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...
Physicians' Level of Concern for H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic Highest Since April
FLEMINGTON, N.J., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A new national study among 675 physicians revealed that nearly half of physicians (48%) reported that the H1N1 Swine Flu poses some level of risk for a worldwide catastrophic pandemic, the highest percentage since
an April study.
Seroquel's First- and Second-Line Patient Share Has Grown Since Last Year's Analysis of Prescribing Trends in Bipolar Disorder
Although Risperidone Is Now Available In Generics, There Is No Clear Evidence of Expanded Uptake in Early Lines of Therapy, According to a New Report from Decision Resources
Patient-Flow Forecasts Need to Take Into Account Shifts in Seroquel XR's Use by Line of Therapy Over the Next Two Years...
AIM Health Group Inc. reports largest quarterly profit since going public and announces filing of financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2009 on SEDAR
TORONTO, May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AIM Health Group Inc. ("AIM" or the "Company") (TSXV - AHG), a fully integrated health care company, announced today that its income for the three months ended March 31, 2009 (the "Quarter") increased to $271,835 from a loss of $32,194 in the same period in...
Registered Organ Donors Near Five Million, Save 300 Lives Since 2006
Celebration of Community Heroes at Firefighters Memorial at State Capitol on Apr. 28
SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Donate Life Ambassadors made up of transplant recipients, living organ donors, and family members of organ and tissue donors will join Sacramento area firefighter...
DaVita Honored as First and Only FORTUNE 500 Company to Make List of Democratic Workplaces Since Its Inception in 1999
Dialysis Provider Recognized for Decentralization Model and Transparency
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, today acknowledged its being named as the first and only FO...
Resurrection Health Care Increases Sales Productivity by 50% Since Implementing Microsoft Dynamics CRM
CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoma Partners, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the United States, announced today that since
going live, Resurrection Health Care experienced a 50% increase in sales representative productivity. Resurrection Health Care, Chicago's largest Cath...
Consumer Watchdog: Health Insurers & Drug Companies Contributed $5.5 Million to Top 10 Senate and House Recipients Since 2005
Senator Max Baucus, Leading Architect of Health Care Reform, Received More Industry Contributions Than Any Other Democrat
WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers contributed $5.5 million to the top 10 recipients in the U.S. Senate and Ho...
Self-Referral of Medical Imaging Exams a Primary Factor in Six-Fold Increase to Americans' Radiation Exposure From Scans Since 1980
RESTON, Va., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) report stated that the U.S. population is now exposed to seven times more radiation each year from medical imaging exams than in 1980. The American College of Radiology (ACR),...
Medical Radiation Exposure of the U.S. Population Greatly Increased Since the Early 1980s
BETHESDA, Md., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2006, Americans were exposed to more than seven times as much ionizing radiation from medical procedures as was the case in the early 1980s, according to a new report on population exposure released March 3rd by the National Council on Radiation...
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center First in Nation to Use NaviStar(R) RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter Since Technology Received FDA Approval
New Technology Used to Treat Abnormal Heart Rhythms
AUSTIN, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center became the first in the United States to utilize the long-awaited NaviStar(R) RMT ThermoCool(R) Catheter t...
New analysis shows liver cancer incidence has tripled since 1970s, but survival rates improving
A new study examining data on incidence trends, mortality rates and survival rates from the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer registries indicates that the incidence of liver cancer in the United States tripled between 1975 an...
Efficient and Comfortable, the Right Brush(R) is the First Revolution in Painting Since the Roller
WEST BABYLON, N.Y., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New paintbrush makes painting easier. The Right Brush by the ArroWorthy Co. NY, is designed to match the function of the hand. Right-angled, ergonomically contoured handle allows a variety of gripping areas for comfort, accuracy and flexibility. A han...
ARDS mortality is unchanged since 1994
Mortality in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has not fallen since
1994, according to a comprehensive review of major studies that assessed ARDS deaths. This disappointing finding contradicts the common wisdom that ARDS mortality has been in steady decline.
The study was...
The Amazing Heat Pack: The Most Innovative First Aid Solution Since the Band-Aid
Innovation in design fuels The Amazing Heat Pack by Comfort Now, Inc., a revolutionary first aid product that provides affordable and renewable instant pain relief for athletes, arthritics, chronic pain sufferers, premenstrual women and anyone else suffering from painful joints and muscles
Measles Cases Highest Since 1996
Parents' philosophical, religious fear of vaccination leading to increase, CDC report says
THURSDAY, Aug. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Some parents' refusal to vaccinate children seems to be behind the highest rate of measles cases reported since
1996, federal officials said Thursday.
Measles Outbreak Rises to 64 Cases, Most Since 2001
CDC says failure to be vaccinated is behind the worrisome trend
THURSDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- There were 64 confirmed cases of measles in the United States from January through April 25, the highest number of cases in that time period since
2001, U.S. health officials said Thursd...
Report says half a million cancer deaths have been averted since death rate drop
ATLANTA Feb. 20, 2008 The American Cancer Societys annual cancer statistics report finds that death rates from cancer in the United States have decreased by 18.4 percent among men and by 10.5 percent among women since
mortality rates began to decline in the early 1990s, which translates to the a...
Number of Russian women smokers has doubled since Soviet collapse
The number of Russian women who smoke has more than doubled since
the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to new research.
In 1992, seven per cent of women smoked, compared to almost 15 per cent by 2003. In the same period, the number of men who smoke has risen from 57 per cent to 63 per ce...
No Change in Cancer Care 'Race Gap' Since 1990s
Blacks still less likely to get needed treatment compared with whites, study finds
MONDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Black cancer patients continue to be significantly less likely than white patients to receive treatment for lung, breast, colon and prostate cancers, new research finds.
