Health News Archive - July 09, 2010

NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm, and Silver Lake, the world's largest private equity investor in technology, announced today that they have agreed to acquire MultiPlan, Inc., a transaction-based healthcare cost management company that processes more than 100 million medical claims annually.

- More Favourable Payment Terms Provide Additional Financial Flexibility as Company Prepares to Launch OLEPTRO(TM) in the U.S. This Quarter - LAVAL, QC, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: DDS; NASDAQ: DDSS) today announced that Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc.

IBIA to Focus Efforts on the Growing Issue of Identity Management WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) today announced that it has expanded its mission to focus on the overall issue of determining identity.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For many, summer means fun in the water, whether it's at the beach, the pool or on a cruise. For individuals with limited mobility, water and sand can be challenges.


A new study suggests that fish oil supplements may help postmenopausal women lower their risk of breast cancer.

CINCINNATI, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Thomas, co-owner of Tulsa-based Senior Star Living, announced today that the company has finalized a long-term agreement with Toledo-based Health Care REIT, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 2010 unemployment data reported by the Employment Development Department (EDD) indicates that many private employers may still be wary of hiring, and that the economic recovery may not bring help fast enough for the 600,000 people unemployed in Los Angeles County, and the close to 2.28 million unemployed across California.

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AITHERAS, LLC announced today the addition of a new partner to its executive team, Ben Hankins.

NORTH BERGEN, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. (NYSE: VSI) today announced that the Company will release its fiscal second quarter 2010 results before market open on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, to be followed by a conference call at 10:00 am Eastern Time.

HARBIN, China, July 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Renhuang Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'