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Jazz Pharmaceuticals, partner report positive fibromyalgia drug tests – Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. and partner biopharmaceutical company UCB S.A. Belgium on Friday reported positive results from the first of two Phase III clinical trials for treating fibromyalgia. (JAZZ)
Baptist Health Foundation increases community support – Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio increased its 2008 grant funding to local area organizations by 7.1 percent over 2007.
DynCorp told to pay $10M in punitive damages – DynCorp International LLC is paying the price for discriminatory contract termination with a subcontractor two years ago. (DCP)
KansasBio creates National Drug Development Accelerator – A Lenexa-based bioscience trade group is looking to bring more drug-development business to Kansas and the metropolitan area.
Sherburne Tele Systems sold to Iowa firm – Iowa Telecommunications Services Inc. has reached a deal to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sherburne Tele Systems Inc. for $80.6 million. (Q)
Florida unemployment rate hits 15-year high – Florida’s unemployment rate has hit a 15-year high, reaching 7 percent in October, according to the state’s Agency for Workforce Innovation.
Survey: Economic woes erode Texas workers? confidence – Texas employee confidence in the economy started to wane in October, according to the monthly Spherion Corp. Employment Report.
Vital Images, Toshiba extend distribution deal – Vital Images Inc. and Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. have agreed to extend their global distribution agreement by five years, through the end of 2013, the companies announced Friday.
Economic woes shake Texas workers? confidence – Texas employee confidence in the economy started to wobble in October, according to Spherion Corp.’s latest monthly employment report. (HPOL)
Hann?s On Software bouht by Mediware – Mediware Information Systems Inc. has bought the assets of Hann’s On Software, a pharmacy-management software provider based in Santa Rosa, for $3.5 million in cash and an unspecified additional earn-out opportunity based on operational performance. (MEDW)
Mediware buys California company – Mediware Information Systems Inc. has bought the assets of Hann’s On Software, a pharmacy-management software provider based in Santa Rosa, Calif., for $3.5 million in cash and an unspecified additional earn-out opportunity based on operational performance.
Survey: Economic woes shake Texas workers? confidence – Texas employee confidence in the economy started to wane in October, according to the monthly Spherion Corp. Employment Report.
McCall gets top post at state title group – Alan McCall has been elected president of the Florida Land Title Association. (FAF)
Study: N.C. leads in biosciences growth – North Carolina’s biotechnology industry, boosted by more than $1 billion in state investments, is growing at a much faster clip than biotech sectors in other states, according to a study by the N.C. Biotechnology Center.
Empire Genomics signs 2 deals – Two new partnerships are expected to boost contracts at a Buffalo life sciences firm.
NF hospital advances $6.3M renovation – Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is moving forward with a $6.3 million plan to renovate its inpatient adult psychiatric unit.
St. John?s patient tower ahead of schedule – Construction of a new $150 million patient tower at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center is ahead of schedule and is now expected to open in April 2010 instead of July 2010, the hospital said Thursday.
Methodist laying off 99 employees – Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Inc. is laying off 99 employees in “unprecedented times.”
Sandy Spring Bank gets $83M TARP infusion – Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc., the parent company of Sandy Spring Bank, has been notified by the Treasury Department that it will be getting a capital infusion of up to $83 million through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the company announced today.
Health-care fraud sends three to jail – An orthopedic surgeon and chiropractor from metro Atlanta are among a group sentenced to federal prison for a $3 million health-care fraud scam.
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