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Industry Advises No FDA Regulation for Some mHealth Devices

May 27, 2011 2:31 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

An industry group is advising the FDA to not regulate certain mobile health (mHealth) products, which can include medical smart phone applications, because their “social benefit” outweighs their inherent low risk.


S & P revises outlook on HealthSpring to 'positive'

May 27, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Standard & Poor's Ratings Service said Friday it revised its outlook for health insurer HealthSpring Inc. to "positive" from "stable" due in part to its improving business and financial risk fundamentals.S&P credit analyst James Sung said in a note that the Nashville, Tenn., insurer has...

WellPoint replaces chief accounting officer Miller

May 27, 2011 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer WellPoint Inc. said its chief accounting officer has been removed immediately "without cause" and replaced with a veteran company executive.The Indianapolis company said Martin L. Miller's departure is not tied to its financial statements or accounting practices.Miller, 48,...


TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. Awarded European Patent for CleanAmpâ„¢ Primers

May 27, 2011 6:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2011 /- TriLink BioTechnologies, Inc. (TriLink), a leader in manufacturing high quality oligonucleotides and nucleoside triphosphates, announced today the award of their CleanAmp™ Primer patent by the European Patent Office (EPO Patent no. 2032714). First launched...


CVS wins federal employee contract away from Medco

May 27, 2011 5:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc. said Friday that after this year, it will lose a contract that brought it about $3 billion in annual revenue.The contract, which Medco had handled since 2008, will go to rival CVS Caremark Corp. CVS Caremark shares rose 4.5 percent in...

Vicor Technologies' CEO David H. Fater to Present Live, Online at

May 27, 2011 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 27, 2011 /- Vicor Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: VCRT) today announced that CEO David H. Fater will present at   Vicor Technologies is a biotechnology company focused on the commercialization of its PD2i Analyzer™, an innovative,...


Henry Schein Disaster Relief Hotline Remains Open for Customers Affected by Devastating Storms

May 27, 2011 4:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2011 /- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based practitioners, today announced that its disaster relief hotline will remain open for dentists, physicians and veterinarians who experience...


NeoPhotonics announces PIC-based small form factor DQPSK demodulator volume production for 40Gbps systems

May 27, 2011 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

NeoPhotonics(R) small form factor demodulator increased capacity helps meet growing demand for high speed components.


Analog Devices iMEMS accelerometers bypass temperature compensation circuitry

May 27, 2011 3:36 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) released the ADXL206 high precision, low power, dual-axis iMEMS accelerometer with signal conditioned analog voltage outputs.

A Blood Test for Depression

May 26, 2011 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A commercial test could let doctors easily screen for major depressive disorder.


Sunrise Senior Living unit gets license reinstated

May 26, 2011 4:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Elder-care home operator Sunrise Senior Living Inc. said Thursday that Pennsylvania state officials have reinstated its license to operate a facility where a hidden camera allegedly captured aides assaulting and mocking a half-naked dementia patient.The company had its license revoked on April...

Complete Genomics prices 5.5M shares at $12.50

May 26, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Complete Genomics Inc., which markets technology that can sequence human DNA for research purposes, said Thursday that it priced a public offering of 5.5 million shares at $12.50 apiece.All the shares are being offered by the company. The purchase price represents a 6 percent discount to the...

Quality Systems 4Q earnings increase 42 percent

May 26, 2011 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Quality Systems Inc., which helps medical companies convert to electronic health records, said Thursday that its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings increased 42 percent as the company began to benefit from federal stimulus spending.CEO Steven Plochocki said that the fourth quarter, which ended...

Radiologist Testifies on Meaningful Use Criteria

May 26, 2011 2:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Radiology was one of five specialties which spoke before the Meaningful Use Workgroup of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in mid-May. It's the first time the ONC invited a radiologist to formally participate in this advisory committee hearing.


Advice For Staying Focused on Care

May 26, 2011 2:33 pm | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

As imagers, our patients are not present in front of us, and that sometimes challenges us to remain care focused. Especially when it is busy.



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