The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released the following statement today on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Essential Health Benefits (EHB) proposed rule:
"While we are still examining the proposed rule, it appears that regulators are rejecting the 'protected class' approach which protects drug companies from competition, gives them unlimited pricing power, and costs Medicare $4.2 billion, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
"When plans have more flexibility to design clinically based formularies, they can ... read more
Lexington Technology Group, Inc. announced today that seasoned
technology and IP executive Jeff Ronaldi will become the
company’s chief executive officer effective November 9, 2012. Ronaldi,
who is currently a Lexington board advisor, would also become CEO of DSS,
Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS) upon completion of ... read more
OrlandoJobs.com, the region's premier online job board, and ClickOrlando.com, the online arm of WKMG-TV Local 6, today announce a content sharing partnership. OrlandoJobs.com will power the ClickOrlando.com job section. ClickOrlando.com will connect more job seekers into the OrlandoJobs.com pipeline, and both entities will team up for a few live marketing events throughout the year. Additionally, the partnership will strengthen local economy and jobs news reported on WKMG Local 6 News.
With this new joint venture, ClickOrlando will re-launch its ... read more
Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a global scalable storage and data security
company, today announced that it is shipping the next generation in the
Ultrium® format of Linear Tape-Open® (LTO) technology – certified LTO
6 Ultrium tape cartridges. LTO 6 joins Imation’s portfolio of LTO
... read more
Nelson Laboratories' (www.nelsonlabs.com) cleaning validation expert Alexa Tatarian will present "Cleaning Validations for Newly Manufactured Devices and Single Use Implants" to medical device manufacturers attending the 2012 BIOMEDevice San Jose Conference, Dec. 4-5 in San Jose, Calif. The presentation will take place at the Innovation Briefs Theater in booth #901 on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 12:00 pm.
"Cleaning validations are an important step to prevent potentially dangerous devices from entering the market," said Tatarian, Nelson Laboratories chemistry department study director. ... read more
The University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education is preparing to launch its new Master of Education in School Leadership program for experienced teachers who want to enter school-level leadership roles, develop skills most valued by K-12 superintendents, and learn to solve authentic problems in real school sites.
The 15-month program's first cohorts will begin in January and September 2013. The immersive online platform, which was first leveraged by USC Rossier's highly successful online Master of Arts in Teaching program, ... read more
The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) (NYSE:BWC) announced today that it
has been selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)
competitively bid Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Licensing Technical
Support Program. B&W will receive funding that will support accelerated
development of its B&W ... read more
International humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide calls for stronger protection of civilians and safe access to deliver humanitarian assistance after rebel forces besieged Goma, the capital city of North Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo today.
The violence is likely to forcibly displace thousands and threatens to trigger a humanitarian crisis if aid organizations are not able to reach those most affected by the fighting. Concern directly witnessed armed groups targeting civilians when fighting erupted west of Goma in ... read more
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), joined today with other industry partners to celebrate and offer congratulations to the United States Marine Corps for the official stand-up and re-designation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the world's first operational squadron to fly the F-35B Lightning II aircraft.
During a ceremony today at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., representatives from Pratt & Whitney joined with esteemed aviation painter Keith Ferris, ... read more
A federal judge today ordered a Greenville-area businessman and his company to pay more than $4.6 million in damages and costs for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and other misconduct related to the sale of his former Greenville employer in 2008.
The order, against J. Adam Shirley and his company, Prism Content Solutions LLC, stems from the sale of the assets of Cox CustomMedia Inc., a Greenville publishing company that had employed him as a senior sales ... read more
Rosetta, which operates as an independent brand in the Publicis Groupe of global agencies and is one of the nation's largest digital and direct interactive agencies, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc. has rated Rosetta as a strong performer in its November 2012 report, The Forrester Wave(TM): Customer Engagement Agencies, Q4 2012. The agency's Current Offering was rated second highest of 13 agencies evaluated in what Forrester termed an "emerging market."
More than 50 agencies were invited to participate in the ... read more
With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the holiday shopping season fast approaching, FairWinds Partners, the leading domain name strategy consultancy, has named Target Corporation and Vistaprint as its first-ever Cyber Monday Champions. FairWinds ranked the 50 largest online retailers based on their ability to capitalize on the sharp increase of traffic to their primary domains and to the most common typo variations of their domain names around Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the busiest online ... read more
eLOTTERY, Inc., a leading provider of web-based retailing and e-commerce
marketing services to state and governmental lotteries, announced it has
been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that
will “enable us to offer an internet ticket sales system that
communicates via mobile ... read more
Lela.com, a website that helps consumers make better purchase decisions
by freeing them of advertising and other outside marketing influences,
announced today that it has introduced toys as one of its product
“Buying toys can often be ... read more
Compass Plus, the global payments software provider, has announced the
launch of its Instant Issuance solution based on TranzAxis, its
specialist open development banking platform.
TranzAxis Instant Issuance is an innovative solution that enables
financial institutions to issue EMV ... read more
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) today asked U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to explain why the agency did not take specific actions to address complaints it had received about the New England Compounding Center, the company that according to federal officials is responsible for 33 deaths and the illness of over 400 more in the current outbreak of meningitis.
In a letter to Hamburg, IACP Executive Vice President and CEO David Miller, R.Ph. ... read more
The use of mobile technology for accessing emergency room wait times is an emerging trend among children's Hospitals. Recently, ER Texting, the leader in texting applications for the healthcare industry, successfully launched its services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center (CCHMC). CCHMC joins the growing list of children's hospitals using ER Texting to provide wait times to parents of children visiting urgent care facilities.
Parents in greater Cincinnati can now text "ccurgent" to 4ER411 and instantly receive the ... read more
COMMERCE, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- iTeknik Holding Corporation (PINKSHEETS: ITKH), a leader in the telecommunications industry through its Send Global subsidiary, today posted its First Quarter FY 2013 financial results. Sales for the first three months of fiscal year 2013, ending September 30, 2012, were $3,014,262 compared to $3,085,770 for the same period in FY 2012. Net Income for the first three months of FY 2013 was $11,445, compared to $59,474 during the first three months of ... read more
The Kansas Bioscience Authority unanimously approved the naming of Duane Cantrell to serve as its president and CEO, KBA Board Chairman Dan Watkins announced today.
Cantrell is currently managing partner of Genus Consulting, LLC, a retail consulting firm. Prior to that, he worked at Payless ShoeSource, Inc., for 26 years, serving as the company's president from 2001-04.
"Duane brings a wealth of executive experience to KBA's efforts to grow the Kansas bioscience economy. He knows how to grow companies in ... read more
A shift in demographics has Black Friday advertisers scrambling to
connect with Cyber Monday audiences. The tried and true “doorbuster
blowout” language has proven less effective for online shoppers
battle-hardened from years of detecting SPAM and pushy online scams.
... read more