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2013-07-11 08:28:23

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced its intent to initiate a pilot commercialization effort for H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) for the treatment of respiratory manifestations of symptomatic sarcoidosis, a potentially serious, difficult-to-treat disorder already included on the FDA-approved package insert for Acthar. The pilot effort will focus on pulmonologists, who are the respiratory...

2013-07-09 16:23:23

Vicki Good, CoxHealth, Springfield, Mo., becomes board president, and Teri Lynn Kiss, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital (Banner Health), Alaska, begins term as president-elect. ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) announces new leadership and members of its board of directors for fiscal year 2014, effective July 1, 2013. Vicki Good, RN, MSN, CENP, is the new president of the AACN board of directors. Good is...

2013-07-08 04:21:40

LONDON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: GWPH, AIM: GWP, "GW" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, is pleased to note the announcement from its partner Almirall S.A. that Sativex® is now available in Italy as a prescription medicine for use in the treatment of moderate to severe spasticity in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)...

2013-07-03 15:09:37

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to severe cognitive impairment as the disease progresses. Researchers in Italy have found that patients with high educational levels show less impairment on a neuropsychological evaluation compared with those with low educational levels. Their results are published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. MS is a progressive immunologic brain disorder with neuropsychological...

2013-07-01 08:26:52

Nine pediatric MS centers across the country will benefit from continued Society investment NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society announced a new, three-year funding commitment of $2.5 million for the Network of Pediatric MS Centers (NPMSC) beginning July 1, 2013. Funding for the nine-center network provides essential infrastructure to facilitate research, including searching for the cause of MS by studying risk factors for the...

2013-06-24 23:00:44

Periodontal disease patients in Jackson, MS now have a new option for gum disease treatment that delivers improved results in less time and with less pain than traditional treatments. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure has been recently cleared by the FDA for use in the United States. Jackson, MS (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 Gum disease Patients of periodontist Dr. Roger Parkes no longer have to endure extended surgeries with painful and lengthy recovery periods, but can now receive...

2013-06-13 23:16:13

The Neurosciences Institute at Abington Memorial Hospital recently opened the Multiple Sclerosis Center to diagnose, treat and improve the overall quality of life of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Abington, PA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 The Neurosciences Institute at Abington Memorial Hospital recently opened the Multiple Sclerosis Center to diagnose, treat and improve the overall quality of life of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Multiple Sclerosis Center at the...

2013-06-13 23:00:58

Gum disease patients in Columbus, MS are now receiving the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure for gum disease treatment from periodontist John W. Starr, Jr., D.M.D. The advanced procedure uses an FDA cleared laser instead of a scalpel to remove unhealthy gum tissue. Columbus, MS (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 John W. Starr, Jr., D.M.D. is now accepting new patients from Columbus, MS who are looking for a periodontist that is certified on the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) for...

New Imaging Technique Could Help Speed Up Research For MS
2013-06-13 11:46:17

University of British Columbia Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects the telltale signs of multiple sclerosis in finer detail than ever before — providing a more powerful tool for evaluating new treatments. The technique analyzes the frequency of electro-magnetic waves collected by an MRI scanner, instead of the size of those waves. Although analyzing the number of waves per second had long...

2013-06-12 23:16:00

With a team of eleven individuals, New City Chiropractic Center located in Rockland County New York participated in a Spartan Sprint obstacle course spanning over 4.5 miles all with the goal of raising thousands of dollars for Multiple Sclerosis Research. The team was successful, exhausted and exhilarated at the end of the race which took place on June 2nd in Tuxedo, New York. New City, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 When eleven individuals signed up as members of the New City Gladiators under...