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Partnership Applauds Obama's 'No Cost-Sharing' Protections for Preventive Services

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today applauded President Obama's call for a health reform bill that requires no cost-sharing by patients to obtain preventive services. The preventive services proposal was among eight "core consumer protec...

Cooperatives Can Address Health Care Needs if Properly Defined and Adequate Consumer Protections are Established

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health care proposal released yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee includes an option to offer health insurance through cooperatives but leaves many questions about their structure and scope undefined. The National Cooperative Business Associ...

Cardinal George Urges Catholics to Tell Administration: Keep Conscience Protections for Health Care Workers

Message Spread on Web Sites, YouTube Don't Move From 'Democracy to Despotism,' Cardinal Francis George Warns Alert Health, Human Services to Danger in Rescinding Conscience Protections WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Francis George is urging Catholics in the...

Americans United for Life: Rescinding of Conscience Protections for Healthcare Providers Outrageous

CHICAGO, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the Obama administration moved to rescind U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rules mandating enforcement of and compliance with existing federal laws that protect the civil rights and freedom of conscience of healthcare profess...

Patients Gain Protections in Health Information Technology Law

Psychotherapy Gets Extra Privacy and Security Measures WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients across the United States will benefit from a new health information technology (HIT) law providing comprehensive privacy and security standards for patient records including strong, ...

Psychoanalysts Laud Members of Congress for Inclusion of Privacy Protections in Stimulus Bill

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychoanalytic Association expresses its deep gratitude to members of Congress and their staffs for including strong privacy protections for mental health information in the health IT implementation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Consumer Watchdog Calls on Google to Cease Lobbying Effort to Allow Sale of Patient Medical Records; Urges Congress to Adopt Privacy Protections in Economic Stimulus Bill

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The non-partisan Consumer Watchdog called on Google today to cease a rumored lobbying effort aimed at allowing the sale of electronic medical records in the current version of the Economic Stimulus legislation. Consumer Watchdog called on Co...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Calls for Attorney General to Support Stronger Regulation of Commercial Insurers; Protections for Consumers; and Financially Stable Insurance Market

DETROIT, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is asking Attorney General Mike Cox to stand behind stronger, new consumer-friendly regulations of commercial health insurance carriers that are included in a compromise on health insurance reform made public this week by the chai...

Conscience Protections Essential to Healthcare System, Americans United for Life Argues in Comments Filed with HHS

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans United for Life (AUL) has filed comments with the Department of Health and Humans Services (HHS) affirming the need for a proposed regulation that will protect the freedom of conscience of healthcare providers nationwide. Dr. Charmaine Yo...

Small Businesses and the Self-Employed Need Stronger Coverage Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

National Patient Advocate Foundation supports new small business health initiative but urges strengthened pre-existing condition provision WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) today endorsed new Senate legislation, Small Business H...
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Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications

...roTrans(TM) in treating CNS disorders. We believe the intellectual property protections established by these patent allowances will significantly enhance our abili...ll help therapeutics treat CNS disorders; that strong intellectual property protections will enhance Raptor's ability to form strong collaborations with partners f...

2008 Human Research Protection Award Recipients Announced

...more information, visit www.hii.org . The Office for Human Research protections (OHRP) -- together with the federal Food and Drug Administration -- oversees programs for the protections of human subjects at more than 4,000 HHS-funded universities, hospitals, an...

New Research Shows Physical Therapy as Effective as Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

...prevent injury in order to continue enjoying sports and exercise. Pursuing an exercise program designed by a physical therapist can be one of the best protections from injury. The first step in designing your exercise program is an evaluation by your physical therapist. He or she can identify your predisposing...

Insmed Announces First Human Bioequivalence Data for a Follow-on Biologic by a U.S. Company

...Under Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton Administration, found that "...generic versions of the top 12 categories of biologic treatments with patent protections that have expired or that are due to expire in the near future could save Americans $67 billion to $108 billion over 10 years and $236 billion to $378...

