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Patient Safety Technologies Reports Second Quarter Results

TEMECULA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PSTX) today announced record quarterly revenues. "We are pleased to announce record second quarter revenues," stated Steven H. Kane, Chief Executive Officer of ...

DSM Announces SafeBridge(R) Potent Compound Safety Certification

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DSM Pharmaceutical Products has announced that their Greenville, North Carolina facility has received the( )Potent Compound Safety Certification from SafeBridge((R)) Consultants, Inc. headquartered in Mountain View, California. The Certification ...

100+ Nurses to Rally in SF Wed. to Demand Stronger Swine Flu Safety Protections: California Hospitals Remain Unprepared Despite First Nurse Death

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 registered nurses from across California will rally in San Francisco Wednesday to protest gaps by California hospitals in safety preparation for the H1N1 pandemic, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Commit...

Connectyx Partners with InstantAmber, a Leader in Child Safety and Missing Children Awareness

PALM CITY, Fla., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Connectyx Technologies Holdings Group Inc. (Pink Sheets: CTYX) is pleased to announce that the Company has formed a partnership with InstantAmber, a leading child safety and missing children awareness company. The agreement will enable InstantAmber to ...

Statement by Jim O'Hara, Director, Produce Safety Project, in Response to the FDA's Announcement Regarding Guidance on Produce Safety

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Jim O'Hara, Director, Produce Safety Project: We commend the FDA for moving forward on initiatives to improve the safety of fresh produce. The proposed guidance documents put out for com...

Pelosi: Food Safety Act Will Protect Lives and Prevent Illness

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on House passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act, which will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new enforcement tools and funding to better ensure food safety and preven...

Pew Statement on House Passage of Food Safety Legislation

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Erik D. Olson, Director of Food and Consumer Product Safety, The Pew Charitable Trusts: "We applaud the House of Representatives' bipartisan vote today to modernize and strengthen the nation's food safety system. Thi...

GMA Applauds U.S. House for Passage of Landmark Food Safety Bill

Calls on Senate to Follow Suit WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GMA president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today commended the members of the United States House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. The bill passed the Hou...

Patient safety advanced by revised heparin standards

Rockville, Md., July 30, 2009 Continuing to help ensure the identity, purity and quality of heparin, the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention has revised written and physical standards for the widely used blood thinner. In February, USP released updated heparin standards at the request of the Food...

Michigan IT Companies Helping the University of Miami Center for Patient Safety Tackle a Leading Cause of Death Using an RTLS Solution to Monitor Staff Hand-Washing Compliance

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Miami UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety has successfully launched a hand hygiene compliance (HHC) pilot project with the help of two Michigan-based technology businesses who specialize in health care real-time locatin...

Industry And FDA Leaders To Discuss The Evolving Science Of Cardiovascular Safety (CV) And Diabetic Drug Development

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host a two-day workshop on Cardiovascular Safety and Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Medications from September 23-24, 2009 in Washington, DC. Horsham, PA, (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- The Drug Information Association (D...

Carboxytherapy and Mesotherapy Unproven, Warns The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety

Physician Group urges consumers to be aware of non-approved cosmetic injections (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- The Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety today issued a consumer warning about carboxytherapy and mesotherapy injections. These products, touting everything fr...

Holy Family Memorial Health Network Bolsters Patient Care Quality and Safety in Achieving Stage 6 on HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model(SM) Scale

MANITOWOC, Wis., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Holy Family Memorial Health Network (HFM) has achieved Stage 6 on the HIMSS Analytics (Health Information Management Systems Society) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Adoption Model scale. The achievement is the latest in a series of ...

Food Illness Accountability Undermines Food Safety Overhaul: Food Safety Legislation Propped up by Antiquated Estimates Rather Than CDC Data

Foodborne illness is underreported, but 12 years of CDC FoodNet data collection confirms a difference of tens of millions between estimated and reported cases of food illness. The CDC, legislators and other public officials continue to use 10-year-old, non-substantiated estimates as the basis for...

U.S. Foodservice Cites Critical Need for Food Safety Culture From Farm to Fork During Monterey PMA Conference

MONTEREY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing the safest fresh fruit and vegetables to consumers takes proactive measures to limit contamination at every stage of the supply chain according to the chief food safety executive for U.S. Foodservice, one of the country's leading f...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

The Authority offers patients consumer tips and encourages facilities to implement guidance in Patient Safety Advisories for improved patient safety HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority supports "National Patient Safety ...

Convection Cooled 350-Watt Open Frame Power Supply Meets Medical and Industrial Safety Standards

CHICAGO, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- International Components Corporation (ICC), an established global leader in designing and manufacturing portable rechargeable systems, today launched a new series of high-efficiency AC-DC open-frame, single-output power supplies. The new 350-watt series, desig...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

Clinical Research Organizations urge full funding for FDA to conduct foreign safety inspections Washington, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical trials conducted in the developing world meet the same safety, ethical and quality standards as those conducted in the deve...

96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ninety-six week pooled results from two Phase 3 studies (DUET-1 and DUET-2) showed that significantly more treatment-experienced HIV-1-infected adults with non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) and protease inhibitor (PI) resi...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revisions to the U.S. prescribing information for the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr) class of antibodies, incl...

