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2014-04-24 08:20:40

- EPS from continuing operations of $1.87; Adjusted EPS(1) of $1.43 WALTHAM, Mass., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced first quarter 2014 EPS from continuing operations of $1.87 compared to $1.49 in the first quarter 2013. First quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS(1) was $1.43 per diluted share compared to $1.56 per diluted share in the first quarter 2013. The first quarter 2014 Adjusted EPS(1) excluded the previously announced $0.25 favorable tax...

2014-04-22 23:14:49

Over the past 10 years, thousands of device professionals have attended Medical Device Quality Congress (MDQC) and benefited from the unmatched educational sessions presented by industry experts and FDA officials. For 2014, FDAnews has crafted a groundbreaking three-day agenda that will provide a thorough overview of all the key issues confronting devicemakers, with actionable information and insights that can be taken back and applied immediately. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014...

2014-04-22 23:05:43

National Patient Safety Foundation and Society of Physician Quality Officers Collaborate on Leadership Program at 16th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) is pleased to announce a special educational program planned in collaboration with the Society of Physician Quality Officers (SPQO). Keeping Quality and Safety Front and Center—Managing Your Influence in the Right Direction, will be held in Orlando, Fla.,...

2014-04-22 23:02:25

Critically acclaimed actor and comedian to headline pre-conference address at 2014 conference in Orlando, FL. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a leader in healthcare communications and education, is proud to announce that Emmy-nominated actor, Jeffrey Tambor, will serve as their 2014 kickoff keynote speaker for the 27th annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress). A veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Mr. Tambor...

2014-04-18 12:22:45

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME), the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a proposal to use the program's unrealistically low reimbursement rates for Medicaid. It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless...

2014-04-15 16:28:01

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a groundbreaking effort, 3,500 of the country's top high school students will build the world's largest wiki on melanoma research -- and work toward finding that needle in a haystack to cure melanoma. The effort is led by www.SaveJordan.org, which will use crowdsourcing to drive user-generated content related to melanoma cancer research to a wiki site. "The idea is to bypass mainstream medicine and medical research and compile fresh...

2014-04-15 12:21:56

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the NGAUS president: "Nothing seems more distasteful to Army leaders these days than the notion of Congress creating a commission to take an outside look at how best to structure the force for 2020 and beyond. "At recent congressional hearings and to reporters, the Army chief of staff and vice chief of...

2014-04-11 13:01:17

Significant new data presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2014 indicate that liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)) may be treated by adoptive T-cell therapy. This new therapeutic approach in the treatment of HCC could be very important as without treatment the 5 year survival rate is just 5%. Globally, HCC accounts for 746,000 deaths, and in the UK alone is responsible for over 4,000 deaths per year. Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a tumor associated antigen expressed in...

2014-04-11 12:24:19

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust is asking the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations subcommittees to provide full funding for farmland conservation protection and beginning farmer programs authorized in the 2014 federal Farm Bill. "The recently enacted 2014 Farm Bill already cut food, conservation and agriculture programs by $23 billion contributing proportionately more than their share to deficit reduction," said Andrew...

2014-04-10 23:30:57

The Children's Medical Safety Research Institute is proud to announce Claire Dwoskin of the Dwoskin Family Foundation was awarded for her philanthropic efforts in Nice, France, at the 2014 Autoimmunity Congress. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Claire Dwoskin, founder of the Children Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI), was presented with one of three awards that recognize people who contribute in a significant way to the field of Autoimmunity. During the 2014 Autoimmunity...