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2014-03-11 08:35:45

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2011-10-19 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It is well known that ophthalmologists around the world often prescribe Avastin (bevacizumab) off-label for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) over the approved treatment Lucentis (ranibizumabintravitreal) due to cost and the belief that the two have similar efficacy. AMD Alliance International (AMDAI) is calling for ophthalmologists to stop this practice in light of a concerning surge in eye infections over the past month in patients being...

2008-10-30 09:00:29

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Verizon Business to provide call center routing and support services. Under a new agreement valued at $20.9 million, Verizon Business will provide toll-free services, hosted interactive voice response (IVR) and secure database applications for Veterans Affairs call centers nationwide. The agreement was awarded under the US General Services Administration's Networx Universal contract, which covers 10 years. Verizon said that its contact...

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2008-10-16 12:08:11

Researchers are reporting the use of an experimental treatment that uses magnets to stimulate brain tissue. The technique, known as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), has been tested as a treatment for migraines, strokes, Parkinson's disease and depression. But recently, Theresa Pape of the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Chicago reported that she had successfully used TMS to wake a man who had been in a coma for almost a year. Josh Villa fell into a coma in August 2005 when he...

2006-08-18 09:00:00

By Terri Coles TORONTO -- Rapid HIV tests lead to more people getting tested and receiving their results, according to a study by the US Department of Veterans Affairs presented at the 16th International AIDS Conference. Both traditional testing and newer rapid tests were likely to result in higher screening rates for HIV, according to the study. But patients who received rapid testing were much more likely to learn their results. HIV testing is cost-effective, but testing rates for at-risk...

2006-08-18 04:00:00

TORONTO -- Rapid HIV tests lead to more people getting tested and receiving their results, according to a study by the US Department of Veterans Affairs presented at the 16th International AIDS Conference. Both traditional testing and newer rapid tests were likely to result in higher screening rates for HIV, according to the study. But patients who received rapid testing were much more likely to learn their results. HIV testing is cost-effective, but testing rates for at-risk populations in...