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Study Links Common Antibiotic to Heart Deaths

August 27, 2014 3:51 pm | Videos | Comments

New research has uncovered a correlation between the antibiotic Clarithromycin and an increase in heart deaths. Despite the connection, researchers say the risk is small, and that doctors shouldn't alter the way they administer the drug.  

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Ergonomic Lift & Rotate Systems

August 27, 2014 3:39 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing pneumatic Scissor Lift and Rotate Systems, designed, engineered and manufactured to specifically fit a customer’s cart for improving ergonomics and productivity in their facility. 

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Three Ways Insurers Can Discourage Sick from Enrolling

August 27, 2014 3:35 pm | by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul, but there's still wiggle room for them to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.      

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Stainless Steel LEDs

August 27, 2014 3:11 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing a stainless steel version of the WLC60 heavy-duty LED lights, designed for use in extremely harsh conditions.

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FDA-Friendly Dry Conveyor

August 27, 2014 2:41 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the new System Plast NG™ Evo conveyor chain, featuring a proprietary, low-friction FDA-approved material for dry conveying in food packaging applications.

Third Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

August 27, 2014 12:07 pm | by CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.      

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Amerigen Pharmaceuticals and Ningbo Menovo Pharmaceutical to Collaborate on Generics

August 27, 2014 12:04 pm | News | Comments

Under the terms of the agreement, Amerigen and Menovo will jointly develop products for Amerigen to commercialize in the United States. Menovo will be responsible for manufacturing API and finished product whereas Amerigen will be responsible for clinical, regulatory and commercial activities in the United States.

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FDA Grants Amgen Priority Review Designation for Ivabradine

August 27, 2014 11:53 am | News | Comments

Amgen announced that the FDA has granted priority review designation for ivabradine for the treatment of chronic heart failure (HF). Ivabradine is an oral drug that inhibits the If current ("funny" current) in the sinoatrial node, the body's cardiac pacemaker.

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INTERPHEX Announces New Life Sciences Innovation Week Taking Place in Puerto Rico

August 27, 2014 11:46 am | News | Comments

INTERPHEX Life Sciences Innovation Week is the Island's single source for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing solutions. The event draws over 5,500 key decision makers and 200 leading technologies suppliers through a unique combination of exhibition, education, workshops, partnering opportunities, One on One meetings and networking events.

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Report: Companion Testing Market Exceeded One Billion Dollars in 2013

August 27, 2014 9:11 am | News | Comments

The market for test and pharmaceutical pairs, known as companion diagnostics in the testing industry, has grown significantly. The global companion diagnostic market is valued at about $1.2 billion for 2013. This is up from $950 million in 2011, an increase of 12.5%.

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Japan’s Scandal-Hit Stem-Cell Center to Be Downsized

August 27, 2014 9:08 am | Videos | Comments

One of Japan’s leading research institutions, the prestigious Riken Institute, will scale down the center at the heart of a stem-cell research scandal earlier this year.              

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A Safer Pill Dispenser

August 27, 2014 9:02 am | Videos | Comments

A Mississippi man has invented a device that prevents pills from spilling out of bottles, where kids may find and eat them from the floor.                   

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Nail Polish Detects Date Rape Drugs

August 27, 2014 8:53 am | Videos | Comments

Undercover Colors, a nail polish with the ability to detect certain date rape drugs, is aiming to help fight the widespread problem of sexual assaults in college communities.             

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Acura Pharmaceuticals Receives NIH Grant to Fund Limitx Novel Abuse Deterrent Technology

August 27, 2014 8:40 am | News | Comments

Acura Pharmaceuticals has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the National Institute On Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to fund Phase I development of Acura's new, early stage Limitx™ abuse deterrent technology.     

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Do-it-Yourself Blood Pressure Care Can Beat MDs

August 27, 2014 8:33 am | by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

"Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. Those who did their own readings at home and adjusted their medicine as needed had healthier blood pressure levels after a year than those who got standard doctors' care.

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