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Landmark trial results for new Novartis heart failure medicine

Novartis has announced that its new heart failure medicine LCZ696 cut cardiovascular deaths by 20% versus ACE-inhibitor in a landmark PARADIGM-HF trial.In the largest heart failure study ever done, the results showed significantly more HF-REF patients ... [Published Pharma Field - 4 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 16 mins ago - 3 reports

Health care workers feel cost-cutting pressure

Brooks Memorial Hospital and its largest union reached a tentative contract last week, after five months of talks - but only after a federal mediator was brought in, there was picketing outside the Dunkirk facility and a union voted to authorize a st ... [Published KansasCity.com - 16 mins ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 24 mins ago - 3 reports

Cipla enters respiratory market in Germany and Sweden

The product will be distributed under the name 'Serroflo' in Germany and 'Salmeterol/ Fluticasone Cipla' in SwedenCipla has launched Serroflo, its Salmeterol/ Fluticasone MDI, in Germany and Sweden. With this launch, Cipla opens the door for new, highly ... [Published Express Pharma - 3 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 3 reports

Takeda to submit data for pioglitazone containing medicines including ACTOS

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited announced the completion of the post-marketing commitment and submissions of data from a 10-year epidemiology study to regulatory authorities including the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ... [Published Hospital Pharmacy Europe - 25 mins ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Utah AFP Fights for Regulation of E-cigarettes

In one state, students are walking the school halls smoking e-cigarettes; in the classroom, they're discreetly pulling them out of their backpacks for a quick pull when the teacher turns away from the class.It's happening in Utah, a state historically ... [Published American Family Physician - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Health Care Providers undertake palliative care training at Nairobi Hospice

Nairobi Hospice played host to 31Health Care Providers for a five day training in palliative care aimed at equipping them with knowledge in order to take care of patients with life limiting illnesses.The Hospice Training Coordinator M/s. Jescah Ng’ang’a ... [Published EHospice - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Health leaders call for emergency action on childhood obesity

:40 in Medical Government/ NHS related news The government has been urged to take urgent action to tackle what has been described as a 'rising epidemic' of childhood obesity. An open letter has been sent by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) ... [Published Zenopa - 1 hour ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

'India ranks among top 3 medical tourism destinations in Asia'

MUMBAI: India is placed among the top three medical tourism destinations in Asia, mainly due to the low cost of treatment, quality healthcare infrastructure and availability of highly-skilled doctors, says a study."Within Asia, India, Thailand and Singapore ... [Published Economic Times - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

CMS applies ‘logic’ to documentation requirements for repairs

WASHINGTON – In the face of mounting pressure from industry stakeholders and advocacy groups, CMS has changed its tune about documentation requirements for wheelchair repairs.In an Aug. 1 notice, the agency states that the initial purchase of equipment ... [Published HME News - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Bayer HealthCare launches three new studies of Xarelto

:24 in Pharmaceutical Company Product News Bayer HealthCare has announced a new expansion of the global clinical development programme for Xarelto, its rivaroxaban-based oral Factor Xa inhibitor therapy. The three new studies will assess the safety and ... [Published Zenopa - 7 hours ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 5 reports

Kona stakes claim in renal denervation space with WAVE IV clinical trial

Another company is staking its claim in developing a non-invasive approach toward treating hypertension. Kona Medical (Bellevue, Washington) is evaluating its Surround Sound Hypertension Therapy System through the WAVE IV clinical trial. The randomized, ... [Published Medical Device Daily - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 4 reports

Boston Scientific Announces Primary Endpoint Results of NECTAR-HF Clinical Trial

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.The study evaluated 96 New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II-III patients with heart failure and an ejection fraction of less than 35%. All patients continued receiving optimal medical treatment for heart failure, but were randomized ... [Published Bio-Medicine - Aug 30 2014]

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