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37 min ago | Bioscience Technology

Team Makes Cancer Glow to Improve Surgical Outcomes

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Oncology

1 hr ago | Baltimore News

Md. health secretary to join Johns Hopkins

Maryland's health secretary will be joining the full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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5 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health says Drug Overdose Deaths continue to rise in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health's Vital Statistics office today released data on 2013 drug overdose deaths in the state.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Tennessee, Healthcare Law, Law, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

9 hrs ago | Medical News

FDA approves EYLEA Injection for treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved EYLEA Injection for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Health, Macular Degeneration

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-FDA raises concerns about Impax's Taiwanese plant

Impax Laboratories Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued certain observations regarding violations in the company's manufacturing plant in Taiwan.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Impax Laboratories, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Startups, Marketing

KYTX-TV News

China's tainted meat scandal explained

The fast food giant is enormously popular in China where it has 2,000 outlets, each one typically overflowing with hungry crowds.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Fast Food

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Surgeon general issues skin cancer warning

Skin cancer is on the rise, according to the American Cancer Society, with more cases diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer cases combined.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Skin Cancer, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic)

Express India

Ranbaxy Laboratories quarterly net loss narrows to Rs 186 cr

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories today reported consolidated net loss of Rs 185.92 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Healthcare Industry

Health.com

It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Ophthalmology

Drug Researcher

Ben Venue assets will bolster sterile injectables network, says Hikma

Hikma has bought defunct manufacturer Ben Venue and says it could reactivate the site in the long-term, despite the transfer of equipment across its sterile injectables network.

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Related Topix: Doxorubicin (generic), Adriamycin, Doxil, Medicine

Medical News

FDA approves use of Imbruvica to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Imbruvica to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who carry a deletion in chromosome 17 , which is associated with poor responses to standard treatment for CLL.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Leukemia, Health, Lymphoma, Oncology, Medicine, Hematology

WTOC-TV Savannah

Paprika powder sold in SC stores recalled over Salmonella risk

A spice sold in 17 states including South Carolina is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Related Topix: Carolina, RI

ECNmag

Booming mobile health app market needs more FDA oversight for consumer safety, confidence

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Medical News

Findings reveal new way to identify non-antibiotic drugs that could help curb bacterial infections

About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology, Science, Medicine, Imodium, Imodium A-D, Loperamide (generic), Clemastine (generic), Tavist, Tavist-1, University of Chicago, Health

HON

FDA Expands Use of Imbruvica for Form of Leukemia

Approved use for Imbruvica has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Leukemia, Health, Lymphoma

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Times

Biodel, Lincoln Park enter into $15 million equity deal

A Danbury company researching better ways to treat diabetes has expanded its funding sources through a stock sale agreement with an investment firm.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Biodel, Medicine, Diabetes, Health

In-PharmaTechnologist.com

First come, first served? FDA may allow reservation of drug names

The US Food and Drug Administration is inviting public comment on plans to allow drug companies to reserve proprietary names for medicines as early as the end of Phase II trials.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Marketing

Business Journal

Chester County pharmaceutical firm gets FDA approval for new acne drug

The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval to Actilate, an antibacterial developed by Aqua Pharmaceuticals to treat severe acne and other skin infections.

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Related Topix: Acne Vulgaris, Health

Business Journal

AcelRx stock feels the pain after FDA rejects drug-device

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., which late last week had to tamp down investor enthusiasm after a leak that its pain drug system was approved by regulators, lost more than 30 percent in pre-market trading Monday after the Food and Drug Administration rejected the drug-device.

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Business Journal

AcelRx stock feels the pain after FDA rejects drug-device

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., which late last week had to tamp down investor enthusiasm after a leak that its pain drug system was approved by regulators, lost more than 30 percent in pre-market trading Monday after the Food and Drug Administration rejected the drug-device.

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