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Medical Devices & Diagnostics Equipments in India

June 30, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, June 30, 2011 /- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Medical Devices & Diagnostics Equipments in India...

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Golden Meditech FY2010-11 Annual Results

June 30, 2011 2:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

HONG KONG, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Golden Meditech Holdings Limited ("Golden Meditech," together with its subsidiaries collectively as the "Group," - 801.HK; 910801.TW), a leading integrated healthcare enterprise in China, is pleased to announce the Group's annual...

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Phase III Study Shows Once-Daily NVA237 is Superior to Placebo and Similar to Tiotropium in Improving Lung Function in COPD

June 30, 2011 2:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

TOKYO, June 30, 2011 /- GLOW2 Study Shows NVA237 Provides Superior24-hour Bronchodilation to Placebo (p < 0.001) with Comparable Efficacy to Open-Label Tiotropium at 12 Weeks NVA237 Shown to be Well-Tolerated in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease...

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A Wristwatch that Monitors Blood Pressure

June 29, 2011 8:32 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Researchers hope a device that tracks vital signs around the clock will help patients better control their blood pressure.

Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, 225 count bottles: Recall - Uncharacteristic Odor

June 29, 2011 7:35 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

One lot recalled due to the presence of trace amounts of a 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA), which has been associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms.

Insurer Cigna spent $280K lobbying gov't in 1Q

June 29, 2011 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer Cigna Corp. trimmed its federal lobbying in the first quarter, a year after Congress debated and then passed the massive health care overhaul.The Philadelphia insurer spent $280,000 in the first quarter of 2011, a 30-percent drop from last year's first quarter and an 18-percent...

Insurer Aetna spent $1.1M on 1Q federal lobbying

June 29, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Managed care company Aetna Inc. spent about $1.1 million in the first quarter lobbying the federal government on the health care overhaul and other topics.The Hartford, Conn., health insurer trimmed its spending 34 percent from the $1.6 million it spent in the same quarter last year, when...

How a Broken Medical System Killed Google Health

June 29, 2011 12:36 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Google would have had to fix a balkanized U.S. health-care system to make the service catch on.

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Win for Consumers and Payers: Maine Repeals Costly PBM Fiduciary-Disclosure Law

June 29, 2011 11:37 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a clear victory for consumers and employers, the Maine state legislature voted yesterday to repeal the state's costly law mandating fiduciary-disclosure requirements on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).  The law had forced all...

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UnitedHealth Group spent $660,000 lobbying in 1Q

June 29, 2011 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. spent $660,000 in the first quarter, lobbying the federal government on the health care overhaul and Wall Street reform, among other issues.That was the same amount the Minnetonka, Minn., insurer spent in the first quarter of 2010. It also represented a 14...

New ‘clean vaccines' aid fight against infectious disease

June 29, 2011 10:34 am | by Arizona State University | Comments

A powerful new class of therapeutics holds great potential in the fight against fatal diseases such as hepatitis B, tuberculosis, AIDS and pneumonia.read more

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WellPoint spent about $1.4M lobbying gov't in 1Q

June 29, 2011 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurer based on membership, spent about $1.45 million lobbying the federal government in the first quarter, as the health care overhaul debuted a new restriction that concerned managed care companies.That total represented a 13-percent drop from what...

EV Group Gemini wafer bonder to be implemented at Quebec's State-of-the-Art MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre

June 29, 2011 9:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

EVG system to play vital role in enabling joint-partnership R&D facility's focus on MEMS and wafer-level packaging and integration solutions

Zalicus starts Phase 2b rheumatoid arthritis trial

June 29, 2011 9:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Zalicus Inc., the Cambridge drug developer formerly known as CombinatoRx, has begun a Phase 2b clinical trial of its rheumaoid arthritis treatment, Synavive, and taken in $8.5 million of its $20 million secured credit facility with Oxford Finance to fund the drug's advancement.

Ovarian Cancer Genome Mapped, Opens Door to Personalized Medicine

June 29, 2011 9:36 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists have developed the first comprehensive catalog of the genetic aberrations responsible for an aggressive type of ovarian cancer that accounts for 70 percent of all ovarian cancer deaths. Hundreds of researchers from more than 80 institutions, including scientists from Berkeley...

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