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Health News Archive - May 25, 2011

EAST HANOVER, N.J., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis announced today results of two pivotal Phase III trials in patients with severe gouty arthritis, showing that ACZ885 (canakinumab) provided superior pain relief and reduced the risk of suffering new attacks by up to 68% compared to an injectable steroid (triamcinolone acetonide, TA) used to treat gouty arthritis attacks(1,2).

SHENZHEN, China, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier gave a liberal answer to every question posed by the National Center for Public Policy Research about Merck's support of ObamaCare at Tuesday's Merck shareholder meeting in North Branch, New Jersey. National Center for Public Policy Research Vice President David Ridenour asked Frazier if Frazier would commit to sharing with Merck shareholders the amount of money Merck spent through PhRMA pushing for passage of ObamaCare. Frazier refused to make this commitment, saying only that he would take the suggestion "under advisement" - typically politespeak for "no." "I was disappointed that Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier refused to commit to disclose to shareholders the company's contributions to the lobbying effort for ObamaCare," said David Ridenour.

LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medivance®, Inc. today announced that it had been named to the Mercury 100 ranking of fastest growing companies in the Boulder Valley as determined by the Boulder County Business Report.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced positive results from a phase 3, placebo-controlled clinical trial of the investigational drug avanafil for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in patients following a radical prostatectomy.

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC), the company behind the revolutionary fertility monitor, DuoFertility, has been awarded an I Award by the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) in recognition of its contribution to solving healthcare challenges.

CHENNAI, India, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - 100 Transplant Surgeries Completed in the Shortest Time Span at a Success Rate Over 90% - Largest Program for Cadaver Transplant in India - Compound Packages for Treatments With no Hidden Costs - Future Growth Plans in Other Cities Across the Country Apollo centre for liver disease and transplantation has completed 100 liver transplantations in less than 4 years with over 90% success rate, creating a milestone in the history of medicine.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and founder of the Center for Hormonal Balance, Mia Lundin, has unveiled the redesign of www.mialundin.com, an innovative website about bioidentical hormones, balance, her center and now award winning book, Female Brain Gone Insane.

NATICK, Mass., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced it has received approval from the U.S.

MALVERN, Pa., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL) today announced that executive management will participate in the Jefferies 2011 Health Care Conference during June 6-9, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt, New York. Mr.

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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