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Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ), announced today that it has shipped the first doses of the 2009-2010 formulation of Fluzone((R)), Influenza Virus Vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is indi...

Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Begins Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

TOSU, SAGA, Japan, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (TSE: 4530), Hisamitsu U.S., Inc. and Northstar Merger Sub, Inc., today commenced the cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVN ) contem...

Notice Begins Announcing Pendency of a Class Action Regarding MetLife

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The notice process has begun in a pending class action against MetLife. The class action involves MetLife's April 2000 conversion from a mutual insurance company to a stock company. The nationwide class action certified by the Federal Court in New York i...

2009 recipient of minority scholar award begins clinical research on leukemia

(WASHINGTON, July 13, 2009) Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, is the third recipient of the ASH-AMFDP grant, an award designed to help increase the number of underrepresented minority scholars in the field of hematology, and will begin his research into the pathogenesis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leuke...

Online Voting Begins for Ford Customer Service Division's Second Annual Funny Car Design Contest to Support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

DEARBORN, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's okay to vote early and vote often ... at least when the voting helps out a good cause. Starting today, and running through August 14, the public is invited to visit www.jdrf.org/ford , view more than 200 paint scheme designs and vote ...

Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Begins Construction of Raw Material Processing Facility of the Herbal Plantation Base

XIANYANG, China, June 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BSPM) ("Biostar" or "the Company"), a Xianyang based developer, manufacturer and supplier of pharmaceutical products and medical nutrients addressing a variety of diseases and conditions,...

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting begins Sunday

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM), June 28-30 in Chicago, convenes more than 2300 researchers, policymakers and practitioners to discuss research addressing the critical challenges confronting the nation's health care delivery system, including the ways health services research can infor...

Dynatronics Begins Shipping New V-Force Vibration Therapy Units

SALT LAKE CITY, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: DYNT ) announced it has begun shipping its new V-Force Vibration Therapy units to customers. These new units employ powerful, whole-body vibration technology, which provides neuromuscular training to increase ...

Helix Biopharma Corp. Begins Trading on the OTCQX International Market Listing as HXBPF

AURORA, Ontario, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Helix BioPharma Corp. (TSX, FSE: HBP; OTCQX: HXBPF) announced today that it has commenced trading in the U.S. on the OTCQX International Market under the ticker symbol HXBPF. Investors can find real-time quotes, disclosure and financial informati...

HITSP Begins Harmonization Process for Use of Electronic Health Records in Clinical Research

Thirty-five leading organizations from the clinical research community have pledged support for new initiative WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), a cooperative partnership between the public and private sectors tha...

Unprecedented Scale-Up of Voluntary Male Circumcision Begins in Swaziland and Zambia

The Male Circumcision Partnership expands access to proven HIV prevention intervention WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a significant move from research on male circumcision to full-scale implementation, the Male Circumcision Partnership is launching a massive scale-up of ...

MDS Nordion Begins to Manufacture Cardiac Imaging Agent

Bracco's Cardiogen-82(R) Enables Cardiologists to Better Detect Cardiovascular Disease OTTAWA, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today announced that it has commenced the manufacture of CardioGen-82(R) (Rub...

Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Miacalcin(R)

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced that it began shipping calcitonin-salmon nasal spray to the trade. Calcitonin-salmon nasal spray is a generic version of Novartis' Miacalcin (R) . Annual U.S. sales of Miacalc...

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Begins Role as CDC Director and ATSDR Administrator

ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., today became the 16th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). He was named director of CDC by the White House an...

NTS Begins Testing for ZigBee RF4CE Specification

National Technical Systems Inc (NTS) has begun ZigBee testing for RF4CE platforms. The new RF4CE test program will verify functionality and interoperability of the ZigBee RF4CE across multiple vendors, with product-level certification testing soon to follow. Testing of the specification will all...

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference Begins June 7 in Buffalo, NY

Novel H1N1 Influenza A Response among Key Conference Components BUFFALO, N.Y., June 5, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) 2009 Annual Conference will be held June 7-11 at the Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo, New York. This year...

First International Conference on Appetite Control Begins This Week

Scientific Experts Gather to Set New Direction and Collaboration BALTIMORE, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The First International Hyperphagia Conference opens this week in Baltimore, MD with the anticipated outcome to set new direction for solving hunger amid a global obesity epidemic. Th...

Porter Novelli Begins Work With NHLBI on COPD Awareness Effort

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington, D.C. office of Porter Novelli has been selected by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), of the National Institutes of Health, to expand and enhance its chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) awareness campaign. "In 1...

TOPICA Begins Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Potent Antifungal, Luliconazole, in Athlete's Foot

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- TOPICA Pharmaceuticals today announced the enrollment of patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating luliconazole for the treatment of tinea pedis (athlete's foot). Luliconazole, the company's lead product candidate, is the one of the most potent an...

National Public Health Week Begins Today With Launch of Viral Video Campaign

Communities across the Country Join the Observance in Support of Building the Foundation for a Healthy America WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association (APHA) today kicks off National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2009, themed Building the Foundation ...