Covanta Mendota Recognized for Its Exemplary Health and Safety Practices

MENDOTA, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Covanta Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation (NYSE: CVA ) and a world leader in the development and operation of large scale Energy-from-Waste and other renewable energy projects, today announced its Covanta Mendota b...

FDA Investigating Safety of Asthma Drug Xolair

Injected medication may be linked to higher risk of heart attack, stroke, agency says,, THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has begun a safety review of the asthma drug Xolair (omalizumab) after reports of an increased risk of heart attack, abnor...

CIFOR Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response Published by National Food Safety Group

ATLANTA , July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) released its Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response today. The guidelines in this document are targeted to local, state and federal agencies and provide model practices u...

American Imaging Management Debuts Patient Safety Podcasts

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- American Imaging Management((R)) (AIM((R))), an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ), and leading imaging benefit management and technology company with health plan clients representing more than 35 million consumers, announced...

Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Two Low-dose Regimens of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Atrophy Now Published

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ), announced the publication of data that supported daily and twice-weekly use of PREMARIN((R)) (conjugated estrogens) Vaginal Cream 0.5 g to relieve some of the bothersome s...

New Jersey Hospital Protects Patient Safety with Advanced Pharmacy Automation Solution

Swisslog's PillPick automated drug management system revolutionized the way hospital pharmacy prepares, dispenses and returns medications. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 -- For more than 80 years, Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J., has provided healthcare excellence,...

Researchers identify potential patient safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment patients

(Boston) Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers have identified potential safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients due to the quantity and accuracy of medical record documentation. Improved communication and coordination among substance use treatment and medical provider...

Statement by Jim O'Hara, Director, Produce Safety Project, in Response to the White House Announcement on the Proposed FDA Rule on Produce Safety

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration's commitment today to a produce safety rule is a significant public health victory for American families and farmers. Fresh fruits and vegetables are critical to a healthy lifestyle. With this rule consumers can have great...

ERT Launches New Online Gateway to Improve Cardiac Safety in Clinical Trials

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ), a leading provider of centralized ECG, ePRO, eClinical technology and other services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device and related industries, announced today the launch of a unique online web interface - My Study Portal(...

Put Safety First on the 4th

Follow these tips to avoid fireworks hazards FRIDAY, July 3 (HealthDay News) -- Celebrations including fireworks cause almost 10,000 injuries every year in the United States, but taking certain precautions can help keep you and others safe while enjoying the key summer holiday traditio...

Excellence in Workplace Safety Recognized as 2009 Saxcies Award Winners Named

Two companies and three individuals have been recognized for leadership and excellence at an annual international competition designed to reward workplace health and safety champions. The 15,000-member SafetyXChange.org community released its 2009 Saxcies global safety awards on June 30, 2009 at...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory

Two Facilities in Pennsylvania Make Substantial Progress in Reducing Infections for Patients in Intensive Care HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two hospitals in southeast Pennsylvania have successfully reduced or eliminated healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) for intens...

Novo Nordisk Insulin Analogs Have Proven Safety Profiles

PRINCETON, N.J., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday June 26, Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) published online data from four studies relating to a possible link between a long-acting insulin analog, insulin glargine, and cancer(1). As a basis f...

Groups to Congress: Don't Sacrifice Patient Safety to Lower Health Costs

Health Reform Should Reduce Medical Errors, Not Immunize Negligent Providers for Mistakes that Maim and Kill Innocent Patients WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress should not confuse lowering health care costs with limiting patient safety, said a letter from consumer and pa...

Nation's first children's hospital-based safety store focuses on child injury prevention

INDIANAPOLIS The Riley Safety Store at Riley Hospital for Children, the first of its kind in the nation, serves as a model for children's hospitals across the nation. Recently expanded, the Riley Safety Store provides space to showcase safety products for children and families, as well as offer ...

Wayne County Community College District's Downtown Campus Presents the 2nd Annual Summer Safety Fair

DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wayne County Community College District's (WCCCD) Continuing Education Division presents the 2nd Annual Summer Safety Fair. This event will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the WCCCD Downtown Campus, located at 1001 W. Fort Stree...

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) Leads the Way in Pioneering Helicopter Modification Which is Expected to Greatly Enhance Safety and Save Lives

California Shock Trauma Air Rescue ( CALSTAR ) has the first helicopter in the world modified to allow for dramatically enhanced abilities and increased safety to make landings while using Instrument Flight Rules (IFR), Joseph Cook, CALSTAR's President and CEO announced today. ...

Medical Safety Net in Florida to Strengthen with Recent Grants

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blue Foundation for a Healthy Florida has approved grants to be awarded this summer to nine nonprofit Florida organizations dedicated to expanding the health care safety net for people who may otherwise go without care or rely on costly emergency...

Fenwal to Host Webinar on the Safety of 2-Unit Red Cell Collections From Young Donors

Published study shows young donors experience a lower rate of adverse reactions on automated 2-unit red cell collection systems LAKE ZURICH, Ill., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Fenwal Inc. announced today it is hosting a live, online lecture by Richard J. Benjamin, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical offi...

Homeopathic Pharmacists' Association Highlights the Extraordinary Safety Record of Homeopathic Medicines

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) acknowledges the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) action to protect the public by sending a Warning Letter to Matrixx Innovations, Inc., in connection with that company's sale of Zicam i...
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