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America's Plain Language Authority Condemns Reported CDC Changes

Center for Plain Language warns of risks from confusing messages WASHINGTON , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Plain Language is speaking out against proposed changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) communication rules. On Friday, December 15 , the Wash...

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Cannabis Production in the European Union - Spectrum Denmark Granted Production Licence

ODENSE, Denmark , and SMITHS FALLS, ON , Dec. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Further to a December 5 th press release announcing plans to establish a 40,000 m 2 facility in the Danish city of Odense , Spectrum Cannabis Denmark has been issued a cannabis production licence by Laegemiddelstyrelsen, De...

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Ideal Image Introduces New Broadband Light "Forever Young" BBL™ Therapy to Over 110 Locations in North America

BroadBand Light "Forever Young" BBL™ Therapy Uniquely Designed for Ideal Image in Cooperation with the Pioneer in Intense Pulse Light Therapy (IPL) for Skin Rejuvenation ...

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Prometic's Plasminogen (Ryplazim™) granted orphan drug designation for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Ryplazim™ is Prometic's Second Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) Granted for IPF by the FDA Two Late Stage Clinical Assets targeting IPF: Ryplazim ™ under BLA review and PBI-4050 entering pivotal Phase 2 /3 clinical trials. LAVAL, QC , Dec. 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Prometic Life Science...

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Rasmussen College Surgical Technologist Program in Romeoville/Joliet Earns Accreditation

Programmatic accreditation highlights the College's commitment to meeting and exceeding surgical technology education standards ...

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UJET Completes SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA Examinations

The company demonstrates best-in-class commitment to security and privacy ...

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GT Biopharma, Inc. Files Application for NASDAQ Capital Market Listing

WASHINGTON , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GT Biopharma Inc. (GTBP) today announced that the Company has filed an application to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market. GT Biopharma is currently quoted as GTBP: OTCQB on the Over the Counter Market. "We believe that elevating t...

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Lyocell Fiber Market to cross $1.5bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Some of the major industry players in lyocell fiber market include Lenzing AG, Baoding Swan Fiber Co, Acegreen Eco-Material Technology, China Populus Textile, Chonbang, Qingdao Textiles Group Fiber Technology, Acelon Chemicals & Fiber Corporation and smartfiber AG. ...

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Muskegon Laser Tattoo Removal Brings Multi-Colored Astanza Trinity Tattoo Removal to Muskegon, Michigan

MUSKEGON, Mich. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Muskegon Laser Tattoo Removal , a division of Muskegon Surgical Associates, offers superior laser tattoo removal treatments for patients with tattoo regret. They specialize in all things tattoo removal, including complete ink removal, selective r...

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Origin Agritech Announces Seed Product Pipeline and Biotechnology Trait Development Update

BEIJING , Dec.18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SEED)("the Company" or "Origin"), an agricultural biotechnology trait and corn seed provider, today released a progress update on growth platforms which are focused on the development and commercialization of superior corn seed ...

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HAP Introduces New Tiered Network Health Plan in Jackson County

New health plan design geared toward Jackson-area employers, features Jackson-area providers DETROIT , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Alliance Plan, a Michigan -based nonprofit health plan, is introducing a new tiered network health plan designed specifically for Jackson County busi...

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WebMD Predicts Cold and Flu Symptoms to Rise During Holiday Season

WebMD Cold and Flu Map data shows South Central, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and Southeast regions to experience highest levels of cold and flu symptoms leading up to the New Year 1 Austin (TX) 2 Baltimore (MD) 3 Fort Smith/Fayetteville/ Springdale/Rogers (AR/OK) ...

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Caris Life Sciences Congratulates Caris Foundation International on Nearly $100 Million USAID Health Program in Haiti

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Selects the Caris Foundation to Lead Project for 4.2 Million People in Haiti IRVING, Texas , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precisio...

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PatientPing Partners with Mercy Health to Enable Better Data Access and Improve Performance Under Risk-Based Contracts

Health Technology Company Helps Largest Health System in Ohio Manage Approximately 200,000 lives ...

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La Roche-Posay Makes Brand History in 2017

The leading dermatological brand won 22 beauty awards, resulting in its 139th win ...

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Impulse Dynamics' Optimizer® Receives CFDA Approval in China

The CFDA Approves Impulse Dynamics' Optimizer System for Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure in China ORANGEBURG, New York and STUTTGART, Germany , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved Impulse Dynamics' Optimizer® system for treatment...

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#MeToo and the Urgency of Healing a Culture of Misogyny

Lauren Costine, PhD Details How Every Women's Self-Esteem is affected by Misogyny in New Op-ed Piece ...

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Castlight Health Announces New Partnerships and Expanding Customer Base

Health navigation platform grows to 40+ digital health partnerships and more than 250 customers ...

