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South Cameron Memorial Hospital and Calcasieu Oaks Psychiatric Hospital Discontinue Operations as Result of Impending Hurricane Gustav

MIAMI, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to mandatory evacuations and the approaching Hurricane Gustav, Pacer Health Corporation has discontinued operations at its two Louisiana medical facilities: South Cameron Memorial Hospital (Cameron, LA) and Calcasieu Oaks Psychiatric Hospital (Lake Charles, L...

3M, Gen-Probe to Discontinue Molecular Food Testing Collaboration

- Companies to Focus Resources on Partnership to Develop Rapid Molecular Tests for Healthcare-Associated Infections - SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe (Nasdaq: GPRO ) announced today that 3M has informed the Company it no longer intends to fund the companies'...

Proper Intake Of Medicine Provides Relief; Discontinue Medication, Continue Suffering

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a common neurobehavioral disorder. Children found affected with this disease are prescribed// stimulant medications. A new study indicates that due to social stigma and feeling lifeless and/or alienated from one’s peers, children and adolescents ...

NutraCea Announces Forbearance Agreement With Bank and Provides Update on Business Strategy and Transactions

...orders. Based on the level of demand for product and our ability to meet that demand with production from the Dillon facility, the Company elected to discontinue operations at the Phoenix facility in April. In addition, cash flow challenges required us to prioritize our payments to suppliers and vendor...

XTENT Announces Plan for NASDAQ Delisting and Filing of Certificate of Dissolution

...common stock effective 10 days thereafter, on or about August 27, 2009, at which time XTENT's transfer agent will close the stock transfer records and discontinue recording transfers of the common stock. XTENT also announced today the filing of its Certificate of Dissolution with the Secretary of State o...

Clinical Trial by Licensee Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint

...ically significant differences between dirucotide and placebo on the secondary endpoints of the study. Lilly and BioMS also announced that they would discontinue ongoing clinical trials and review available data. AutoImmune has exclusively licensed certain of its intellectual property rights to BioMS. U...

Motion Filed to Consolidate Yasmin/YAZ Litigation in Toledo, Ohio

...mpanies. The FDA issued warning letters to Berlex Laboratories, the predecessor manufacturer to Bayer, in 2003, ordering the Defendants to immediately discontinue a television advertisement that promoted Yasmin's fourth generatio progestin, drospirenone, by stating, "Ask about Yasmin, and the difference a little...

Health Plans Return to Airwaves in Support of Bipartisan Reform

... have proposed, which include new market rules and consumer protections to achieve universal coverage, guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions, discontinue rating based on health status or gender, and ensure continuity of care and portability of coverage. "If everyone's covered, we can make hea...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

...es not improve to less than or equal to grade 2 within 1 month, permanently discontinue Vectibix. The clinical manifestations included, but were not limited to, de.... Depending on the severity and/or persistence of the reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix. About Amgen Amgen discovers, develops, manufacture...

NJLRA Statement in Response to Roche's Discontinuation of Accutane(R)

...eform in the legislature and in the courts, today issued the following statement in reaction to Roche's announcement that the company will immediately discontinue Accutane(R), a treatment for severe acne: "Thanks to an aggressive, self-interested campaign by personal injury lawyers, an important medical bre...
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One-Third of Patients Discontinue Common Breast Cancer Therapy

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 15, 2007 - An alarming study that appeared in the March 1, 2007 issue of CANCER (a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society), reports that one-third of women taking the standard five-year regimen of the hormonal breast cancer treatment tamoxifen cit...

Vectibix(R) in Combination With Chemotherapy Significantly Improved Progression-Free Survival in First-Line Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...es not improve to less than or equal to grade 2 within 1 month, permanently discontinue Vectibix. The clinical manifestations included, but were not limited to, de.... Depending on the severity and/or persistence of the reaction, permanently discontinue Vectibix. About Amgen Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures an...

FDA Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) for Acute Bipolar I Disorder and Acute Schizophrenia

...espond differently to various medications. Among patients with schizophrenia who are being treated with antipsychotics, nearly three in four patients discontinue therapy within 18 months due to either poor tolerability or incomplete efficacy. Metabolic safety, including weight gain, elevation of lipid levels (...

