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HIV Treatment Shortcomings Identified in Ethiopia

Flinders University researchers have found that early mortality rates among those who have access to the drugs is still high. The research paper -­ Early Mortality Among Children and Adults in Antiretroviral Therapy Programs (ART) in Southwest Ethiopia, 2003-15 - assesses the impact of ART medica...

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John Green's 'Turtles All the Way Down' and NPR's 'Hidden Brain' Named Winners of Austen Riggs Center 2018 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Austen Riggs Center is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media: Turtles All the Way Down , by John Green NPR's Hidden Brain , hosted by social science correspondent  Shank...

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Taiho Oncology Presents Data on Key Investigational Compound TAS-120 at ESMO 20th World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2018

Update of Clinical Data for TAS-120 in Cholangiocarcinoma, a Rare Cancer with Limited Treatment Options; Investigational Therapy Granted Orphan Drug Designation by U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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Darlington Nuclear to Become New Source of Lifesaving Medical Isotopes

First Large Scale Commercial Station to Produce Mo-99 for Life Saving Care TORONTO , June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - A collaboration between Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP) and a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) will make Darlington Nuclear the fi...

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PharmaLogics Founder Megan Driscoll Named Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Small Business CEO of the Year

Boston Based Female CEO Wins First Ever Chamber of Commerce Small Business CEO of the Year Award ...

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Highest Premiums & Top Ratings For Medicare Plans Don't Produce Broadest Coverage of Expensive Medications

Analysis Reveals Difficulties in Shopping for Extensive Specialty Drug Coverage MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPocket ® released a study of 2018 Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans that revealed the difficulties facing Medicare beneficiaries when tr...

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Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon Joins Wilson Dermatology Clinic, A QualDerm-Affiliated Practice

Evan Stiegel, MD Has Trained at Nationally and Internationally-Renowned Organizations BRENTWOOD, Tenn. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- QualDerm Partners , a company that creates market-leading dermatology practice partnerships through affiliations and de novo development, announced to...

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ClearStar Expands Medical Testing with Abbott Laboratories Integration

Mobile drug and clinical testing services now available at over 9,500 locations ALPHARETTA, Ga. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --  ClearStar , the technology and service provider to the background check industry, announces that its ClearMD mobile drug testing solution is now integrated w...

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Study into the causes of Crohn's disease hits major milestone

International project led by Crohn's and Colitis Canada could lead to the prevention of Crohn's disease and ultimately, a cure TORONTO , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - After 10 years and a worldwide effort, Crohn's and Colitis Canada is pleased to announce that the world-renowned Genetic, Envi...

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SillaJen Announces First Patient Enrolled in Renal Cell Carcinoma Trial with Pexa-Vec in Combination with Regeneron's Cemiplimab

SAN FRANCISCO , and SEOUL, Korea , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., (KOSDAQ:215600), a clinical-stage, biotherapeutics company focused on the development of oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced the first patient has been enrolled in REN026, the Phase 1b clinica...

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Selfie For A Good Cause On #RFGoNaked Day

On June 21st Stop and Selfie with Rodan + Fields Makeup-Free to Make an Impact on Youth ...

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary HempMeds® Brasil Announces Norberto Fischer as New Company Spokesperson

SAN DIEGO , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States , subsidiary HempMeds® Brasil today announced that Norberto Fischer has joined as spokesperson for the company. "We're very excited to have Nor...

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Great Lakes Caring Home Health and Hospice CEO Adam Nielsen Named a 2018 Glassdoor Top CEO

Based on anonymous and voluntary reviews by employees on Glassdoor ...

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IFM Therapeutics, LLC Appoints World-Renowned Physicians and Researchers to Clinical Advisory Board

Eight internationally recognized clinicians join IFM's clinical advisory board to help advance the company's ongoing research programs to the clinic ...

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Justin's Gets Nutty For More Innovation: New Cashew & Almond Butter Cups

Leading Nut Butter Brand Disrupts the Confectionery Category with Organic Dark Chocolate Almond & Cashew Butter Cups ...

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Kareo Earns Frost & Sullivan's Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Its Cloud-based Healthcare IT Solutions that Address the Extensive Needs of the US Ambulatory Market

SANTA CLARA, California , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the United States ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Kareo with the 2018 United States Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Photo - https://mma.prnewsw...

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Full Brochure Available for Nicholas Hall's OTC.NewDirections Executive Conference - Where Innovation Meets Regulation

LONDON , June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - With three months to go, the full agenda for this inaugural OTC.NewDi rections Executive Conference is available to view at:  https://nicholashall.com/event/otcnewdirections-executive-conference The Nicholas Hall Group of Companies is delighted to announce th...

