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Large-scale study on vein filter use launches

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment in the United States—initiated by a collaboration between ...

Nov 12, 2014
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Prosthetic and orthotic service in developing countries

How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on this topic ...

Nov 11, 2014
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AstraZeneca profits tumble in third quarter

British pharmaceuticals group AstraZeneca announced on Thursday a slump in quarterly profits, in part on higher investment costs, but raised its outlook for full-year revenues.

Nov 06, 2014
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Terminally ill 'death with dignity' advocate dies

A terminally ill woman who renewed a nationwide debate about physician-assisted suicide has ended her life with the lethal drugs available under Oregon's Death With Dignity Law. Brittany Maynard was 29.

Nov 03, 2014
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AbbVie hikes forecast, tops Street expectations

The drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street on Friday with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and a new 2014 forecast that also extends well beyond what analysts predict.

Oct 31, 2014
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