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Jeffrey R. Lewis, President of Legacy Health Endowment, Shares Helpful Pharma Advice During the Holidays

TURLOCK, Calif. , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you or someone you love are one of the millions of Americans with a chronic disease or a life-threatening condition, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their partners offer you a gift of hope this holiday season. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are...

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WGU's Nursing Sigma Chapter Earns Two Regional Excellence Awards

WGU's Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society highlighted for achievements in nursing at ceremony in Indianapolis ...

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Cancer Gene Therapy Market achieve 20.7% growth to surpass $4.3 billion by 2024

U.S. cancer gene therapy market share contributes to 97.8% of regional revenue share in 2015, propelled by rise in the incidence and adoption of advanced treatments. ...

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Vincari's Surgical CAPD Makes Accurate Reimbursement Possible by Making Accurate Surgical Documentation Simple

A new Vincari poll suggests that 0 out of 10 surgeons go to medical school because they are interested in the surgical documentation process. However, in today's healthcare climate, accurate surgical documentation is more important than ever for ensuring accurate reimbursement. ...

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and iHeartMedia Break Fundraising Record

Country Cares for St. Jude Kids annual fundraising event engaged more than two dozen stations and topped $5 million in donations ...

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Concordia International Corp. Comments on Recent Trading Activity

OAKVILLE, ON , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia International Corp. ("Concordia" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: CXRX) (TSX: CXR), an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on becoming a leader in European specialty, off-patent medicines, today announced that at the request of ...

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Tikcro Technologies Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

In-progress of Pre Clinical Trials of Full-Human CTLA-4 Antibodies Tikcro Technologies Ltd. Statements of Operations (US dollars in thousands, except per share data) Three Months EndedSepte...

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Elekta Collaborates with Palabra to offer the Industry's Only Voice-enabled EHR

Palabra dictation system will be available as an addition to Elekta's MOSAIQ Oncology Information System to reduce time needed for a multitude of clinical tasks http://mb.cision.com/Main/35/2415261/767364.pdf PDF ...

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Global Anti-idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Drugs Market Forecast to 2027

LONDON , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Antifibrotics, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors, Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Immunosuppressants, Other MoA, Innovator Drugs, Off-label Drugs The global anti-idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis drugs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.7% in the first half ...

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grandPad® Senior Tablet Announces Service and Support in Chinese

grandPad Senior Tablet is pleased to announce Chinese language customer-support and software for all grandPad users ORANGE, Calif. , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- grandPad® senior tablet welcomes an expanding customer base across the United States with the introduction of Chinese-spe...

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At-Risk Youth Across St. Croix Desperately Need Help This Holiday Season

NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As Christmas approaches, almost three months after Hurricane Maria devastated St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands , many at-risk youth across the island are unsure there is anything to celebrate this year. For the first time, many are sharing their p...

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Stoma/Ostomy Care Market Growth Steady at 4.5% CAGR to 2022 | ReportsnReports

PUNE, India , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoma/Ostomy Care Market is forecast to reach $2.99 billion by 2022 from $2.40 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4.5% during (2017-2022) driven by the high incidence of bladder/colorectal cancer/inflammatory bowel disease; rising geriatric populat...

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Survey: About 1-in-4 Know Obamacare Enrollment Period Ends Today In Most States

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --   HealthPocket.com ® today released the results of a nationwide poll that found only about one in four adults surveyed know that today ( December 15th ) is the last day to enroll in Affordable Care Act insurance for the 39 stat...

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Everyday Health Launches A "Special Report on Women's Wellness" Shedding Necessary Light On What Defines Her Well Being In Today's Uncertain Climate

Everyday Health set out to understand how women are defining, rating and valuing wellness through a first-of-its-kind survey and data analysis with clinical and cultural expert POVs resulting in new content to better inspire and enable wellness. ...

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Steripod Stocking Stuffer Sets Now Available in 8 New Hues for the Holidays

Top-selling toothbrush protector introduces new Steripod tongue cleaner recommended by leading dentists for a clean mouth and fresh breath ...

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Miracle Flights Offers Free Last-Minute Medical Flights Through December 31

Charity waives advanced notice requirement through holiday season to help patients with immediate medical needs ...

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MYM Submits Confirmation of Readiness for a License Under the ACMPR to Health Canada for Laval, Quebec Facility

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. , (CSE: MYM) (CSE: MYM.CN) (OTC: MYMMF) (the "Company" or "MYM") is pleased to announce it has submitted the Confirmation of Readiness for a License under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations...

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Kidney / Renal Function Test Market Worth 790.1 Million USD by 2022

PUNE, India , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report " Kidney/Renal Function Test Market by Product (Dipsticks, Reagents, Disposables), Type (Urine Test (Urine Protein, Microalbumin, Creatinine Clearance), Blood Test (Serum Creatinine, BUN)), End User -Gl...