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Canopy Growth Corporation Completes C$500 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

SMITHS FALLS, ON , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE:CGC) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") announced today the closing of its previously announced offering of C$500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.25% convertible senior notes due 2023 (the ...

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And now, this

SMITHS FALLS, ON, June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - There are no words to describe and acknowledge this historic moment in Canada.  We would like to commend the fearless advocates who spent years building momentum for change.  The patients and researchers who drove awareness of the power of the cannabis ...

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Colombia Quickly Becoming a Global Leader in Medical Marijuana

PALM BEACH, Florida , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketnewsupdates.com Market Commentary   With the global community quickly embracing the medical attributes of medical marijuana, most notably in Latin America , coupled with millions of patients worldwide, marijuana companies are quick...

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Biotech Resurgent Growth Championed by Cancer Research and Clinical Trial Advancements

PALM BEACH, Florida , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketNewsUpdates.com News Commentary   The biotech industry has been headlined by a growing number mergers and acquisitions, but focus of late surrounds optimistic developments regarding cancer research and developments as well as advanc...

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Cerebral Therapeutics Raises Series A Financing to Advance Clinical-Stage Drug-Device Combination Therapy for Adult Refractory Epilepsy

Financing Led by Granite Point Capital and Vivo Capital AURORA, Colo. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Cerebral Therapeutics, Inc. , a clinical-stage company focused on implanted drug-device combination therapies to improve the lives of patients with uncontrolled neurological diseases, annou...

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Dangers Lurking in Synthetic CBD Underscore Value of Quality Product

NEW YORK , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CannabisNewsWire Editorial Coverage Dating back thousands of years, people have found ways to treat pain and other ailments with cannabidiol (CBD) oil which is harvested from the hemp plant. However, the natural healing properties of CBD are being jeop...

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Body and Mind Inc. Provides Update on Cultivation Expansion and Management Addition

VANCOUVER , June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM) (CSE: BAMM.CN) (US OTC: BMMJ), (the "Company" or "BAM") is pleased to provide a progress report on its Phase II cultivation expansion in Las Vegas, Nevada . Additionally, the company announces a strategic engagement to advance ...

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TrialScope Selected by Leading Global Pharmaceutical Company to Support Clinical Trial Disclosure and Transparency

JERSEY CITY, N.J. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TrialScope , the global software leader in clinical trial transparency and compliance solutions, today announced that it has been selected by GlaxoSmithKline plc to facilitate clinical trial disclosure and transparency which amounts to disclosi...

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Kareo Earns 2018 Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Highlighting Its Innovative and Flexible EHR Solution

Frost & Sullivan Places Kareo at the Top of Their Customer Impact/Technology Leverage Matrix IRVINE, Calif. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing Kareo for its innovative EHR technology that improves operational efficiency and care delivery in independent medical practices, Frost &am...

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Digital Exercise Support For Diabetes: American Diabetes Association® and GlucoseZone™ Announce Partnership

ADA and GlucoseZone Bring the Benefits of Digital Exercise to the Management of Diabetes ARLINGTON, Va. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and Fitscript, LLC announced a partnership to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through...

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The Maternal & Child Health Communication Collective Launches to Counter Misinformation and Increase Strategic Communication Capacity of Stakeholders

The Mocha Manual Company, Inc., a leading boutique content development and strategic communications advisory firm, announced today that it has launched an 18-month project to improve mainstream messaging of maternal and child health issues and strengthen the overall strategic communication capacity...

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Zavation Medical Products Announces Brian K. Hutchison as Newest Member of its Board of Directors

JACKSON, Miss. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Zavation Medical Products ("Zavation" or "the Company"), a LongueVue Capital Partners ("LVC") portfolio company that designs and manufacturers high-quality spinal implants, instruments, and biologics, announced today that Brian K. Hutchison has j...

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Stryker Supports Veterans, Brings Mission Of Making Healthcare Better To The Travelers Championship

Stryker, the Official Joint Replacement Products of the PGA TOUR® and PGA TOUR Champions, brings The Mobility Zone® to its fifth tournament of 2018 MAHWAH, N.J. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Orthopaedics announced today plans to activate on-site at Travelers Championship in Cromwe...

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Aldeyra Therapeutics Announces 2018 Research Day

LEXINGTON, Mass. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company devoted to development of next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases, today announced that it will host a Research Day to p...

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Future Farm Announces Shareholder Meeting Dates and Update Regarding NexTech Spin-Off

VANCOUVER, British Columbia , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Farm Technologies Inc. (the " Company " or " Future Farm ") (CSE: FFT) (CSE: FFT.CN)(OTCQX: FFRMF) is pleased to announce that the formal process for completing the distribution of 11,000,000 common shares of NexTech AR Solutio...

