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Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. ...

Vietnam Veterans of America to VA: Don't Wait for Us to Die: Grant Association to Agent Orange Exposure for Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Hypertension

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing scientific studies of the past few years, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences has determined there is "limited or suggestive evidence" of an association between Parkinson's disease and ischemic heart...

Abbott and Oasmia Pharmaceutical Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Paccal(R) Vet, a New Chemotherapeutic Agent for Dogs

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. and UPPSALA, Sweden, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT ) and Oasmia Pharmaceutical have announced a multi-year agreement to market one of the first cancer medications for dogs. The chemotherapeutic agent, called Paccal(R) Vet (micellar paclitaxel), represents ...

The Bank of New York Mellon Appointed Trustee and Agent for Niagara Health System's New Health-Care Complex

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Bank of New York Mellon, through its subsidiary BNY Trust Company of Canada, has been appointed collateral trustee, intercreditor agent, indenture trustee and administrative agent for the bond issue and syndicated loan facility which will be used to b...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Agent Provides Treatment Option for Women with Hot Flashes

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and f...

Mayo Clinic researchers say agent provides treatment option for women with hot flashes

ORLANDO A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a p...

ImQuest BioSciences and Arisyn Therapeutics Introduce Novel New HCV Therapeutic Agent at Hepatitis Conference

FREDERICK, Md., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ImQuest Bio and Arisyn jointly presented important new results on ATI-0810 (Formerly PG301029), a novel late stage inhibitor of hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication, at the 13th ISVHLD meeting held last week in Washington D.C. The presentation highlighted t...

Ironwood and Forest to Present Additional Phase 2b Data for Novel Gastrointestinal Agent Linaclotide

- Data to be presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and NEW YORK, May 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) today announced they will be reporting additional clinical data from their Phase 2b studies...

Schering-Plough Starts Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Trial for Acadesine, an Investigational Agent Being Studied for Prevention of Complications From Cardiac Surgery

RED-CABG Trial Initiates Patient Recruitment for Potentially Life-Saving Agent KENILWORTH, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced the start of patient enrollment in RED-CABG, the Phase 3 Trial for acadesine, an investigational, potent...

Targeted agent shows promise in biliary cancer study

COLUMBUS, Ohio An experimental agent has shown promising results in people with advanced biliary cancer, according to a multi-institutional clinical trial led by cancer researchers at the Ohio State University. The agent, known as AZD6244 (ARRY-142886), blocks certain enzymes that cancer cells...

By shutting down inflammation, agent reverses damage from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies

Washington, DC Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have been able to speed recovery and substantially reduce damage resulting from spinal cord injury in preclinical studies. Their research, published online in Annals of Neurology and led by Kimberly Byrnes, PhD, shows ...

Dallas To Host Intensive Norvax University Insurance Agent Sales Training and Web Marketing Conference on March 26

* Previous conference SOLD OUT in less than 72 hours. * Health insurance agents and brokers can also receive training and certification in Advanced Sales Development and Online Marketing Strategies Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 11, 2009 -- Norvax University brings its popul...

An adjuvant chemotherapeutic agent in gastric cancer therapy

Peritoneal carcinomatosis can be thought of as a series of events that together form a peritoneal metastatic cascade. The peritoneal stromal tissue appears to be a friendly host for tumour proliferation, providing a rich source of growth factors and chemokines known to be involved in tumour metast...

An Oral Agent for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the United States than in Europe

Stelara Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold-Standard for Psoriasis in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, fi...

AHIP Statement on New CMS Guidelines for Agent and Broker Commissions in Medicare Advantage

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), today issued the following statement on new guidelines announced by CMS on agent and broker compensation for Medicare Advantage plans: "We commend CMS for taking this i...

National Association Endorses Recommendations for Contrast Agent Use in Heart Ultrasounds (Echocardiograms)

American Society of Echocardiography Lays out Clinical Applications and Safety Considerations MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) today backed the use of contrast agents, used to enhance echocardiogram images, and provided a guide for physi...

ACS Signs $27 Million Contract with Alaska to Transition Fiscal Agent Services for State Medicaid Program

DALLAS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS ), today announced the award of a $27 million, 21-month contract for the transition of the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for the state of Alaska's Department of Health and Social Services. ...

Study Links Agent Orange to Prostate Cancer in Vietnam Vets

But some researchers say the finding fails to establish cause-and-effect WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Vietnam veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange have a significantly greater risk of prostate cancer, especially the most aggressive form of the disease, a new study co...

CCNY researchers demonstrate effectiveness of contrast agent Cytate in detectcing prostate cancer

NEW YORK, June 26, 2008 Researchers at the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) at The City College of New York (CCNY) have conducted time-resolved fluorescence measurement and optical imaging studies that demonstrate the efficacy of Cytate as a fluorescence marker to detect pro...

Whole Milk Cheaper, Effective Contrast Agent for GI Scans

It also tasted better than oral barium solution, study finds FRIDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Whole milk does as good a job as a diluted barium solution when used as an oral contrast agent in patients getting a gastrointestinal CT scan, and it is cheaper and more agreeable with the p...

NEW DATA FOR PAZOPANIB - GSK'S LATEST INVESTIGATIONAL ANTI-CANCER AGENT - SHOWS PROMISE ACROSS MULTIPLE CANCERS

Two Phase II studies demonstrated potential for pazopanib as a single agent treatment for early stage non-small cell lung cancer and advanced renal cell cancer: -- In patients with stage I-III non-small cell lung cancer, 86 percent of patients who received pazopanib monotherapy exper...

