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Friday, September 19, 2014

  • Posted at 6:51 PM
    InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to settle the litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery relating to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 22, 2014, among Roche Holdings, Inc., Klee Acquisition Corporation and InterMune, Inc. As one term of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Company agreed to make certain supplemental disclosures set forth in the attached exhibit reflecting the amendment to the Company's Schedule 14D-9 to ... read more
  • Posted at 5:10 PM
    Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Inc. ("PDL" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: PDLI) concerning whether the board has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders or violated the federal securities laws. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120215/MM54604LOGO On September 16, 2014, the Company disclosed: "On September 11, 2014, [PDL] was orally notified by its independent registered accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP ("EY"), that it was resigning effective September 11, 2014. The resignation was confirmed in a ... read more
  • Posted at 4:54 PM
    HOLLYWOOD, FL--(Marketwired - September 19, 2014) - Quincy Bioscience is pleased to announce that Dr. Scott Theirl, a functional neurologist in private practice in Mequon, Wis., is presenting data supporting the use of Prevagen Professional in older adults with mild memory problems at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium -- Focus On Brain Health conference on Sept. 19-20 in Hollywood, Fla.Prevagen Professional is the strongest formula available of the jellyfish protein apoaequorin-containing supplements. Prevagen Professional is ... read more
  • 5 Ways Weight Loss Surgery Improves Health --- LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 4:45 PM
    The medical experts at Beverly Hills Physicians understand that, to benefit from a truly well-balanced lifestyle, an individual needs to address both their physical appearance and their health and wellness. That's why bariatric weight loss procedures have always been such a perfect match for the the outstanding medical team at BHP. While many people view surgical weight loss as an aesthetic treatment, the positive impact it can have on a person's life extends much further than its ability to boost ... read more
  • Posted at 3:45 PM
    Medical science liaisons (MSLs) play a critical role in forging relationships with key opinion leaders (KOLs) who can provide essential insights into the market and competition. Despite the critical nature of the MSL function, the changing regulatory environment has created many challenges, including altering the landscape for creating and maintaining KOL and physician relationships. According to research, the oversight responsibility for the MSL function is increasingly shifting from Directors to Vice Presidents, a jump in levels reflecting the growing importance of ... read more
  • Posted at 3:30 PM
    A pharmaceutical executive in the market research function came to Best Practices, LLC with three issues he wanted the research and consulting firm to explore: -- The use of external personnel (especially for secondary research) to maximize efficiency and maintain a lean internal headcount in the face of increased workload -- Automation of market research processes for efficient ... read more
  • Posted at 2:51 PM
    Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that it is investigating potential claims on behalf of shareholders of PDL BioPharma, Inc. (“PDL BioPharma” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:PDLI) concerning possible violations of federal securities laws. The investigation focuses on certain statements issued ... read more
  • Bob Smith Motors Streamlines Car Buying --- BILLINGS, Mont., Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 2:37 PM
    The Billings area can rejoice, Bob Smith Motors has an incredible new service which aims to streamline the vehicle purchasing process like never before. So if one is in the market for a brand new Ford vehicle, then look no further, the answer is at Bob Smith Motors. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140919/147317 From the Bob Smith Motors website, vehicular purchasing has taken a turn for the better. Through an easily accessible dropdown menu, patrons can now purchase a brand new Ford ... read more
  • IMPACT14 to Close on a High Note --- LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 2:27 PM
    IMPACT14, the annual Internet Marketing Association (IMA) conference, will again be ending on a high note this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140919/147346 Singer, actor, and dancer Donny Osmond will close the event Friday, September 26, with an intimate Q&A style interview about his life, the influence of Michael Jackson, the power of Internet Marketing for his brand building and a special live performance only for conference attendees. Osmond has been a talk and game show host, record producer and author. In the 60's, he and four ... read more
  • Posted at 1:32 PM
    "Copay coupons," a drug manufacturer marketing tactic often used to inflate sales of brand drugs among patients with prescription drug coverage, may now be infiltrating Medicare Part D, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit suppliers from offering side-payments to increase sales of goods that are subsidized by the federal government. The report highlights that two recent surveys, including one by the Pharmaceutical Care Management ... read more
