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  • Red Cross Supports New Restrictions Against Mad Cow
    WASHINGTON, DC-The American Red Cross is worried about Mad Cow and its human variant, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, infecting American blood supplies. The organization is supporting new measures that would prohibit people who have spent more than six months in England or ...More
    January 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Upcoming Medical Conferences
    The Healthcare Quality Summit will take place April 1-4 in Chicago. The second annual conference and expo will feature strategies to boost JCAHO compliance, patient-care improvement techniques, and two hospital site visits. For more information: (301) 287-2239 The American ...More
    January 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Adenna Announces Expansion Plans
    Adenna Inc., a private label latex and synthetic examination glove manufacturer, announced this week that it will be opening new regional offices and distribution centers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Philadelphia. The facilities will give the company a more ...More
    January 12, 2001 Posted in News
  • NewBiotics Names President
    Pharmaceutical developer NewBiotics Inc. of San Diego, Calif., has named H. Michael Shepard, PhD, as company president. Shepard was chief scientific officer and vice president of research at Canji, Inc. before taking the position. He helped develop the p53 gene product for ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Drug Makers Encounter Cultural Differences in Asia
    BANGKOK, Thailand-Makers of pharmaceuticals for the mentally ill were excited at the possibility of selling their products to more than 2 billion people in Asia. What they didn't expect was the prevalence of shamans and fortune tellers treating such patients. When Eli Lilly ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Calendar of Upcoming Medical Conferences
    There are a variety of medical conferences taking place nationally during the next several months. Some of the larger gatherings include the (AORN) 48th Annual Congress, taking place March 11-15 in Dallas, Tex. The educational sessions will provide information on current ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Technology Puts Internet in Doctors Palms
    A new company has created a service that provides physicians and medical practitioners the ability to access an extensive portfolio of handheld solutions for medical reference. Skyscape offers a handful of programs on a handheld device for healthcare workers. Doctors can ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Germans Suspect New Cause of Mad Cow
    BERLIN-Researchers in Germany are investigating a possible new source behind bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. The disease has long been believed to be spread by feeding cattle the meat and bone meal from dead infected cattle. However, ...More
    January 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • US Tries to Limit Gene Patents
    WASHINGTON, DC-The US Patent and Trademark Office is trying to stop companies from frivolous attempts of gene patenting. New guidelines were released Friday, aimed at ending patents for companies that do not have specific utility or substantial claim to a gene. Companies ...More
    January 9, 2001 Posted in News
  • Diuretics May Help Stop Strokes
    CHICAGO-Some of the oldest drugs used to control high blood pressure, may be the most effective method of preventing strokes. New research from the University of Washington and Utrecht Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Netherlands shows those who did not use a ...More
    January 9, 2001 Posted in News