Health Care/Hospital

China Sky One Medical Passes Recent SFDA Inspection

HARBIN, China, July 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKI), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China, today announced that its facilities and products passed a surprise inspection b...

2007-07-05 20:00 624

Pharmaxis Completes Phase III Bronchiectasis Trial

SYDNEY, Australia, July 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) today announced that all 362 subjects have completed the efficacy phase of its global Phase III clinical trial of Bronchitol in bronchiectasis. The placebo controlled trial was conducted at 22 ...

2007-07-05 21:00 448

China-Biotics, Inc. Retains CCG Elite

LOS ANGELES, and SHANGHAI, China, July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China- Biotics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHBT), a leading Chinese biotechnology firm specializing in the manufacture, research, development, marketing and distribution of probiotics dietary supplements, today announced it has...

2007-07-03 21:00 789

Panagene Secures License to Commercialize PNA Monomers from PNA Inventor Group

DAEJEON, South Korea, July 3 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Panagene today announced that it has licensed the right to sell PNA monomers from the Copenhagen Inventor Group (CIG) effective 1st June 2007. The agreement allows Panagene to synthesize, manufacture and sell peptide nucleic acids (PNA) monom...

2007-07-03 14:00 979

3SBio Inc. Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F

SHENYANG, China, July 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 3SBio Inc. (Nasdaq: SSRX), a leading biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China, today announced that it has filed with the SEC an annual report o...

2007-07-02 22:00 849

International Experts Meet to Discuss Health Threats Due to Global Warming

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- International experts will meet here from 2 to 5 July to discuss the threat to health posed by global warming in the Asia Pacific region. With global mean temperature forecast to increase by as much as six degrees Celsius by the end of the century, ...

2007-06-28 12:10 462

Conference on Tobacco Control Treaty Urged to Adopt 100% Smoke-Free Policies as Global Health Standard

Release By Global Smokefree Partnership and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids WASHINGTON, June 28 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Advocates are urging governments to commit to adopting 100 percent smoke-free workplaces and public places when their representatives convene at a major global conference in...

2007-06-28 08:29 562

Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Integrates Production of Microbial Strains

Production Costs for Microorganisms Expected to Decline By 90% XI'AN, China, June 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKBI) ("Skystar" or "Company"), a leading bio-pharmaceutical company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today...

2007-06-25 20:30 474

The International Diabetes Federation Launches US$ 10 Million Grant Programme to Improve Diabetes Care

BRUSSELS, Belgium and CHICAGO, June 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today called for projects that adapt science to meet the needs of people living with diabetes and to implement practical solutions for improving diabetes care and prevention worldwide. The...

2007-06-23 15:00 635

World Health Organization and Stop TB Partnership Release US$2.15 Billion Plan to Contain Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

GENEVA, June 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) can be prevented and as many as 134,000 lives saved through the implementation of a two-year response plan, published/launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB ...

2007-06-22 10:23 630

China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. Retains CCG Elite

LOS ANGELES, Calif. and KUNMING, China, June 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. ("China Shenghuo," "the Company") (Amex: KUN), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing Sanchi-based...

2007-06-21 21:00 755

China-Biotics, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2007 Financial Results

Full Year Revenues Increased 40% to $30.6 Million Full year Net Income Rose 31% to $10.9 Million SHANGHAI, China, June 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China-Biotics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHBT) ("China-Biotics", "the Company"), a leading Chinese biotechnology firm specializing in...

2007-06-21 21:00 707

China Sky One Medical Receives Grant from Harbin Government

Company Honored as Innovative Enterprise in China HARBIN, China, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSKI), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China, today announced that the ...

2007-06-20 20:30 475

WHO and UNICEF Call for Renewed Commitment to Breastfeeding

MANILA, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Exclusive breastfeeding rates in East Asia and the Pacific are just 61% at four months of babies’ lives and even lower, at 35%, at six months. And yet science has established that exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a child’s life is the s...

2007-06-20 12:25 566

Patients Begin Enrolling in Studies to Determine if Women with BRCA 1 & 2 Positive Cancer May Receive Greater Benefit From New Treatment

- AstraZeneca Collaborates With Myriad Genetics on Phase 2 Trials ALDERLEY PARK, England, June 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced the start of two Phase II trials for a new compound being tested to treat patients with BRCA 1 & 2 positive breast and ov...

2007-06-19 18:30 574

Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Signs Multiple New Product and Distribution Contracts at the 2007 China Stock Breeding and Forage Industry Expo

XI'AN, China, June 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: SKBI) ("Skystar" or "the Company"), a leading bio-pharmaceutical company in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that it signed 15 new contracts valued at appr...

2007-06-18 20:00 548

U.S. Food Scientist to Receive World's Highest Food Honor

WASHINGTON, June 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philip E. Nelson, president of the Institute of Food Technologists in 2002 and food science professor at Purdue University, will be recognized today as the 2007 recipient of the World Food Prize in an announcement here at the U.S. Departmen...

2007-06-19 00:00 674

More Than Half of Hypertensive Patients Remain Uncontrolled and at Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke - Telmisartan May Decrease This Risk

- Results From Two Large, Multinational, Practice-Based Observational Studies in Blood Pressure MILAN, Italy, June 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- New data announced today at the Annual European Society of Hypertension (ESH) show that measuring blood pressure in a doctor's office alone...

2007-06-18 16:00 542

New Study Shows That Telmisartan Has Greater Renoprotective Potential Than Losartan in Hypertensive Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

MILAN, Italy, June 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Today AMADEO, one of the first studies to compare the protective potential of two angiotensin receptor blockers in hypertensive patients with diabetic nephropathy, was presented at the European Society of Hypertension, Milan. The results from this s...

2007-06-18 16:00 615

Actemra: Roche's Novel Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Shows Substantial Benefits for Patients in OPTION Study

-- New Data Supports IL-6 Receptor Inhibition as a Key Component in Controlling Inflammation From RA BASEL, Switzerland, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Roche today announced significant results from 'OPTION'(1), the first rheumatoid arthritis multinational phase III study of Actemra (tocili...

2007-06-15 16:15 647
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