Accordions Breathe Easier Since Smoking Ban
And that's good news for the pub musicians who play them, Irish researchers say
THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Banning smoking in bars is not only salve for the lungs, it is music to the ears.
A smoking ban in Irish workplaces has improved air quality in Irish pubs as well ...
New Report: Dangerous Drug Side Effects and Deaths Doubled Since 1998... Seniors Hit Hardest
PCMA: Time to Require E-Prescribing in Medicare
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report that finds
dangerous drug side effects and deaths - particularly among seniors - have
more than doubled since
1998 underscores the urgency for Congress to act
now to require electronic...
First Human Case of Bird Flu Confirmed in Vietnam Since 2005
Vietnamese officials have confirmed the first human case of avian influenza since
2005, state media said Friday.
The Ministry of Health has officially confirmed that a 29-year-old man has been infected with the deadly H5N1 virus, two days after the suspected case was reported, according t...
Suicide Bids Tripled Among Denmark Asylum Seekers Since 2001
The number of suicide attempts among asylum seekers in Denmark has proportionally tripled since
2001 in what is a "desperate cry of despair," according to a study published Thursday .
Sixty-seven asylum seekers of the 10,797 refugees living in camps -- or 0.6 percent of the total -- tried t...
Tuberculosis – 125 Years Since Discovery, Yet a Challenge to Dat
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly nine million people around the world suffer Tuberculosis, which kills one-point-six million people each year//. The bacterium behind the notorious lung disease was discovered more than a century ago, yet on its 125th anniversary on March 24th, als...
Obesity Surgeries Have Jumped Dramatically Since 1998
Obesity surgeries for patients between the ages of 55 and 64 in the United States soared from 772 procedures in 1998 to 15,086 surgeries in 2004—a nearly 2,000 percent increase, according to a new report by HHS’ //Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
The report, the latest of several s...
Health of Scot bar workers Improved since Smoking Ban
Ban on smoking in bars improves the health of the lungs in bar workers according to a new study//.
The study has been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, and comes from Scotland where smoking in bars and other confined public places has been banned on March 26, 2006....
Statistics South Africa shows decline in homicides since 1990s
There is a decline in the number of homicides in South Africa since
1990, statistics South Africa has portrayed. However, the homicide rates are still very high, especially// for males in the age bracket of 35-39 years.
It was observed that there were no apparent changes in death rates due t...
Doctor’s Continue Manslaughtering Since 179
A study on manslaughter by doctors in UK, says that many were convicted since
1990’s, and in 2004 a surgeon named Steven Walker was found to be convicted //but the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, found that conviction was low.
Due to vengeance and retribution, Birmingham City Hospital...
Drug Menace among Youth Quadruples since 1997
Scotland: This ain’t funny, but drugs seem to hold many youth under a spell. Recent figures have revealed the alarming rise of drugs among youngsters,// to the tune of an increase of 400%, ever since
the labour has come to power.
Experts have reiterated the need for specialized services to re...
Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
The number of drugs being developed for the treatment of cancer has nearly
doubled during the past six years, according to a new survey of pharmaceutical
Currently, 170 pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms various Cancer
Institutes are investigating 402 compounds for the treatmen...
The Lupus Foundation of America Applauds New Legislation that Caps Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs
...ts for people with lupus, as a past survey has shown that more than 60 percent of patients take five or more medications.
"It has been 50 years since
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a medication for lupus. There are several potential new treatments in the near-term pipeline that may p...
Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme
...d Strike Force (MFSF), supervised by the Criminal Division's Fraud Section and Acting U.S. Attorney Sloman of the Southern District of Florida,
the inception of Strike Force operations in March 2007 -- Miami (Phase One), Los Angeles (Phase Two), Detroit (Phase Three), and Houston (Phase Four) ...
Cholesterol Screening Shouldn't Rely on Kids' Weight
...creening guidelines that recommended a cholesterol check for children at increased risk of heart disease, mainly those who are overweight or obese.
then, a University of Michigan team have examined the relationship between body mass index and total and low-density ("bad") lipoprotein cholesterol. ...
Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk
... has generally not been considered to be an alcohol-related cancer because, in reality, it's really almost impossible to de-link smokers from drinkers since
the two behaviors tend to overlap so frequently."
Blot also noted that, when broken down by cancer type, the number of men with some of the cancers...
Verizon and California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Launch Program to Help Victims Protect Themselves by Using Technology
...ne of the nation's largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered more than 3 million hours of community service since
2000. For more information on the foundation, visit www.verizonf o undation.org .
The California Partnership to End Dom...
DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program
...ounty by making grants to not-for-profit organizations working in the arts and culture, education, environmental affairs, health, and human services. since
its inception the Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in grants to approximately 400 not-for-profit agencies serving the residents of DuPage C...
U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines
...says a new study.
The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, accounted for 941 of 1,217 requests, or 77 percent, placed by scientists since
1999 for human embryonic stem cell lines housed at the two largest stem cell banks in the country.
Another line, H7, was requested 111 times, and 1...
Fumbled handoffs can lead to medical errors
...7 percent of discharge summaries indicated which primary care outpatient doctor was responsible for following up with the patient after discharge.
the researchers looked retrospectively at the discharge summaries, they were able to see if test results reported after discharge called for a change ...
Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference
...about 25,000 pharmacies, provide product advertisers a unique targeted marketing opportunity during the biometric while we're measuring blood pressure since
the consumer is required to sit quietly for approximately 60 seconds," said Lifeclinic's Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, Jeff Beko...