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Abilify Has Made Strong Gains in Patient Share Across All Lines of Therapy Since Last Year's Analysis of Prescribing Trends in Schizophrenia

WALTHAM, Mass., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the patient share of Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka's Abilify has grown in the first three lines of therapy si...

Milwaukee VA Hospital Gains New Spinal Cord Treatment Center

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $26.9 million contract to design and build a free-standing spinal cord injury center at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. The contract was awarded to the C3T Construction Company of Milwaukee, ...

AMA Manual of Style, the 'Bible' for Medical and Scientific Publishing, Gains Online Presence

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press is proud to present the launch of the first online version of the international best-selling AMA Manual of Style, the "bible" for authors, editors, students, researchers, the media, and anyone else involved in medical or sc...

Intralase “Bladeless” Lasik Gains Popularity in the Raleigh, NC Area

Dr. Dean Dornic of the Laser Eye Center of Carolina has logged nearly 900 Intralase LASIK procedures. Raleigh, NC (Vocus) June 22, 2009 -- Intralase “Bladeless” Lasik gains popularity in the Raleigh, NC area. Dr. Dean Dornic has performed nearly 900 Intrala...

Barchester Healthcare Gains Skills for Life With ThirdForce

LONDON, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThirdForce, the UK's leading e-learning provider, now acts as the preferred supplier of U-skills to one of the most respected care home companies in the UK, Barchester Healthcare. ThirdForce will support the 15,000 strong workforce with Skills for Life...

Senetek PLC Gains Six Year Extension of Rights from Czech Republic Institute of Experimental Botany

Additional Group of Compounds and Enhanced Research Activities Added to Agreement NAPA, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senetek PLC (OTC Bulletin Board: SNKTY), a Life Sciences company engaged in the development of technologies that target the science of healthy aging, announced a s...

Drug Trials Show Modest Gains Against Lung Cancer

Alimta, Zactima extend survival but cure remains out of reach, studies show SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- Certain drugs offer incremental yet significant improvements in pushing back advanced lung cancer. That's the conclusion of studies presented Saturday at the annual meeti...

Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment

Early detection, aggressive surgery boosts survival times, researchers say MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with gallbladder cancer are surviving longer than they used to, but the death rate is still high, new research shows. An estimated 9,520 cases of gallbladder or bil...

.decimal, Inc. Gains 510k Clearance from the FDA to Market its p.d(TM) Software for Bolus Electron Conformal Therapy in the United States

SANFORD, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- .decimal, leading manufacturer of patient-specific medical devices, gains 510k clearance to release the software necessary for the delivery of Bolus Electron Conformal Therapy (Bolus ECT(TM)), an advanced form of patient-specific electron therapy. Treating wit...

The Pill May Limit Muscle Gains in Women

But experts say results from the small study are no reason to stop birth control FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Lower hormone levels in women who exercise regularly and take birth-control pills may result in less muscle mass increases, a new study suggests. But the muscle-mass...

Private-label OTC Drugs Post Solid Gains in 2008, According to Kline

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' sales of OTC drugs grew by 2.4% from $17.8 million in 2007 to $18.3 million in 2008, according to the latest research in Nonprescription Drugs USA 2008: Market Analysis and Opportunities from worldwide consulting and research firm Kline ...

Blood test for brain injuries gains momentum

A blood test that can help predict the seriousness of a head injury and detect the status of the blood-brain barrier is a step closer to reality, according to two recently published studies involving University of Rochester Medical Center researchers. News stories about tragic head injuries fr...

Healthcare Industry Continues to Post Gains in a Down Economy

Network of healthcare employment Web sites offers recruitment and career opportunities to address ongoing needs. Englewood, CO -- In the midst of a slowing economy and as unemployment climbs, many healthcare fields are still stable or thriving. "Healthc...

