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Mylan Receives Approvals for Generic Versions of Hyzaar® and Cozaar®

October 15, 2010 4:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15 /- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approvals from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) for the generic versions of Hyzaar® Tablets, 50...

Southeastern Michigan Gets First Ever FDA Approved Device That Destroys Fat Cells ... Without Surgery

October 15, 2010 3:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct 14 /- Allure Medical Spa, first in Michigan with the new FDA approved Coolsculpting™ by Zeltiq. Great news for men and women dealing with exercise and diet-resistant fat in areas like the tummy, love handles and back rolls! Allure Medical Spa of Shelby...

New Survey Highlights Immediate Need for Anesthesia Information Management Systems

October 14, 2010 12:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Oct. 14 /- A new survey highlights the need for Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) with a full 91 percent of respondents indicating that access to day-of-surgery data is Extremely Important or Important to optimally manage their anesthesia department.  More...

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Scientists assess new vaccines to improve health of African children

October 14, 2010 7:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool, in partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health, are investigating the effectiveness of new vaccines developed to protect children from pneumonia and diarrhoea.

Consumer Reports Flu Poll: Approximately Three Out of 10 Health Care Workers 'Living in a Bubble,' Not Getting Flu Vaccine

October 14, 2010 3:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

YONKERS, N.Y., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Consumer Reports Health poll reveals a disconcerting proportion of "at risk" groups who will not get the flu vaccine this year.  Of most concern, only 40% of Americans in the "work risk" category—meaning those who care for...

Yoga alleviates pain and improves function in fibromyalgia patients

October 13, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Fibromyalgia (FM) is a debilitating condition affecting 11 million individuals in the US alone. Drug therapies are generally only 30 percent effective in relieving symptoms and 20 percent effective in improving function. Standard care currently includes...

OHSU research suggests yoga can counteract fibromyalgia

October 13, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Oregon Health & Science University) According to new research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University, yoga exercises may have the power to combat the chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia -- a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain.

PneumRx, Inc. Announces CE Mark Approval for Its RePneu® Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC™) System

October 13, 2010 11:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /- PneumRx, Inc. ( www.pneumrx.com ), a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC) System...

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OLIGOMERIX, Inc. Announces Board Changes: Vic Micati Appointed Chairman and Jack Pasini Appointed Company Director and Chief Commercial Officer

October 13, 2010 9:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /- OLIGOMERIX, Inc. announced today that Vic Micati, a Director since 2007, has been appointed Chairman of Oligomerix and that Jack Pasini has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors and as Chief Commercial Officer.   Having worked at Pfizer Inc. (PFE)...

First phase II trial of heart disease treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy launched

October 12, 2010 10:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Kennedy Krieger Institute) Kennedy Krieger announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind phase II clinical trial to investigate a treatment for heart disease in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Made possible by a $545,000 grant from Pilot Trials Now, a DMD initiative of Charley's Fund...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces That Alexza Pharmaceuticals Has Received a Complete Response Letter for AZ-004 (Staccato® Loxapine) Inhalation Aerosol NDA

October 11, 2010 5:31 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Oct. 11 /- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) (TSX: VRX) announced today that Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding Alexza's New Drug...

Michael R. Bristow, M.D. Ph.D. Joins Nile Therapeutics Scientific Advisory Board

October 7, 2010 5:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 7 /- Nile Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLTX ), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics for cardiovascular disease, today announced that Michael R. Bristow, M.D. Ph.D. has joined the Scientific Advisory Board overseeing the...

Bacteria to blame in asthma attacks in children

October 7, 2010 10:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) Doctors have long known that viral infections can bring about asthma attacks and the shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing associated with them. But while viral infections cannot be treated, scientists at the Danish Paediatric Asthma Centre at the...

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Due to Rising Costs of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Drugs, Managed Care Organization Pharmacy Directors Will be Forced to Tighten Their Formularies

October 6, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Oct. 6 /- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that due to the rising costs of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) drugs, managed care organization pharmacy directors will tighten their formularies. According to...

100,000th Patient Treated With Accuray's CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System

October 6, 2010 5:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 6 /- Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader in the field of radiosurgery, announced today that the 100,000th patient has been treated with the CyberKnife ® Robotic Radiosurgery System, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of...

Powerful free radical causes lung damage from oxygen therapy

October 5, 2010 3:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Medical College of Georgia) The most toxic free radical appears responsible for much of the lung damage that can result from oxygen therapy in the critically ill or injured, MCG researchers report. Within just a few days, ventilators and oxygen chambers used to significantly increase...

New approaches needed to gauge safety of nanotech-based pesticides

October 4, 2010 9:32 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Oregon State University) Nanotechnology is about to emerge in the world of pesticides and pest control, and a range of new approaches are needed to understand the implications for public health, ensure that this is done safely, maximize the potential benefits and prevent possible risks,...

RoundTable Healthcare Partners Portfolio Company, Argon Medical Devices, Inc., Acquires Critical Care and Extended Dwell Catheter Product Platforms From BD

October 4, 2010 9:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 4 /- RoundTable Healthcare Partners ("RoundTable"), an operating-oriented private equity firm focused exclusively on the health-care industry, announced today that its portfolio company, Argon Medical Devices, Inc. ("Argon"), has acquired the critical care and...

Advanced Life Sciences Offers Testimony at Senate Hearing on Defending Against Public Health Threats

October 4, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the...

The Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Drug Market Will Increase From Approximately $4 Billion in 2009 to More Than $6.5 Billion in 2019

October 4, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 4 /- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues finds that the non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) drug market will increase from approximately $4 billion in 2009 to more than $6.5 billion in...

Covidien Demonstrates Breakthroughs in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Soft Tissue Repair at 2010 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress (ACS)

October 4, 2010 4:31 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

Company also highlights latest wound closure, vascular therapy and respiratory products WASHINGTON, Oct 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, will preview new devices and showcase some of the Company's most innovative products...

Medical home care approach improves efficiency and care at clinic for low-income families

October 4, 2010 1:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Pediatrics) Implementing a Medical Home practice model in a health clinic allows physicians to provide comprehensive care to more patients, according to research presented Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition...

Short and long sleep in early pregnancy linked to high blood pressure in the third trimester

September 30, 2010 9:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that getting too little or too much sleep in early pregnancy is associated with elevated blood pressure in the third trimester. The study suggests that improving prenatal sleep hygiene may provide...

New lung cancer research finds half of advanced lung cancer patients receive chemotherapy

September 30, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) For the first time to date, research published in the October edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to determine the use of chemotherapy in a contemporary, diverse non-small cell lung cancer population encompassing all...

Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies

September 29, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Children with eczema have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies. The number of children with eczema is rising, but the reasons are unclear. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics examines the relationship between pet...

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