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Landrieu Leads Senate Fight to Improve Health Care For Small Businesses

***AUDIO AVAILABLE*** WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., joined Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Senators Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and Jeff Merkley, D-Or...

When You Make Things That Get Implanted in People, Small Things Count

PASO ROBLES, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- On a routine day, Specialty Silicone Fabricators in Paso Robles, California, will make silicone micro-implants such as surgical drains, catheter systems, intravenous drug delivery devices and pacemaker leads. What is not routine is the incredibly p...

Landrieu Comments on Presidents Small Business Health Care Report

WASHINGTON, July 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu today made the following comment on the release of the President's Council of Economic Advisers' "Economic Effects of Health Care Reform on Small Busin...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire Gives Boost to Help Small Businesses in the Granite State

CONCORD, N.H. , July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an innovative new program championed by New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire has announced that it will begin offering a New Hampshire HealthFirst product to small employers beginnin...

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...

Media invited to ACS Webinar on financing tips for start-ups and small businesses

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2009 News media covering chemical sciences, small business and entrepreneurships are invited to join an American Chemical Society (ACS) Small & Medium Business Webinar on opportunities for creating small business ventures for professionals, scientists and entrepreneurs. ...

Landrieu, Snowe Convene Roundtable on Healthcare for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, today convened a roundtable to discuss healthcare reform proposals as they relate to small businesses. Parti...

Drug Crimes in Canada Cause Continuing Problems for Small Communities

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Narconon drug rehab program has noticed a trend of many drug addicts being involved with drug related charges due to their addiction. "You can have the everyday functioning addict who is battling a drug addiction, and just one day gets caught by ...

Fate Therapeutics to Present Data on Stimulation of Osteogenic Activity Using Small Molecule Modulators of Wnt Pathway

LA JOLLA, Calif., and BARCELONA, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Fate Therapeutics, Inc. announced today the presentation of data from its research on small molecule modulators of the Wnt pathway for osteo-regeneration at the 7th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR...

Finally a Health Care Option for Small Businesses

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With rising health care and insurance costs, it's no surprise thousands of small business owners are left in the dark when it comes to providing insurance for themselves, family members and employees. A 2008 National Small Business Association survey ...

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 $...

Health Care Reform Details Emerge with 'Play or Pay' Requirements, Leaving Some Wondering about Small Business Owner Insurance

As the health care reform details emerge, more entrepreneurs are wondering about health insurance for small groups and business insurance premiums. Now, they are getting some answers and are turning to websites such as the Small Business Health Insurance Network to find coverage. ...

Cardin Calls on NIH to Utilize Small Businesses for Extramural Research Projects

NIH declines to attend field hearing exploring use of Recovery Act funds ROCKVILLE, Md., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD ), chaired a field hearing today of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Rockville, MD, entitled " ...

Endologix Announces Live Web Cast of Presentation in SMH Capital Small Cap Spotlight on June 17, 2009 at 4:15 p.m. ET

IRVINE, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX ), developer of minimally invasive treatments for aortic disorders, today announced that John McDermott, President and CEO, is scheduled to deliver a presentation to the investment community on Wednesday, June 17, 20...

SPECT provides high-quality images of small tumors

TORONTOA new study shows that combining high resolution and high sensitivity collimation provides better quality images when using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scans, said researchers at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting. Collimatorsdevices that filter a stream of rays so that only t...

MyWellSteps(TM) Delivers an Important Key to Healthcare Reform - Wellness Programs for Small Businesses

Costs of health care are going up for everyone. One of the most promising solutions is a worksite wellness program. WellSteps has adapted its best-in-class worksite wellness solution and created a stand alone program for small businesses called MyWellSteps(TM). Now employees of small businesses...

National Small Business Week Update: Sam's Club Announces Simplified Small Business Membership; Partnership With U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Plus Free One-Day Pass

During National Small Business Week, Sam's Club announced its simplified Small Business Membership process, which eliminates more than a dozen formal documents required to join as a business member. Now, you can qualify with a business card or letterhead. (PRWEB) May 20...

Make No Small Plans: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Endeavors to Make Cancer History

HOUSTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I had cancer. I have cancer. I will always have cancer." So begins Professor James S. Olson's richly detailed chronicle of the birth and growth of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center to international eminence. Blending the roles of...

Veterans Administration Awards Small Business' $13 Million Contract to Digitize Veterans Health Records

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected DOMA Vector and DOMA Technologies to provide Record Conversion Services to more than 230 Veteran Service Centers in the United States, Virgin Islands and the Pacific. DOMA will convert millions of veteran treatment records from paper to electronic ...

Cardinal Health to Offer Allscripts Electronic Health Record to Solo and Small Physician Groups

CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts today announced that Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH ), one of the largest health care distributors in the country, will offer the Allscripts MyWay(TM) Electronic Health Record to its physician customers across the nation. (Logo: http://www.n...

BlueChoice HealthPlan Adds Coverage for Young Adults and New Plans for Small Businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective now, BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan of South Carolina has expanded its health plans available to individuals as well as to small businesses. It added a new individual product, BlueChoice(R) for Young Adults, for individuals up to age 30, a...

Using a small stockpile of a secondary antiviral drug in a flu pandemic

In a global influenza pandemic, small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication if used early in local outbreaks could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles, according to research made available today ahead of publication in PLoS Medicine . Many countries are investing in larg...