Cantel Medical Corp.'s Medivators Group Gains FDA 510(k) Approval For Its Advantage(TM) Plus Endoscope Reprocessing System

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CANTEL MEDICAL CORP. (NYSE: CMN ) announced today that the FDA has cleared its Medivators Advantage Plus Endoscope Reprocessing System and new Rapicide(R) PA High Level Disinfectant for sale in the United States. The Advantage Plus System,...

Derma Sciences Gains FDA Clearance for Novel BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressing with NIMBUS(R) Technology

Dressing Offers a Highly Effective and Affordable New Option to Help Combat the Escalating MRSA Crisis PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, announced today that its first BIOGUARD Ba...

Teaching Hospitals' Post-Op Gains Not Extended to Blacks

Whites seem to benefit more from improved expertise after surgery, but reasons unclear, study finds MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- White patients are less likely to die of post-surgery complications at teaching hospitals than at non-teaching hospitals, but that benefit doesn't app...

Natural TMJ Relief(R) Gains Momentum in the Medical Marketplace

Testimonial touts the benefits of this breakthrough alternative to surgery and prescription drugs SANTA FE, N.M., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- It's estimated that 10 to 15 million people currently suffer from TMJ, the grueling jaw pain and dysfunction associated with the "temporomandibular joint."...

Insightra Medical, Inc. Gains FDA clearance for the Most Complete Range of 7Fr Intra Aortic Balloon (IAB) Catheters

Insightra Medical announced 510(k) clearance of their full range of 7Fr IAB catheters and immediate release in the United States. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2009 -- Insightra Medical Inc. , a privately held medical device company based in Irvine, California, marke...

MALO CLINIC Avoids Capital Expense and Gains Scalability with Hosted Unified Communications

MALO CLINIC, a prestigious international healthcare and wellness center, will implement the C4 IP™ hosted VoIP and hosted unified communications solution from Cypress Communications®. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 18, 2008 -- MALO CLINIC, a prestigious internat...

Res-Q Gains Rights To Market Orosine - a Breakthrough, Patented, Natural Heart Supplement That Cardiologists Are Calling the 'Ultimate Cardio Protection' Against Heart Attacks, Strokes and Heart Failure.

PALM, Pa., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- N3 Oceanic, Inc. announced the addition of Orosine to its heart-healthy Res-Q line of products. Orosine was developed by cardiologist Dr. Jeffrey Shapiro, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine / Cardiology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and NYU Langon...

Tarpon Fund Posts Strong Early Results : Innovative Fund From Islamorada Investment Management Gains 18.5% in November

Islamorada Investment Management (IIM), a fee-only registered investment adviser based in the Florida Keys, announced today that its recently launched Tarpon Fund achieved returns in November of 18.5%. ISLAMORADA, Fla. (Business Wire EON) December 10, 2008 -- The Tarp...

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital gains international recognition for ECMO treatment

The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital recently received the Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). The ELSO is an international consortium of centers offering ECMO for s...

Drop in cancer deaths tied primarily to gains in behavior and screening

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 2, 2008 Improvements in behavior and screening have contributed greatly to the 13 percent decline in cancer mortality since 1990, with better cancer treatments playing a supporting role, according to new research from David Cutler of Harvard University. While not the f...

VIDA Diagnostics Gains FDA Approval for Comprehensive Lung Analysis Software

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- VIDA Diagnostics Inc. announced today that its primary product, Pulmonary Workstation 2.0 (PW2) has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for sale. PW2 is the first commercial release of lung image analysis software from VIDA and comprises a comprehensive a...

Joint Commission Report Shows Gains in Safety, Quality

Where a patient receives care makes a difference OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In some very critical areas, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals in America have steadily improved the quality of patient care over a six-year period, saving lives and improving t...

Past gains in reducing risk of heart disease have flattened, women especially affected

NEW ORLEANS - The positive U.S. health trend documented over the past 30 years of reduction in risk for heart disease is not as strong as is widely perceived - and, in fact, the trend has flattened, according to a new analysis of national data by Mayo Clinic. This suggests that the public heal...