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60° Pharmaceuticals (60P) Submits New Drug Application to US FDA for Antimalarial Drug Tafenoquine

60P Will Continue Global Regulatory Strategy and Pursue Additional Dossier Submissions WASHINGTON , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals (60P) announced it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration for the use of Tafenoqu...

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Novartis multiple sclerosis therapy fingolimod granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation for pediatric MS

- Breakthrough Therapy designation can expedite the development and review of therapies for serious conditions(1) EAST HANOVER, N.J. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for fingol...

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico Announces International News Coverage on Benefits of CBD, U.N.'s Global CBD Policy

SAN DIEGO , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States , announced today that Raúl Elizalde, President of subsidiary HempMeds® Mexico , was recently featured in several international news publicat...

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Cannabis Market Data Shows Legal Sales Projected to Grow

FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary NEW YORK , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to data provided by Hexa Research, the U.S. medical cannabis market size was valued at USD 5.44 billion in 2016, and is expected to be valued $19.48 billion by 2024. The medical cannabis market is still...

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Research Predicts Further Growth for the Medical Cannabis Market

FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary NEW YORK , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a report by Forbes, Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm, the international market for cannabis is expected to be valued $31.4 billion by 2021. Bethany Gomez , Director of Research f...

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The Millions of Uninsured Consumers Who Missed the Obamacare Open Enrollment Still Have Options

Short-Term Health Insurance & other Affordable Health Coverages Available MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The open enrollment period for Obamacare ended last week, a full six weeks earlier than last year. Due to the shortened period and escalating monthly premiums for t...

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Merck Manuals Survey Finds Americans Fall Victim to Common Cold Myths

MerckManuals.com provides clarity on seasonal ailments ...

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My Eyelab Targets California With Franchise Program

Leading optical retailer continues nationwide growth, expands franchise offering to California ...

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Chicago Author Jeanne Beard's Essay on Parenting a Child with Autism Featured in Actress Jane Seymour's New Book

Beard, the founder of the National Autism Academy, says an autism diagnosis too often is delivered without a path forward ...

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Herpes: Patented Natural Treatments Stop the Herpes Outbreaks

Clinical studies showed that the natural treatments Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin completely stop the herpes outbreaks in 42% of the cases ...

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Neurotrope Appoints Charles S. Ryan as Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrope, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRP), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), today announced the appointment of Charles S. Ryan , JD, PhD as Chief Executive Of...

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Finance Execs See a Healthcare Market Bubble Emerging: KPMG/Leavitt Partners Survey of Finance Professionals

-- Health IT/data, outpatient sectors seen having most investment activity through 2019 ...

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Most Owners of Wearable Fitness Devices Continue to Use Them Daily According to New National Study

Consumers Value Tech Features to Automatically Measure Calorie Intake, Hydration and Stress Levels ...

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The Cryoport Biotech Activity Index Decreases 7.1% In Third Quarter of 2017; While the Total Number of Clinical Trials Increases to 934 Worldwide

In Q3 2017 approximately $1.85 billion was invested in the development of regenerative therapies and clinical trials advanced to 934. This investment represents a 102% increase over the same quarter in 2016. ...

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Recovery Brands Finds Spike in People Searching for Addiction Treatment Following Major Holidays

The company analyzed its flagship website, Rehabs.com, to help addiction treatment facilities best connect with consumers SAN DIEGO , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from Recovery Brands , a provider of digital addiction treatment resources, found consumers were more likely to se...

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"Urologist to the Stars" Dr. Alexander Gershman Begins Treating Patients with Patented Caverstem™ Stem Cell Procedure for Drug Refractory Erectile Dysfunction

PHOENIX , and LOS ANGELES , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Medical Technology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB ticker symbol CELZ) announced today initiation of patient treatments using its patented Caverstem™ procedure by Dr.  Alexander Gershman .   Dr. Alexander Gershman , Director of The I...

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Allergan and Richter Announce Positive Topline Results from Phase 3 Study of Cariprazine for the Treatment of Bipolar I Depression

Primary endpoint was met in the study evaluating patients with acute bipolar I depression treated with cariprazine 1.5 mg and 3 mg versus placebo ...

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Henry Schein Acquires eVetPractice, A Cloud-Based Veterinary Clinic Practice Management Solutions Company

Provides Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions Customers the Option to Move to the Cloud and Enhances Software Solutions Portfolio MELVILLE, N.Y. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based d...

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Citius Announces $6 Million Registered Direct Offering Priced At-the-Market

CRANFORD, N.J. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Citius Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXR), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on adjunctive cancer care and critical care drug products, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements with several institutional and accredit...

