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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.  

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...

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...

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...

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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.                   

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.             

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.


Tris Pharma Selected as an Award Winner in the New Jersey Business & Industry Association's 2014 Awards for Excellence

August 27, 2014 8:16 am | News | Comments

Tris Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative drug delivery technologies, today announced that it has been selected as an award winner in the New Jersey Business & Industry Association's 2014 Awards for Excellence competition in the Business Expansion category.

Landscape Disrupters Becoming Part of Pharma’s Playing Field

August 26, 2014 8:57 am | by Girish Malhotra, PE; President, EPCOT International | Blogs | Comments

In recent years genetic testing has been introduced. It has caused a bit of for and against uproar. Information from this testing could be used for changing the lifestyle that could avert diseases one might encounter with age or even could be used for personalized medicine. Better lifestyle could lower pharma sales and an unacceptable scenario by the current players.

Report: No Proof Veterans Died Because of Delays

August 26, 2014 8:51 am | by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

Dentist at Center of Hepatitis Scare Cedes License

August 25, 2014 8:56 am | by KRISTI EATON, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinic conditions led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday. Scott Harrington's two Tulsa-area clinics have been closed since March 2013, when state health officials urged about 7,000 of his current and former patients to get tested for the diseases.

Tax Refunds May Get Hit Due to Health Law Credits

August 25, 2014 8:48 am | by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press | News | Comments

Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day? But if you count on your tax refund and you're one of the millions getting tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law, it's not too early.   


U.S. Army Funds Phase II Clinical Trial for the Treatment of PTSD

August 25, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

NeuroSigma today announced that the U.S. Department of the Army, through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, has funded a Phase II clinical trial at the University of California, Los Angeles, that will examine the use of external trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) as treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Q&A: Care & Recovery Of Ebola-Stricken Aid Workers

August 22, 2014 9:35 am | by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit. They were first two Ebola patients ever brought to the United States...                          

Mallinckrodt Announces Leadership Appointments After Questcor Acquisition

August 22, 2014 9:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Mallinckrodt plc announced the appointment of a new Senior Vice President and President of the Company’s Autoimmune and Rare Disease business, as well as a new Senior Vice President and the Chief Compliance Officer at Mallinckrodt. The appointments are effective immediately.

Combining Vaccines Boosts Polio Immunity

August 22, 2014 9:29 am | by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.                          

New Hydrocodone Restrictions Take Effect

August 22, 2014 9:27 am | by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.                   


AIDS Fungus Grows On Trees

August 21, 2014 4:34 pm | by Duke University | News | Comments

Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on trees.                               

FDA Approves Eliquis For DVT And PE

August 21, 2014 3:39 pm | by Pfizer | News | Comments

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a Supplemental New Drug Application for Eliquis for the treatment of DVT and PE, and for the reduction in the risk of recurrent DVT and PE following initial therapy. 

Biogen Idec Names Adriana Karaboutis EVP, Technology And Business Solutions

August 21, 2014 3:35 pm | by Biogen Idec | News | Comments

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) announced the appointment of Adriana (Andi) Karaboutis as executive vice president, Technology and Business Solutions, effective September 24, 2014.                  

USP Joins Fight Against Illegal Online Drug Sales

August 21, 2014 3:30 pm | by U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) | News | Comments

As part of a continuing mission to improve global health, the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has joined with the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) to combat the threat posed by the illegal online sale of medicines.                       

AstraZeneca Announces Partnership With Illumina To Develop Gene Sequencing Panel

August 21, 2014 3:23 pm | News | Comments

AstraZeneca announced that it has entered into a collaboration with gene sequencing company Illumina, Inc. to develop its next generation sequencing (NGS) platform for companion diagnostic tests applicable across AstraZeneca’s oncology portfolio.

FDA Approves Changes To Covidien's Manufacturing Process

August 21, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Covidien plc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved changes to the manufacturing process for the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating on the delivery wire of the company’s Pipeline™ embolization device.           

Baxter Plans Multi-million Dollar Expansion In Alabama

August 21, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care company Baxter International has announced plans for a multimillion expansion of its manufacturing plant in Opelika, Ala.                                

Insulin Offers New Hope In The Treatment Of Acute Pancreatitis

August 21, 2014 9:49 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Recent research from shows that insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, prevents the toxic effects of alcohol and fatty acid metabolites.                    

A Novel Pathway For Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention

August 21, 2014 9:47 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Finnish researchers have found that the low-expression variant of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), which is particularly common among Finns, reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. The finding revealed a promising new way to customise a potentially preventive drug for atherosclerosis.

ADHD Treatment Market Value To Reach $9.9B By 2020

August 21, 2014 9:43 am | by GBI Research | News | Comments

The Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) therapeutics market value will rise from $6.9 billion in 2013 to $9.9 billion by 2020, with broadening diagnostic criteria a key driver of growth, according to business intelligence provider GBI Research. 

Pfizer Initiates Expanded Access Program For Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment

August 21, 2014 9:40 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer Inc. announced that the company has initiated a multi-center, open-label expanded access program (EAP) in the United States for the investigational CDK 4/6 inhibitor, palbociclib.                       

U.S. Doctor Recovers From Ebola

August 21, 2014 9:36 am | by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.              

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