• CDC Issues Public Reminder About Proper Antibiotic Use
    As people across the United States face the coldest months of the year when many respiratory infections become more common, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding people to be cautious about their use of antibiotics.  As part of this ...More
    January 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Baylor University Medical Center Physician Predicts Prevalence of Hepatitis C in Texas
    DALLAS -- Using a sophisticated disease prediction model, Gary L. Davis, MD, director of the division of hepatology, and colleagues on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, estimated that 387,395 Texans are infected with the hepatitis C virus ...More
    January 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • WHO Appeals for $60 Million to Prevent Disease Outbreaks in Tsunami-affected Southeast Asia
    GENEVA -- In response to last week’s devastating tsunami, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it needs $60 million to address urgent public health needs, most importantly in preventing outbreaks of water-borne and other infectious diseases. The WHO appeal ...More
    January 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • Houseflies May Contract E.coli From Cattle
    Houseflies on cattle farms may contribute to the spread of Escherichia coli O157:H7 among animals, their food supply and potentially humans say researchers from Kansas. Their findings appear in the December 2004 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. ...More
    January 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • Amerinet Awards Medline a Three-Year National Agreement on Advanced Wound and Skin Care Products
    MUNDELEIN, Ill — Medline Industries, the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies, recently was awarded a three-year national agreement to deliver advanced wound and skin care products for Amerinet, a leading health care group ...More
    January 5, 2005 Posted in News
  • Sempermed Added to Federal Supply Schedule
    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Sempermed USA announces that it has been added to the Federal Supply Schedule. The five-year agreement began Dec. 15, 2004 and includes the company’s broad line of latex exam and surgical products. “This is a tremendous opportunity for us. Sempermed USA ...More
    January 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • WHO Director-General Travels to Indonesia and Sri Lanka to Attend Leaders' Meeting, Tours Stricken Areas
    JAKARTA, Indonesia and GENEVA – The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Lee Jong-wook, has arrived in Jakarta at the start of a five-day visit to Indonesia and Sri Lanka. During the visit, Lee will take part in the Special ASEAN Leaders' meeting on ...More
    January 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • Bio-Rad Receives FDA Approval for New HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Test
    HERCULES, Calif. -- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research products and clinical diagnostics, announced today that it recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Multispot ...More
    January 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • BD Announces Tsunami Relief Efforts
    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a global medical technology company, announced today that it is donating $250,000 in support of relief efforts to assist the victims of the tsunami and earthquake in Southeast Asia. The financial donation will be ...More
    January 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • BD Announces Full Release of Medication Maximizing Syringe
    FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) today announced the full release of the safety-engineered BD Integra™ 1ml Retracting Tuberculin and Insulin Syringe, the latest addition to BD's Integra portfolio in the U.S. The BD Integra™ 1ml Retracting ...More
    January 4, 2005 Posted in News