Pharmacopeia's First-in-Class Investigational Therapy PS433540 Achieves Statistically Significant Reductions in Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Patients

...o successfully develop compounds and its receipt of milestones and royalties from the collaborations, Pharmacopeia's expectations concerning the legal protections afforded by U.S. and international patent law, Pharmacopeia's ability to pursue the development of new compounds and other business matters without in...

Pharmacopeia Announces Upcoming Late-Breaker Presentation of Phase 2a Results for Its First-in-Class Investigational DARA Compound, PS433540

...o successfully develop compounds and its receipt of milestones and royalties from the collaborations, Pharmacopeia's expectations concerning the legal protections afforded by U.S. and international patent law, Pharmacopeia's ability to pursue the development of new compounds and other business matters without in...

Major Deficiencies in Design; Funding of Clinical Trials Affects Future of Scientific Innovation

..., an important priority is to work through the HHS Office of Human Research protections (OHRP), which oversees the regulation of IRBs, and the Association for the Accreditation of Human protections Programs (AAHRPP) to add specific requirements that IRBs receive training i...

Pharmacopeia Initiates Second Phase 2 Hypertension Study with PS433540 (DARA)

..., Pharmacopeia's anticipated operating results, financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, Pharmacopeia's expectations concerning the legal protections afforded by U.S. and international patent law, Pharmacopeia's ability to pursue the development of new compounds and other business matters without in...

Pharmacopeia Completes Enrollment in Phase 2 Hypertension Study with PS433540 (DARA)

..., Pharmacopeia's anticipated operating results, financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, Pharmacopeia's expectations concerning the legal protections afforded by U.S. and international patent law, Pharmacopeia's ability to pursue the development of new compounds and other business matters without in...

Pharmacopeia Nominates Novel Chemokine Receptor Antagonist for Development

..., Pharmacopeia's anticipated operating results, financial condition, liquidity and capital resources, Pharmacopeia's expectations concerning the legal protections afforded by U.S. and international patent law, Pharmacopeia's ability to pursue the development of new compounds and other business matters without in...
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Arctic governments and industry still unprepared for oil spills 20 years after Exxon Valdez

...ent. Oil spills can be devastating to Arctic marine environments given the current lack of oil spill response capabilities. We need a 'time-out' until protections are in place for this fragile, extraordinary place." WWF, which has the world's largest Arctic conservation program, also recommends that the most ...

How increased UV exposure impacts plants

...t plant life to emerge from the water and develop on dry earth, bryophytes offer a unique opportunity for researchers to understand the development of protections against ultraviolet radiation. The three varieties of bryophites (liverworts, hornworts, and mosses) have long been utilized as indicators of the heal...

Forest inventories in Oregon include more than trees

...est land is being converted to other uses particularly near urban areas. The rate of conversion had slowed in the past decade, but it's not clear what protections will remain on rural forest and agricultural land. The majority of old-growth forest is now found on federal land, although the current percentage i...

Could vitamin D save us from radiation?

...rt Daniel Hayes, Ph.D., of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene suggests that a form of vitamin D could be one of our body's main protections against damage from low levels of radiation. Writing in the International Journal of Low Radiation , Hayes explains that calcitriol, the active form ...

'Seed Wars: Controversies and Cases on Plant Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property'

...Intellectual Property" provides a comprehensive overview of the current domestic and international legal controversies regarding intellectual property protections for plant genetic resources and discusses threats to plant genetic diversity worldwide. Aoki graduated from Harvard Law School in 1990 and has been...

New studies predict record land grab as demand soars for new sources of food, energy and wood fiber

...ndings have implications for initiatives aimed at addressing climate change and the global food crisis: In Peru, the government has violated the protections of collective land titles. The allocation of about 80 percent of the country's Amazon forests for oil and gas exploration affects almost all titled in...

Perspective: Policies must keep pace with genetic progress

... Thirteen years later, they note, "With many of these tests becoming available in the clinic and some even being offered directly to consumers, GINA's protections could no longer be dismissed as premature; they were rapidly coming to seem essential to Americans' ability to make the most of the much-anticipated e...