  • Posted at 1:30 PM
    SIM USA (www.simusa.org) said today it is saddened by the recent attacks on Ebola aid workers and journalists in Guinea and plans to review its crisis response strategies in light of the attacks. According to published media reports, at least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were killed in Guinea because of fear surrounding foreign workers who are attempting to control the spread of the deadly disease. Crowds have also reportedly turned back aid workers in other areas of West Africa ... read more
  • Posted at 1:00 PM
    Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), a leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced that management will present a company overview at the 21st Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET at the ... read more
  • Posted at 12:59 PM
    Market Research Report on Global and Chinese Oxybutynin Hydrochloride Industry, 2009-2019 is a professional and in-depth market survey on Global and Chinese Oxybutynin Hydrochloride industry. The report firstly reviews the basic information of Oxybutynin Hydrochloride including its classification, application and manufacturing technology. The report then explores global and China's top manufacturers of Oxybutynin Hydrochloride listing their product specification, capacity, Production value, and market share etc. The report further analyzes quantitatively 2009-2014 global and China's total market of Oxybutynin Hydrochloride by ... read more
  • Posted at 12:52 PM
    The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is moving forward with an initiative to harmonize global post-approval changes protocols. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130226/DC66667LOGO The new initiative stems from the high level of interest in the topic expressed by industry participants and regulatory authority representatives at the PDA Drug Shortages workshop, held earlier this month in Washington, DC. Representatives of both the U.S. FDA and EMA were on hand for the workshop. Attendees indicated openness to engaging regulators and industry in further dialog on ways to expedite ... read more
  • Posted at 12:44 PM
    Systech, a global leader in brand protection technologies, will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 aimed at professionals concerned with all levels of serialization and compliance in the pharmaceutical supply chain. The webinar, “Best Practices in Serialization ... read more
  • Posted at 12:27 PM
    Today, the creators of This American Life announced that Season One of their new podcast, Serial, will begin with the release of the first two episodes in iTunes on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10am ET. Listeners can also hear the premiere of Serial Episode 1 on the Friday, October 3 broadcast of This American Life. And as of today, listeners can subscribe for free to the Serial podcast on iTunes and receive a special preview of Season One. Serial ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, received the 2014 Tech Impact Award in the education category last night at the Seattle Business magazine Tech Impact Awards. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/147085 The annual award recognizes the best of Washington State's tech industry. Nominations in 12 categories were submitted by companies from across the state. Apex Learning will be listed among the winners in the upcoming October issue of Seattle Business magazine. "We are ... read more
  • Posted at 12:11 PM
    "United States General Surgery Market Outlook to 2020 , provides key market data on the United States General Surgery devices market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) within market categories - Bronchoscopes, Laryngoscopes, Ureteroscopes, Cystoscopes, Colonoscopes, Sigmoidoscopes, Esophagoscopes & Gastroscopes, Duodenoscopes, Laparoscopes, Hysteroscopes, Sinuscopes, Resectoscopes, Endoscopy Visualization Systems, Endoscopy Visualization System Components, Endoscopic Reprocessors, Endoscopy Fluid Management Systems, Capsule Endoscopy Systems, Surgical Generators, Bariatric Surgery Devices, Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices, Biopsy Devices, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Blackboard Inc. today announced that nearly 2 million students have signed up to take advantage of the company's student-centric solutions focused on career preparedness. During the back-to-school timeframe alone, approximately 15,000 new members joined per day. Students who have signed up can create online portfolios using Blackboard's Enhanced Cloud Profile, directly within the company's market-leading learning environment, as well as on MyEdu.com. The solutions allow learners to easily and professionally tell their academic story, outline their competencies, and ultimately connect them ... read more
  • AbbVie Declares Quarterly Dividend --- NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Sept. 19, 2014
    Posted at 11:08 AM
    The board of directors of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share. The cash dividend is payable Nov. 17, 2014 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Oct. 15, 2014. About AbbVieAbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of ... read more