Insmed Gains Royalty-Free Worldwide Rights for IPLEX(TM) in Connection with Potential Expanded Access ALS Programs

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, today announced that Genentech, Ipsen/Tercica and Insmed jointly issued the following statement: Genentech, Ipsen/Tercica, and Insmed have been contacted by...

NJHA: Hospitals Achieve Gains in Healthcare Quality, But Commitment to Improve Continues

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals demonstrated continued advances in healthcare quality improvement last year, according to data released today by the state Department of Health and Senior Services. That improvement is the result of hospitals' ongoing ...

Operations research promises continued gains for HIV treatment in resource-limited countries

NEW YORK (Aug. 22, 2008) -- In the past 10 years, the global campaign to expand treatment for millions of people with AIDS living in resource-limited countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, has gained substantial commitments in public and private financing, and has made major strides in makin...

Gov. Richardson's Healthcare Reform Agenda Gains New Life

Budget Surplus in New Mexico Provides Additional Opportunity for Universal Health Coverage Proposal but Obstacles Remain, According to a New Report from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provid...

Full-day kindergarteners' reading, math gains fade by 3rd grade

Children in full-day kindergarten have slightly better reading and math skills than children in part-day kindergarten, but these initial academic benefits diminish soon after the children leave kindergarten. This loss is due, in part, to issues related to poverty and the quality of children's hom...

Opting out revolution a myth: Study shows steep employment gains for women, mothers

WASHINGTON, DC Contrary to the popular perception of a so-called "opting out revolution," new sociological research from the June issue of the American Sociological Review reveals that professional women's employment rates have continually pushed higher over time, and that the employment gap be...

Mindray's DC-3 Color Ultrasound Gains U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance

SHENZHEN, China, June 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices worldwide, today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") for its D...

Teen Girl Loses Hair But Gains Support

Peggy Knight provides solutions for hair loss and self esteem SAUSALITO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When Peggy Knight, of Peggy Knight Solutions, learned that a young woman was afraid to go to school because she had lost her hair and kids were teasing her, she took action. Peggy donat...

Medical Products Distributor Gains New Flexibility With Its Selection of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

AliMed expects to slash costs and heighten accuracy with Microsoft Dynamics technology. REDMOND, Wash., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced that AliMed, a producer and catalog-based distributor of medical products, has chosen Microsoft D...

Modest Health Care Quality Gains Outpaced by Spending

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The quality of health care improved by an average 2.3 percent a year between 1994 and 2005, a rate that reflects some important advances but points to an overall slowing in quality gains, according to annual reports released today by the Agenc...

Closer Analysis Shows Consumer Groups Make Gains in Stem Cell Patent Challenges Against WARF; Appeal Still Planned Against Narrowed Claims

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Closer analysis of the patent office "non-final" decision on a human embryonic stem cell patent held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) shows the following gains made for researchers: -- The original broad patent was...

Ranbaxy Gains Approval to Manufacture and Market Cefuroxime Axetil for Oral Suspension

Ranbaxy to Offer Both Suspension and Tablets PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (RPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited (RLL), announced today that RLL has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to m...

National Health Care Alliance Gains New Members Against Aetna's New Anesthesia Policy

Consumer fraud lawsuit is imminent if Propofol coverage isn't reinstated NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The drumbeat directed towards Aetna to immediately retract its refusal to cover Propofol under all circumstances is getting louder. And as more organizations join the Gastroenterologists a...

From Research to Practice: Healthfitness, Eastman Chemical Company Case Study Demonstrates Real-World Health Gains and Productivity Savings

CEO Gregg Lehman enumerates steps towards 21st century health benefit design in Jan. 30 audioconference MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A 21st century approach to health benefit design is already reaping improved employee health and productivity, according to a new HealthFitnes...
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