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Ultragenyx and Kyowa Kirin Announce Burosumab Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for the Treatment of X-Linked Hypophosphatemia in Children

TOKYO , LONDON , and NOVATO, California , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If approved, b urosumab  would be the first targeted disease-modifying treatment for XLH   Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Hakko Kirin), Kyowa Kirin International PLC (Kyowa Kirin International) and Ultragen...

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China Biologic Receives Operating Permit for New Collection Facility in Ju County in Shandong Province

BEIJING , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO )( "China Biologic" or the "Company"), a leading fully integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China , today announced that, the Company's majority-owned subsidiary, Shandong Taibang Biolo...

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Governments of Canada and New Brunswick Finalize Agreement to Improve Health Care Services

New Brunswick is the first province to sign a bilateral agreement on funding and reporting in the areas of home and community care, mental health and addiction services. FREDERICTON , Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's public health care system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Governm...

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NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust announces December 2017 distribution

TORONTO , Dec. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX: NWH.UN) (the "REIT") announced today that the Trustees of the REIT have declared a distribution of $0.06667 per unit for the month of December, 2017, representing $0.80 per unit on an annualiz...

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Once-Daily Oral Anticoagulant LIXIANA® (edoxaban) Met Primary Endpoint in Investigational Hokusai-VTE CANCER Study

Hokusai-VTE CANCER study is a phase 3b , prospective, randomized, open-label, blind end-point (PROBE) study evaluating edoxaban versus low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) dalteparin in venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with primarily active cancer 1,2,3 Study met primary endpoint of...

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Rigel Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer

Launches Search for Chief Financial Officer with Commercial-Stage Expertise ...

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eBroselow Announces Release of SafeDose® EMS

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- eBroselow, a pioneer in the safe, simple, and standardized delivery of medication in acute care settings, has announced the release of SafeDose® EMS , a mobile app for emergency medical professionals. SafeDose EMS, now available on app stores...

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Global Precision Medicine Market to Reach $141.70 Billion by 2026, Reports BIS Research

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market intelligence report by BIS Research, titled " Global Precision Medicine Market- Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2026 " , the global precision medicine market accounted for $43.59 billion in 2016 and is ...

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Wipes Market: Companies Focus on Massive Growth Opportunities Across Emerging Market for Plausible Returns - Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The vendor landscape of the  global   wipes market  is largely competitive and features a high scale of concentration in developed markets such as North America and Europe , observes Transparency Market Research in a recent report. Owin...

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Stock Review for Biotech's Investors -- Bioverativ, ACADIA Pharma, Inovio Pharma, and Biogen

NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on BIVV, ACAD, INO, and BIIB which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration . On Thursday, De...

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Zymeworks (ZYME) Alert: Johnson Fistel Announces Investigation of Zymeworks Inc.; Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm for Additional Information

SAN DIEGO , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Fistel, LLP, is investigating potential violations of the federal securities laws by Zymeworks Inc. (NYSE: ZYME) ("Zymeworks") and certain of its officers and directors. Zymeworks is a technology platform biotech company with a focus primarily...

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Glycinates Market Worth 1,234.3 Million USD by 2022

PUNE, India , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The report " Glycinates Market   by Type (Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, Manganese, Copper, Sodium), Form (Dry and Liquid), and Application (Pharmaceuticals/Nutraceuticals, Food Additives, Feed Additives, Personal Care Products), and Region - Global...

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Quotidian Technical Highlights on Selected Medical Supplies Stocks -- Antares Pharma, DENTSPLY SIRONA, Integra LifeSciences, and Baxter Intl.

NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on ATRS, XRAY, IART, and BAX which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration . Today's attentio...

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Technical Perspectives on Horizon Pharma, Akari Therapeutics, MYOS RENS Technology, and Zynerba Pharma

NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on HZNP, AKTX, MYOS, and ZYNE which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration . WallStEquities.c...

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UpScript Offers Teva's Generic of Viagra®

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. , Dec. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, UpScript began offering the first generic version of Viagra, manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The popular erectile dysfunction drug, which has generated over a billion dollars in revenue last year, will now be available in a gene...

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SoloProtect Announces Official Launch of SoloProtect Insights

Leader in Lone Worker Safety Announces Complete Overhaul of Its Portal to Deliver a Smarter Customer Engagement Platform ...

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Kaiser Permanente Stroke Patients Receive Clot-busting Medication More Than Twice as Fast as National Rates

With standardized protocols enhanced by use of telemedicine, "door to needle times" average just 34 minutes at all 21 Northern California hospitals ...

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Doctor-Proven Strategies to Avoid Memory Loss and Protect Your Aging Brain

The Neurologist's Healthy Brain Toolbox from Dr. Ken Sharlin Health and Neurology ...

