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FDA approves new treatment for most common form of advanced skin cancer
FDA approves new treatment for most common form of advanced skin cancer
7/27/2015 9:25:38 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Odomzo (sonidegib) to treat patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy. Skin cancer is the most common cancer and basal cell carcinoma accounts for approximately 80 percent of non-melanoma skin …
Noted Duke Brain Cancer Specialist to Direct Allegheny Health Network Neuro-Oncology Program
7/24/2015 8:51:48 AM
Tulika Ranjan, MD, a prominent neuro-oncologist from the Duke Brain Tumor Center, has joined Allegheny Health Network (AHN) as Director of its Adult Neuro-Oncology program.    Dr. Ranjan’s clinical and research interests involve the management of primary brain tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease and the neurological complications of cancer.  She has special …
Experts Present How Science and New Technology are Driving New Brain Tumor Treatments and Improving Quality of Life
7/24/2015 8:42:27 AM
Science and technology continue to improve all aspects of brain tumor care –from surgical advances and radiation, to new drug therapies and devices – according to Susan Chang, MD, director of the Division of Neuro-oncology at UC San Francisco. Dr. Chang will moderate a session on how science and new technology are impacting the development of new treatments and …
Newly Revised Zofran Birth Defects Report Helps Improve Affected Mothers’ Odds Of Getting Compensation For Their Children’s Injuries
7/22/2015 4:18:25 PM
The Medical Compensation Help Team has just released an update of its free special report on Zofran birth defects. It’s intended to help affected women avoid costly mistakes in their efforts of getting compensation for their children’s injuries. Any woman who took Zofran during her pregnancy and whose baby suffered birth defects as a result can benefit from claiming her …
The Institute of Cancer Research Deploys ACD/Spectrus Processor to Manage and Streamline Processing of Analytical Data
The Institute of Cancer Research Deploys ACD/Spectrus Processor to Manage and Streamline Processing of Analytical Data
7/22/2015 9:00:00 AM
ACD/Labs, a Toronto-based chemistry software company, announced today that the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has installed ACD/Spectrus Processor in its research programs to simplify processing and analysis of chromatography, mass spectrometry, and NMR data.   At the ICR, more than forty medicinal chemists work within drug discovery programs towards the development of …
MFICE Medical Foods Industry Conference and Expo Rescheduled to January 2016
MFICE Medical Foods Industry Conference and Expo Rescheduled to January 2016
7/21/2015 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo ( www.mfice.com ) has been rescheduled for January 2016 in Miami.   The original date for the event was set to August 6, 2015 at in Miami.   The event is currently rescheduled to January 27, 2016.    The emerging medical foods market is USD $1.3 billion annually with strong …
FDA authorizes use of prosthesis for rehabilitation of above-the-knee amputations
7/18/2015 2:02:40 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized use of the first prosthesis marketed in the U.S. for adults who have amputations above the knee and who have rehabilitation problems with, or cannot use, a conventional socket prosthesis. The Osseoanchored Prostheses for the Rehabilitation of Amputees (OPRA) device instead uses fixtures and screws implanted into the …
Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen
Tracing the evolution of a drug-resistant pathogen
7/16/2015 2:58:09 PM
To fight a pathogen that’s highly resistant to antibiotics, first understand how it gets that way. Klebsiella pneumoniae strains that carry a particular enzyme are known for “their ability to survive any antibiotics you throw at them,” said Corey Hudson of Sandia National Laboratories in California. Using Sandia’s genome sequencing capabilities, Hudson and colleagues …
CodeBaby Intelligent Virtual Assistants Adopted By Companies Looking to Answer the Demand for Self-Service
CodeBaby Intelligent Virtual Assistants Adopted By Companies Looking to Answer the Demand for Self-Service
7/16/2015 7:00:00 AM
CodeBaby, a global customer engagement and  intelligent virtual assistant  (IVA) technology provider, today announced customers from healthcare organizations to financial services companies are integrating Intelligent Virtual Assistants as a core piece of technology to their site to both enhance the customer experience and to drive down contact center costs. According to  …
McMurray Stern Introduces the Frame WRX Single Face Cart
7/15/2015 2:37:18 PM
McMurray Stern, Southern California’s leader in innovative storage development and records management solutions, has created a new single facing cart to optimize storage space and provide point of need supplies instantly. The Frame WRX Single Face Cart is now available for purchase and is currently being used in healthcare facilities across Southern California. The Frame …
Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. to Speak at the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo in Miami Beach on August 6
Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. to Speak at the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo in Miami Beach on August 6
7/15/2015 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Marketdata Enterprises will speak at the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo ( www.mfice.com ) on August 6, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   John LaRosa, CEO at Marketdata Enterprises will present on the scope and definition of medical foods—what they are, how they are used to treat various …
Making Education Accessible for All – SIMTICS Founder Makes eLearning in Healthcare an Option for Students
Making Education Accessible for All – SIMTICS Founder Makes eLearning in Healthcare an Option for Students
7/14/2015 9:56:19 PM
Professor John Windsor understands the importance of learning, and the fundamental link between education and economic development within a community, having grown up in the northern parts of India. Spending his childhood closely by his missionary father’s side, John gained an insight into the importance of accessible education, especially to students in rural communities, …
Clinical Research Consulting to Speak at the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo in Miami Beach on August 6-7
Clinical Research Consulting to Speak at the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo in Miami Beach on August 6-7
7/14/2015 8:00:00 AM
New York, NY--Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces that Clinical Research Consulting  will speak at the Medical Foods Industry Conference & Expo ( www.mfice.com ) on August 6-7, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.   Alan S. Ryan, Ph.D., CEO at Clinical Research Consulting will present on the clinical research and product development opportunities for medical …
Is ecstasy a potential cure for PTSD?
