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Health News Archive - May 14, 2009

- Revenues for the quarter increase 4.2% vs. prior year - DENVER, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, today filed its third quarter Form 10-Q and reported financial results.

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- drugstore.com, inc.

Analysis indicates that one life is now saved for every six patients who receive an ICD NATICK, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that an analysis of long-term data from the MADIT II clinical study demonstrates that the life-saving benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy remain sustainable at eight years.

NATICK, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced data from its ALTITUDE Clinical Science program that show real-word survival rates for implantable cardiac device patients exceeding rates from clinical trials.

NEW YORK, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carl Icahn announced today that he issued the following open letter to shareholders of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Results show improved insulin sensitivity and lower glucose levels without the side effects of current therapies KALAMAZOO, Mich., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolic Solutions Development Company (MSDC) announced today that its lead compound, MSDC-0160, can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose levels in humans without the side effects of current therapies when taken over a 28-day period, according to preliminary data derived from the company's Phase IIa clinical trial.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- BMP Sunstone Corporation (Nasdaq: BJGP) ("BMP Sunstone" or the "Company") today announced that the Company plans to release first quarter 2009 financial results on Monday, May 18, 2009, after the market closes. The Company will hold a conference call at 5:00 pm ET on May 18, 2009 to discuss first quarter 2009 results.

Organizations rely on child and elder care benefits to increase productivity and ease burden for families during recession WATERTOWN, Mass., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC today announced that more than 35 companies have signed on to offer employees back-up child and elder care since the beginning of the year, helping employers meet productivity needs and easing the burden for working families in the midst of the global recession.

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) is pleased to announce an agreement with the Coalition for Quality & Patient Safety (CQPS) of Chicagoland PSO to provide patient safety data collection, reporting, and analysis.

Nektar Advanced Polymer Conjugate Technology Used in Cimzia(R) Through Exclusive Nektar-UCB Collaboration SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) confirmed today UCB's announcement that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol), the only PEGylated anti-TNFa (Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha), for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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