Dirucotide Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint in Phase III MAESTRO-01 Trial in Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

...of the MAESTRO-01 study results are expected to be presented at a medical conference later this year. Lilly and BioMS also announced they would discontinue ongoing clinical trials - including MAESTRO-02 and MAESTRO-03 - and review the available data from these studies. MAESTRO-02 is an open-label follow-o...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Progression-Free Survival Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Picoplatin in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

...s significant side effect may cause patients extreme pain, numbness and weakness, which is often long-lasting and, in many cases, requires patients to discontinue treatment," said Richard Goldberg, M.D., associate director of clinical research for the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Center and physi...

Video: Partnership Unites UCB with Consumer Product Innovator OXO(R)

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Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

... 2009 include a charge of $1.1 million for the restructuring and related asset impairment resulting from the Company's strategic restructuring plan to discontinue its in-house preclinical research operations and reduce its workforce by approximately 12 percent effective March 31, 2009. Research and developm...

AstraZeneca Submits NDA for Low Dose Aspirin/Esomeprazole Combination Product

...ses, aspirin is associated with a risk of peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal symptoms.(3B,3C) These gastrointestinal side effects can lead patients to discontinue their aspirin therapy.(3D,3E) Discontinuation due to GI problems is associated with a three-fold higher risk of major CV events,(4A) which can occu...

Roche and Pharmasset Initiate Phase IIb Clinical Trial of R7128, Most Advanced Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor in Development for Chronic Hepatitis C

...ks of PEGASYS and COPEGUS ("12+36") A control arm with PEGASYS and COPEGUS for 48 weeks. Patients in the 24-week arms will discontinue all treatment at week 24 if they have achieved RVR, defined as undetectable levels of HCV at week 4 (a strategy known as "RVR-guided" treatment), and ...

QRxPharma Successfully Completes Comparative Study for Dual-Opioid(TM) Pain Therapy

...c doses of morphine or oxycodone alone. Furthermore, patients receiving morphine or oxycodone alone were two to four times more likely to prematurely discontinue dosing than those on MoxDuo(TM) IR. "These data indicate that MoxDuo(TM) IR has the potential to provide superior pain relief with a lower freque...
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Exogen 2000+, or Sonic Accelerated Fracture Healing System (SAFHS)

Description:...dminister at home for 20 minutes daily, or as prescribed by your physician, until your physician determines your fracture to be sufficiently healed to discontinue device use....
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Platelet count

...reference interval; < 150,000 is thrombocytopenia. 50 ... ... for people with thrombocytopenia to try to increase their platelet count ... discontinue any drugs that can cause low platelet count , including heparin. ... Thrombocytopenia — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatm...
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Genetic factors implicated in survival gap for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer

...ealed that African-American women received similar dose intensity and cumulative dose as the Caucasian breast cancer patients, but were more likely to discontinue treatment early or experience treatment delay. In addition, African-American women had lower white blood counts, but no increase in infections complic...

Scientists identify cell changes leading to impaired 'artificial kidney' function

...tients of a rigid schedule of clinic visits. However, the filtration ability of the peritoneum can lose efficiency over time, requiring patients to discontinue PD. In order to understand this change in the peritoneum, scientists Raffaele Strippoli, Miguel del Pozo and colleagues examined the dialysis fluid f...

Statins may prevent miscarriages

...cted statins into mice with APS and found that these drugs could prevent white blood cell activation and protect pregnancies. Women are advised to discontinue most medications, including statins, during pregnancy, but Dr. Girardi says that no fetal defects have been reported in women who have continued to us...

Study shows mercury levels from products decreasing, though still at dangerous levels

...ercury containing products has been the subject of public debate in recent years. Campaigns have been started to eliminate mercury thermometers and to discontinue mercury use in energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs. There is also controversy revolving around who should pay for the separate disposal of mercury c...

Positron emission tomography superior to standard evaluation tools in measuring treatment response

...PET to CT scanning. The study has important implications for patients. If conventional imaging fails to detect treatment response, oncologists may discontinue therapies that in fact are working and study participants may be dismissed from clinical trials that are actually helping them. Conversely, if a patie...

