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2010-07-08 18:00:00

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, July 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - In a draft appraisal the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has refused to recommend the first treatment shown to improve survival in childhood bone cancer (osteosarcoma) in more than 20 years(1,2) - Data shows Mepact(R) (mifamurtide) reduces the risk of death by almost one third when added to standard chemotherapy treatment, compared with chemotherapy alone(3) -...

2010-06-28 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BARRX Medical Inc., a world leader in products to treat pre-cancerous tissue in the esophagus, reported today that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom has published new guidelines approving the use of radiofrequency ablation for the eradication of dysplastic Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition that affects over 6.6 million people around the world and is caused by...

2010-06-04 13:43:41

Analysis: Multiple sclerosis risk sharing scheme: A costly failure The multiple sclerosis risk sharing scheme is "a costly failure" and should not be continued, according to researchers on bmj.com today. They argue that the biggest losers are the other NHS patients who would otherwise have benefited from the money spent on the scheme, estimated to be around £50m per year since it was set up in 2002. They also point out that, if an assessment had been completed after the first two years,...

2010-05-17 05:59:00

RA'ANANA, Israel, May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable enterprises and security organizations to extract Insight from Interactions, transactions and surveillance to drive business performance, reduce risk and ensure safety, today announced that the Port or Los Angeles has begun implementation of NICE Situator, an open platform situation management solution. The NICE solution will provide an...

2010-04-01 08:35:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that its chemotherapy ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection) received a positive "Final Appraisal Determination" from the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Specifically, NICE's Final Appraisal Determination recommends ALIMTA as an option for the maintenance treatment of people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung...

2010-03-29 18:01:00

PARIS, March 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN, and NYSE: SNY) announced today that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in England and Wales, has just published a new appraisal consultation document (ACD)[1] for Multaq(R) (dronedarone) indicating its intention to recommend Multaq(R) use for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The NICE appraisal committee's preliminary recommendation is to endorse...

2010-02-26 09:20:50

Analysis: New drugs for old: disinvestment and NICE Decisions about which drugs to abandon to fund new treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are inconsistent and may be contributing to the postcode lottery "“ one of the key issues that NICE was set up to tackle, warn experts on bmj.com Feb. 25. Dyfrig Hughes and Robin Ferner argue that the methods for identifying drugs that can be discontinued need to be as rigorous as those for...

2010-01-25 13:29:52

New research by health economists at the University of York has raised concerns over any move to broaden the range of costs and economic benefits considered in the analysis of new NHS treatments. A study by the University's Centre for Health Economics suggests that widening the perspective used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to assess the cost-effectiveness of new technologies may not benefit either the NHS or the wider economy. The research examined a...

2009-12-23 14:49:37

Research: Screening for postnatal depression in primary care: Cost effectiveness analysis Routine screening for postnatal depression in primary care - as recommended in recent guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) - do not appear to represent value for money for the NHS, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The results suggest that both the NICE guidance and widespread current practice should be reviewed. More than one in 10 women suffer from...

2009-08-19 05:00:00

RA'ANANA, Israel, August 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), the leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract insight from interactions to drive performance, today announced that it won a mega security contract from a government agency. The government agency will be implementing NICE's NiceTrack technology, for advanced telecom interception. NICE has received an advanced payment for the first phase of the contract, which is...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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