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2013-05-14 23:01:58

U.S. Preventive Medicine President and Vice Chairman Dr. Ronald Loeppke has been elected president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM has been elected president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). Dr. Loeppke is president and vice chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine, Inc., (USPM) headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr....

2013-05-14 12:30:35

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) today announced that Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. (Astellas), a U.S. affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., has joined the health policy research organization as its newest member. Located in Northbrook, Illinois, Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical...

2013-05-09 23:28:28

The M&L Special Needs Planning. LLC website is now providing discussions on the Obamacare reforms scheduled to take place this year and how it can affect the special needs community. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 M&L Special Needs Planning, a company located in Washington, D.C., is offering a discussion of the various changes that will occur as a result of Obamacare in 2013 via their company blog. This discussion includes tax changes, program creation and enhancements, and...

2013-05-09 23:22:00

“Generic and innovative drugs market in CIS countries 2013. Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Keep current with the changing CIS generic and innovative drug segments. Survey conditions and track market development in Russian Ukraine and Kazakhstan to 2015. Generic and innovative drug segments in CIS countries have played a huge role in supporting the pharmaceutical industry....

2013-05-07 12:27:56

Documentary films focus on addressing childhood obesity epidemic OAKLAND, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continued effort to promote a national conversation about obesity and obesity prevention, Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring a three-part film series, The Weight of the Nation for Kids, focused on youth. The films, which premiere tonight on HBO, spotlight youth who are taking the initiative to change the food and physical activity environments in their communities as a way...

2013-05-02 23:18:45

Nation's Largest and Most Influential Conference on Sustainable Health Care Draws 900+ Attendees in Boston (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 CleanMed, the nation´s premier conference on health care and sustainability, marked its tenth conference in 2013 by drawing more than 900 health care leaders to Boston to discuss best practices, learn from each other and preview innovative new technologies. Attendance was the highest since the conference began in 2001. CleanMed is convened and organized...

2013-05-02 16:28:14

SAN GERONIMO, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virogen Inc. (OTC:VRNI), a holding company with specialties in data security and encryption technology, today announced the launch of its newest business unit, "The Cannabis Connection", which is intended to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries in states that have legalized such operations, including California. With an estimated current annual value of approximately $120 billion (legal and illegal) and expected continued easing of...

2013-04-24 14:33:16

The alcohol industry, including the major supermarkets ignored, misrepresented and undermined international evidence on effective alcohol control policies in an attempt to influence public health policy in Scotland to its advantage, according to UK experts writing in this week's PLOS Medicine. The experts, led by Jim McCambridge from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, analyzed the alcohol industry's input into the Scottish Government's 2008 Consultation on "Changing...

2013-04-22 20:22:18

On Heels Of Today's Supreme Court Ruling On Graphic Cigarette Warnings WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authority to develop new graphic cigarette warnings that comply with the landmark 2009 law granting the FDA authority over tobacco products, including the requirement for large, graphic cigarette warning labels. The new warnings will help further inform Americans about the deadly...

2013-04-22 12:31:02

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) In a victory for the nation's health, the U.S. Supreme Court today let stand an appellate court ruling that upheld most provisions of the landmark 2009 law granting the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco products, including the requirement for large, graphic...