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Pharmacists Offer Recommendations to Guide Public Through Cold and Flu Season

January 18, 2011 10:43 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Pharmacists Association would like to remind the public about the importance of speaking with their pharmacist during cold and flu season. A pharmacist can help patients with such things as getting a flu shot, identifying...

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Co-Promotion of a New Medical Device for Female Infertility Announced

January 18, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Jan. 18, 2011 /- Norgenix Pharmaceuticals, LLC ( www.norgenixpharma.com ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spartanburg-based J M Smith Corporation, and Fertility Focus Limited ( www.fertility-focus.com ) today announced a partnership for the co-promotion of the...

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The 515 Program Initiative: Reclassification of preAmendments Class III 510(k)s

January 18, 2011 10:31 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

FDA regulates medical devices and categorizes them into one of three classes (I, II or III) based on their level of risk. Class I and II devices are generally considered to be lower risk and require FDA clearance of an application referred to as a...

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AP Exclusive: Insurers profit on Medicare float

January 18, 2011 9:46 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Private health insurance plans catering to Medicare recipients are making millions by taking money the government sends in advance — but isn't immediately needed — and using it to make investments, federal investigators say in a report obtained by The Associated Press.In financial parlance,...

Brookdale announces 12 completed acquisitions

January 18, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Senior living facility operator Brookdale Senior Living Inc. said Tuesday it paid $31.3 million for 12 previous long-term lease communities in Oklahoma and Texas.The communities have 421 units overall.Meanwhile, the company said it will buy two other communities for a total of $19 million....

Analyst keeps 'attractive' view of health insurers

January 18, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Goldman Sachs analyst said Tuesday he remains bullish on the managed-care sector for several reasons and sees earnings growth topping 10 percent through 2019 as health care spending rises and more people gain insurance coverage.Analyst Matthew Borsch also cited "diminishing fear" from the...

IntegraMed buys reproductive medicine practice

January 18, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IntegraMed America has acquired Northwest Center for Reproductive Sciences, the fertility and reproductive services company said Tuesday.Northwest runs a Seattle-area reproductive medicine practice, where IntegraMed has three locations. It will add Northwest's practice in Kirkland, Wash.Terms...

Eigen Completes Company Restructuring

January 18, 2011 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /- Eigen, a worldwide specialty developer of medical imaging systems and software announced the completion of the company's restructuring plan designed to position Eigen for rapid expansion in the $5 billion urology medical device marketplace. The...

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Fenwal, GenesisBPS Enter Agreement for Blood-Specialty Products

January 18, 2011 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LAKE ZURICH, Ill. and HACKENSACK, N.J., Jan. 18, 2011 /- Fenwal, Inc. of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and GenesisBPS of Hackensack, N.J., announced today they have signed an agreement under which Fenwal will co-market and distribute a range of Genesis-branded products for blood centers, plasma...

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Combination of Home Blood Pressure Monitoring & Doctor Visits Keeps the Numbers You Need to Know in Check

January 18, 2011 7:38 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 18, 2011 /- A recent research review has concluded that home blood pressure monitors can help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly cut down on medication – as long as patients and their doctors put those home readings to good use(1). For...

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Researchers Uncover New Gene for Heart Failure in Caucasians(2)

January 18, 2011 7:37 am | by University Of Pennsylvania | Comments

Nearly five million Americans live with heart failure, with as many as 700,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In addition to lifestyle factors, scientists have shown that heart failure has a strong heritable component, but identifying the responsible genes has been a major challenge. Now,...

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Researchers Uncover New Gene for Heart Failure in Caucasians

January 18, 2011 7:37 am | Comments

Nearly five million Americans live with heart failure, with as many as 700,000 new cases diagnosed each year. In addition to lifestyle factors, scientists have shown that heart failure has a strong heritable component, but identifying the responsible genes has been a major challenge. Now,...

Aastrom Biosciences receives US patent protection

January 18, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aastrom Biosciences, which develops stem cell therapies, said Tuesday it has been granted a U.S. patent for its investigational expanded autologous cell therapy.The Ann Arbor, Mich., company said the patent supports the basis for a cellular therapy derived from its technology. Aastrom expands...

OMRON enhances product lineup of MEMS flow sensors for fuel cell systems

January 18, 2011 6:44 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645)(ADR: OMRNY) announced plans to release the D6F-70, a 70L/min MEMS flow sensor optimized for measuring the gas flow rate of fuel cell systems. OMRON also plans to release in FY2011 a similar MEMS flow sensor capable of measuring up to 200L/min. These...

STATS ChipPAC expands wafer level package offering with 300mm manufacturing in Taiwan

January 18, 2011 5:47 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

300mm wafer level packaging increases available capacity with additional technology and cost advantages.

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