

6 lots of Acetadote is being recalled as a precautionary measure based on observed particulate matter found in a small number of vials.

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Lincare board declares regular 20-cent dividend

January 3, 2011 4:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Lincare Holdings Inc., which provides home delivery of oxygen and respiratory therapies, said Monday its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share.The dividend is payable on Jan. 28 to stockholders of record as of Jan. 14.

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Provides Update on Remediation Activities

January 3, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DETROIT, Jan. 3, 2011 /- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD ) announced that based on remediation efforts to date, it does not expect to commence the manufacture and distribution of products from its Detroit facility by the end of Caraco's Fiscal Year 2011, ending...

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Accuray Elevated to NASDAQ Global Select Market

January 3, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2011 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that it has been named to the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the premier listing tier for NASDAQ companies. The NASDAQ Global Select Market is designated...

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Advanced Life Sciences to Explore Strategic Alternatives to Maximize Shareholder Value

January 3, 2011 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2011 /- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, announced today that...

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Veridex, LLC Announces Collaboration to Develop Next-Generation Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) Technology with Massachusetts General Hospital

January 3, 2011 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

RARITAN, N.J., Jan. 3, 2011 /- Veridex, LLC (Veridex) today announced a collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital to develop and commercialize a next-generation circulating tumor cell (CTC) technology for capturing, counting and characterizing tumor cells found in patients'...

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Smith & #38; Nephew Receives Warning Citing Quality Control Failures

December 31, 2010 5:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Quality control issues involving Smith & Nephew’s ceramic acetabular hip implants have resulted in a warning letter.

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Devicemakers Question Value of CMS, FDA Parallel Review

December 31, 2010 5:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Despite claims by the FDA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that parallel review could expedite marketing of new devices, industry fears the opposite could happen, depending on how the program is implemented.

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