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Aging Population Prompts Firms to Offer Benefits

November 22, 2014 10:09 am | by Brigid Schulte - The Washington Post - Associated Press | News | Comments

As the population ages and more people live longer with chronic medical conditions — for instance, the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease is expected to nearly triple by 2050 — companies are beginning to grapple with growing numbers of workers who have elder-care responsibilities.

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University of Maryland Ebola Vaccine Study Progresses

November 21, 2014 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Maryland School of Medicine says it has administered an experimental Ebola vaccine to 20 volunteers in Baltimore. Officials said Friday they expect preliminary results in four to eight weeks.       

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Sanitary Bulk Bag Filler with Metal Detection

November 21, 2014 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

This stainless steel, sanitary bulk bag filler detects and separates metal as it fills bulk bags by weight, dust-free. The filler frame is a patented TWIN-CENTERPOST™ design that maximizes strength, reduces cost and improves accessibility to bag hooks.

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Sanitary Separator

November 21, 2014 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SaniSep™ Plus Separator is engineered for use in pharmaceutical, food, dairy and other cross-contaminant, sensitive applications. With a crevice-free interior and streamlined exterior, the SaniSep Plus is designed and manufactured to CGMP standards and meets the requirements of 3A, USDA, ASTM and FDA applications.

Bandits in Guinea Steal Suspected Ebola Blood

November 21, 2014 8:41 am | by BOUBACAR DIALLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Roadside bandits in Guinea stole a cooler containing blood samples that are believed to have Ebola, officials said Friday, warning of the risks and vowing tighter security measures for transport of such potentially contagious cargo.    

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Experts Fight Ebola at its Source

November 21, 2014 8:31 am | Videos | Comments

Peter Daszak, President of the EcoHealth Alliance, explains the origins of Ebola and how we can fight emerging diseases.                      

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Economic Burden of Diabetes on the Rise; Hookah Smoke Warning

November 21, 2014 8:23 am | Videos | Comments

New research finds that the costs of diabetes care and lost productivity due to the condition totaled $322 billion in 2012. Also, new warnings about hookah smoke.               

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EMA: No Consistent Evidence of an Increased Risk of Heart Problems with Testosterone Medicines

November 21, 2014 8:13 am | News | Comments

The CMDh, a regulatory body representing EU Member States, has agreed by consensus that there is no consistent evidence of an increased risk of heart problems with testosterone medicines in men who lack the hormone (a condition known as hypogonadism).

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Family Gets $6.75M in Botox Treatment Case

November 21, 2014 8:04 am | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

A New York couple who said Botox treatment of their son's cerebral palsy left him with life-threatening complications and sued its manufacturer won a $6.75 million verdict from a federal jury on Thursday.        

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Officials Downplay Debates Over Ebola Aid Response

November 21, 2014 7:58 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer; MARIA CHENG, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

U.S. officials acknowledged disagreements over coordinating the international response to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, but they say most issues are being worked out and the overall fight against the disease there seems to be succeeding.  

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Ohio House Votes to Shield Execution Drugmaker

November 20, 2014 3:42 pm | by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent | News | Comments

The names of companies providing lethal injection drugs to the state would be shielded for at least two decades under a bill that cleared the Ohio House on Thursday. Over objections by some Democrats that the proposal goes against government openness and risks more execution-related lawsuits, the Republican-led chamber voted 61-25 in favor of it.

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German Court: e-Cigarette Liquids Not Medicines

November 20, 2014 3:32 pm | News | Comments

A German federal court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren't medicinal products and can be sold freely.                     

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FDA Approves Hard-to-Abuse Hydrocodone Pill

November 20, 2014 3:27 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health regulators have approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards.       

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Anthera and Patheon Sign Manufacturing Agreement for Liprotamase Phase III Registration Trial

November 20, 2014 11:23 am | News | Comments

Anthera Pharmaceuticals has signed a manufacturing and supply agreement with the Patheon division of DPx Holdings B.V.  The contract provides for Patheon to support the production of the Sollpura clinical drug product for Anthera's Phase III registration trial.

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Thermoplastic Quarter Turn Electric Actuator

November 20, 2014 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The ECP Series Thermoplastic Quarter Turn Electric Actuators feature a GFPP (Glass Filled Polypropylene) housing that provides the actuator superior corrosion resistance and performance in environments and atmospheres where most metal actuators cannot.

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