Avineuro Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Beginning of Phase I Clinical Studies of AVN-101, Potent Small Molecule for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

SAN DIEGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineuro Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today an initiation of Phase I clinical studies of AVN-101, a potent small molecule for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The results of Phase I studies are expected to be available in May 2009. Based on these and other re...

J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Satisfaction with Health Plans is Notably Lower among Individual Purchasers and Small Employer Members

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Health plan members who individually purchase their plans or work for small employers are considerably less satisfied with their health plan experience, compared with health plan members who work for larger organizations, according to the J.D. Powe...

What Is It Like to Survive a Plane Crash? A Survivor of One of the Worst Small Plane Crashes Tells Her Story

NAPLES, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday's crash of a single-engine turboprop plane in Montana killed 14 people -- half of them children. With a number of plane crashes in recent months, including the February 12th crash of a Continental Airlines commuter plane that killed 50 and January's "M...

Bumrungrad Named Best Small Cap Company in 2008

Bumrungrad International hospital was named Thailand's "Best Small Cap Company" in the December 2008/January 2009 issue of Asiamoney, a leading financial magazine in the Asia-Pacific region. The award is the result of Asiamoney's annual poll of fund managers and analysts to recognize ...

American Association for Homecare Applauds President Obama's Plan to Aid Small Businesses

Vast Majority of Home Medical Small Businesses Will Be Closed Because of Medicare Bidding Plan ARLINGTON, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare applauds President Obama's plan to support struggling small businesses by providing $15 billion in loans to ...

Medicine's small business practices should be supported by federal budget

Washington - Speaking from his perspective as a physician who practiced for nearly 30 years in a small medical practice in rural Virginia, Jeffrey P. Harris, MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) testified today before the House of Representatives Committee on Small Busin...

NFIB and AHIP Urge Focus on Affordable Health Care for Small Businesses

Release of AHIP's new survey of small group coverage WASHINGTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Affordable coverage options for small businesses must be a top priority as the nation pursues health care reform, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and America's Health In...

The Commercialization Funding Coach, Fred Patterson, Weighs In On SBIR Funding for Small Business Ventures in Wake of NIH Exclusion

The Commercialization Funding Coach, Inc. proprietor, Fred Patterson, has weighed in on the future of SBIR grants in Washington, DC as a means of funding for small business ventures in the wake of SBIR grants being explicitly excluded from NIH stimulus money. Federal reauthorization or a continui...

Nostrum Pharmaceuticals Obtains Worldwide Licensing Rights From IMTECH for Clinical Development of the Small Molecule Caerulomycin and Its Proprietary Derivatives for Their Novel Indication of Immunosuppression

EDISON, N.J., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nostrum Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("Nostrum"), a privately-held company based in Edison, New Jersey, announced today that it has obtained a worldwide license to develop and commercialize Caerulomycin A, and its proprietary derivatives and analogues ("Caerulomycin")...

Husband From Small Town May Have Found Solution to Sleep Industry's 20-Year Compliance Problem

SEATTLE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Naturs Design, Inc., a privately held company located in the Midwest, has just released RemZzzs, the revolutionary product that virtually eliminates all of the most common problems associated with wearing a CPAP mask for sleep apnea. Unfortunately, CPAP therapy has...

Diseased Heart Valve Replaced Through Small Chest Incision

New procedure prospective option for patients too frail for open-heart surgery CHICAGO, Feb 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When 91-year-old Irvin Lafferty was diagnosed with severe blockage of his heart valve -- hardening that is formally known as aortic valve stenosis -- open-heart s...

QHR Employee, Cibola General CEO Named to AHA's Small or Rural Hospital Governing Council

Kenneth Cochran, a QHR associate serving as CEO of Cibola General Hospital in Grants, N.M., was recently elected to represent Region 8 (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) on the American Hospital Association's Small or Rural Hospital Governing Council. His three-year...

Radiofrequency treatment better than ethanol injection for small liver tumors

A new review of four randomized controlled trials that directly compared two different treatments for small inoperable liver tumors has found that radiofrequency ablation (RFA) significantly improves patient survival compared to the standard therapy of percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI). These f...

Microcoils help locate small lung nodules

OAK BROOK, Ill. - A new technique combining computed tomography (CT) with fiber-coated surgical microcoils allows physicians to successfully locate and remove small lung nodules without the need for a more invasive procedure, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology ....

Former Johnson & Johnson Executive Gives Big Voice to Small Companies

Big Pharma Perspective Gives Edge to Private Firms PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Parks, former Vice President of Corporate Communications for Centocor, Inc., an operating company of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) today announced the launch of a public relations consultancy,...

Bioniche Named One of the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada

- ranked # 13 on the list - BELLEVILLE, ON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to be named among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada. Bioniche was ranked n...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Neotropix's Approach to the Treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer and Neuroendocrine Cancers

Innovative Therapy Ensures Greater Patient Compliance, Improves Quality of Life MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the biopharmaceuticals market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Neotropix, Inc. with the 2009 U.S. Frost & Sullivan Award for ...

Abbott Begins U.S. Study of XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent Designed for Small Vessels

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) today announced the start of SPIRIT Small Vessel, a clinical trial evaluating a 2.25 mm size of the XIENCE V(TM) Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System. The 2.25 mm stent system would offer physicians an option for treat...
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