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Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Late 2016 Trial, Judge Says
11/20/2014 6:16:20 PM
Multidistrict litigation (MDL) for lawsuits alleging injuries from testosterone therapy  was established in the Illinois court in June 2014, after a growing number of similar testosterone cases were filed in courts across the country.  When the MDL for Low T lawsuits was first presented, there were only 45 cases filed. Judge Matthew Kennelly is now overseeing more than 223 …
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
Nursing Home Infection Rates on the Rise According to New Study
11/20/2014 5:56:47 PM
In October, the Columbia University School of Nursing published a news release about a study that found rising infection rates at nursing homes. The study found increasing rates of a variety of infections, including multiple drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), after examining infections in nursing homes in the United States over a five-year period. “Infections are a leading …
HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results
11/19/2014 1:07:03 PM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). The proposed rule clarifies requirements to clinical researchers for registering clinical …
Stable Ischemic Heart Disease By Michelle O’Donoghue, MD
11/19/2014 11:14:32 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen listened to Michelle O’Donoghue, MD, cardiologist, discuss “SIHD (Stable Ischemic Heart Disease) Screening and Diagnostic Modalities” in Athens, Georgia on November 12, 2014. The educational lecture was sponsored by Expert Exchange and the Athens Classic City Area American Association of Critical-Care Nurses …
SU2C and the Dutch Cancer Society Form a Dream Team to Improve Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer
11/18/2014 4:06:54 PM
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Dutch Cancer Society, KWF Kankerbestrijding (KWF), along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C’s Scientific Partner, announced today the formation of an international Dream Team of top research scientists with the goal of improving early detection of colorectal cancer, currently the world’s fourth-leading cause of …
Major Hospital System Begins Sharing Clinical Data with Behavioral Health Leader to Integrate Care Delivery
11/18/2014 3:35:20 PM
Interoperability and care integration are no longer just buzz words. “Treating the whole person” is no longer hyperbole. A groundbreaking care coordination agreement, reached earlier in the year between leading behavioral health and acute care health providers in southeast Florida, has led to electronic record sharing between the two parties. Henderson Behavioral Health has …
Logic PD Expert Leading “Healthcare in Real Time” Discussion at LifeScience Alley 2014 Conference
11/18/2014 9:36:17 AM
From smart phones and tablets to wearable devices, technology has dramatically altered consumer’s expectations when it comes to access and speed of information — especially in the healthcare setting. On November 19, 2014 at LSA2014 , LifeScience Alley’s health technology leadership conference to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Logic PD ’s vice president of …
AstraZeneca strategy on track to deliver sustainable growth and value through innovation
11/18/2014 9:14:58 AM
Late-stage pipeline transformed well ahead of plan through increased R&D productivity, accelerated programmes and targeted business development; 14 potential new medicines in Phase III or registration; potential for 14-16 submissions and 8-10 approvals in 2015-2016. Industry-leading immuno-oncology portfolio with 13 combination trials underway and 16 planned; …
Web-Op, Inc. Partners with Kinetic4 Labs to Build a New Health Dashboard
11/17/2014 6:50:51 PM
Web-Op, Inc., an internet marketing firm, announced today its partnership with Kinetic4 Labs, a business startup developer. Web-Op will be responsible for enhancing the online marketing presence of Healthy Charts, including complete design and development of the Healthy Charts dashboard. Kinetic4 Labs is dedicated to finding good ideas and capitalizing on them by managing …
Partners HealthCare and EMC Unite to Solve Health Care’s Toughest Challenges Using Big Data
11/17/2014 1:22:50 PM
Story Highlights Partners HealthCare and EMC collaborate to develop The Partners Data Lake, an agile data and analytics platform The Partners Data Lake will allow researcher and clinicians to explore and develop insight to improve diagnostics, treatment and the lives of patients The Partners Data Lake will support research and clinical activities across the Partners …
Bayer increases its donations of medications for ebola patients to a total value of more than EUR 3.7 million
11/17/2014 11:22:54 AM
