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Summary Box: Kindred Healthcare buys RehabCare

February 8, 2011 3:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

THE DEAL: Kindred Healthcare Inc. plans to buy RehabCare Group Inc. for about $900 million, or $35 per share, in cash and stock. The deal also includes Kindred assuming about $400 million in debt.MORE CONTRACTS: Kindred is the larger of the two companies. They both operate long-term acute care...

Henry Schein to Webcast Fourth Quarter 2010 Conference Call Tuesday, February 22, at 10:00 a.m. EST

February 8, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC ), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2010 financial results before the stock market opens on Tuesday, February...

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NewCardio Study of QTinno Accuracy Selected for Presentation at the National Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

February 8, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI ) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced today that the Company has been invited to present the results of a key QTinno® performance study at the National Scientific Meeting of the...

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ICBU Announces Corporate Reorganization and Business Plan

February 8, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 8, 2011 /- In the Third Quarter of 2010, The Board of Directors of International Coastal Biofuels (OTC MARKETS: ICBU) has elected to change the company name to iMD Companies, Inc. In addition, a new management team will take control of ICBU with the objective of...

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Adeona's Alzheimer's Disease Pivotal Clinical Study Results Abstract Accepted for Presentation at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting

February 8, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 8, 2011 /- Adeona Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: AEN ), a developer of innovative medicines for serious central nervous system diseases, announced today that an abstract on the Company's pivotal clinical trial of its zinc and cysteine-based product candidate being...

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Kindred Healthcare will buy RehabCare for $900M

February 8, 2011 1:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Kindred Healthcare, a provider of acute care hospital and inpatient rehabilitation services, says it has agreed to buy rival RehabCare Group for about $900 million in cash and stock.The combined company will have about $6 billion in annual revenue and operate 118 long-term acute care hospitals,...

2P2D Ltd. Announces the Appointment of Tovi Bachar, Former Managing Director of GE Healthcare Israel, as Director and Chairman

February 7, 2011 11:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 8, 2011 /- 2P2D Ltd ., a medical device company developing telemedicine systems for clinical trial management, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Tovi Bachar, former Managing Director of GE Healthcare Israel, as Director and Chairman. Tovi Bachar has...

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Pollution controls used during China Olympics could save lives if continued

February 7, 2011 8:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Oregon State University) The air pollution control measures that were put in place in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games -- if continued -- would cut almost in half the lifetime risk of lung cancer for the area's residents from certain inhaled pollutants, a new study concludes.

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Owens & Minor 4Q net income down on charges

February 7, 2011 3:47 pm | Comments

Ending its pension plan and distributing the plan's assets dragged down medical and surgical supply company Owens & Minor Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income, the company said Monday. Owens & Minor said it earned $21.8 million, or 34 cents per share, for the quarter. That's down from $32.3 million, or 51

Owens & Minor 4Q net income down on charges

February 7, 2011 3:46 pm | Comments

Ending its pension plan and distributing the plan's assets dragged down medical and surgical supply company Owens & Minor Inc.'s fourth-quarter net income, the company said Monday.Owens & Minor said it earned $21.8 million, or 34 cents per share, for the quarter. That's down from $32.3 million,...

Anthropologist: 'Body Worlds' visitors confront bodies but not death

February 7, 2011 12:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) In two new works, an anthropologist tackles a perplexing question relating to the enormously successful "Body Worlds" exhibits: How does society tolerate -- and even celebrate -- the public display of human corpses?

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US cites United Healthcare in Conn. on overtime

February 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department says it recovered nearly $1 million in back wages for 479 employees of UnitedHealthcare in Hartford after finding that employees were improperly denied overtime pay.The federal agency said Monday it interviewed 90 employees and reviewed records for 21,000 employees. It...

Feds cite UnitedHealthcare in Conn. on overtime

February 7, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Labor Department says it recovered nearly $1 million in back wages for 479 employees of UnitedHealthcare in Hartford after finding that employees were improperly denied overtime pay.The federal agency said Monday it interviewed 90 employees and reviewed records for 21,000 employees. It...

Abbott's Ibis Technology Identified Fatal Disease Organism in Afghanistan

February 7, 2011 11:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /- Today, at the American Society for Microbiology Conference on Biodefense and Emerging Diseases, scientists from Abbott Molecular presented data showing the unique power of the company's Ibis technology to identify and further characterize unknown...

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Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen Tablets, Phenobarbital Tablets by Qualitest: Recall - Incorrect Package Labeling

February 7, 2011 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

Patients may unintentionally take Hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets, instead of the intended dose of Phenobarbital, which can lead to serious adverse events.

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