Greenway Medical Technologies Begins Offering State-of-the-Art Research Platform, PrimeResearch

Latest Solution Provides Physicians with a Fast and Efficient Way to Query Their Patient Databases to Determine Potential Candidates for Clinical Studies and Automation and Elimination of Redundant Data Entry During Clinical Studies CARROLLTON, Ga., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenway...

Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare for All Begins in Illinois with New Single-Payer Bill

RNs, MDs, Activists Rally for Passage TODAY, Springfield-Photo Op, Press Conference, Bill Hearing SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses, doctors, medical students, and dozens of labor and healthcare community activists will join with Rep. Mary Flowers and other Illinoi...

Cognitive decline begins in late 20s, study suggests

A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples' cognitive skills such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27. "This research suggests that some aspe...

Card Scanning Solutions Begins a New Era of Hands-On Customer Service

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In years past, image processing and OCR software company Card Scanning Solutions (CSSN) relied on third-party distributors to serve members of the medical industry who ordered items from the company's MedicScan(R) and ScanShell(R) ( http://www.medicsca...

Perrigo Begins Shipments of Ibuprofen PM

ALLEGAN, Mich., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced that has begun shipping over-the-counter (OTC) Ibuprofen and Diphenhydramine Citrate Tablets, 200/38 mg. The product will be marketed under store brand labels and is comparable to Wyeth ...

Dosing Begins in Phase 1 Clinical Study Evaluating NKTR-105 in Cancer Patients With Refractory Solid Tumors

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ) announced today that the first patients have been dosed in a Phase 1 dose-escalation study of NKTR-105, a novel PEGylated form of docetaxel. The Phase 1 study will assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and a...

First Electronic Healthcare Network in the U.S. Begins Operations in Buffalo, NY

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthTransaction Network(R) has begun operations with the first national, electronic healthcare transaction network in the United States. The long-awaited program, started by electronic-transaction entrepreneur Joseph Wolfson, came to life last week with th...

Milkscreen Home Test for Alcohol in Breast Milk Begins Nationwide Sales at Walgreens

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UpSpring Baby (TM) today announced that its Milkscreen(TM) home test for alcohol in breast milk is now available for purchase over-the-counter at over 6,000 Walgreens drugstores across the U.S. Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain and the first ...

AMERIGROUP Health Plan in Nevada Begins Serving Medicaid Enrollees

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERIGROUP Corporation (NYSE: AGP ) announced today that its wholly-owned health plan in the State of Nevada began offering healthcare services to individuals enrolled in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance (SCHIP) programs beginning Feb...

Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Begins Initial Share Buyback under its Repurchase Program

CHENGDU, China, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical, Co., Inc. (NYSE Alternext: TPI), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced that the Company has begun the initial purchase of shares unde...

AGA Medical Corporation Begins Proceedings Against Occlutech to Recover Damages

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- AGA Medical Corporation (AGA) today announced that, following its previously announced favorable patent infringement final ruling by the German court of appeals over Occlutech GmbH of Jena, Germany (Occlutech), it has calculated and notified Occlutech of th...

Gordon Trucking Begins Sleep Apnea Wellness Program with REM Medical Corporation

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- REM Medical Corporation, a leader in innovative fatigue management solutions for corporations, today announced that Pacific, WA based Gordon Trucking, has chosen REM Medical as its provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services. Initially, REM Medical will pr...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Begins Formulating SPC company for merger With Mellow Hope

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) http://www.htdsmedical.com/ the company is pleased to announce that having received clearances from its Chief Project Scientist, Director, R&D, Andrea Zecevic as a viable project for HTDS to merge with Mellow Hop...

National Tour Begins to Promote Book and Discuss Key Issues Impacting the U.S. Workforce...and How the Obama Administration Can Prevent the Next Economic Catastrophe

First public briefing for executives, economists, government leaders, and the press to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC "An informative must-read for anyone interested in taking corporate health care to the next level by bette...

National Childrens Study Begins Recruiting

Effort will track development of 100,000 kids from birth to age 21 FRIDAY, Jan. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Recruiting has started for a large-scale federal study that aims to track tens of thousands of children from before birth to age 21. The study is aimed at understanding of how genes ...

National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers

The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children's Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children's health. At a briefing, NIH officials announced that the first phase of recru...

National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children's Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children's health. At a brie...

'Life Begins at 65: Words of a Cancer Survivor': New Book Offers Empowering Strategies for Rising Above Sickness and Setbacks

WHITBY, Ontario, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Two words strike fear in the hearts of men and those who love them: prostate cancer. Matthew E. McLaren lived through the shock of that diagnosis, suffered the grief and anger that followed and then turned his medical condition into the opportunity of a life...

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...

Johnson & Johnson Begins Tender Offer to Acquire Omrix

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) is commencing today, through a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Binder Merger Sub, Inc., a cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMRI ...
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