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FDA Approves Vaccines for the 2010-2011 Influenza Season

July 30, 2010 11:47 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has approved vaccines for the 2010-2011 influenza season in the United States.

Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

July 30, 2010 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include Renaissance Capital, Greenwich, CT (www.renaissancecapital.com) and SEC filings.

FDA Statement on the Reopening of Some La. State Waters to Commercial Fishing

July 30, 2010 8:47 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

STATEMENT BY MARGARET A. HAMBURG, COMMISSIONER OF FOOD AND DRUGS, ON THE REOPENING OF SOME LOUISIANA STATE WATERS TO COMMERCIAL FISHING (HR)

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Qualcomm Announces Collaboration with Global Holding Corporation and Tulip Telecom in New India LTE Venture

July 29, 2010 10:47 pm | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

Qualcomm Announces Collaboration with Global Holding Corporation and Tulip Telecom in New India LTE VentureMUMBAI, INDIA  – July 29, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), the winner of B

FDA Advisory: Avoid Unintentional Exposure of Children and Pets to Evamist

July 29, 2010 10:46 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning that inadvertent exposure to Evamist through skin contact with patients using this product has the potential for adverse effects in children and pets.

New Early Detection System Helps FDA Identify More than 100 Food Safety Problems in First 7 Months

July 28, 2010 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

More than 100 food safety reports were submitted by industry to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic portal in its first months of operation, the agency said today.

FDA Approves Drug for Chronic Drooling in Children

July 28, 2010 12:30 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cuvposa (glycopyrrolate) Oral Solution to treat chronic severe drooling caused by neurologic disorders in children ages 3 years to 16 years.

Discovery Communications Launches Dedicated Mobile Channel on FLO TV, Bringing the World’s Wonders to Viewers on the Go

July 28, 2010 5:48 am | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

Discovery Communications Launches Dedicated Mobile Channel on FLO TV, Bringing the World’s Wonders to Viewers on the GoSAN DIEGO and SILVER SPRING, MD – July 28, 2010 – FLO TV Incorporated, a wh

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Qualcomm Announces Project to Enable 3G Health Care Access For Rural Japanese Communities

July 27, 2010 2:48 pm | by Qualcomm | News | Comments

Qualcomm Announces Project to Enable 3G Health Care Access For Rural Japanese CommunitiesTOKYO and SAN DIEGO  – July 21, 2010 – Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Medical Platform Asia (Me

Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Agrees to Stop Improper Medication

July 27, 2010 2:48 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Owners agree to keep illegal drug residues out of animals sold for human consumption A Pennsylvania dairy farm has agreed to abide by federal regulations that protect meat from illegal drug residues caused by the unapproved medication of cattle before slaughter, as part of a consent...

FDA Approves First Generic Enoxaparin Sodium Injection

July 27, 2010 2:48 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection), an anti-coagulant drug used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially deadly blood clotting condition.

Federal Agents Seize FastSize Extenders and FastSize EQM Erectile Quality Monitors

July 27, 2010 2:48 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals today seized $346,954.43 worth of FastSize Extender devices and FastSize EQM Erectile Quality Monitor devices, as well as component parts used in the manufacture of the FastSize Extender. The FastSize Extender and the...

Thoratec, Danaher Drop $110M Deal

July 27, 2010 10:28 am | News | Comments

Heart device maker Thoratec Corp. said Tuesday it agreed to cancel the $110 million sale of its diagnostic test business to Danaher Corp.

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Complications From Medical Devices Hurt 70K Kids

July 26, 2010 5:19 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Over 70,000 children and teens go to the ER each year for injuries and complications from medical devices, the first detailed national estimate suggests.

Medical Device Maker Plans N.C. Distribution Center

July 19, 2010 10:40 am | News | Comments

Becton, Dickinson and Co., a global medical device maker, plans to expand in North Carolina, building a new East Coast distribution center that will employ nearly 190 by 2015.

GE Supports New Computerized Health Record Rules

July 14, 2010 10:15 am | News | Comments

Medical equipment maker says government's new rules on 'meaningful use' of computerized health records will make compliance 'a more realistic prospect.'

Johnson & Johnson Buys Micrus For $480M

July 12, 2010 8:30 am | News | Comments

J&J said Monday it will pay $480 million for medical device maker Micrus Endovascular, adding a range of treatments for stroke and brain aneurysms.

J & J Completes Sale Of Breast Cancer Unit

July 12, 2010 8:09 am | News | Comments

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, said Monday it completed the sale of its breast cancer business to Devicor Medical Products.

Biomet To Expand In Indiana

July 12, 2010 8:07 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker Biomet Inc. planning a $26 million expansion of its northern Indiana facilities that could add about 280 jobs.

Covidien Completes ev3 Tender Offer

July 12, 2010 5:29 am | News | Comments

Drug and medical device maker Covidien said Monday it completed a tender offer for ev3 Inc. and moved closer to closing its $2.6 billion buyout of the company.

SonoSite Buys VisualSonics For $71M

June 29, 2010 10:36 am | News | Comments

Toronto-based medical imaging technology company is being taken over by SonoSite in a $71-million deal that includes assumption of $8 million of VisualSonics debt.

Cochlear Implant Maker Accused Of Kickbacks

June 10, 2010 5:35 am | News | Comments

Cochlear Americas has agreed to pay $880,000 to the U.S. government to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors.

Medical Device Makers: Health Care Law Will Cost Jobs

June 7, 2010 5:25 am | by Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A 2.3 percent excise tax will cost medical device manufacturers an estimated $20 billion in new taxes over the next decade, which could force them to lay off workers.

J & J Plans 80 New Medical Devices Through 2012

June 4, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

Health care products maker plans to launch 80 new products through 2012 and expand in markets including biosurgicals and electrophysiology.

Javelin Sues Hospira Over Merger

June 3, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical company said Thursday it has sued Hospira Inc. to get the drug and medical device maker to complete a merger announced in April.

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