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BCBSGA Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) announced today that it will offer coverage for the administration of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine when it becomes commercially available to the general public. The vaccine administration will be covered for member...

WellPoint Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration

INDIANAPOLIS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ) announced today that it will offer coverage for the administration of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine when it becomes commercially available to the general public. The vaccine administration will be covered for member...

United States Patent Office Issues Decision in Re-examination Proceedings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. , July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew Inc.'s Advanced Wound Management division (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN ) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Office) has issued actions in re-examination proceedings involving thr...

Providence Service Corporation Comments on U.S. Court of Appeals' Decision to Uphold Federal Injunction Blocking California's 10% Cut in Medi-Cal Payments

TUCSON, Ariz., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq: PRSC ) today commented on the recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholding the August 2008 federal injunction prohibiting the 10% cut in California's Medi-Cal...

Stem Cell Decision Opens New Doors, May Spur More Research

Some avenues of scientific inquiry remain unfunded, however,, WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week their new guidelines for stem cell research funding, including allowing some previously ineligible stem cell lines to re...

Communicating science to decision makers

Many researchers, particularly those involved with projects with implications for environmental or public health management and policy, want to communicate research findings to appropriate decision makers, news media outlets, or the general public. This webinar presents information and findings f...

The decision about the incision: Is midline or transverse better for abdominal surgery?

An unusual study at the Department of Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital examined for the first time whether the incision technique used in major abdominal surgery had an effect on the results. Neither physician nor patient knew what kind of incision had been made. The study of 200 patients...

Jeff Stewart Joins Decision Resources, Inc. as Chief Information Officer

Former IntrinsiQ Executive Will be Responsible for Company's Technology Strategy Aimed at Embedding Decision Resources, Inc. Solutions into Customers' Workflow WALTHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, Inc., one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on ...

Bionovo Announces Arbitration Decision in Lawsuit Filed by Former Officer - All Claims Denied

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ) announced today that an arbitration decision issued on June 10, 2009 has denied all claims against the company and its founders, Drs. Isaac Cohen and Mary Tagliaferri. The decision was in reference to a sui...

CMS Decision - No Material Financial Impact to Medicsight

NEW YORK, June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MGT ) and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, which assists radiologists in the early detection of disease, commen...

DATATRAK Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Panel Decision to Delist Common Shares

Company to trade in the Over-the-Counter Market CLEVELAND, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DATATRAK International, Inc. (Nasdaq: DATA ), a technology and services company focused on global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, today announced that it received notification o...

MEDRAD Introduces Manage.Report - Advances Evidence-Based Decision Making

New Informatics Solution enables healthcare professionals to more immediately identify, validate and respond to clinical and administrative information WARRENDALE, Pa., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDRAD, Inc. has launched Manage.Report , an informatics application that enables healthcare profess...

Carefx's Newest White Paper Illuminates Healthcare CIOs' Growing Role in Operations, Strategic Thinking and IT Project Decision Making

Five Seasoned CIOs Share Practical Insights on Physician Engagement, Career Success Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus) May 28, 2009 -- Carefx Corporation, whose Fusionfx solution suite aggregates patient information across existing systems and offers clinicians single, clinically...

Carefx's Newest White Paper Illuminates Healthcare CIOs' Growing Role in Operations, Strategic Thinking and IT Project Decision Making

Five Seasoned CIOs Share Practical Insights on Physician Engagement, Career Success SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Carefx Corporation, whose Fusionfx solution suite aggregates patient information across existing systems and offers clinicians single, clinically relevant views ...

Elsevier Appoints Chris Dillon as Managing Director, Clinical Decision Support

PHILADELPHIA, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Dillon to Lead Effort to Deliver Trusted Clinical Knowledge via Evidence-based Content and Powerful Analytics Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced today that Chris Dillon has j...

LCA Hails US Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm Lower Court Ruling Tobacco Companies Guilty of Massive Fraud and Deception

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the US Court of Appeals' decision on Friday upholding the 2006 ruling that found tobacco companies guilty of fraud and lying about the dangers and addictiveness of smoking. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin...

Medco CEO to Present at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC 25th Annual Strategic Decision Conference 2009

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- David B. Snow Jr., chairman and CEO of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ), is scheduled to address the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. LLC 25th Annual Strategic Decision Conference 2009 in New York on Thursday, May 28, 2009. The p...

World Health Assembly Forced to Postpone Decision on Viral Hepatitis

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Global Epidemic Kills One Person Every 30 Seconds and One Million People Will Die Before the World Health Assembly Meets Again in 2010 Ahead of the second annual World Hepatitis Day, the World Hepatitis Alliance today called on govern...

GAA Applauds Global Fund's Decision to Accelerate Support for Treatment Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

"The Global Fund now has within its reach the potential to end pediatric AIDS." WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its spring meeting in Geneva, the Board of Directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), today agreed to enhance the Fund's res...

American Academy of Dermatology Responds to FDA Decision Regarding Botulinum Toxin Products

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that a box warning will be added to the labeling of botulinum toxin products and a medication guide...

Americans United for Life Condemns FDA Decision that Will Increase Minors' Access to Plan B

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it will not appeal a U.S. District Court order that 17-year-old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B or so-called "emergency contraception." Dr. Ch...