Protecting Those Who Protect America... Border Patrol Agent Luis Pena Now Quadriplegic From 'Roof Crush' in Rollover

PHILADELPHIA, May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was around 8 PM on the evening of October 18, 2007 when Border Patrol Agent, Luis Pena Jr., was found by his partner in his Ford F-250 XL on the side of the road -- the victim of a rollover. Pena has no memory of that night and no memory at al...

Experimental agent blocks prostate cancer in animal study

COLUMBUS, Ohio An experimental drug has blocked the progression of prostate cancer in an animal model with an aggressive form of the disease, new research shows. The agent, OSU-HDAC42, belongs to a new class of drugs called histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, compounds designed to reactivate...

New agent strikes at respiratory syncytial virus replication

GALVESTON, Texas University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have achieved promising results with a potential new weapon against respiratory syncytial virus, the most common cause of infant hospitalization in the United States. In an effort to find an effective antiviral therap...

Medical Futures signs North American licensing rights to New Biologic agent for Ulcerative Colitis

TORONTO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ - Medical Futures Inc. has licensed MUTAFLOR(R) for the North American market. MUTAFLOR(R) is a drug used in remission maintenance of Ulcerative Colitis. Since its discovery in 1917, MUTAFLOR(R) has been available in the German marketplace through a subsidiary of ...

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP Files Suit Against General Electric Company on Behalf of a Man Who Developed Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) from Contrast Agent Omniscan

GREAT NECK, N.Y., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Waichman Alonso LLP announces that it has filed suit on behalf of a man diagnosed with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) after receiving two injections of Omniscan, a gadolinium contrast dye manufactured by General Electric Company, its subsid...

A new agent for the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome; and more

A new agent for the treatment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome In a paper published this week in PLoS Medicine, Azra Raza and colleagues (University of Massachusetts) use gene expression profiling to identify a molecular signature that predicts response to lenalidomide in patients wi...

NuView Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. Secures Exclusive Rights From Thomas Jefferson University for a Tumor-Specific Imaging Agent for the Diagnosis of Breast and Prostate Cancers

PARK CITY, Utah, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NuView Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NuView) has executed an agreement with Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) for the exclusive distribution and commercialization rights for a tumor-specific imaging agent that assists in the diagnosis of breast and p...

Make 2008 the Year to Find an Insurance Agent That's Right for You

LIFE Foundation Offers Five Tips for Selecting a Trusted Insurance Professional ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2008 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure your insurance program is up to date. An important first step is to see...

Pharmion and Methylgene Report Favorable Results for Phase 2 MGCD0103 Single- Agent Studies in Relapsed or Refractory Lymphomas at the 49th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting

- MGCD0103 Continues to Demonstrate Single-Agent Activity - 38% Response Rate, 43% Disease Control Rate and 86% Tumor Reduction Rate in Heavily-Pretreated Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma in 110mg Cohort - 67% Tumor Reduction Rate in Relap...

The Bank of New York Mellon Recognized as Change Agent Shaping the Direction of Healthcare Transaction Processing

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by Celent, a leading financial services technology research firm, lists The Bank of New York Mellon as one of eight firms leading the way as a change agent enabling major health care providers to more efficiently handle transactions. Celent's...

MassMutual Agent Honored by Insurance Industry for Extraordinary Service to Client

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridy Condon of the Pollakov Financial Group of La Jolla, CA, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual), is the recipient of a prestigious life insurance industry award for her remarkable service to her client, a widow...

Investigational Agent Targeting Metabotropic Glutamate 2/3 Receptors Demonstrates Antipsychotic Activity in Humans, Study in Nature Medicine Finds

New approach for treatment of schizophrenia INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An investigational, phase II study published in the scientific journal Nature Medicine demonstrates that for the first time in humans a drug that acts on certain proteins in the brain call...

InPlace Medical Solutions(TM) Names Malaysia's Atlas Merger SDN.BHD as Regional Agent

Relationship brings innovative video-telemedicine offshore medical services to Southeast Asia HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- InPlace Medical Solutions(TM), the world's first video-telemedicine offshore medical service, has contracted Atlas Merger SDN.BHD as its exclusive agent for Malaysia...

MDS Nordion Begins to Manufacture Cardiac Imaging Agent

Bracco's Cardiogen-82(R) Enables Cardiologists to Better Detect Cardiovascular Disease OTTAWA, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today announced that it has commenced the manufacture of CardioGen-82(R) (Rub...

Prasco Selected as GSK's Generics Marketing and Distribution Agent

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray (FLONASE(R)) will be the first product marketed under this arrangement MASON, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Prasco Laboratories , announced today it has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ). FLONASE(R) (f...

Video: Novalar Announces the Launch of OraVerse(TM) the First Dental Anesthesia Reversal Agent

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a dental specialty pharmaceutical company today announced the launch of OraVerse(TM), the company's premier dental pharmaceutical product. OraVerse is the first and only local anesthesia reversal agent that accelerates the return to n...

Whole milk is effective and cost-effective as oral contrast agent

An item commonly found in many homes whole milk is just as effective, costs less and is easier on the patient than a diluted (0.1%) barium suspension that is also commonly used as an oral contrast agent in conjunction with CT to examine the gastrointestinal tract, a new study finds. The study...

IUPUI scientists report first 3-D view of anti-cancer agent

INDIANAPOLIS Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Purdue School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis have created the first three-dimensional image of how a well-established chemotherapy agent targets and binds to DNA. The study, which publ...

Cardinal Health, GE Healthcare Broaden Relationship to Offer Greater Access to Myoview(TM) Imaging Agent

DUBLIN, Ohio, and WAUWATOSA, Wis., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health and GE Healthcare announced an agreement today to broaden the availability of GE Healthcare's Myoview(TM) (Tetrofosmin) cardiac imaging agent through Cardinal Health's leading network of specialized nuclear p...
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