Tag-Archive for ◊ Healthcare News ◊

• Tuesday, February 04th, 2014

A lineup of medical device entrepreneurs are working with doctors in UCSF’s Department of Surgery and bioengineering graduate students to honor a longtime colleague by shaping life-saving products from fresh ideas. The Rosenman Institute, a new organization set up under the umbrella of the University of California’s QB3 institute, launched this month with some 20 […]

• Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Hospital equipment maker Hill-Rom (Batesville, IN) plans on cutting approximately 350 workers, or 5% of its global workforce, to save roughly $30 million annually. The restructuring efforts include a downsizing of the firm’s European manufacturing capacity and the closure of one facility there. In addition, Hill-Rom will streamline operations in both the continent and the […]

• Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Henry Schein Announces $300 Million Increase To Share Repurchase Plan MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal and medical practitioners, today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $300 million of shares of the Company’s […]

• Sunday, December 01st, 2013

Henry Schein Signs Agreement To Invest In BioHorizons  MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today plans to make a strategic investment in dental implant manufacturer BioHorizons, Inc., advancing the Company’s goal of […]

• Monday, November 25th, 2013

A staggering 80% of pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals now access work documents on the go. Yet in the absence of a safe file sharing alternative, 90% are resorting to unauthorized, free file sharing services, according to a new report released by Workshare. The report titled “Workforce Mobilization” is based on more than 5,000 responses from a range […]

• Monday, November 18th, 2013

Kimberly-Clark Pursuing Spin-Off Of Health Care Business DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced that its board of directors has authorized management to pursue a potential tax-free spin-off of the company’s health care business. A spin-off would create a stand-alone, publicly traded health care company with approximately $1.6 billion in annual net sales and […]

• Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

When gathering information on the experiences of cancer patients, future clinicians and researchers may turn to blogs, social media and online forums. The internet offers cancer patients a rich source of news and information, as well as providing a platform for patients to share experiences, offer support and discuss their needs. The resulting patient-led discussions form a […]

• Friday, October 11th, 2013

LUMO BodyTech, the makers of the LUMOback smart posture and movement feedback system, has announced national survey results revealing a widespread phenomenon LUMO calls ‘Silicon Valley Syndrome’. The survey revealed that 60% of Americans report having had health problems as a result of their use of technology or sitting at a desk. The survey explored: […]

• Wednesday, October 09th, 2013

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the government shutdown continues, its effects on federal agencies involved in the oversight and administration of the clinical research industry will worsen. Thousands of employees at the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the industry, and the National Institutes of Health, which conducts clinical trials and updates ClinicalTrials.gov—the government web site providing access […]

• Friday, October 04th, 2013

Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. A smartphone app in development will track users’ individual patterns of eating and binge eating behavior and alert them at times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is […]