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SCAI scientific sessions attract world-renowned invasive/interventional cardiologists
...nd literature will be on display. Approximately 50 companies
will be represented and on hand to answer questions and demonstrate their products and services. Exposition hours are Wed., May 10, noon 6 p.m.; Thurs., May 11, 9 a.m. 7:30 p.m.; and Fri., May 12, 9 a.m. 4 p.m....
Data in drug promotional brochures can be inaccurate
Brochures produced by pharmaceutical companies
to promote drugs to doctors don't always present accurate data. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Family Practice found that three out of twenty promotional brochures studied contained data that was different from the original st...
Computer scientist sorts out confusable drug names
...t accuracy in a matter of seconds," he added. Drug companies
covet finding good, short drug names that are easy to remember, Kondrak noted, adding, "the FDA and other drug agencies need to balance this against confusing the names with existing ones--it's a serious problem." Kondrak co-authored a paper on this ...
Evidence lacking for 'inflatable-pants' heart failure therapy
...ue Cross and Blue Shield Association, whose member companies
represent the largest health benefits provider in ..., or angina. While most Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies
do not cover ECP therapy for chest pain, Medicare and some other health insurers do. Mark said that,...
MIT thinks small to find safer metals
...kers exposed to the baths. That has led industrial companies
to look for metals that will not give off the harmful fumes. Schuh says the new alloy is one such safer alternative. "The ability to control the structure of a metal to nearly the atomic scale is new and enables us to make the alloy very hard," Schuh...
UVa scientists hot on trail of therapies for deadly lung failure
...g itself," Reutershan said. "Our hope is that drug companies
might be able to target the lung with an aerosol, which would have the advantage of hitting receptor without compromising the entire immune system, which is always a problem. Aerosol treatment would be a great advantage."...
New, expensive, widely-used drugs continue to cause liver problems, says Jefferson liver specialist
...ment system, proving very costly to pharmaceutical companies
that spend millions of dollars on development, only to find later that a new medicine is potentially toxic to the liver. "Any drug can cause liver problems," says Dr. Navarro, who is also medical director for hepatology and liver transplantation in t...
UCLA finds cancer drug may improve progeria; genetic disease causes accelerated aging in children
.... FTIs were initially developed by pharmaceutical companies
to treat cancer. The majority of FTI-treated progeria mice showed improvements in body weight, bone integrity, grip strength, and survival compared with untreated control mice. "This is the first study in an animal model to show that an FTI could be...
50th implant of VentrAssist
...D in a clinical trial in the US is a leader among companies
with third generation LVADs. The VentrAssist has...with our product, and are well ahead of some other companies
who have yet to announce any human implants, or initiation of a US clinical trial," Dr Sutton said. ...
Concerns over influence of tobacco firms in low income countries
...ous concerns about the influence of global tobacco companies
when they invest in low income countries. For exam...guards are needed to prevent transnational tobacco companies
influencing health policy when investing in low income countries, they conclude. These experiences, ...
Alzheimer's disease neuroimaging study launched nationwide by National Institutes of Health
... a dozen other federal agencies and private-sector companies
and organizations. Investigators at 58 local study..., Philips, and General Electric, the three primary companies
that develop and manufacture imaging equipment, are providing software support for the imaging aspec...
Sydney scientists discover and license breakthrough anti-inflammatory treatment
...rvan Institute says: "It is important to work with companies
if we are to turn scientific discoveries into real...bench to bedside is evidenced by our investment in companies
such as G2 and encouraging our senior scientists to participate in the commercialisation of research...
Medical research must put public interests before commercial decisions, warns pharmaceutical faculty
Doctors employed by pharmaceutical companies
must always put the best interests of patients bef...e advent of the Internet means that pharmaceutical companies
now have a vehicle for publicising their own results to a mass audience, so there is no excuse for w...
Historic records shed light on soldiers' lifelong war scars
...his experience. Researchers found that in military companies
with a larger percentage of soldiers killed, the veterans were 51 percent more likely to have cardiac, gastrointestinal and nervous disease. Additionally, the veterans who were youngest when they enlisted had a 93-percent increased risk of developing...
Exposure to military trauma related to post-war disease and death in Civil War veterans
... survivors with few friends or male relatives when companies
experienced significant losses, they write. Hand-... collected data on 303 randomly selected Civil War companies
from military records and pension files, which included information about soldiers' post-war physica...
Ames Laboratory innovation key to a 'lead-free' Europe
...r technology was patented in 1996 and more than 60 companies
worldwide have licensed Ames Lab's lead-free solder, according to Ken Kirkland, executive director of the Iowa State University Research Foundation. To date, those licenses have generated royalties in excess of $5 million. ISURF holds the patents for...
Barrow's new technology permits global consultations during surgery in real time
...velopment. Through this system, medical technology companies
will be able to directly view the use of the latest technology in a world-class clinical setting, leading to faster and more efficient delivery of technology from the design to the development phase. Barrow partners will also have the unique opportun...
Warning to government from biotech on PBS changes
... led to the wholesale withdrawal of pharmaceutical companies
and far lessavailability of new medicines. "In New Zealand, successive governments have thoughtlessly meddled with a system to deliver short-term budgetary gains but long-term negatives for patients," MrSchneemann said. "We do not want to go down a p...
Guidelines for Yale physician interactions with pharmaceutical industry
...put of representatives from several pharmaceutical companies
in formulating the guidelines. The Board of Governors of the Yale Medical Group (YMG), a group practice composed of Yale full-time faculty, approved the guidelines in May 2005. Coleman acknowledges that guidelines alone will not eliminate conflicts...
UQ Australian of the Year will continue to fight for women's health
...e developing world. He welcomed the fact that both companies
producing the vaccine had indicated that they would introduce a differential pricing structure so developing countries could get the vaccine at a cheaper price. "However 'cheaper' does not necessarily mean it will be affordable in poor nations," Prof...
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