New study finds most North Pacific humpback whale populations rebounding

... The number of humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean has increased since international and federal protections were enacted in the 1960s and 70s, according to a new study funded primarily by NOAA and conducted by more than 400 whale researchers throughout the P...

Ocean acidification -- another undesired side effect of fossil fuel-burning

...ir main source of food and the loss of species is highly detrimental to them; coral reefs serve as highly valuable tourist destinations and as natural protections against natural hazards such as tsunamis. Together with climate change, ocean acidification poses a major challenge to the oceans as a human habitat. ...

Federal polar bear research critically flawed, says study in INFORMS journal

...es. Prof. Armstrong testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works on January 30, 2008 in a hearing, Examining Threats and protections for the Polar Bear. A portion of the testimony can be viewed on a website partly supported by Prof. Armstrong and questioning climate change http://t...
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Thousands Rally in Mexico City and Call for Human Rights Protections in Global AIDS Response

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of AIDS activists gathered today for the first-ever international rally for human rights and HIV/AIDS, a key event of the XVII International AIDS Conference. The activists called on governments to ensure greater human rights protections for people ...

The World's Smallest Hero! Rexin-G, Targeted Therapy for Metastatic Cancers

...d for the treatment of all solid chemo-resistant tumors in the Republic of the Philippines. It has recently been granted Orphan Drug Status and market protections for three separate cancer indications by the U.S. FDA. Ongoing clinical trials in the U.S. have established the thresholds for bioactivity and the dos...

Clinical Pharmacology Study With AZILECT(R) (Rasagiline Tablets) Demonstrated It Does Not Increase Tyramine Sensitivity

... Inc., potential exposure to product liability claims to the extent not covered by insurance, dependence on the effectiveness of our patents and other protections for innovative products, significant operations worldwide that may be adversely affected by terrorism, political or economical instability or major ho...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Legislation Would Make VT Least Friendly State in Nation for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

...anted and contrary to health interests of Vermonters who stand to benefit from miracle drugs." She said the legislation would also eliminate existing protections of trade secrets, create an unneeded new state bureaucracy, and drive away research funding by mandating additional disclosure of expenditures. F...

General Patent Corporation Calls New Patent Reform Bill Harmful to Inventors and Entrepreneurs

...er small inventors. "Many critics," Dr. Poltorak said, believe the proposed changes as currently written "will diminish many of the protections offered by the current law and discourage innovation and venture investment, and make it even more difficult to enforce a patent." Dr. Poltor...

Pathway for Biosimilars Act Protects Patients, Promotes Competition, Preserves Innovation and Creates Quality Jobs, Lilly Says

...ater uncertainty in how patent laws will eventually apply to them. In addition to strong patents, "data protection" would offer additional needed protections for innovative biological medicines. Data protection, unlike patents, sets out a consistent, defined period in which copied versions of a new biologi...

BioLife Solutions Granted European Biopreservation Patent

...age at Low Temperature," was previously granted US patent protection. Mike Rice, BioLife's chairman and CEO, noted that the new patent expands the protections of the Company's key intellectual property related to regulating the biologic process of apoptosis (programmed cell death) in response to the accumula...

STERIS Corporation Announces Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter and First Half Results

..., forecasts, estimates, or other forward-looking information affecting or relating to the Company or its industry that are intended to qualify for the protections afforded "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other laws and regulations. Forward-looking state...

Teva and Barr Provide Update on Acquisition

...Inc.), potential exposure to product liability claims to the extent not covered by insurance, dependence on the effectiveness of our patents and other protections for innovative products, significant operations worldwide that may be adversely affected by terrorism, political or economical instability or major ho...

Anti-Stem-Cell-Research Ad Ignores Facts

...s important area of biomedical research, and it is a shame that they would be kept out of the game if this proposal passes." Proposal 2 offers other protections to ensure the ethical conduct of regulated research by putting in place numerous restrictions of its own, including the following: -- Prevent stem...
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