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The Dangers of Testing Ebola

April 15, 2014 8:22 am | Videos | Comments

Report details the dangers of testing Ebola, which has already claimed the lives of 14 healthcare workers.                        

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Report Projects Health Care Costs to Dip Slightly

April 15, 2014 8:13 am | by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under the so-called "Obamacare" plan will total a little more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, instead of almost $1.2 trillion initially estimated.    

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Ruling on Massachusetts Ban on Painkiller Pending

April 15, 2014 8:10 am | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Massachusetts' ban of a powerful new painkiller, Zohydro, remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard more arguments Monday in a lawsuit that claims the state is overstepping its authority in restricting drug use within Massachusetts in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

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FDA Approves Merck’s Allergy Treatment

April 15, 2014 8:04 am | News | Comments

Merck has announced that FDA has approved GRASTEK ® (Timothy Grass Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use [2800 Bioequivalent Allergy Units (BAU)]. GRASTEK is an allergen extract indicated as immunotherapy for the treatment of grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis with or without conjunctivitis.

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DesignMedix Awarded $3M to Develop Low-Cost, Safe Malaria Drug

April 15, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

DesignMedix, Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, received a grant for almost $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue development and manufacture of a new anti-malarial drug.     

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Johnson & Johnson Reports 2014 First-Quarter Results

April 15, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.5% as compared to the first quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 5.3% and the negative impact of currency was 1.8%.  Domestic sales increased 2.2%.  International sales increased 4.5%, reflecting operational growth of 7.9% and a negative currency impact of 3.4%.

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Medical Pot Measure Could Boost Florida Democrats

April 14, 2014 4:13 pm | by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.       

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Tubular Cable Conveyor

April 14, 2014 12:09 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Flexicon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the FLEXI-DISC™ line of Tubular Cable Conveyors for fragile materials, integrated with upstream and/or downstream equipment that sources material from single or multiple locations.

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Vertical Blenders

April 14, 2014 11:58 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Charles Ross & Son Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for low-impact blending, these vertical blenders feature a conical vessel and a slow-turning screw that can agitate a wide variety of materials including powders, granules, pellets, fibers, slurries and pastes. 

Servo-Drive Auger

April 14, 2014 11:39 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Spee-Dee Packaging Machiney | Product Releases | Comments

Fast delivery is just one of the many attributes the new servo-drive Revolution Series Auger is bringing to customers in the coffee, beverage, food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Inverting Filter Centrifuge

April 14, 2014 11:31 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Heinkel Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Introducing the HF & F model centrifuges, which incorporate inverting filter technology, thin cake filtering and PAC® direct contact drying of the material all in one machine for separation/filtration providing processing and cost savings advantages.

Report: Glaxo Bribed Doctors in Poland

April 14, 2014 9:25 am | News | Comments

The BBC reports that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is accused of bribing doctors to prescribe medicines in Poland. A "Panorama" show to air Monday evening quotes a former sales representative for the company saying doctors there were paid to prescribe its drugs.

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Women at Higher Risk for Eye Disease

April 14, 2014 8:40 am | Videos | Comments

Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the majority aren't aware of this.                          

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Opting Out on Vaccines?

April 14, 2014 8:36 am | Videos | Comments

Report details the public health risks of skipping childhood vaccines.                              

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Sebelius: Health Care Launch 'Terribly Flawed'

April 14, 2014 8:25 am | by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration's timeline for having ready the new health care law's online sign-up system "was just flat out wrong," outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview that aired Sunday.    

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