Health News Archive - January 23, 2009

HAMMONTON and DEPTFORD, N.J., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to keep patient care a priority, some 100 Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses are set to participate in an unfair labor practice strike at Innova Deptford and Innova Hammonton scheduled to begin at 6 a.m.

HOUSTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem Cell Innovations, Inc., (Pink Sheets: SCLL) announced today that it has filed a new patent application for the production of pluripotent stem cells from primordial germ cells.

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XTENT, Inc.

WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Quantum Group, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- BVF Acquisition LLC (the "Purchaser"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Biotechnology Value Fund, L.P. ("BVF"), announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer to purchase any and all of the outstanding common stock of Avigen, Inc.

Blunt Offers Amendments to protect patients, help rural broadband development WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An amendment offered by Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt tonight to protect patients from medical errors was adopted by unanimous consent.

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --President Barack Obama is the first new President to develop a comprehensive cancer plan.

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter T.

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S.


A new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that Kentucky and West Virginia, states that traditionally have the most smokers, also have the highest death rates from smoking.

Word of the Day
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.