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U.S. Payers Intend to Limit Preferred Coverage to Only One Immune Biologic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and GLEN ROCK, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy and Fingertip Formulary find that 76 percent of surveyed pharmacy directors say that by 2014 they expect their managed care organization will have only one preferred biologic for all immune conditions, ...

More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- VSP(R) Vision Care and Prevent Blindness America announced today the results of their joint nationwide survey of nearly 1,500 participants. The study revealed more than one in five 12 to 17-year-olds have difficulty seeing the classro...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Patients with second primary lung cancers (SPLC), when compared to those with one primary lung cancer (OPLC), are more likely to have localized disease at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to receive surgical treatment rather than radiation treatment. However,...

Pancreatic cancer risk decreased by one anti-diabetic therapy, increased by others

Bethesda, MD (August 1, 2009) The antidiabetic medication metformin is associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer in diabetics, according to a new study in Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. However, other commonly us...

Does the Crowded TNF Market Really Need Two New Agents? Rheumatologists Provide Insight in the Wave One Report of LaunchTrends(TM): SIMPONI and CIMZIA

EXTON, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. announces the release of the wave one LaunchTrends (TM): SIMPONI and CIMZIA report. The survey was completed by U.S. Rheumatologists in late June 2009. While awareness of both new TNF antagonists is relatively h...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

St. Louis, July 30, 2009 Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a substance in the liver that helps process fat and glucose. That substance is a component of the common food additive lecithin, and researchers speculate it may one day be possible to use...

Photos: One Million Patients Choose Hologic's NovaSure(R) System Over Hysterectomy

BEDFORD, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX ), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today a...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. to Conduct Non-Deal Roadshow in Hong Kong and Singapore

HARBIN, China, July 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the...

H1N1 'Swine Flu' Leads to Cancellation of HIV/AIDS Summer Camp. One Heartland Announces Campaign to Fund Alternative Camp Session for 82 Children.

WILLOW RIVER, Minn., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- One Heartland recently notified 82 children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty just hours before they were scheduled to travel to Willow River, Minnesota that their camp session was cancelled. The session, part of the organization's Camp He...

Dr. Robert L. Williamson III Once Again Selected As One of America's Top Dentists

The Consumer Research Counsel of America has named Raleigh NC dentist Dr. Robert L. Williamson one of America's Top Dentists. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 23, 2009 -- For yet another year, Raleigh Dentist Dr. Robert L. Williamson III has received an award for ...

For Medical Device Makers, Full Spectrum Software Presents a Live, One Hour Audio Course on Implementing QA Automation in an FDA Controlled Environment

For medical device makers, Full Spectrum Software presents a live, one hour audio course on Implementing QA Automation in an FDA Controlled Environment. The event is hosted by Foreign Exchange Translations. detailed information on the course can be found here Southbor...

Nation's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure is a Way for One Houston Plastic Surgeon to Renew Body Contours and Self-Esteem

New statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate breast augmentation has surpassed liposuction after years of dominance as the number-one surgical cosmetic procedure performed in America. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Philip J. Straka makes breast surgery procedures...

MTV's Season Finale of '16 & Pregnant' Hit Series Highs Among Both P12-34 (1.9) and Total Viewers (2.1 Million) Thursday, Ranking as the Number One Primetime Cable Program

NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting on teen pregnancy, one of the most controversial and thought provoking topics today, MTV's "16 & Pregnant" season finale hit series highs among both P12-34 (1.9) and total viewers (2.1 million) on Thursday, July 16, ranking as the num...

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI), the Largest and One of the Most Prestigious Multi-Specialty Ophthalmology Practices on Long Island, Participates in Mission Cataract USA

WESTBURY, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout August and September, doctors in the Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island (OCLI) practice will perform FREE surgery at the Island Eye Surgicenter to give the gift of sight to those who have lost some or all of their vision because o...

Growth Despite Economy; Mainstreet Property Group Named One of Indiana's Fastest Growing Companies

Mainstreet Property Group has just been named the third fastest growing private company by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Mainstreet is a real-estate development company specializing in the senior housing and care industry. Mainstreet has grown 489% since 2006, and from 4 to 145 employees. ...

Fortune Names Mesa Laboratories as one of America's Fastest Growing Small Public Companies

LAKEWOOD, Colo., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLAB ) announced today that it has been named to the Fortune Small Business Magazine's (FSB) annual list of the 100 fastest-growing, publicly held small companies in the U.S. Every year the e...

OraVerse (R) Selected by Dentistry Today Magazine as One of the Top 100 Products of 2009

SAN DIEGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a dental specialty pharmaceutical company today announced that OraVerse(R), the company's premier dental pharmaceutical product, has been selected by leading dental industry magazine Dentistry Today as one of its Top ...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Renewal of GMP Certificate

HARBIN, China, July 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that its...

Celesio Acquires Majority Stake in Number One Brazilian Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Panpharma

STUTTGART, Germany, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The supervisory board of Celesio AG has today approved the majority holding of 50.1 per cent in pharmaceutical wholesaler Panpharma. This step into one of the most attractive and strongest-growing pharmaceutical markets world-wide is part of Celesio's gr...

Global Fund Increases AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Prevention and Treatment Measures by 30-50% Over One Year

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its latest prevention and treatment numbers, noting in particular that Global Fund-financed programs have put 2.3 million people on treatment for HIV/AIDS, 5.4 million people h...

Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene

Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- A mutation in a single gene causes catastrophic epilepsy, U.S. scientists say. And that finding, they say, could lead to treatments or a cure for the disorder. People with cat...

Fortune Recognizes Female Health Company as One of America's Fastest-Growing Small Companies

CHICAGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Female Health Company (FHC) (Nasdaq-CM: FHCO) today announced that Fortune has ranked FHC eighth among the top 100 fastest-growing publicly traded small companies in America. Fortune's annual top-100 list rates companies with revenues of less than $...

Identafi(TM) 3000 Picked by Dentistry Today Magazine as One of the Top 100 Products of 2009

HOUSTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimira LLC's Identafi(TM) 3000 oral cancer detection device has been picked by leading dental industry magazine Dentistry Today as one of its Top 100 Products. The full results of the 23rd annual competition will be published in the July issue. Dentistry ...

Crestor Patent Invalidity Evidence Uncovered By Article One Partners Community

AstraZeneca Patent Shown to be Invalid Based on New Prior Art; JSA Technologies Patent Study Yields Strong Invalidity Evidence NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Article One Partners, LLC has discovered new prior art impacting the validity of AstraZeneca's Crestor U.S. drug patent, in closing ...

Fighting Multiple Sclerosis One Shirt at a Time

Simply Shirts Launches Designer Line to Benefit MS Foundation Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 1, 2009 -- The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has a new ally in its fight against MS, the debilitating disease that afflicts over 2.5 million people the world over. Multiple sclerosis ...

Over One Thousand Blind Americans to March in Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing and Martha Reeves to Participate in March DETROIT, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States, will hold its third March for Independence on July 6 in Detroit, Michigan. ...

Cyber Bullying Affects One in 10 Students

But researchers find supportive parents help keep abusive behaviors at bay MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Bullying still makes life miserable for plenty of students, only these days some aggressors apparently operate electronically. A new study shows that many children in grad...

Toyota Awards $1 Million in Scholarships to 100 High School Seniors - Roslyn High's Urbach Named One of Only 12 'National' Winners; Receives $20,000

ROSLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Jourdan Urbach, a senior at Roslyn High School, is at the head of an exclusive class. Urbach was one of only 12 seniors nationwide to be named a "national" Toyota Community Scholar. That's quite an accomplishment when you consider that more than 8,00...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Production License Renewal for Sumei Slim Patch

HARBIN, China, June 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. ("China Sky One Medical" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: CSKI ), a leading fully integrated pharmaceutical company producing over-the-counter drugs in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it ...

DaVita Named One of Best Companies to Work for in Colorado

DENVER, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced the company has been recognized by the 2009 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado Program. DaVita(R) is the only...

Aflac Again Honored as One of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Insurer climbs five spots on Computerworld's annual listing of top companies for IT professionals COLUMBUS, Ga., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced that IDG's Computerworld , the voice of IT management, has again selected the company as one of the top workplaces for inform...

Video: 'BeautyScoop(R) Is a Trip to Your Nutritionist and Dermatologist in One Single Packet.' Lauren Slayton, NYC Nutritionist & Owner of FoodTrainers

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- BeautyScoop (R) is a clinically proven, anti-aging beauty infusion that greatly improves skin , hair and nails . In comprehensive multicenter clinical trials, 86% of users reported more youthful skin, shiny hair and stronger, more perfect nails with...

British Society Magazine Tatler Names Palm Beach's Anushka One of the Top Seven Spas in the World

Tatler calls Anushka the place where 'Lionesses of the New York Social Scene' join Palm Beach Pulitzer Girls in their endless quest for beauty . WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ --- Anushka ( www.anushkaspa.com ), the legendary spa icon that's graced the page...

Lloydspharmacy Reveals Hayfever Misery to Hit One in Two People by 2060

Lloydspharmacy has revealed that the UK's hayfever time bomb is to explode in the coming years London, UK (PRWEB) June 13, 2009 -- New images released by Lloydspharmacy show how the UK's hayfever time bomb is set to explode within the coming years. Currently, the condit...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Advancements Could Improve the Quality of Life of Injured Veterans WEST ORANGE, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury , the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of c...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury, the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of cognitive fatigue in patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cognitive fatigue has been shown to be one...

Drugs against winter vomiting disease one step closer

The virus that causes winter vomiting disease invades cells by attaching to particular sugar molecules on the surface of the cells. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This result may be an important step in the development of ...

Experts Urge One Test to Diagnose Diabetes

A1C screen tracks blood sugar over time, with no fasting required FRIDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- The A1C test, which measures average blood glucose levels over a period of two to three months, should now be the main tool doctors use to diagnose diabetes, an international expert pa...

InfoLogix Named as One of the Top 50 Healthcare Information Technology Companies in the World

Ranked by Healthcare Informatics as the number 48 healthcare IT company by revenue HATBORO, Pa., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG ), a leading technology provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, today announced...

Celebrities Lead One Million Walkers and Urge Public to Support March for Babies(R)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrity volunteers who led more than one million people in March for Babies this spring are urging the public to continue to help the March of Dimes raise urgently needed funds for programs that help moms and babies. "As a mom who had...
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