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DarioHealth Gains Regulatory Approval in Australia for iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X Smart Glucose Meter

DarioHealth Will Begin Selling Lightning® Enabled Smart Glucose Meters in the U.K. and Australia Imminently ...

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Morningside Recovery Announces 'Hand in Hand' Recovery Program

Addiction Treatment Center Offers the Nation's Only Couples Detox and Inpatient Care IRVINE, Calif. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningside Recovery is pleased to now offer the nation's first addiction and mental health inpatient center for couples seeking recovery: Hand in Hand Recovery...

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EONE-DIAGNOMICS Genome Center Expanding Into East Asian Genome Market with Asia's largest cord blood specialist company Cordlife

SEOUL, South Korea , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eone-Diagnomics Genome Center (EDGC), a Korean genetic analysis company, said today it will expand its business into East Asian market with Asia's largest network of cord blood and cord lining banking service provider "Cordlife" as the compan...

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Wound Irrigation Systems Market to Reach US$ 300 Mn by 2027 - Future Market Insights

Hospitals and Home Care Centres to Significantly Contribute to the Sales Revenue of the Global Wound Irrigation Systems Market VALLEY COTTAGE, New York , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The report on the global wound irrigation systems market covers annual sales revenue generated by vario...

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Canada Could be on the Cusp of a Cannabis Revolution

FN Media Group Presents Safehaven.com News Commentary LONDON , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The world has a pot problem. Quite simply: there isn't enough of it, legal and accessible, to meet the tidal wave of demand that is about to sweep across North America . After the campaign prom...

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HSS Researchers Receive Grant for Clinical Trial to Improve Outcomes for Rotator Cuff Tears

First phase II trial to test a new stem cell therapy for this condition ...

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Shineco, Inc. Announces $51 Million USD Contract with Horgos Huajing Tencel Technology Development Co., Ltd.

BEIJING , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shineco, Inc. ("Shineco" or the "Company"; NASDAQ: TYHT), a manufacturer and distributor of Chinese herbal medicines, organic agricultural products, specialized textiles, and other health and well-being focused plant-based products in China, today announc...

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Caris Foundation International to Lead Consortium in $98.5 Million USAID Health Program in Haiti

Project Santé, a Cooperative Agreement Between USAID and Caris Foundation International, to Expand Essential Healthcare for up to 4.2 Million Haitian People COLLEYVILLE, Texas , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Foundation ™ , a non-profit, private foundation founded by the David D. Halbe...

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Suture Anchor Devices Market to Reach US$ 875.6 Mn by 2027 - Future Market Insights

Focus on Improving the Quality of Life is a Prominent Factor Boosting the Use of Suture Anchor Devices VALLEY COTTAGE, New York , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global suture anchor devices market is expected to witness robust growth during the forecast period. This growth is expecte...

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Allergan Announces Promotion of Wayne Swanton to Executive Vice President, Global Operations

-- Swanton to Join Allergan Executive Leadership Team Following Departure of Rob Stewart, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer -- ...

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RXi Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results from Phase 2 Trial with RXI-109 for Dermal Scarring

- RXI-109 is a self-delivering RNAi (sd-rxRNA) compound that targets connective tissue growth factor (CTGF), a key regulator of fibrosis and scar formation, and plays a key role in tissue regeneration and repair. MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporat...

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WellCare Issues 2018 Annual Guidance

Reaffirms 2017 Annual Guidance * Investment & other income primarily includes investment income, specialty pharmacy business sold to non-members and equity in earnings (losses) in unconsolidated subsidiaries. The company presents equity in earnings (losses) in unconsolidated subsid...

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Promote Ladder Safety with the Second Annual National Ladder Safety Month in March 2018

Join the national dialogue this March to spread the importance of proper ladder safety with the second annual National Ladder Safety Month, presented by the American Ladder Institute. ...

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Respicardia Closes $58.5 Million In Financing To Treat Central Sleep Apnea

Company announces strategic relationship with ZOLL Medical MINNETONKA, Minn. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --  Respicardia, Inc. , a private medical technology company, announced today that the company has closed a $58.5 million financing, led by ZOLL Medical Corporation , a leading manufa...

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Stock Review for Medical Equipment's Investors -- Align Technology, K2M Group, NuVasive, and Nxstage Medical

NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on ALGN, KTWO, NUVA, and NXTM which is a click away at www.wallstequities.com/registration . On Friday, Dece...

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Free Research Reports on these Biotech Stocks -- Vericel, ZIOPHARM Oncology, Cerecor, and CASI Pharma

NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on VCEL, ZIOP, CERC, and CASI which is a click away at http://www.wallstequities.com/registration . Seeking ...

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Veterinary Ultrasound Scanners Market to Reach US$ 198.8 Mn by 2026 - Future Market Insights

VALLEY COTTAGE, New York , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective imaging technologies such as ultrasound have successful penetrated the diagnostic premises of veterinary healthcare. Over the years, pet clinics and veterinary hospitals are using ultrasound technology to procure accurate a...

