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Health News Archive - February 04, 2010

PARIS and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ipsen (Euronext: FR0010259150; IPN), an innovation-driven global specialty pharmaceutical group and Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, announce the launch by Ipsen in France of Decapeptyl(R) LP 22.5 mg 6-month sustained-release formulation for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic hormone-dependent prostate cancer.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VaxGen, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida showcased positive results of peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) in a patient suffering from post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN), or pain after a herpes breakout.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genoptix, Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ILI) announced today that it will make a corporate presentation at the 2010 BIO CEO & Investor Conference.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) today announced that Dr.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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