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Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes and Solicitation of Consents to Related Indentures

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. announced today the expiration and the final results of the previously announced offers by its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Duane Reade Inc. and Duane Reade (collectively, the "Issuers"), to purchase for cash (i) any and all of th...

Cell Conversion Shows Promise for Diabetes Treatment

But researchers must figure out how to keep new beta cells under control FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- European scientists have identified a transcription factor that plays a key role in the conversion of pancreas cells into insulin-producing beta cells, and the finding could lead...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, believe conventional vaccine strategies should not be the only avenue explored in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Based on studying simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, they ...

How to make negative services less unpleasant for consumers

Chestnut Hill, MA August 10, 2009 Service quality beliefs are usually positively related to customer satisfaction the higher the perceived service quality, the higher the customer's satisfaction. However, an article published in the August issue of the Journal of Service Research finds this ...

MU expert offers tips for finding the best long-term care

COLUMBIA, Mo. (8/6/2009) -America's 77 million aging baby boomers and their families soon will face decisions about their long-term care needs. A new book co-authored by Marilyn Rantz, an eldercare expert at the University of Missouri, explains how consumers can find the best eldercare options in ...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer have surgery to remove their breasts or ovaries in order to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer, English resear...

FDA Approves New 3000 IU Vial Size for Kogenate(R) FS, antihemophilic factor (recombinant)

WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 3000 IU (international unit) vial size of Kogenate(R) FS , antihemophilic factor (recombinant). The new vial size offers greater co...

More Than 100 Healthy Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, joined Dr. Clyde Yancy, president of the American Heart Association and Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), at the F...

Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter Ended June 30, 2009 and Updates 2009 Full Year Guidance

ARDEE, Ireland, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-Firstcall/ -- Warner Chilcott Limited (Nasdaq: WCRX ) today announced its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. Revenue in the quarter ended June 30, 2009 increased 7.1% to $250.8 million over the prior year quarter. The primary drivers of...

Labopharm Reports Results for Second Quarter Fiscal 2009

- Quarter Marked by Launch of RYZOLT(TM) in U.S. - - Company to Submit Response to FDA for Novel Trazodone Formulation Next Week - LAVAL, QC, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS ) today reported its fina...

AspireHR Completes Phase 1 SAP HR Initiative for Shire Pharmaceuticals

AspireHR and Shire Pharmaceuticals complete Phase 1 of their shared SAP human resources initiative. Wayne, PA (PRWEB) August 7, 2009 -- AspireHR, an SAP HR software, consulting, and SaaS company, is proud to announce the successful Go-Live of Phase 1 of their SAP HR ini...

X4 Labs to Create Solid Gold Male Enhancement Device for Rich Saudi Man

MONTREAL, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's wealthiest Saudi Arabian businessmen recently placed a custom order for what is now considered the world's most expensive male enhancement device. Made of solid 18kt gold, this adult novelty product is reminiscent of the goods made for ...

Guided care reduces cost of health care for older persons with chronic conditions

The nation's sickest and most expensive patients need fewer health care resources and cost insurers less when they are closely supported by a nurse-physician primary care team that tracks their health and offers regular support, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sc...

LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said today that bids are now being requested for another $11.8 million of the $20 million lung cancer research project funded through the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CD...

National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as the Nation's 111th Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Judge Sotomayor's confirmation today by the U.S. Senate to be our nation's next Supreme Court Justice is a moment of great pride for all Americans. As a Latina and a mother, I can say to my daughter that all dreams are possible," said Dr. J...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Sets Time for Discussion of First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX ), an over-the-counter healthcare company, announced today that financial results for the fiscal 2010 first quarter, ended June 30, 2009, will be released after the market closes on Monday,...

China Pharma Events Keep Growing For UBM

MAARSSEN, The Netherlands, Aug. 6: /PRNewswire/ -- Numbers were impressive at June's CPhI China , with ICSE China and P-MEC China - which together form Asia 's biggest annual networking opportunity for the pharma ingredients, services and production equipment communities. ...

Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc. to Discuss Second Quarter 2009 for Bondholders

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc., a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of vitamins, minerals and nutritional products, will hold a conference call for its bondholders on Thursday, August 13, at 3:00 pm, Eastern Time. During the call, membe...

Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls

Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Texas doctors don't always recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls, despite U.S. guidelines urging their inoculation, a new surv...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), approximately 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered mild. There has been a recent surge in interest concerning mild...

Partnership for Prescription Assistance Prepared to Help New Jersey Workers Hurt by Recession

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire / -- The 'Help Is Here Express' bus tour will be stopping in New Jersey throughout the week of August 9-15 at various cities in order to help uninsured and financially-struggling New Jersey residents access information on programs that pr...

Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions

National Psoriasis Foundation data show more than half of those with psoriasis have other health issues PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emerging research reveals that people with psoriasis are at risk for developing other serious medical conditions in...

NBCH Calls for Cost Containment and System Transformation in Health Care Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ --Today the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of nearly 60 employer-based health care coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents across the United Sta...

NetMotion Wireless Boosts Mobile Productivity for Bell Ambulance

SEATTLE, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- NetMotion Wireless, a leading provider of mobile productivity and management software, today announced that it has been selected by Bell Ambulance to enable seamless roaming and data connectivity for its mobile emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and...

President Clinton and Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury Announce New Agreement to Lower Price of Treatment for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- President Bill Clinton, Mylan Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury and Matrix Laboratories Founder and Vice Chairman N. Prasad today announced an important agreement to enable better, more affordable treatments for patients on "second-line" antire...

Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system

Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global healthcare products company and recognized innovator in mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices, announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Leak Compensation software feature for the P...

Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Tyler R. Hill Against Ambassadors Group, docleaf, et al., Officially Settled

MOUND, Minn., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Allen and Sheryl Hill of Mound, Minn., today announced the official settlement of their civil action for wrongful death of their 16-year-old son, Tyler Hill; invasion of privacy; and fraud against Ambassadors Group Inc., People to People International...

Decision Resources' Updated Rheumatoid Arthritis Report Now Includes Forecast for Rigel Pharmaceuticals' Fostamatinib Disodium

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, today released its updated Pharmacor Rheumatoid Arthritis report which now includes patient share and sales forecasts through 2018...

AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) today announced the launch of an Atlanta-based program aimed at improving self-management of diabetes among minority populations. In partnership with Emory University's Latino Diabetes Education Program...

EHE International Supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

-Window display raises awareness of a disease that affects one million Americans- NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) is teaming up with EHE International to raise awareness of the fight against Park...

Detroit Physician Among 10 Finalists for J.H. Kanter Prize

EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit physician Herbert C. Smitherman, Jr., M.D., has been announced as one of the 10 finalists in the inaugural J.H. Kanter Prize for physicians who have dedicated their medical careers to enhancing health care delivery. Th...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

ATLANTA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Although many children and teens are enjoying the remaining days of their summer vacation, it is actually exam time here in Georgia. Don't fret, the exams we are referring to are given in a doctor's and/or dentist's office instead of the t...

Global Health Trax, Inc. Announces New Marketing Campaign for Oxygen Elements Max Product

VISTA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutritional supplement manufacturing and distribution company Global Health Trax, Inc. today launched a new marketing campaign touting its flagship, patented nutritional supplement product Oxygen Elements(R) Max as an ideal booster for popular e...

CBI Announces the Agenda for Their Upcoming Access Federal Stimulus Incentives for Electronic Health Records Conference

BOSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI), a division of Advanstar Communications, is pleased to announce their full agenda which includes Dr. Paul Tang, Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, as the keynote spe...

InfoLogix Selected by Hilo Medical Center for Multi-Year Engagement to Deliver 'Wireless as a Service'

HATBORO, Pa., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG ), a leading technology provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, announced today that it has been selected by Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, Hawaii for...

Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

Increasingly, loving owners are choosing it for their animal companions THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice care isn't just for humans anymore, as more animal owners are making that choice for their terminally ill pets as an alternative to early euthanasia. For nearly 20 ye...

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Novel Vaccine for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase I/II clinical trial of BP-GMAX-CD1, a novel pharmacologically regulated dendritic cell vaccine for the treatment of prostate cancer. The disease-specific trial is be...

Sunrise Reports Financial Results for Second-Quarter 2009

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE: SRZ ) today reported financial results and operating data for the second quarter of 2009. Sunrise will host a conference call and webcast Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. ET, to discuss the financia...

U.S. Navy Awards Entegrion Contracts for $4 Million for the Development of Critical Blood Products

The U.S. Navy has awarded two additional contracts to the RTP, NC-based life sciences company Entegrion, Inc., for implementation of the company's proprietary technologies to improve the safety and availability of blood-derived products for treating combat injuries. Recent medical research has d...

Lexi-Comp ONLINE™ for Oral Surgery

Oral surgery specialists can now access comprehensive pharmacology information and fast drug interaction screening tools tailored to the needs of their practice. Hudson, OH (PRWEB) August 6, 2009 -- Lexi-Comp, Inc., the leading publisher of clinical resources for the de...
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