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2014-07-15 10:18:06

OSU New research suggests that use of antibiotics is still prevalent among terminal patients who have chosen hospice care as an end-of-life option, despite little evidence that the medications improve symptoms or quality of life, and sometimes may cause unwanted side effects. The use of antibiotics is so engrained in contemporary medicine that 21 percent of patients being discharged from hospitals directly to a hospice program leave with a prescription for antibiotics, even though more...

2014-07-14 12:26:55

Majority of Contract Pharmacies Located Outside of Underserved Neighborhoods WASHINGTON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new white paper released today by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) suggests that rapid contract pharmacy growth in the 340B program may not directly benefit the vulnerable patients for whom the program is intended. The paper, "The Impact of Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements," highlights the growth of thousands of...

2014-07-14 12:26:02

New Manhattan Research Study from Decision Resources Group Finds that P&T Committee Members are Shifting the Channels they Use to Gather Information, with Many Calling Pharma Digital Resources "Essential" BURLINGTON, Mass., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Manhattan Research study, Taking the Pulse ® Formulary Decision Makers 2014, finds that members of pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T) committees for hospitals, managed care organizations (MCOs) and pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) are...

2014-07-11 16:23:31

DUBLIN, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that it has filed an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval to market Doxylamine Succinate and Pyridoxine Hydrochloride Delayed-release tablets, 10 mg/10 mg. Actavis' ANDA product is a generic version of Duchesnay Inc.'s Diclegis(®), which is indicated for the treatment of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women who do not respond to...

2014-07-10 16:25:16

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congress of California Seniors, representing organizations serving hundreds of thousands of Californians, announced its endorsement of Proposition 46 today, joining proponent Bob Pack and a broad coalition of consumer groups, health care professionals, and victims of medical negligence and prescription drug abuse. "For four decades, the justice system has discriminated against California's seniors when they try to hold...

2014-07-09 23:14:43

Family-owned business defined by sustainable manufacturing practices and a culture of giving back finds kindred alliance in Natural Partners. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Natural Partners, a leading provider of nutraceutical grade supplements to integrative healthcare practitioners has entered a distributive partnership with Hevert USA, a company based in Germany forging a new presence in the United States. Hevert, a 3rd generation family-owned business, develops hundreds of...

2014-07-08 23:08:34

Great Point Partners announces a growth recapitalization of Softbox Systems, Ltd. (“Softbox”), a leading provider of temperature controlled packaging (“TCP”) solutions for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. GREENWICH, CT (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Great Point Partners, a Greenwich-based health care investment firm, today announced a growth recapitalization of Softbox Systems, Ltd. (“Softbox”). Softbox is a leading provider of temperature controlled packaging...

2014-07-08 23:08:23

ReportsnReports.com adds “PharmaSphere: Regulatory Frameworks and Product Pipelines in the Global Biosimilars Market” to its store. Lucrative Biosimilars Space to Erode Biologics Market from 2019. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The increasing prevalence of biosimilars will have a noticeably negative impact on the biologics market beyond 2019, despite an initial projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, taking the overall biologics market value from $162 billion in...

2014-07-08 23:05:22

Controlled Substance E-Prescribing Legal in 49 States and the District of Columbia Rockville, MD (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 DrFirst, a leading provider of healthcare IT solutions designed to improve clinical outcomes for patients, announced today that there are now over 28,000 pharmacies nationwide that accept electronically transmitted prescriptions for controlled substances, representing 41 percent of all retail pharmacies in the United States. A number of factors are driving the growth...

2014-07-08 23:01:29

Good Manufacturing Practices in Pharmaceutical and Biotech fields goes a long way in saving millions of lives worldwide in providing safe and affordable therapeutic solutions to various dreadful diseases. OMICS Group’s 3rd International Summit on GMP, GCP & Quality Control, held on September 25-26, 2014, in Valencia, Spain attains significance at this juncture as it is going to address many valid points. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 GMP Summit -2014 is going to discuss...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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