Is ecstasy a potential cure for PTSD?
7/13/2015 3:10:33 PM
A team of psychiatrists and psychologists in Vancouver will be testing the efficacy of medical-grade 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA)—commonly known as ecstasy–in treating trauma. Mark Haden, a UBC public health adjunct professor, is chairman of the Canadian branch of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), which is conducting the study. …
FDA takes steps to prevent sales of unapproved kidney drugs for dogs and cats
FDA takes steps to prevent sales of unapproved kidney drugs for dogs and cats
7/13/2015 9:20:30 AM
On July 10, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Bio Health Solutions LLC, of Las Vegas and its manager and co-owner, Mark Garrison, for selling RenAvast, an unapproved animal drug. According to the complaint filed with the consent decree, the defendants have marketed RenAvast to treat …
CodeBaby’s Paul Smith Invited to Present at LIMRA 2015 Group and Worksite Benefits Conference in September
CodeBaby’s Paul Smith Invited to Present at LIMRA 2015 Group and Worksite Benefits Conference in September
7/8/2015 2:52:45 PM
Colorado Springs, CO, July 8, 2015  –– CodeBaby, a global customer engagement and  intelligent virtual assistant  (IVA) technology provider, will be presenting at the  LIMRA 2015 Group and Worksite Benefits Conference  in Orlando, Florida in September.  As part of the event,  Paul Smith , CodeBaby Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, will be participating on an industry panel …
Fujifilm SonoSite Announces New Healthcare Leadership
7/8/2015 10:22:46 AM
FUJIFILM SonoSite Inc.,   specialists in designing cutting-edge ultrasound tools and world-leading education for access to point-of-care visualization, today announced changes in its executive leadership, effective July 1, 2015: Naohiro Fujitani was named Chairman; and Masayuki Higuchi was named President and CEO, succeeding Mr. Fujitani in this position.  Both Mr. Fujitani …
Employee benefits insurance firm Quest Global announces partnership
Employee benefits insurance firm Quest Global announces partnership
7/8/2015 6:00:00 AM
Today Dr. Rick Redalen MD., The founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Quest Global Benefits announced a strategic partnership with First Source Interactive to spread the word about his new evidence based education company for industrial and occupational medicine to improve healthcare outcomes for employers, employees and families. Redalen was the founder of ExitCare, …
FDA takes action against unapproved prescription ear drop products
FDA takes action against unapproved prescription ear drop products
7/2/2015 10:53:42 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its intention to take enforcement action against companies that manufacture and/or distribute certain unapproved prescription ear drop products (known as otic products) labeled to relieve ear pain, infection, and inflammation. The unapproved prescription ear drops contain active ingredients such as benzocaine and …
ITW Dynatec to Showcase Proven Hot-Melt Adhesive Technology at ProPak China 2015
ITW Dynatec to Showcase Proven Hot-Melt Adhesive Technology at ProPak China 2015
6/30/2015 5:59:34 PM
Designed to the highest industry standards for quality and performance, ITW Dynatec hot melt systems are simple to operate, highly customizable and represent a “best-total-value” for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the packaging industry.   ITW Dynatec will feature its two most popular hot melt adhesive supply units at ProPak: the Dynamini™ and the DynaPack™, …