Our culture may be obsessed with youth, but research indicates that Americans are actually happier after 50. Commissioned by OurTime.com, the largest online dating community catering to singles over 50, a survey released today indicates that 82 percent of people 50-plus say they are happier with their lives now than they were when they were younger. 72 percent are more optimistic about their future happiness. Conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf on OurTime.com in June 2011, the nationwide survey ... read more
W Technologies, Inc. (WTCG) (OTC Pink: WTCG) has formed a new subsidiary Company, SoMo Technologies, Inc., to focus on the exciting and innovative new developments in marketing and communication techniques utilizing the social media sites, and mobile phones. SoMo tailors marketing programs that enable two way communications between retailers and their clients, lowering the cost of these communications and enhancing the ability to target offerings that are attractive to the paying public.
SoMo Technologies, Inc. is headquartered ... read more
MedImmune has received confirmation from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that the Agency has filed the Company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for a quadrivalent (four-strain) version of FluMist® (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal). The company submitted the sBLA early in the second quarter of this year.
Currently licensed seasonal influenza vaccines are trivalent, containing three strains (two strains of type A influenza (A/H1N1 and A/H3N2) and one B lineage strain). However, as influenza B strains from 2 different ... read more
Cell Biosciences, Inc. today announced that it has changed its name to ProteinSimple to clearly reflect the Company's core mission in protein research.
The Company's goal is simply to help researchers gain a better understanding of proteins and their role in disease. ProteinSimple's strategy is to power protein research by making it simpler and more quantitative, ultimately revealing new insights into the true nature of proteins.
Over the past 3 years, ProteinSimple has built a unique portfolio of protein analysis ... read more
F3 LLC today announced the appointment of three new members to its board
of directors, including a widely renowned microbiologist with FDA
experience, a visionary leader with turnaround expertise and a top
The new board members are:
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Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today released new study results that investigated the potential interaction of cholesterol drug LIVALO (pitavastatin) 4 mg in healthy volunteers taking the protease inhibitor (PI) combination lopinavir/ritonavir, a fixed dose combination drug for the treatment of HIV infection.(1) Protease inhibitors are commonly used antiretroviral HIV medications.(2) The study, presented at the 6th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Rome, Italy, found ... read more
QRxPharma Limited (ASX: QRX and OTCQX: QRXPY) announced today initiation of the New Drug Application (NDA) approval process for MoxDuo IR with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This NDA submission sets the stage for the regulatory approval process for MoxDuo IR for the treatment of moderate to severe acute pain, a $2.5 billion segment of the $8 billion spent annually on prescription opioids in the US. MoxDuo IR, an immediate-release Dual Opioid® pain therapy, is a ... read more
EpiCept Corporation (Nasdaq and Nasdaq OMX Stockholm Exchange: EPCT)
announced today the publication of a new meta-analysis which concluded
that interleukin-2 (IL-2) monotherapy is not effective as a maintenance
therapy for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients in ... read more
Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) today announced that New York rock station WRXP-FM (101.9 MHz, New York, NY) will continue to live on, streaming online through the station's website, 1019RXP.com as well as through existing mobile applications.
"We look forward to continuing to serve WRXP's more than two million listeners by streaming RXP on-line at 1019RXP.com as well as through the RXP app for iPhone and Droid users," said Patrick Walsh, CFO/COO at Emmis. "We recognize that RXP passionate ... read more
Families interested in cyber charter education in the Central Pennsylvania region around State College and Centre County are invited to attend a public open house and grand opening of a new office of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School at 2903 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa., 16823.
The grand opening and open house on Wednesday, July 20, are scheduled for 1-3 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. State Sen. Jake Corman (R-34) is to do the honors. Radio station FM ... read more
Bullying has been an unfortunate, but real problem for generations. However, what used to be contained to the playground or classroom is now moving closer to home and becoming harder to escape due to the increasing popularity of social media. A recent survey on cyberbullying--the act of harassing or teasing someone over social media networks--by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) found that one in six parents reported having a child who had been bullied over social media. Recognizing the need ... read more
About 3,500 attendees are expected to convene at the world’s largest
conference on addiction, mental health and the criminal justice system
July 17-20, when the National Association of Drug Court
Professionals (NADCP) hosts the 17th Annual
Drug Court Training Conference at Gaylord National Hotel and
... read more
Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) announced today plans to reduce operating expenses by eliminating approximately 45% of its workforce following notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the resubmitted New Drug Application (NDA) for Intermezzo® (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablet), the company's lead product candidate, cannot be approved in its present form. Intermezzo® is being developed for use as-needed in the treatment of insomnia when a middle-of-the-night awakening is followed by difficulty returning to sleep.
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Biocept, Inc. announced today that it has appointed William G. Kachioff as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Mr. Kachioff will be responsible for management of the company's accounting, finance, treasury, investor relations, risk management and information systems functions. Kachioff has more than 20 years of leadership experience in helping to build life science companies. Prior to joining Biocept, Kachioff was CFO at Althea Technologies, a contract manufacturer of pharmaceuticals.
A graduate of the State University ... read more
In the news release, Harris Corporation Delivering Combat-Proven Wideband Networking to Largest-Ever U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation, issued 15-July-2011 by Harris Corporation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first sentence of the eighth paragraph should begin "Widely deployed with more than 10,000 radios shipped..." rather than "Widely deployed with more than 10,000 radios on order..." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:
Harris Corporation Delivering Combat-Proven Wideband Networking to Largest-Ever U.S. Army Network Integration ... read more
Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced today that the United States (U.S.) District Court in Pennsylvania has entered final judgment and a permanent injunction against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA prohibiting them from infringing Amgen's patents relating to human G-CSF (granulocyte colony-stimulating factor) and methods for its use. Today's judgment was accompanied by Teva's admission that its Neutroval(TM) product infringes the two Amgen patents at issue in the litigation and that those patents are valid and enforceable. The ... read more
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement on U.S. Senators Scott Brown (R-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and John McCain (R-AZ) introducing The Affordable Medicines Utilization Act of 2011:
"PCMA commends Senators Brown, Wyden, and McCain for recognizing the great potential for generic drugs to reduce costs for state Medicaid pharmacy programs.
"Research commissioned by PCMA indicates that combined savings for states and the federal government would total more than $15 billion over the next ten years if state ... read more
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/15/11 -- Novartis (NYSE: NVS)
Novartis plans to ship over 30 million doses of Fluvirin vaccine to US customers for 2011-2012 season with sufficient supply to meet customer demand
Early delivery allows for early vaccination of priority individuals, including seniors, pregnant women and those with chronic illnesses(1)
Novartis announced today that the Company has started shipping seasonal influenza vaccine to its US customers for the 2011-2012 influenza season. Early delivery of seasonal influenza ... read more
BlogHer Inc., the leading participatory news, entertainment and information network for women online, was just announced as one of AlwaysOn's 2011 Global 250 Top Private Companies, winning an award in the Digital Media category. This is the second consecutive year BlogHer has been acknowledged by AlwaysOn's award.
This is the ninth year AlwaysOn, the leading open media blog and event community, has given out the award to top emerging private companies demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing innovative, cutting edge technologies ... read more
Film Director Bret Carr, son of heiress Gail Posner, has fallen subject to a snub from his rightful inheritance. Gail Posner's Chihuahua "Conchita" inherited upwards of 40 million dollars and the question remains, why the dog? Bret, an animal lover himself, is perplexed at the issue.
What will happen with Posner's pooch?
Finding humor in any situation is a talent not many possess. Bret Carr, an award winning feature film maker, has found himself in a difficult ... read more