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Health News Archive - May 01, 2009

Revenue Up 28%, EPS Up 77% Over Prior Year NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS (Nasdaq: HMSY) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2009.

LACHEN, Switzerland, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- - Company Working With Authorities to Ensure Adequate Supply of Virally Inactivated Plasma Derivatives The impending influenza pandemic will have implications for global stocks of life-saving blood and blood products, warns Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company, Octapharma. But it has reiterated the safety of its plasma derivatives and is working closely with health authorities and plasma suppliers to maintain the safety profile and continuous supply of its lifesaving products. The threat to blood supplies arises as blood transfusion authorities across the globe remind blood donors to stay away if they have 'flu-like symptoms.

HULL, England, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew's Advanced Wound Management business (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) announces that the Patents Court, in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, has ruled as invalid 7 out of the 10 claims asserted against Smith & Nephew of the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) patent EP 0620720, that is licensed to Kinetic Concepts, Inc.

-Solution Provides Physicians with CDC Treatment Guidelines at the Point of Care- TAMPA, Fla., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Informed Decisions, LLC, a leading developer of drug information applications and clinical information solutions, announced today that its leading e-prescribing solution EMPOWERx is now providing physicians with the latest treatment guidelines for the H1N1 Influenza Virus as issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

SAN DIEGO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BMR) announced today that it has entered into a new 15-year lease with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX) today announced members of its senior management team will make a presentation at the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch 2009 Health Care Conference on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

NUTLEY, N.J., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Roche employees were recognized for their significant contributions to industry in New Jersey at the 2009 TWIN Awards Dinner held April 30, 2009.

- Therapy is medically-necessary for thousands of patients with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions - MARIETTA, Ga., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S.

PHILADELPHIA, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an earlier report by CNNMoney.com, "President Barack Obama, as part of the effort to revive the economy, has proposed a massive effort to modernize health care by making all health records standardized and electronic." The audacious plan, as reported by CNNMoney.com, indicates that although the plan "sounds good, but it won't be easy." Some of the hurdles, according to the report state that - only about 8% of the nation's 5,000 hospitals and 17% of its 800,000 physicians currently use the kind of common computerized record-keeping systems that Obama envisions for the whole nation.

Data Presented at American Heart Association ATVB Conference Shows Reduction in Non-Calcified Plaque Volume and Fewer New Plaque Lesions in Treated Patients WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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