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Final Tests Show Spanish Woman Free of Ebola

October 21, 2014 2:48 pm | by CIARAN GILES, Associated Press; ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press | News | Comments

Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a huge step forward in her 15-day battle for survival. Four blood tests over the past four days indicated Teresa Romero's system had eliminated the virus, said Dr. Jose Ramon Arribas of Madrid's Carlos III hospital.

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Cone Central Shaft Dryer

October 21, 2014 12:26 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | HEINKEL USA | Product Releases | Comments

This central shaft dryer technology is a more efficient and more cost effective drying method.

Protective Packaging System

October 21, 2014 12:22 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

New, proprietary technology is capable of producing several different inflatable pillow patterns on one machine to accommodate most any void-fill and wrapping requirements. 

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Packaging Error Prompts Recall of Naproxen Pills

October 21, 2014 11:48 am | News | Comments

A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.         

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Single-Use Film

October 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

 PureFlex™ Plus film is a robust, durable film used in the construction of Mobius single-use process containers for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

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Hydropneumatic Tanks

October 21, 2014 11:39 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Charles Ross & Son Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Ross Hydropneumatic Tanks and Pressure Vessels are built in any capacity up to 100,000 gallons, with working pressures from 50 to 200 psig, for indoor or outdoor installation. 

CVS Tacks Tobacco Payment to Prescription Network

October 21, 2014 10:49 am | by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network for clients of its Caremark pharmacy benefits management business.

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Interim Shire Chief Financial Officer to Step Down

October 21, 2014 9:06 am | News | Comments

Shire has announced that James Bowling, Interim Chief Financial Officer, has notified the Board of Directors of his decision to step down from his current role to pursue a new career opportunity as CFO of Severn Trent plc.      

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FDA Accepts NDA for Empagliflozin/Metformin Fixed-Dose Combination

October 21, 2014 9:01 am | News | Comments

The FDA has accepted the filing of a New Drug Application for empagliflozin plus immediate-release metformin hydrochloride fixed-dose combination, an investigational compound being studied for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.  

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Transplant Therapy Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

October 21, 2014 8:46 am | Videos | Comments

A man from Bulgaria who was paralyzed below the chest can now walk again, thanks to a transplant of cells from his nose to his spinal cord.                   

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Boehringer Ingelheim Starts Global Phase III Study for Colorectal Cancer Treatment

October 21, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced enrollment of the first patient in a new global Phase III study in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world, with nearly 1.4 million new cases diagnosed each year.

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AbbVie to Pay Shire $1.64B Fee Over Canceled Merger

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

AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee. The two companies said the deal was off following the decision last week by AbbVie's board to withdraw support from the proposed acquisition.

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CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

October 21, 2014 8:07 am | by MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press; EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials will be demonstrating the recommended techniques Tuesday at a massive training at New York City's Javits Center, with an expected attendance of thousands.

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WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials Could Start in West Africa in January

October 21, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January.          

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FDA Recommends Approval of Novartis’ AIN457 (secukinumab) for Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis

October 20, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

Novartis announced the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee (DODAC) to the FDA voted 7 to 0 to support the approval of AIN457, a selective interleukin-17A inhibitor, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

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