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Successful launch of care provision program for COPD patients in Germany


High patient acceptance Bosch Healthcare, Techniker Krankenkasse and Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus aim to enhance patients‘ quality of life High patient and physician engagement The program provides Germany-wide support for 171 critically ill TK patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Patients participating in the program use the Bosch Telehealth system to answer questions about their respiratory condition, vital signs such as oxygen saturation and information about their general state of health on a daily basi... Read More »

Oriflame Cosmetics concludes share buyback programme


According to the buyback programme, the Company was to purchase own shares or SDRs up to a maximum value of SEK 350m during the period from 2 January 2013 to latest 23 April 2013. The programme was implemented in accordance with Commission Regulation No. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003. Oriflame’s accumulated share buybacks in the period from 2 January 2013 to 12 April 2013 total 1,613,409 shares (corresponding to 2.8% of the total number of outstanding shares of 57,121,134 shares) at the total purchase sum of SEK 349,999,848, to an average pr... Read More »

The company MAQUET took part in the scientific and practical conference with international participation


In order to discuss and find optimal solutions form a single urban system of care for acute coronary syndrome, the conference was attended not only by specialists in St. Petersburg and other cities of the Russian Federation, but also experts from the Czech Republic, the United States, Estonia, Hungary and Lithuania. Conference topics cover topical issues such as: organization and coordination of care for acute coronary syndrome, the practical aspects of patient management, including pre-hospital care, medical treatment, endovascular interven... Read More »

UK: Aviva enhances critical illness cover with conditions that affect customers most


Cover now includes 53 conditions, 17 of which are ABI+ IFA market-leading heart attack definition – severity level lowered significantly Extended scope of three of the five most claimed for conditions: heart attack, stroke and multiple sclerosis Child death benefit added Adviser online video available to explain enhancements This follows specific recommendations from Aviva’s protection claims team to ensure as many cases as possible will be paid. After analysing which types of claims couldn’t be paid due to criteria not being met, th... Read More »

Patients still subject to a ‘postcode lottery’ say MPs


More than two thirds of MPs believe patients in the UK still suffer a ‘postcode lottery’ when trying to access the medicines they need, according to new research out today. A poll by Populus and Pfizer Ltd also revealed that four in five MPs have been approached by constituents or patient groups with concerns about the NHS refusing to fund treatments that have been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE was set up to help eradicate inconsistent access to medicines across the UK. By law, local health... Read More »

Lyxumia is first diabetes therapy of its class approved in Japan for use in combination with basal insulin


“Lyxumia, as the first GLP-1 receptor agonist approved in Japan for use in combination with basal insulin, will be a valuable new treatment option for many of the country’s 6 million plus people living with type 2 diabetes,” said Pierre Chancel, Senior Vice-President, Global Diabetes at Sanofi. “The MHLW decision immediately enables the use of Lyxumia, which works in a way that complements basal insulin.” Although basal insulin treatment provides effective control of overall glucose excursions by primarily targeting fasting plasma glucose (F... Read More »

World’s food standard body praised as safety net for consumers


“Today, Codex standards are the benchmark standards for food safety. There is no competition,” Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, told the Codex Alimentarius Commission at its annual meeting. “They are internationally recognized as the best, at every point along the food chain.” She said the joint FAO-WHO programme, founded in 1963, is “one of the longest-running collaborative undertakings in the UN family, and it has been profoundly effective.” FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told the assembly: “The Codex Alimentarius i... Read More »

Comprehensive eye care at Killeen Vision Source


Killeen, Texas, 2013:From eye exams to the treatment of various eye problems, Killeen Vision Source, a leading eye care center in Killeen, TX, has the service you are looking for. The optometrists at this eye clinic aim at providing highest level of eye care and customer service to their patients in Killeen, Harker Heights and Copperas Cove, Texas. Dr Austin Ruiz at Killeen Vision Source specializes in the latest methods of vision problems' diagnosis and correction using the most up-to-date specialized equipments. He is also a therapeutic opto... Read More »

GoodNites brand introduces new discreet pant to help bedwetting kids build confidence


his summer, along with the new design, GoodNites is encouraging parents and children to go "undercover" by managing bedwetting like a top-secret mission. Parents can visit Facebook.com/GoodNites and enter the Undercover Mission Sweepstakes from June 26 through Oct. 1 to unlock codesto mission details and weekly spy-themed prizes. All entrants will automatically be in the running for a grand prize of a secret mission trip to Southern California. "Many parents are unaware that bedwetting is a developmental condition that cannot be overcome thr... Read More »

P&G helping restore confidence, dignity to those disrupted by floods in canada, central europe, india


As part of our ongoing commitment to improving lives, P&G employees and brands joined together to help rebuild the communities impacted by recent flooding. Canada Last month, powerful rains drenched regions of southern Alberta, Canada, causing the worst flooding in decades. Swollen rivers bulged onto city streets, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate their homes. Twenty-five communities in southern Alberta were affected by the floods, with many communities under local states of emergency. Two Duracell Power Forward trucks b... Read More »

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