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<i>Policy Tracker: </i>Studies: Many providers to adopt EHR for incentives; Businesses won't find health care certainty in D.C.

February 1, 2011 8:34 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Four-fifths of the nation's hospitals, and 41 percent of office-based physicians intend to take advantage of federal incentive payments for adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records technology; In separate news, the U.S. House approved legislation repealing last...

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. Close Private Placement Equity Financing and Addition to Board of Directors

February 1, 2011 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CardioComm Solutions, Inc. (TSX VENTURE: EKG) ("CardioComm" or the "Company") today announced that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement equity financing. Under the financing, the Company issued 3,000,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit for gross...

Izard Nobel LLP Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against MannKind Corporation

February 1, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The law firm of Izard Nobel LLP, which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of...

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Cyberonics says FDA approved AspireHC generator

February 1, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Cyberonics Inc. said Tuesday that U.S. regulators approved a new generator used in nerve stimulation therapy.The company said the Food and Drug Administration approved its AspireHC generator. AspireHC will be available in limited release during the company's fiscal first quarter, which ends...

Blue Shield submits to rate hike delay in Calif.

February 1, 2011 12:45 pm | by SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Blue Shield of California has joined other health insurers in delaying implementation of new rate hikes for individual policyholders, after initially declining to do so despite a request from the state's new insurance commissioner.In a statement Tuesday, the San Francisco-based insurer...

Seattle Genetics plans public stock offering

February 1, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biotechnology company Seattle Genetics Inc. said Tuesday it plans to sell shares of common stock to the public.The company did not disclose the size or price of its offering, and said the sale may not go through. It said Jefferies & Co. and JPMorgan Securities are the joint book-running...

Tax benefit boosts Vascular Solutions 4Q profit

February 1, 2011 12:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vascular Solutions Inc. said Tuesday its profit jumped almost tenfold in the fourth quarter because of a large income tax benefit.The company, which makes devices used by surgeons to seal punctures in arteries, said its net income grew to $15 million, or 87 cents per share, from $1.6 million,...

Brain can learn to overcome sleep apnea: U of T scientist

February 1, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Toronto) New research from the University of Toronto could provide some restful nights for the 18 million North Americans who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea.

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New clinical trial to determine ovarian cancer risks in African-American women

February 1, 2011 12:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are conducting a new study addressing lack of knowledge about causes and risk factors for ovarian cancer in African-American women. Ovarian cancer is...

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Reportlinker Adds Bevacizumab - Comprehensive Patent Search

February 1, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Bevacizumab - Comprehensive patent search http://www.reportlinker.com/p0366187/Bevacizumab---Comprehensive-patent-search.html Eliminate unnecessary risk with the industry...

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Reportlinker Adds Dry Powder Inhalation

February 1, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Dry Powder Inhalation http://www.reportlinker.com/p0369401/Dry-Powder-Inhalation.html The convergence of socioeconomic and technology factors – the growing emphasis...

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Reportlinker Adds Delivering Drugs by Inhalation

February 1, 2011 12:35 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Delivering Drugs by Inhalation http://www.reportlinker.com/p0369398/Delivering-Drugs-by-Inhalation.html Advances in drug formulation and inhalation device design are...

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Featured Search — PET/MRI Not Recommended As Alternative to Magnetic Resonance Mammography

February 1, 2011 12:34 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

German radiologists find that PET/MRM is no better than magnetic resonance mammography alone at evaluating local breast tumors.

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For-profits may be cherry-picking hospice patients

February 1, 2011 11:45 am | by LINDSEY TANNER - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | Comments

For-profit hospices may be cherry-picking the least costly, most lucrative patients, potentially putting the nonprofit industry at a financial disadvantage, a study suggests.The researchers found hospice care provided by for-profit agencies averaged 20 days versus 16 days for nonprofit...

Kinetic Concepts 4Q profit grows 12 percent

February 1, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medical technology company Kinetic Concepts Inc. said Tuesday its profit rose 12 percent in the fourth quarter on lower tax and interest costs.Kinetic Concepts said its profit grew to $74 million, or $1.03 per share, from $66.3 million, or 93 cents per share, one year ago. Excluding one-time...

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