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Record gold prices lift TSX; oil down, China hikes rates to deal with inflation

April 5, 2011 12:45 pm | by Malcolm Morrison-Associated Press | Comments

The Toronto stock market advanced to a positive close Tuesday as record high bullion prices lifted gold stocks and other mining stocks shook off early losses amid China's latest move to slow its economy to deal with high inflation.The S&P/TSX composite index rose 52.18 points to 14,270.53 while...

Wright Medical President and CEO Henley resigns

April 5, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Wright Medical Group Inc. said Tuesday that President and CEO Gary Henley resigned from the company before a board meeting where the company planned to discuss regulatory compliance issues.The orthopedic device maker said Henley also resigned from the board of directors before Monday's meeting....

Diabetes treatment may also provide protection against endometrial cancer

April 5, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Warwick) Research led by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that metformin, a drug treatment used to treat diabetes and also in women with polycystic vary syndrome, may potentially provide protection against endometrial cancer.

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CVS Caremark Named One of America's Most Reputable Companies by Reputation Institute

April 5, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 5, 2011 /- CVS Caremark has been named as one of the most reputable companies in the United States, according to the 2011 Most Reputable Companies list published today by Forbes magazine in partnership with the Reputation Institute. (Logo:...

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Express Scripts Injects $226 Million Into Arizona Economy, Study Finds

April 5, 2011 11:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

PHOENIX, April 5, 2011 /- Express Scripts contributed more than $226 million to Arizona's economy in 2010, according to an economic analysis of the company's data by a university professor. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO ) The economic impact study,...

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New Study Results Presented on Dexlansoprazole and Lansoprazole Effects on Plavix® (clopidogrel bisulfate)

April 5, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW ORLEANS, April 5, 2011 /- Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (Takeda) announced the presentation of new study results, which evaluated the potential inhibitory effects of certain proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) on Plavix (clopidogrel bisulfate). The results showed that in...

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NeuroVasx Receives FDA Approval for cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System

April 5, 2011 10:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., April 5, 2011 /- NeuroVasx announced today that the FDA has approved the cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System as a Humanitarian Use Device (HDE) for the treatment of large, giant and wide-neck cerebral aneurysms, which are typically the most difficult to treat.  The HDE...

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Soy Isoflavones Not a Risk for Breast Cancer Survivors

April 5, 2011 10:33 am | by AACR | Comments

Tweet • Cancer recurrence did not increase in survivors who ate soy food. • A trend toward a reduction in mortality and recurrence was observed. • Study is one of the first in the new After Breast Cancer Pooling Project. ORLANDO, Fla. - Soy food consumption did not increase the risk of...

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Covidien reports positive results with belly button surgery

April 5, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Single-incision gall bladder surgery appears just as safe and effective as traditional laparoscopic procedures, according to interim data released by Covidien plc at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons meeting in San Antonio.

PMA Final Decisions for January 2011

April 5, 2011 8:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

These are Premarket Approvals (PMA), Product Development Protocols (PDP), Supplement and Notice Decisions for January 2011.

Aribex and IDENS Donate 15 Victim I.D. Kits for Japan

April 5, 2011 8:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

OREM, Utah, April 5, 2011 /- Aribex®, Inc., the worldwide leader in handheld x-ray technologies, has joined with IDENS Co. Ltd., the leading maker of Japan's premier Practice Management System for dental clinics, to contribute up to 15 x-ray kits for forensic victim identification...

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Vancouver Radiologists Leverages MedInformatix RIS as Practice Management Hub, Data Mining Tool to Improve Workflow and Enhance Efficiencies

April 5, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 5, 2011 /- Vancouver Radiologists, P.C., a full-spectrum provider of diagnostic imaging services to residents in and around the greater Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore., areas, has synergized and streamlined overall practice operations through the use of...

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Medicomp, Inc. Announces Company Purchase From United Therapeutics

April 5, 2011 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 5, 2011 /- Medicomp Inc., previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Therapeutics Corporation, announced today that it has been acquired by an investment group made up of current and past Medicomp management led by Dan Balda, MD, Medicomp's President and CEO....

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Noveko stock up sharply, reaching highest price since last summer

April 5, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Noveko International Inc. (TSX:EKO) has seen its stock recover sharply recently, rising nearly 30 per cent Tuesday to hit the highest levels since last summer.The Montreal-based company stock traded as high as $1 early Tuesday, the highest since July 2010, before falling back later.Noveko's...

Phillip Morris buys stake in vaccine company

April 5, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Philip Morris International Inc. bought more than $9 million worth of shares in Medicago Inc., roughly half of the equity offering from the Canadian biotech company.Philip Morris said Tuesday that the offering gives it 9.86 percent of Medicago's issued and outstanding shares. Medicago uses...

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