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Enterome to Participate in the 2018 Microbiome Movement - Drug Development Summit in Boston

PARIS and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterome SA, a clinical-stage biotech company pioneering innovative therapies to treat microbiome-associated diseases with a focus on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and immuno-oncology (IO) indications, announces that Dr Ch...

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Significant reductions in costly pulmonary complications with use of drug-free device

LONDON, ON , June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are a major burden to the healthcare system. A new real-world study published in Pulmonary Therapy, indicates significant reductions in costs when using  the Aerobika * oscillating positive expiratory pressure...

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VIVES Portfolio Company iTeos Therapeutics, a Spin-Off of UCL and LICR, Strengthened by an Oversubscribed Series B Fundraising of 64 Million Euros

LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVES, a long-standing investor in iTeos Therapeutics, participated in the Series B EUR64 million fundraise. The lead and new investor, the American fund MPM Capital, will allow the UCL spin-off to develop several immune-oncology drug ...

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Neovasc Announces First Implant of a Neovasc Reducer™ in a U.S. Patient

NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN VANCOUVER , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ, TSX: NVCN), a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies, today announced the first U.S. patient has been implanted with a Ne...

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CStone enrolls first patient in Phase I study for MEK inhibitor CS3006 in Australia

SUZHOU, China , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CStone Pharmaceuticals (CStone) today announced the initiation of a Phase I clinical trial in Australia for CS3006, a highly selective, proprietary small molecule inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK). The first patient enroll...

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Opioid Abuse Treatment Drugs: A Solution or an Obstacle to Recovery.

Waismann Method opioid treatment specialists group, have found a 233% hike in patients seeking detoxification from Suboxone and other buprenorphine-based medications. This rise in addiction to drugs which are often prescribed to treat opioid use disorder raises some serious concerns. LOS ANGEL...

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Real-Time Access to Pathologists Facilitates More Organ Transplants

Specialist Direct, Inc. and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis collaborate to provide Telepathology for Organ Procurement Organizations HENDERSON, Nev. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Specialist Direct, Inc. announced a collaboration with Washington University Sch...

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Improve Health in Communities Across the Country

Support continues for community initiatives to solve social determinants of health and combat the opioid epidemic CHICAGO , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) today released " The Health of America Community Investment Report ," illustrati...

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Health Canada Approves Taltz® (ixekizumab) for Treatment of Active Psoriatic Arthritis

____________________________ i Taltz ® Canadian Product Monograph, March 29, 2018. ii Ritchlin CT, Colbert RA, Gladman DD. Psoriatic Arthritis. N Engl J Med . 2017;376(10):957-970. iii Arthritis Society. What is psoriatic arthritis?. Available at: https://www...

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Largest mental health bike ride in Canada aims to bring mental illness out of hiding

Ride Don't Hide supports Canadians to open up and seek help TORONTO , June 20, 2018 /CNW/ - With recent celebrity suicides on everybody's mind, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is encouraging Canadians to fight stigma and bring mental illness into the open through its upcoming R...

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Complia Health Appoints Rick Genovese as Executive Chairman

Complia Health announced the appointment of Rick Genovese as Executive Chairman. SCHAUMBURG, Ill. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Complia Health, a leading global provider of technology for long-term and post-acute care, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Genovese as Exec...

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EPIC's Philip Westphal to Present on Safe Patient Handling at the California Rural Health Conference

SAN FRANCISCO and SACRAMENTO, Calif. , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that EPIC Healthcare Practice Risk Advisor/Broker Philip Westphal will be presenting...

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Ambulatory Surgical Centers Market Will Retain 5% CAGR to Cross $93 Billion by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

SELBYVILLE, Delaware , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Worldwide Ambulatory Surgical Centers Market is poised to surpass USD 93 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Rising prevalence of chronic diseases coupled with technological advancements en...

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Cancer Immunotherapy Market to Earn US$ 124.88 Bn by 2024, Says TMR

ALBANY, New York , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TMR prognosticates the global cancer immunotherapy market to rise at a 14.6% CAGR to achieve a valuation of US$ 124.88 bn by the completion of 2024. On the basis of type of therapy, monoclonal antibodies could make it to a top position of th...

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OASIS Maintains Safety Again at This Year's Canadian Fair

BEIJING , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OASIS International Hospital will once again take its place as this year's Canadian Fair Medical Partner, providing medical assistance and peace of mind throughout the celebrations of Canada's 151 st Birthday. Two OASIS First Aid stations will be set u...

