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Novartis granted US FDA Priority Review for Kymriah™ (tisagenlecleucel), formerly CTL019, for adults with r/r DLBCL

Filing acceptance marks second Priority Review granted to Kymriah by the FDA for two distinct indications, underscoring the potential of first ever FDA-approved CAR-T therapy Novartis Media Relations Central media line: +41 61 324 2200E-mail: media.relations@novartis.com E...

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Accidental Injury Becomes #3 Cause of Death For The First Time in U.S. History

National Safety Council analysis confirms preventable deaths rose 10% in 2016; drug overdose and motor vehicle crashes drove the increase ...

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MNA: Berkshire Medical Center Nurses Send Clear Message to Hospital with Overwhelming Strike Authorization Vote: Agree to a Fair Contract that Protects Patient Care

Berkshire Medical Center nurses are seeking a fair agreement at the bargaining table but the hospital refuses to make proposals that would improve RN staffing ...

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Hologic Announces Pricing of Offering of $1 Billion of Senior Notes

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that it has priced and allocated its previously announced private offering of $1 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes as follows: (i) $600 million aggregate principal amount of a...

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Coordinated Care Leader EHS Medical Group Announces Management Changes

Cindy Ehnes brings regulatory expertise to Interim CEO role; New independent board of directors to be elected and commit to smooth claims runout ...

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Canopy Growth enters landmark research and production MOU with Australian Victoria State Government

SMITHS FALLS, ON and VICTORIA, Australia , Jan. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") and the Victorian State Government today announced the signing of a significant Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to further develop research and technic...

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The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is Celebrating 25 Years of Making a Difference

Their services are provided exclusively by board certified physicians and they are continually expanding their scope of services to remain leaders in the field. NEW YORK , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York (LSSCNY) is celebrating its 25th y...

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The National Widowers' Organization Presents New Blog Addition

"Unlocking Grief," A New Perspective On Dealing With Loss Of A Loved One MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass. , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- "Unlocking Grief," a new addition to the blog series on the organization's website ( https://nationalwidowers.org/unlocking-grief/ ) by Stanley Kissel , Ph.D., i...

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Cosmetic Town Now Starts the New Year by Listing the "Best Breast Surgery Doctors in Beverly Hills"

Cosmetic Town starts the New Year by helping patients find the "Best Breast Surgery Doctors in Beverly Hills" by listing them on their website BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Cosmetic Town, an online plastic surgery and information community based in Los Angeles ...

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Delta Dental of California Awards Largest Grant in its History to UCLA School of Dentistry for Community-based Education

A $1.5 million grant will widen dental care access for California's most vulnerable patient populations ...

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Not All Orgasm Doctors are the Same

Dr. Charles Runels O-Shot® & P-Shot® Providers Make the News ...

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AlloSource Co-Authors International Space Station Microbial Study With NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

CENTENNIAL, Colo. , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage, bone, skin, soft-tissue and cellular allografts, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) co-authored a scientific publication titled " Detection of antimicrobial resis...

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MAXIMUS Appoints Bruce L. Caswell as Chief Executive Officer, Effective April 1, 2018, Following the Planned Retirement of Richard A. Montoni as CEO

RESTON, Virginia , January 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that Richard A. Montoni will retire from his role as Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2018 . The Board of Directors has unanimously selecte...

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Change Is The Only Constant In Bloomberg Law's 2018 Health Care Outlook

Outlook Also Features Bloomberg Law's Health Care Advisory Board's Top 10 Issues for 2018 ...

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Sidoris Biomedical, an AMI subsidiary, Announces Successful Anastomosis Achieved Using Novel Bioresorbable Circular Staples in Ongoing Animal Studies

BOSTON , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sidoris Biomedical has announced that successful anastomosis was achieved using internal circular staples fabricated with BioDG Inc.'s proprietary bioresorbable metal in ongoing animal studies. The patented metal, developed by BioDG, is designed to bioab...

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WSHA welcomes Rhonda Curry as Vice President, Membership and Communications

Curry to lead public information for health care and hospitals ...

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Information Update - Six unauthorized sexual enhancement products seized from George's Convenience, in Woodbridge, ON, may pose serious health risks

Unauthorized health products Product & Promoted Use Hazard Identified Company Action Taken 7 K Sexual enhancement Labelled to contain yohimbe George's Convenience 5100 Rutherford Rd Woodbridge ON Seized from the retail ...

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Terso Solutions Partners with ImplantBase to Automate Inventory Management and Improve Performance for Orthopedic and Spine Companies Using RFID Technology

MADISON, Wis. and AUSTIN, Texas , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Terso Solutions, Inc ., a leading RFID technology provider, and ImplantBase , the leading orthopedic industry software provider, have partnered to deliver an end-to-end, automated inventory management solution using Terso's RA...

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Temple University Hospital Ranked #1 In The Nation For Lung Transplant Volume In 2017

New Data Released by United Network for Organ Sharing PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Temple University Hospital (TUH) performed 131 lung transplants in calendar year 2017, making it the number 1 volume program in the nation according to data just released by the Unit...

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LFTD. Lifestyle Founder Brings Positive Difference to Supplement Industry

Combined with nutrition, fitness and inspirational coaching, supplement brand truly comes from the heart ...

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PM360 Now Accepting Entries For 2018 Trailblazer Awards

Call for Award Nominations to Recognize Innovation in Healthcare Marketing ...

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medi USA introduces M.4s® PCL dynamic brace

New rigid-frame brace treats injuries of the posterior cruciate ligament with integrated tensioning dial WHITSETT, N.C. , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical device manufacturer medi ® announced the launch of its new orthopedic knee brace, the M.4s ® PCL dynamic, a 4-point, rigid-frame b...

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MNA: UMass Memorial Health Alliance Clinton Hospital Plans to Close Popular Endoscopy Service in Apparent Violation of State Regulations Requiring 90 Day Notice and Public Oversight

Nurses Appeal to Department of Public Health to Intervene to Ensure Health Alliance Follows the Law and that Patients Served by the Program are Protected ...

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CCHR: New Call for Ban on Electroshock Treatment, Citing Violence Against Women, Children and Elderly

Experts' report supports ECT is ineffective; "cannot be scientifically, or ethically, justified" ...

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Canopy Growth enters multifaceted MOU with Prince Edward Island

Major supply and education partnership to help ensure Province Ready for Regulated Recreational Cannabis SMITHS FALLS, ON & CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Jan. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") and the Province of Prince Edward Island ("...

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