Bayer is expanding its aid donations for ebola patients in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The company is supplementing its previous donation of medications with a further delivery of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin to a value of EUR 1.15 million. This medication does not treat the ebola infection itself, but can be used for life-threatening secondary bacterial infections. Distribution …
Thanksgiving:  A Unique Challenge For Those With Eating Disorders--5 Easy Tips
Thanksgiving: A Unique Challenge For Those With Eating Disorders--5 Easy Tips
11/17/2014 8:00:00 AM
1. Don’t focus on body image. Comments about weight should be avoided. Instead consider compliments such as: “You look healthy and happy”. 2. Don’t watch what others eat. If someone wants to eat more or less than you during the holidays, do not make that the focus of your concern. If you focus on what you are eating, you can set a healthy example. If you tell others to eat …
New Prescription Medication Saving Strategy Revealed by WHAS Channel 11
New Prescription Medication Saving Strategy Revealed by WHAS Channel 11
11/14/2014 2:41:16 PM
Recently local ABC new affiliate revealed a strategy to call different pharmacies to discover who has the best price for your medication. The story shows how different pharmacies have different prices for the same medication. Just like Walmart might charge less for soap that Randals grocery store. This is a great strategy to implement to save money on your prescription …
Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim "Runs" to support vital programs in Diabetes and Stroke
11/14/2014 11:21:37 AM
Keeping with the tradition of raising awareness amongst employees around disease areas and supporting programmes that have a positive global impact, Boehringer Ingelheim organized the first joint run between Metabolism and Cardiovascular therapeutic areas to support both the World Stroke Organisation (WSO) and the "Life for a Child Programme" of the International Diabetes …
Ride 2 Recovery And GE Veterans Network Launch New Program To Help Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Post Traumatic Stress And Depression
11/14/2014 9:53:47 AM
The GE Veterans Network (GEVN) and Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) have kicked off a new program that is designed to generate awareness and support for America’s healing heroes who have returned from military service with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression and other wounds.  “This is an exciting partnership that will combine the passion, commitment, …
Carlson & Associates Insurance Agency Inaugurates Charity Program in the Hayward, CA Area, and Debuts with Campaign to Support Local Susan G. Komen
Carlson & Associates Insurance Agency Inaugurates Charity Program in the Hayward, CA Area, and Debuts with Campaign to Support Local Susan G. Komen
11/13/2014 7:08:43 PM
Hayward, CA – Carlson & Associates Insurance Agency announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 60 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by bringing …
E-Cigarette Use Jumps 60 Percent in One Year; No Progress in Reducing Cigarette and Cigar Use
11/13/2014 4:49:41 PM
Results from a new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a 61 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students. This dramatic increase in e-cigarette use comes at a time when cigarette and cigar use among high school students remains unchanged at 12.7 and 11.9 percent, respectively. While cigar use continues to be the …
NFL honors Georgia Tech-Emory team for brain injury detection system
NFL honors Georgia Tech-Emory team for brain injury detection system
11/13/2014 4:46:17 PM
The National Football League (NFL), GE and UnderArmour have selected a team of physicians and engineers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University as winners in the Head Health Challenge II, a competition for new innovations intended to speed diagnosis and improve treatment for concussions. The Atlanta-based team was awarded for development of iDETECT …
Roche Receives FDA Clearance for Strep A Test on cobas Liat System
11/13/2014 4:41:56 PM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided 510(k) clearance for the cobas® Strep A test for the detection of group A streptococcus bacterial (Strep A) DNA in throat swab specimens. The cobas Strep A test runs on the cobas Liat System, a molecular point of care diagnostic system, which will be launched later …
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant At Sepsis, Guillain Barre and Critical Care Cardiology Symposium
11/13/2014 11:47:56 AM
Atlanta, Georgia -- Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen attended an educational symposium presented by the Athens Classic City Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, Georgia on November 12, 2014. About the Symposium: Dr. Nehal Bhatt of Athens Pulmonology and the medical director of the St. Mary’s …