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PharmaVentures Capital Limited Advises Biosceptre International Limited, a Clinical Stage Oncology Company, on its Series A Private Placement by Tuspark S&T

OXFORD, England , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmaVentures Capital Limited is pleased to announce that it acted as adviser to Biosceptre International Limited ("Biosceptre") for the successful Series A private placement from the Chinese conglomerate Tuspark Science & Technology Ser...

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ESMO Publishes New Position Paper on Supportive and Palliative Care

LUGANO, Switzerland , December 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ESMO, the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, published a position paper on supportive and palliative care , calling attention to the evolving and growing gap between the needs of cancer patients and the actual provis...

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Information Update - Multiple unauthorized health products sold at four "Adult Source" stores in Calgary, AB seized by Health Canada

Unauthorized health products Product & Promoted Use Hazard Identified Company Action Taken 7K Sexual enhancement Labelled to contain yohimbe Adult Source   Locations:#102, 2323-32 Avenue NECalgary, AB   1540 16 Ave NW, Calgary, ...

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Cal/OSHA Cites Three Contractors More Than $145,000 for Oakland Structure Collapse

OAKLAND, Calif. , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cal/OSHA has cited three contractors $147,315 for safety violations after investigating the collapse of a temporary mold (formwork) and vertical shoring at an Oakland construction site that sent 13 workers to the hospital. On May...

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Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. - ACOR

RADNOR, Pa. , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP announces that a shareholder class action lawsuit has been filed against Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACOR) ("Acorda" or the "Company") on behalf of purchasers of the Company's securities ...

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Biosceptre welcomes Tuspark S & T into its Series A fund raising round

CAMBRIDGE, England , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosceptre has received over £8M into its series A raise which will be used to resource the next stage of the companies' development; progression into the clinic of Biosceptre's first systemic products against novel oncology target nfP2X 7 . Bi...

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GHR Answers the Global Demand for Medical Travel, Healthcare and Well-Being Education

Slashing Certification and Membership becomes the Associations Mandate - 75% off - Certification & Membership is $279 PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global healthcare and benefits industry has been undergoing a paradigm shift. Corporate wellness initi...

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Millennium Health Appoints Robert H. Fish as Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fish brings more than 20 years of health care executive experience ...

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Centene Corporation Announces 2018 Guidance And Confirms 2017 Guidance

(1) The amortization of acquired intangible assets per diluted share presented above are net of the income tax benefit of an estimated $0.31 to $0.35 for the year ended December 31, 2017 and an estimated $0.37 to $0.39 for the year ended December 31, 2018. (2) The ...

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Biostage Announces Binding Agreement For $4.0 Million Private Placement

- Investment will provide path forward for Biostage - ...

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BioMatrix SpRx Selected As Authorized Provider Of Hemlibra

First New Product for Hemophilia Inhibitor Patients in Nearly 20 Years ...

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Amgen Teams Up With Cambridge Biotech Community To Select Two Startups To Receive Golden Tickets At LabCentral

Amgen Golden Tickets Provide Innovative Startup Companies With Free Lab Space to Aid in Further Advancement of Their Science ...

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Pneuma Respiratory selected to present at Biotech Showcase during 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

Presentations to focus on large-molecule drug delivery, device technology ...

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The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to apply for the Canada Pension Plan disability program

Expanding the role of nurse practitioners OTTAWA , Dec. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today highlighted an important change to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability program, in support of his commitment to improve de...

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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Responds to 2017 Monitoring the Future Study

Vaping Popular, Opioid Misuse Low Among U.S. Teens, Overall Illicit Drug Use Among Teens Trending Down or Stable NEW YORK , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The National Institutes of Health's Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), conducted by the University of Michigan , ...

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Bankers Capital International and BCI LifeSciences Announce Cooperative Agreement for the Life Sciences Industry

R. Douglas Hulse and Gordon V. Ramseier to Lead BCI LifeSciences LLC NEW YORK , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Capital International and BCI LifeSciences LLC today announced a cooperative agreement, focused on the life sciences industry. Under the plan, Bankers Capital International a...

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Bayat Foundation Receives Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice

Afghanistan's Leading Private Philanthropy Received Honor At December 10 th Ceremony KABUL, Afghanistan , Dec. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bayat Foundation ( www.bayatfoundation.org ), Afghanistan's largest private, non-profit Health, Education and Social Development Org...

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Olea Announces the OSN Quadcorder™ Prototype with HeartSignature™

For consumer and medical professional remote vital sign monitoring ...

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Colorado Hospital Becomes One of the First Ready to Meet MU Stage 3 Objectives

Mt. San Rafael is expected to be one of the first in the country to attest for Stage 3 when attestations begin* ...

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