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Apex Bioventures Acquisition Corp. Sets Date for Special Meeting of Stockholders to Approve Dissolution

HILLSBOROUGH, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apex Bioventures Acquisition Corporation (NYSE Amex: PEX ) ("Apex") announced today that a special meeting of stockholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at the offices of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky &...

Medical Community Reacts to Obama and Congressional Plans to Approve Generic Forms of Biologic Medicines

National Press Club Event to Highlight Patient Safety and Discuss Policy Recommendations for Moving Forward WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama administration's goal of expanding the availability of generic forms of biologic drugs - and a variety of congressional effor...

PICA Policyholders Approve ProAssurance Transaction

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE: PRA ) announced today that the policyholders of the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA) have overwhelmingly approved the sponsored demutualization that will bring PICA ...

Cellegy and Adamis Stockholders Approve Merger Transaction and Related Proposals

Reverse Split Ratio of Outstanding Cellegy Common Stock Expected to be Approximately 1: 9.929060 BOYERTOWN, Pa., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CLGY) today announced that the stockholders of both Cellegy and Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corpora...

Tepnel Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Gen-Probe

SAN DIEGO, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced that shareholders of Tepnel Life Sciences, PLC (AIM: TED) approved the acquisition of Tepnel by Gen-Probe by the requisite majorities at Court and General Meetings held in London earlier today. Mo...

European Commission and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

Schering-Plough Receives EU and US Approvals for Intravenous Formulation of Temozolomide As Well As EU Approval for Oral Temozolomide Sachet Presentation KENILWORTH, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced that the European Commission...

Psychoanalysts Approve Position Statement on Homosexuals and Bisexuals Serving in the Military

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though it's not widely known, psychoanalysts as a professional group are proactive on a number of social issues including homosexuality. During the organization's Winter 2009 Meeting held January 14 - 18 in New York, the American Psychoanalytic A...

Shareholders of Med-Emerg International Inc. approve plan of arrangement with AIM Health Group Inc.

TORONTO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Med-Emerg International Inc. (OTCBB:MDER) ("MedEmerg"), one of Canada's leading providers of health services, is pleased to announce that its shareholders have voted in favour of the previously announced plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") with AIM Heal...

LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Urge Board of Directors to Immediately Call Special Shareholder Meeting to Approve Poison Pill

CINCINNATI, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stephen Joffe, Craig Joffe, and Alan Buckey today filed an amendment to their Schedule 13D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The group previously filed a 13D disclosing ownership of 11.4% of LCA-Vision, Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV ), which operates ...

Barr Shareholders Approve Pending Teva Acquisition

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL ) today announced that its shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposals submitted to them relating to the acquisition of Barr by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. (Nasdaq: TEVA ). "Today'...

Conseco Shareholders Re-Elect 10 Directors, Approve Two Amendments To Certificate Of Incorporation And Ratify Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

CARMEL, Ind., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shareholders of Conseco, Inc. (NYSE: CNO ) at the company's annual meeting today: -- Re-elected 10 directors to serve terms expiring at next year's annual meeting; -- Approved amendments to the company's certificate of incorporation to ...

FDA Says, 'Wait' To Dying Men; Coast-To-Coast Prostate Cancer Demonstrations on May 30th in Protest of FDA Failure to Approve Safe, Effective Immunotherapy

DUBLIN, Ohio, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 30, 2008, CareToLive will take to the streets with coast-to-coast protests in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Madison, Atlanta, Seattle, Dearborn, and Tampa. Joining us will be the Cancer Cure Coalition, the Abigail Alliance, A Right To L...

Saginaw Nurses Approve First Contract

Celebrate Nurses Week with Signing Bonuses, Raises SAGINAW, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurses represented by the United Steelworkers at HealthSource Saginaw voted overwhelmingly last night to accept their first labor contract, giving full-time workers signing bonuses of $1,650...

Pennsylvania Conference Committee Should Approve Smoke-Free Bill That Covers All Workplaces and Protects All Workers

WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of William V. Corr, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: As a conference committee prepares to meet Monday on smoke-free workplace legislation in Pennsylvania, we urge the committee members, the Legis...

NCRA Urges U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Judy Biggert to Approve in Conference the Higher Education Reauthorization Bill Providing Closed Captioning for 30 Million Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Americans

House and Senate Conferees Set to Take Up Bill Which Includes Grants to Train Realtime Captioners Who Meet the Communication Access Needs of People with Hearing Loss VIENNA, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) today urged U.S. Reps. Judy...

NCRA Urges Congressman David Wu to Approve in Conference the Higher Education Reauthorization Bill Providing Closed Captioning for 30 Million Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Americans

House and Senate Conferees Set to Take Up Bill Which Includes Grants to Train Realtime Captioners Who Meet the Communication Access Needs of People with Hearing Loss VIENNA, Va., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) today urged U.S. Rep. Davi...

Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Jim Kelly Urges Congress to Approve the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act

Legislation to Improve Screening of Newborns Vulnerable for Rare Metabolic Conditions WASHINGTON, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jim Kelly, former Buffalo Bills quarterback who led the Bills to four consecutive Super Bowls, will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, to me...

UC RNs Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

10,000 Nurses Win Patient Safety Protections OAKLAND, Calif., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Some 10,000 registered nurses at University of California medical centers throughout the state ratified a new contract by an overwhelming majority, the California Nurses Association announced t...

Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. Shareholders Approve Merger Agreement

- Closing currently expected to be February 21, 2008 - All material regulatory approvals have been received - Class action lawsuit settled in principle FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radiation Therapy Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTSX ) (the "Comp...