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B&B Protector Plans To Showcase Services At The Western Foot And Ankle Conference

B&B Protector Plans will participate in The Western Foot and Ankle Conference this summer in Anaheim, California. The conference, approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education, will take place June 21-24, 2018 at the Disneyland® Hotel & Convention Center. TAMPA, Fla. , June 20, 2018 ...

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Steba Biotech's TOOKAD® Vascular Photodynamic Therapy Maintains Significant Reduction in Overall Progression and Conversion to Radical Therapy in Low-risk Prostate Cancer Patients at 4 Years

LUXEMBOURG , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Steba Biotech, a privately-owned biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative and minimally invasive photodynamic therapies and systems to treat cancers, today announced that the Journal of Urology has published 4-year follow up data...

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Ovation Fertility Announces Partnership with Institute for Reproductive Health

Ovation Fertility announces the Institute for Reproductive Health as the latest laboratory to become part of its nationwide network. Ovation Fertility Cincinnati joins a growing list of physician practices to partner with Ovation Fertility to help patients become parents. LOS ANGELES , June 2...

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Eidos Therapeutics Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

SAN FRANCISCO , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Eidos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: EIDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing the large and growing unmet need in diseases caused by transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis (ATTR), today announced the pricing of its initial publi...

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WuXi Biologics Initiated Construction of a State-of-the-Art Integrated ADC Solution Center

WUXI, China , June 19 , 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), a leading global open-access biologics technology platform company offering end-to-end solutions for biologics discovery, development and manufacturing, announced today that it has started the construction of a state-of-the-a...

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Risk of Blindness a Critical Health Issue for Rohingya, Says Eye Care Charity

LONDON , June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Large numbers of Rohingya people who have crossed into South East Bangladesh are suffering unnecessarily from avoidable blinding conditions such as cataract.      (Photo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/707911/Orbis_Rohingya.jpg ) Since February, i...

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Bill To End Silence About Doctor Sexual Assault and Other Patient Harm Advances, Says Consumer Watchdog

Survivors of Former Olympic/MSU Team Doctor Larry Nassar Join Call for Transparency SACRAMENTO, Calif. , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation to lift the veil of secrecy around physician sexual assault and other patient harm today passed its final policy committee, the Assemb...

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American College of Surgeons Comments on Children and U.S. Immigration Policy

CHICAGO , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leadership of the American College of Surgeons calls for immediate change to the current method of enforcement of U.S. immigration policy that separates children from their parents at our nation's borders. The emotional stress to the member...

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Austin AI EdTech Start-up Raises Capital Via Women-Focused Crowdfunding

AUSTIN, Texas , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Women-owned, Austin -based AI EdTech start-up OneSeventeen Media today announced the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on iFundWomen, a platform "for women-led startups and small businesses." On the leading edge of artificial intelligence and s...

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Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. Announces Closing of a $13.8 Million Underwritten Public Offering and Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

SEATTLE and VANCOUVER, British Columbia , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieve Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHV), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to the global development and commercialization of cytisine for smoking cessation, today announced the closing of an underwritt...

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ACAP Health Announces Partnership to Reduce Orthopedic Surgery Costs for Employers

National leader in employer health solutions partners with groundbreaking surgical alternative DALLAS , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ACAP Health, a leading provider in innovative, clinical-based solutions has partnered with Regenexx to reduce high-cost musculoskeletal surgeries. Reg...

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Former White House Special Counsel Lanny Davis to Hold Telephonic Press Conference on Behalf of Dr. Carlos Beharie Challenging Hospital for Hostile Actions That Caused the Destruction of Dr. Beharie's OB/GYN Practice in Southern California

Audio Press Conference 11:00 am PDT Wednesday LOS ANGELES , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT :     Press conference to challenge a Los Angeles area hospital and its affiliates for their hostile actions against Citrus Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Associates, formerly the OB/...

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Creative Medical Technology Holdings Forms CaverStem International LLC

Subsidiary to concentrate on International Erectile Dysfunction Market PHOENIX and LOS ANGELES , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Medical Technology Holdings (OTCQB:CELZ) announced today the formation of CaverStem International LLC, a majority owned subsidiary focused on commercializ...

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims On Behalf of Investors of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. - VRX

NEW YORK , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ("Valeant" or the "Company") (NYSE: VRX).   Such investors are advised to contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888-476-...

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Polymedco CDP, LLC. Announces Updated American Cancer Society Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. , June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society (ACS) has just changed its guidelines for colorectal cancer screening.  The important change is that the recommended age to begin screening has been lowered from 50 to 45 years of age.  The update is summarized be...

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