Eltrombopag effective for hepatitis C patients with low blood-platelet counts

...completed their therapy. The study identified side effects -- including headaches, dry mouth, abdominal pain and nausea. None were serious enough to discontinue the therapy. It's estimated that 4 million people in the U.S. and 170 million worldwide carry the hepatitis C virus. HCV is transmitted primarily by...

Gene therapy for hereditary lung disease advances

...s appear to slow the progression of this disease. Patients in the clinical trial - 10 men and two women who ranged from 42 to 69 - were asked to discontinue their replacement therapy 28 days before receiving the gene therapy. One volunteer who had not been on protein replacement therapy exhibited low-...

FDA Approves New Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B

... B after discontinuation of Baraclude, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and dizziness. The labeling for Baraclude states that patients who discontinue Baraclude should be monitored at repeated intervals over a period of time for liver function. Baraclude's sponsor, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company of ...

Why do insects stop 'breathing'? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers

...at can cause oxidative damage -- the destruction of biomaterial due to excess oxygen -- to tissues. To protect their bodies, insects like grasshoppers discontinue breathing. "We propose that most insects stop breathing in order to lower their internal oxygen concentration to physiologically safe levels, and t...
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NimbleGen to discontinue IPO after Roche's $272.5 million acquisition

Madison, Wis. - NimbleGen Systems , a manufacturer of gene chips for pharmaceutical research, will discontinue its work toward an initial public offering of stock following its acquisition by Roche , the Basel, Switzerland based pharmaceutical giant. NimbleGen had sought to raise $75 million...

AutoImmune Inc. Reports 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results

...ly significant differences between dirucotide and placebo on the secondary endpoints of the study. Eli Lilly and BioMS also announced that they would discontinue ongoing clinical trials and review available data. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. Bishop, Ph.D. stated, "We are obviousl...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

...2009, include a charge of $1.1 million for the restructuring and related asset impairment resulting from the Company's strategic restructuring plan to discontinue its in-house preclinical research operations and reduce its workforce by approximately 12 percent effective March 31, 2009. Research and develo...

Sanofi-aventis Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...; euro 20 million of impairment losses arising from the decision to discontinue development of TroVax((R)); the euro 319 million tax effect arising ...al cancer did not attain its primary end point. It was therefore decided to discontinue development of this product. It has also been decided not to proceed with t...

The MedZilla Report: June 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health

...bsp;   Meanwhile, Oscient's layoff announcement last month also came with a caveat -- that they would keep their products on the market but discontinue direct-sales efforts -- which could be an indicator that new PhRMA rules about what pharmaceutical sales representatives can and cannot do in the purs...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Provides Long-Term Remission and Response Rates in Infliximab-Refractory Crohn's Patients

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Centocor Ortho Biotech Data to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

...g myelosuppressive therapy when the anticipated outcome is cure. discontinue following the completion of a chemotherapy course. P...lowest hemoglobin level sufficient to avoid the need for blood transfusion. discontinue if after 8 weeks of therapy there is no response as measured by hemoglobin ...

Cadence Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... for the prevention of catheter-related infections did not meet its primary endpoint and that, as a result, the company made the strategic decision to discontinue further development of this product candidate. In order to reduce operating costs following this decision, Cadence implemented a restructuring plan, i...

Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. Announces Overwhelming Support to Remove the Board of Directors of Avigen, Inc. at Special Meeting of Stockholders

... support placed in us by the majority of Avigen stockholders. We believe their resounding support was directly responsible for the Board's decision to discontinue its risky merger discussions and to commence with a plan of liquidation. We are disappointed that Avigen did not offer downside protection sooner so ...

ADVENTRX Announces Further Cost-Cutting Measures

...X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) announced today that, effective April 3, it will reduce its full-time workforce to five employees and will discontinue substantially all of its development activities and fundamental business operations to provide additional time to consummate a strategic transaction o...
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Infertility

...reatment is unsuccessful after several attempts, the most difficult decision a couple faces is whether to keep trying this or another treatment, or to discontinue treatment. Social impact In many cultures, inability to conceive bears a stigma. In closed social groups, a degree of rejection (or a sense of...
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Transcapsidation

...t produces various metal ions that are chemically and ... would be viral transmission ( transcapsidation ), since a virus could spread ... ISB To discontinue 1-800 Service. Progress In Developing A Plant ... be considered were transcapsidation and possible synergistic ... Transcapsidation ... ...
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