Bradley Pharmaceuticals Announces Filing of Definitive Proxy Statement for Special Meeting of Stockholders to Approve Merger With Nycomed

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BDY ) announced today that it has filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a special meeting of stockholders to be held on February 21, 2008 at 9:30 a.m., Eastern ...

Boston Scientific Welcomes FDA Panel Recommendation to Approve PROMUS(TM) / XIENCE(TM) V Everolimus-eluting Coronary Stent System

NATICK, Mass., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today welcomed the recommendation of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel to approve with conditions the PROMUS(TM) / XIENCE(TM) V everolimus-eluting coronary stent system. The PROM...

Pelosi Statement on Vote to Approve New Children's Health Insurance Legislation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic leaders held a news conference in the Capitol this evening following the vote on the revised bipartisan SCHIP bill, which passed by a vote of 265 to 142. Below are the Speaker's opening remarks: "Today w...

Bioenvision Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Genzyme Corporation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genzyme Corporation (Nasdaq: GENZ ) and Bioenvision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIVN ) announced this afternoon that Bioenvision stockholders have voted to approve the acquisition of the company by Genzyme at a reconvened special sharehold...

Healthcare Technologies Announces New Date for the Shareholders Meeting to Approve the Nexgen Biofuels Transaction

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, October 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HCTL ), announced today that the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders, previously scheduled for September 30, 2007, will be held on December 4, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., at the offices of Yi...

Hologic Stockholders Approve Merger with Cytyc

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) today announced that its stockholders voted overwhelmingly at a Special Meeting of Stockholders to approve the transactions contemplated by Hologic's previously announced merger with Cytyc. More than 90 percent o...

Manor Care Shareholders Vote to Approve $6.3 Billion Carlyle Buyout

Hundreds of Nursing Home Workers From Across the Nation Rally for Improved Nursing Home Care Caregivers, senior advocates to travel by caravan from Toledo, Ohio to Washington, DC to highlight concerns over private equity takeover of nation's largest nursing home chain; Wash., DC rally set fo...

Manor Care, Inc. Stockholders Approve Proposed Merger

TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Manor Care, Inc. (NYSE: HCR) announced that at its special meeting of stockholders today, the company's stockholders approved the merger agreement providing for the merger of Manor Care, Inc. with an affiliate of The Carlyle Group. Approximately ...

Healthcare Technologies to Reschedule the Shareholders Meeting to Approve the NexGen Biofuels Transaction

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Healthcare Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: HCTL ), announced today that it will reschedule the extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders for the approval of the Asset Purchase Agreement with NexGen Biofuels, Inc, Mac Bioventures ...

Flextronics Shareholders and Solectron Stockholders Approve Acquisition

SINGAPORE and MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flextronics International Ltd. (Nasdaq: FLEX ) and Solectron Corporation (NYSE: SLR ) today announced that Flextronics shareholders and Solectron stockholders have approved the completion of Flextronics's proposed acquisition...

Proxy Governance Joins ISS, Glass Lewis and Egan Jones in Recommending Arrow International Shareholders Vote to Approve the $45.50 Per Share Merger With Teleflex

READING, Pa., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arrow International, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRO ) today reported that Proxy Governance, Inc. a leading independent proxy voting advisory firm, has advised its clients to vote to approve Arrow's planned $45.50 merger with Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TF...

United Medicorp, Inc.'s Shareholders Approve All Proposals

Company Renamed UMC, Inc. PAMPA, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UMC, Inc. (formerly United Medicorp, Inc.) announced that, at its Special Meeting of Stockholders held May 15, 2007 in Dallas, Texas, shareholders approved the official change of the Company's nam...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

Robotic devices, that help stroke patients practise daily tasks with impaired limbs, are proliferating in US . The US Food and Administration has approved a new robotic device called the Myomo e100, designed to help stroke patients regain motion in their arms. It is to hit the market shortly...

UC Regents Approve Fundraised Campaign for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

The University of California Board of Regents today approved a proposed campaign to raise at least $500 million toward the development of the first phase of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. UCSF is planning to build a 289-bed, integrated medical center to serve children, women and cance...

Health Officials Approve Plan for New £28m Maternity Hospita

Health officials in Glasgow gave the nod for the opening of a new £28 million maternity unit at the Southern General Hospital. //The plans put forward by NHS greater Glasgow and Clyde envision completion of the unit by December 2009. The health board confirmed that it had discussions with doc...

US Oncology Reports Second Quarter Operating Results

...e additional patient consent/education requirements, medical guides and physician registration procedures. The length of time required for the FDA to approve the REMS and for manufacturers to implement the new program is uncertain and it presently remains under discussion between the manufacturers and the F...

Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Report Second Quarter 2009 Results

...materially due to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, whether FDA determines that the Intermezzo (R) NDA is sufficient to approve Intermezzo (R) for its intended indication and any delays in, and the final form of, any FDA approval of Intermezzo (R); the commercial success of ...

Savient Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from U.S. Food and Drug Administration for KRYSTEXXA(TM)

...ed that the Company has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that the FDA can not at this time approve the Company's Biologics License Application (BLA) for KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase) as a treatment for chronic gout in patients refractory to convention...

Pelosi Statement on Energy and Commerce Committee Passage of Health Insurance Reform Legislation

...r change your job. Americans deserve no less. "In the coming weeks, we will work to produce a strong piece of legislation that the House will approve in September." ...

FRC: The Truth Hurts Planned Parenthood and NARAL

...NGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to approve amendments to protect the conscience rights of health care providers and ensure that Americans' tax dollars are not used to pay for abortions within t...

MULTAQ(R) (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter Now Available in the United States

... clinical data and analysis, including post marketing, decisions by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA or the EMEA, regarding whether and when to approve any drug, device or biological application that may be filed for any such product candidates as well as their decisions regarding labelling and other ...
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