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Researchers model cell behavior in live mice

March 25, 2011 8:38 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital say they have created a computational model that helps to predict cell behavior inside a living animal.

Accretive Health stockholders selling 6.5M shares

March 25, 2011 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Accretive Health Inc. said Friday that some of its shareholders are offering to sell 6.5 million shares of its stock for $23.50 per share, a 3 percent discount to their most recent closing price.Accretive Health, which went public last May, helps hospital systems manage their revenue cycles....

Utah Moves to License Radiologist Assistants

March 25, 2011 7:32 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

The national march toward regulating radiology extenders continues with Utah becoming the 29th state to regulate, license, or recognize radiologist assistants (RA) as part of the team.

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CVS Caremark Research Finds "Dispense as Written" Prescriptions May Add $7.7 Billion to Annual Health Care Costs

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 25, 2011 /- Approximately five percent of prescriptions submitted by CVS Caremark Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) members in a 30-day period during 2009 included a "dispense as written" (DAW) designation. This practice – whereby doctors or patients demand...

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Sinovac Participates in UBS Greater China Healthcare Corporate Day

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA ), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that Dr. Weidong Yin, President and CEO, and Ms. Helen Yang, Investor Relations Manager, are scheduled to participate in the UBS...

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Watson Confirms District Court Ruling in Generic Fentora® Patent Suit

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 25, 2011 /- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI ), today confirmed that the United States District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled that Watson's generic version of Fentora® (fentanyl buccal tablets C-II) infringes United States Patent No....

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Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Awarded $5.7 Million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

March 25, 2011 6:36 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HOUSTON, March 25, 2011 /- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Company received notice of a $5.7 million company commercialization award from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas ("CPRIT"). Bellicum was the only company recommended for funding in this...

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Heyltex Corporation Working With United States and Japan to Add Production of Radiological Antidotes

March 25, 2011 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

KATY, Texas, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heyltex Corporation is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Radiogardase® (Prussian Blue insoluble capsules), the only FDA-approved drug to treat people who have been internally contaminated with radioactive cesium (Cs-137), which...

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Mersana Therapeutics Initiates Phase 1b Extension Study of XMT-1001 in Gastric Cancer and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

March 25, 2011 6:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2011 /- Mersana Therapeutics today announced  the initiation of a Phase 1b extension study with its lead cancer product, XMT-1001 , a novel DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor based on the company's Fleximer® polymer conjugate platform, in second-line...

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$2 Million Awarded to Duke University Prevention Epicenter to Study Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections Using Tru-D, Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection

March 25, 2011 5:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

DURHAM, N.C., March 25, 2011 /- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $2 million to Duke University Prevention Epicenter as part of its program to conduct innovative research in the science of preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections, or HAIs, with the goal of saving...

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AssureRx Health Raises $11 Million Series B Financing

March 25, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CINCINNATI, March 25, 2011 /- AssureRx Health, Inc. today announced the closing of an $11 million Series B financing. The personalized medicine company, which provides clinically-relevant information to help physicians select the right drug and the right dose for individual...

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Covaris Introduces Bench-top, AFA-based Process Technology

March 25, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WOBURN, Mass., March 25, 2011 /- Covaris Incorporated today announced the introduction of the Bench-top SF220 High Performance Formulation Processing System. The SF220 system was designed to extend the company's ground-breaking Adaptive Focused Acoustics (AFA) technology to higher volume...

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Aetna sues 6 NJ doctors for overbilling

March 25, 2011 2:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aetna Inc. is suing six New Jersey physicians, claiming they filed "unlawful and excessive" bills, including nearly $57,000 for a 25-minute consultation.The lawsuits stem from hospital care where patients were referred to in-network hospitals but received care from out-of-network physicians....

Inadequate diet can lead to anemia in postmenopausal women

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study published in the April 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association indicates that inadequate nutrition is linked to a greater risk of anemia in postmenopausal women.

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Higher prevalence of psychiatric symptoms found in children with epilepsy

March 24, 2011 9:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) A newly published report reveals that children with epilepsy are more likely to have psychiatric symptoms, with gender a determining factor in their development. Findings showed that girls had more emotional problems, while boys had more hyperactivity/inattention...

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