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HHS funds further development of two rapid, point-of-care influenza tests

October 1, 2014

Alere Inc. and InDevR Inc. have each entered into a contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services to further development on two influenza virus tests, according to a press release.

Alere Inc. will receive $12.9 million under a 3.5-year contract to further develop iNAT, a rapid, inexpensive molecular test that could indicate whether a patient has seasonal influenza A or B virus within 15 minutes. The company is responsible for conducting clinical trials to support FDA 510(K) clearance and a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments waiver for iNAT.

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Continuous albuterol well tolerated in inpatient setting

October 1, 2014
Recent data show low rates of adverse outcomes after receipt of continuous albuterol in a non-ICU, inpatient setting, an indication that the treatment can be delivered…
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Effective implementation of nine-valent HPV vaccination could prevent majority of cervical cancers

October 1, 2014
Most cervical precancers appear to be caused by one of nine types of HPV, according to study results.The findings suggest an investigational nine-valent HPV vaccine…

First Ebola case diagnosed in US

September 30, 2014
The CDC today confirmed that a man in Texas who recently returned from West Africa was diagnosed in the United States with Ebola virus. The unidentified patient left…
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Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

The Sunshine Act and CME-related payments

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
Abraham Gitterman; Marilyn May, JD
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and…
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Potential novel biomarker identified for bacterial pneumonia

June 4, 2014
In the June 15th 2014 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Huang and colleagues identified and validated a novel…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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