Tag: "companies" at medical news
New AIDS Tech Transfers reinforce Roche commitment to strengthen African manufacturing
... new technology transfers with local manufacturing companies
in Africa -- Addis Pharmaceutical Factory in Ethio...t of Roche's Technology Transfer Initiative, these companies
will be provided free of charge with the technical expertise and guidance to manufacture generic HIV...
OFT's value-based pricing scheme is well-founded, but could increase overall NHS drug spend
...rent plan is overly generous toward pharmaceutical companies
and could lead to a rise in the NHSs total drug bi...he believes, will provide a powerful incentive for companies
to concentrate on cost-effective delivery when they develop new therapies. Such a radical shake-up...
Researchers find deadly prescription drug effects 6 years before FDA
...w study also shows, however, that the FDA and drug companies
were faster than RADAR to spread the word about se...n the FDAs warning letters to doctors and the drug companies
package inserts. Thus, its time for a formal collaboration between RADAR and the FDA to wed ...
Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US
...ly, black-and-white formats. Prohibiting tobacco companies
from using misleading terms such as "mild" and "li... of space to cessation aids. Prohibiting tobacco companies
from targeting youth for any purpose and urging them to redirect money they now spend on prevention ...
Chinese space agency joins the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters'
...gh-resolution commercial satellite scenes, the two companies
will donate some archived imagery and provide newly tasked imagery to USGS and the Charter. Most recently, the Charter was invoked on 8 May 2007 after the worst flooding to hit Uruguay for half a century caused the evacuation of 12 000 people in t...
Pioneering UK skin researchers achieve international quality standard
...t, with long-standing relationships with blue-chip companies
such as Unilever, Stiefel, Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew and 3M Woundcare - and is now seeking to increase its collaborative activity with commercial partners. "ISO 17025 accreditation is testament to the quality of our labora...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
... multiple medications they need. As a result, many companies
have developed combination pills. The ACCOMPLISH data suggest these combination tablets have the potential to improve control rates to over 80 percent. ACCOMPLISH stands for Avoiding Cardiovascular Events through Combination Therapy in Patients Liv...
Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty
...ad to go without because of the price of gas even companies
that rely heavily on fuel for their operations," he said. Those personally affected by gas prices who did not see the company sacrificing were less committed to getting things done while at work. Compared to those who felt that their company was do...
Spanish project 'AmIVital' creates intelligent communication devices for elderly and disabled people
...anish top Information and Communication Technology companies
and research groups participate in AmIVital. From ... will be the leader of this project in which other companies
take part, such as Telefnica R&D, Telvent Interactiva, Ericsson Spain, Eptron, CPI Central de Proce...
Major employers, physicians, stakeholders unite to revolutionize America's healthcare system
...ategic Health Initiatives, and Wyeth, representing companies
that employ over 50 million Americans, and the HR Policy Association representing the vice presidents of human resources of major American companies. Several major consumer and patient advocacy groups, and additional employer and physician groups...
Studies suggest investigational agent reduces disease activity in MS
...upported by Genentech, Inc., and Biogen Idec., the companies
marketing the drug in the United States. The drug is currently approved for use with certain types of lymphoma and for a moderate to severe form of rheumatoid arthritis; it is not approved for use in multiple sclerosis. Rituximab has been associat...
New prostate cancer treatment wins operations research award for Sloan-Kettering
...loan-Kettering Cancer Center to better Fortune 500 companies
last night and win an international competition for best project by an organization. Sloan-Kettering won the Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research for work entitled "Operations Research Answers to Cancer Therapeutics." The wor...
No increased risk of certain cancers from electromagnetic fields among energy workers
...y workers at 99 different electrical energy supply companies
in Denmark. All the employees had been employed at the companies
for a minimum of three months since 1968, and they were tracked for an average of nearly 23 years or...
Free weight training gets workers with rotator cuff injuries back on the job
...surance premiums. And payors, whether insurance companies
or self-insured employers, are interested in the cost benefit between getting a worker back to the job at a functioning level (costs of medical, physical therapy, and other rehabilitation programs such as those these workers went through) and a worke...
No data to support leaving small colon polyps in place
... not widely available. Medicare and most insurance companies
do not cover the test for colon cancer screening. Many practical issues associated with CT colonography still need to be addressed including standardization of test performance, patient preparation and interpretation of test results before CT colon...
SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies
...sachusetts General Hospital. He has co-founded two companies
in partnership with MGH to provide teleradiology a... 2,500 programs to nearly 150,000 individuals from companies
such as General Electric, 3M, Mayo Clinic, Federal Reserve Bank, Ocean Spray Cranberry and Michelin....
Pharmacists' workload contributes to errors
... Researchers reviewed data submitted to insurance companies
from 672 pharmacies in 18 metropolitan regions. The pharmacies filled an average of 18,000 prescriptions from January to March 2003, or 1,375 prescriptions per week. During that time, the average number of potentially harmful drug-drug interactions ...
Did drug reps encourage doctors to prescribe gabapentin for nonapproved uses?
...an its approved use. There have been concerns that companies
indirectly try to promote use of drugs for indications that are not approved. One tactic that companies
use to sell drugs is "detailing". Detailing involves direct visits from company representatives to i...
Drug company sales visits influenced doctors, study finds
...s to doctors' offices. "Today, many pharmaceutical companies
officially discourage any and all discussion of off-label drug uses by sales representatives," he acknowledges. "Nonetheless," he says, "physicians and the pharmaceutical industry don't have a great track record of self-policing in this area." He...
Drug reps use friendship to influence doctors
...vishing them with it until they're bought." Drug companies
purchase data on physician's prescribing habits in order to identify those prescribers who might be open to influence by drug reps, say the authors. Many doctors don't even realize that data on their prescribing habits can be bought by drug companie...
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