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59 min ago | News Observer

FDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug

Nearly five years after Congress passed a law enabling future approval of biosimilars, for the first time the FDA has accepted an application to sell a similar, but not identical, version of a biologic drug.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Neupogen, Filgrastim (generic), Biotech, Amgen

3 hrs ago | NBC San Diego

Obama Motorcade Hinders Woman in Labor

The woman was seen sitting a bus stop bench on the south side of 3rd Street just east of Robertson Boulevard.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Cedars Medical Center, Medicine, CedarsSinai Medical Center, Hospital Administration

4 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 3-Lilly beats forecasts, vows to remain independent

Eli Lilly and Co's quarterly revenue plunged due to generic competition for its Cymbalta depression drug and its Evista osteoporosis treatment, but cost controls helped earnings beat forecasts.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Osteoporosis, Health, Schizophrenia, Pfizer

9 hrs ago | WJYI-AM Milwaukee

10M American adults gained coverage under Obamacare

An estimated 10.3 million American adults have gained health coverage since Obamacare enrollment began last October, with the biggest gains among young adults and Hispanics, according to a study published on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Boston Scientific 2Q profit falls 97 percent

The performance topped analyst expectations. The Marlborough, Massachusetts, company said Thursday its profit declined to $4 million, or roughly breakeven on a per-share basis, from $130 million, or 10 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Boston Scientific, Medical Equipment, Marlborough, MA

9 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Bristol 2Q net drops on lower drug sales, charges

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.' s exit from the diabetes business, plus higher taxes and research spending, combined to slash the drugmaker's second-quarter profit by 38 percent, but the company handily beat Wall Street's muted profit expectations.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Bristol Myers Squibb, Medicine, Diabetes, Health, Oncology

13 hrs ago | Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The report is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Additional information is available at 'www.fitc... )--McDermott International, Inc. announced today that it plans to issue a press release regarding its financial results for the sec... rEVO Biologics, Inc. Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 3 Trial of ATryn to Treat Early Onset ... (more)

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Related Topix: Swisscom AG, Telecom, Cash America International, Financial Services, Cardiovascular Systems, Banking, Bank of Nova Scotia The, American Water Works Company, Water Utilities, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Conmed founder retires; son leaves, too

Eugene Corasanti's decision at Conmed Corp. takes effect immediately. The company also announced Wednesday that Corasanti's son, Joseph, is stepping down as president, chief executive officer, and board member.

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Related Topix: Medical Equipment, Medicine, CONMED

Inside Bay Area

Oakland: Hillary Clinton launches campaign that recommends reading aloud to children from birth

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped launch a campaign aimed at encouraging parents to read aloud to infants from birth at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Kaiser Permanente, Medicine, Hospital Administration

SFGate

Will hepatitis C drug continue blockbuster sales?

Gilead Sciences' $1,000-a-day hepatitis C pill is facing a firestorm of criticism from insurers and lawmakers, but none of those obstacles are likely to stop the Foster City company from reporting blockbuster revenues during the second quarter today.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Hepatitis, Health, Startups, CGI Pharmaceuticals, Liver Cancer

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

Philly.com

GSK cuts earnings forecast after weak 2nd quarter

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline has cut its full-year earnings expectations as it says its second-quarter profits were hit by currency moves and a fall in sales of its respiratory drugs.

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Related Topix: GlaxoSmithKline, Biotech, Medicine

The Madison Press

Murder suspect shoots himself during standoff

A man wanted for murder in Hocking County shot himself in the head at the Econo Lodge Monday morning following an overnight standoff.

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Related Topix: Hocking County, OH, Medicine, Miami Valley Hospital, Hospital Administration, Fayette County, OH

Sunherald.com

Adams County sets hospital sale date

Community Health Systems is the bidding stalking horse. That means the price it negotiated with the Natchez hospital would be the bottom bid when the hospital is placed on the market.

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Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Community Health Care, Quorum

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Vt. police treat toddler's death as 'suspicious'

Police say at about 7:30 a.m. they were called to a home on Hunters Way in Shelburne for a report of an unresponsive 2-year-old boy.

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Related Topix: Shelburne, VT, Medicine, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Hospital Administration, Burlington, VT, Violent Crime

Newsday

Obesity During Pregnancy Linked to Raised Asthma Risk in Kids

Women who are obese during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with asthma than normal-weight mothers, a new review suggests.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Hospital Administration, Medicine

Foster's Daily Democrat

Man airlifted to Maine Medical after accident

A motorcyclist was airlifted to Maine Medical Center after being seriously injured in an accident on Milton Road Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Dover, NH

Bradenton.com

Lowe's plans 1,000-worker Indianapolis call center

The North Carolina-based retailer announced Tuesday that it would spend about $20 million to buy and equip an office building in a business park on the city's northwest side.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Bradenton, FL

The Macon Telegraph

Parental Guidance: What's normal age for voice change?

Q: When is it normal for a boy's voice to change? My son is 10, and his voice is getting deeper every day.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, WinthropUniversity Hospital, Hospital Administration, Mineola, NY

Government Executive

Is There a Place for Google Glass in Hospitals?

Last July, Stephanie Shine waited an agonizing 18 hours before she could see and touch her baby for the first time.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Cambridge, MA

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