Plexus Systems, Inc. to Exhibit at Medical Design & Manufacturing

Plexus Systems, Inc. to Exhibit at Medical Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, Oct. 22-23
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Plexus Systems, Inc., provider of Plexus Online software for the medical manufacturing enterprise, is exhibiting at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, a tradeshow to be held Oct. 22-23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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FDA delays Hemispherx drug vote

is going to have to wait a little longer for a Food and Drug Administration decision on its lead new drug candidate — a therapeutic compound the company has had under development for more than three decades.
The FDA, citing an increased workload, said this week it is extending its review of Ampligen for another three months. A decision had been expected by Feb. 25.
Ampligen had been studied as a potential treatment for diseases ranging from Read the rest of this entry »

Questions on Steroids, Health Care Reform, and the ‘Nocebo’ Effect

, USA Today reports.
Consumers may think it’s wise to read the warning labels on medications they take, but
they’ve read about, a phenomenon called the “nocebo effect,” The Wall Street Journal reports.
The number of Americans suffering from chronic kidney disease, which is caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes,
, up from about 20 million a decade ago, The New York Times reports. One cause, according Read the rest of this entry »

Accelerator Startup, GPC-Rx, Uses Computers to Make Drugs Without

Accelerator Startup, GPC-Rx, Uses Computers to Make Drugs Without Side Effects
Accelerator’s newest startup could, if it wanted to, make a version of marijuana that wouldn’t give people the munchies. Seattle-based GPC-Rx isn’t going to do that, but it is using sophisticated 3-D computer modeling to help researchers design other drugs to specifically do their main job, without the usual side effects.
. It’s the second Read the rest of this entry »

FDA Decision Calendar: Extreme Trades

(BDSI) – Onsolis approval is possible by mid-2009 and the Company recently raised $6M in cash from partner Meda AB, representing a $3M expanded licensing agreement + a $3M advance of the $30M milestone payment upon FDA approval. The remaining $27M cash milestone payment on FDA approval for Onsolis represents nearly half of the Company’s current market cap, in addition to royalties that will be received on product sales once the breakthrough cancer Read the rest of this entry »

Aisle Seats Best For Business Trips

If you’re a frequent business traveler–and not as young as you used to be–clots may be a worry on your longer trips. Fortunately for you, researchers have discovered a rather simple factor in effective prevention: Choosing the right seat. In this case, the right seat is the aisle.
The researchers, from Lahey Clinic Medical Center, found that flying boosts your risk of developing a clot four-fold (a flight of 8 hours or longer is especially risky), Read the rest of this entry »

Just asking, but any chance MEO might move?

WAILUKU – It’s all “real preliminary,” but Maui Memorial Medical Center is squeezed for space for facilities and parking on its 15-acre site and is casting around for what its options might be.
Maui Economic Opportunity occupies a 1.2-acre chunk, one of five parcels owned by Maui County along Mahalani Street that’s part of the Cameron Center complex.
During a Maui Planning Commission hearing Tuesday on its transportation center in Puunene, MEO Read the rest of this entry »

Mayo Clinic and Winn-Dixie Partner to Provide Health Information

Mayo is a private group practice of medicine dedicated to providing
diagnosis and treatment of patient illnesses through a systematic focus
on individual patient needs. Mayo provides comprehensive hospital and
outpatient services at each of its major locations —
Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Scottsdale, Ariz. At each
site, clinical practice is closely integrated with advanced education
and Read the rest of this entry »

Senator Clinton Urges FDA to Work with Communities to Address

Oct 26, 2008
– WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton today called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand efforts to reach out to communities impacted by food potentially contaminated with the deadly chemical melamine. Senator Clinton pointed out that several deaths and tens of thousands of illnesses in children have been linked to consumption of melamine-contaminated milk products in China, and that several products Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy breakfast may mean healthier diet overall

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Breakfast may indeed be the most important meal of the day — as long as that meal is not a doughnut — a study suggests.
Using data from a national health survey of U.S. adults, researchers found that people who ate lower-calorie foods for breakfast tended to have a higher-quality diet overall.
Furthermore, men who ate a healthy breakfast generally weighed less. Among women, breakfast eaters — regardless of the food Read the rest of this entry »