Innovative Decision Support Tool Introduced at AMCP Annual Meeting

ORLANDO, FL, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - FormularyDecisions.com, an online platform for healthcare decision makers, is being officially introduced at AMCP's 21st Annual Meeting and Showcase by Dymaxium, Inc. and a Steering Committee of prominent healthcare decision makers (HCDMs). Today, HCDMs can b...

A Decision Beyond Life and Death: Novel Examines Effects of Controversial Procedure on Patients, Their Families and Doctors

WATERLOO, Iowa, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- "ETOP: Elective Termination of Pregnancy" ( published by AuthorHouse ) by Stephen L. Styron is a novel exploring the difficulties that some women and their families face when choosing to terminate a pregnancy. At County Memorial Hospital, a massive ...

SNM calls CMS PET scan decision a major benefit for cancer patients

Reston, Va.SNM applauds today's decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand coverage of positron emission tomography (PET) scans in the initial treatment strategy of patients with cancer. This decision was based, in large part, on compelling clinical evidence of the ...

DecisionBase 2009 Now Available from Decision Resources

Assesses Opportunity and Unmet Need in Thirty-Five Indications Expanded Primary Research Includes European Physicians WALTHAM, Mass., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, annou...

District Court Decision Received in CONCERTA(R) Patent Case

TITUSVILLE, N.J., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has rendered a decision in the patent litigation between Alza Corporation, McNeil-PPC, Inc. and Andrx Pharmaceuticals LLC. McNeil Pediatrics, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., whi...

VivoMetrics Partners With OBS Medical to Develop Decision Assist Software for Remote Patient Monitoring

New dynamic health status index aims to improve patient safety and enhance outcomes by enabling telehealth providers to intervene earlier in patient care VENTURA, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- VivoMetrics, Inc., developer of LifeShirt(R), a continuous, integrated and wearable remote patien...

AUDIO from Medialink and Men's Health Network: Important Decision Regarding Prostate Cancer

NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime? Listen to this report from Men's Health Network at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=sQvw_ziLvl66Eohv4invEGCD_tkVLoDS This year alone, the National Cancer Ins...

Physicians Favor Patient Involvement in Decision Making, But Cite Barriers Such as Time and Money

Reform movement could break down barriers and reduce over-treatment and waste in system BOSTON, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Most primary care physicians would like their patients to be better informed about their medications, the tests they undergo, the lifestyle changes that would improve their...

White House Makes Correct Decision On Veterans Insurance Proposal

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The White House made the correct decision to withdraw its proposal for the Department of Veterans Affairs to have military veterans' personal insurance companies pay for their service-connected disability and wounds," said VAdm. Norb Ryan, Jr.,...

Heart Hugger by General Cardiac Technology, Eases Pain of Medicare's Decision to No Longer Cover Hospital Errors

LOS GATOS, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediastinitis is just one of the Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) that Medicare will no longer cover starting in financial year 2009. Heart Hugger - Sternum Support Harness can help prevent this and other complications after Cardiothoracic Surgery. He...

FRC Responds to President Obama's Misguided Decision on Stem Cell Science

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins responded to President Barack Obama's decision to abolish limits on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research and urged Congress to renew the Dickey-Wicker Amendment. (Logo: http://w...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Commends President Obama's Decision to Lift Federal Restrictions on Stem Cell Research

SHORT HILLS, N.J., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation joins millions of Americans today in commending President Obama for lifting previous restrictions on federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. Peter T. Wilderotter, president...

AAJ Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Diana Levine

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision upheld a Vermont jury's decision that Diana Levine, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Wyeth v. Levine could hold the drug manufacturer accountable for the injuries she suffered -- which included the loss...

NJLRA Statement on Today's U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Wyeth v. Levine

TRENTON, N.J., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court decision is from Marcus Rayner, executive director of the New Jersey Lawsuit Reform Alliance. "We are extremely disappointed in today's Supreme Court decision, which is certain ...

Being a fair sportsman: Ethical decision making a shot at doping prevention?

The project will analyze if ethical training programs adapted to the field of sports and aimed at teaching ethical competencies can prevent doping and avoid deviant unfair behavior in sports. During the project an online doping prevention program will be designed and its effectiveness in the p...

High and Super-High Potency Topical Corticosteroids Will Remain Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Through 2017 for the Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis

A Once-Daily Topical Agent With a Novel Mechanism of Action and Efficacy Advantages Over Elidel Would Earn Higher Patient Share in the U.S. Than in Europe, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading r...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Congress' and President Obama's Decision to Extend Health Coverage to Four Million Uninsured Children

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) -- a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of creating avenues of improved patient access to health care through public policy reform at the state and federal levels -- today praise...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wins First Health Journalism Award from Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the first news organization to receive an award for Excellence in Health Journalism from the Boston-based Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. The Foundation, which presented the award yesterday at ...

Health IT Now! Coalition Commends House Decision to Pass Health IT Legislation in Economic Recovery Package

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health IT Now! Coalition applauds the House's important decision to allocate $20 billion of the $819 billion included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for incentives to promote the adoption of electronic medical records. "We are ...
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