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Ultrasonic Scalpels Market Value to Reach US$4.6 Billion by the End of 2025: Transparency Market Research

Global Ultrasonic Scalpels Market: Introduction of New Treatment Techniques with Development of Ultrasonic Scalpels Augurs Well ALBANY, New York , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The global ultrasonic scalpels market has been prognosticated to be marked by the presence of top-level compan...

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2017's Most-Asked Questions About Veins and Arteries

CHICAGO , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients and their families, when the doctor talks about vascular disease it can be baffling. Vascular diseases have long, complicated names or acronyms and refer to parts of the body we sometimes don't understand. WATCH: What is a vascu...

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This Morning's Technical Outlook on Medical Research Stocks -- Organovo, BioTelemetry, Bruker, and PerkinElmer

NEW YORK , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with the commitment to dynamically provide members with timely information, WallStEquities.com has issued free tailored Stock Review on ONVO, BEAT, BRKR, and PKI which is a click away at http://www.wallstequities.com/registration . As access...

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Home for the Holidays: Is Your College Student Struggling with Addiction?

LAUREL SPRINGS, N.J. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Your college student has come home for winter break, but something just doesn't seem right. Your son or daughter seems detached, moody, or has developed some odd behaviors. Addiction to drugs or alcohol may be the problem. "Parents should tr...

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Blood Glucose Monitoring System Market 4.8% CAGR to 2022 led by North America | ReportsnReports

PUNE, India , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood Glucose Monitoring System Market is forecast to reach $10.58 billion by 2022 from $8.35 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4.8% during (2017-2022) driven by rising prevalence of diabetic population, and increasing innovative product launches ...

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Modern Leaf Partners with mdBriefCase Group Inc. and Advancing Practice; Secures Strategic Investment to Launch Cannabis Education and Proposed Ecommerce Platform

WINNIPEG , Dec. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Modern Leaf is proud to announce an educational partnership with leading online medical education company mdBriefCase Group Inc. on a unique cannabis knowledge platform. With first round funding of $1 .6mm from strategic investors and founders, Modern Leaf...

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Pharmacy Benefit Management Market Growth Forecast at 6.14% CAGR to 2021 | ReportsnReports

PUNE, India , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global pharmacy benefit management market report 2017-2021 provides forecast and analysis of the Global pharmacy benefit management on global and regional level. The report provides historic data with forecast from 2017 to 2021 based on volume an...

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Drug Discovery Informatics Market Worth 2.84 Billion USD by 2022

PUNE, India , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research " Drug Discovery Informatics Market   by Function (Target Data, Sequencing Data Analysis, Molecular Docking, Library Preparation), Solution (Software, Services), End User (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, C...

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DelSiTech Ltd and C-Tri Co. Ltd Sign a Collaboration Agreement to Develop Innovative Drug Delivery Technology Product for Oncology

TURKU, Finland , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DelSiTech Ltd, a Finnish drug delivery technology and development company, and C-Tri Co. Ltd, a Korean KOSDAQ listed biopharmaceutical company, have signed a Partnership and Collaboration Agreement to develop long-acting controlled release for...

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Dos and Don'ts when gifting plastic surgery this holiday season

27 percent of women and 20 percent of men surveyed say they would want to receive a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure as a gift. ...

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Wildflower CBD products coming to ECRM® EPPS Event

BOCA RATON, Fla. , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and wellness CBD company Wildflower is gearing up to attend January's ECRM® EPPS event in Washington, D.C. , to showcase its line of CBD soaps, vaporizers and supplements. The Efficient Program Planning Sessions (EPPS) is a trade show wh...

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The World's First-ever Effervescent Salmon Protein Hydrolysate by Fast&Up Scores Over Conventional Protein Supplements

MUMBAI , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited (Aeronutrix) is a pioneer in bringing innovative and novel products into India , within the OTC Sports and Active-Living supplements segment. One of Aeronutrix innovations, the world's first effervescent Sal...

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Regeneron and ISA Pharmaceuticals Announce Strategic Immuno-Oncology Collaboration

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and LEIDEN, The Netherlands , Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, today announced a clinical collaboration to advance ISA101, an immunotherapy targeting human papillo...

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Docplexus CEO Phanish Chandra Conferred With the Prestigious RSA Fellowship

PUNE, India , December 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, also known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has welcomed Phanish Chandra, CEO Docplexus, into the select organization in recognition for his outstanding contribution to...

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VivaLNK Announces Developers Program for New eSkin Technology

Wellness Quantified, Vital Scout provides biometric feedback to encourage healthy lifestyles ...

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