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Health News Archive - February 16, 2009

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TEL AVIV, Israel, February 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The international Dan David Prize, which annually awards three prizes of US$1 million each for outstanding achievement, announced the names of its 2009 laureates today. The Dan David Prize is named after international businessman and philanthropist Dan David and is headquartered at Tel Aviv University.

LONDON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Group at Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce its 2009 Quarterly Analyst Briefing Presentation on the European Cardiac Rhythm Management Market to be held on Wednesday, 25 February, 2009 at 4 p.m.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) announced today that it will host a conference call and live webcast on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. ET to review the company's financial results for the fourth quarter, which ended December 31, 2008.

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According to a Dutch study published on Sunday, a widely available blood pressure pill could one day help people erase bad memories, possibly treating some anxiety disorders and phobias.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaVax announced today that it has hired Lynn Baird, PhD, as Vice President of Regulatory, Quality and Clinical Operations.

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Advanced Vision Research, Inc.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.