Investors have been dumping mutual funds at a record pace lately, withdrawing $195 billion in the last quarter of 2008, according to the Investment Company Institute, a mutual fund trade group.
Pretreatment C-reactive protein (CRP) levels can be a prognostic marker for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a Japanese study suggests.
The American Association for Justice (AAJ), formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, said its analysis of new AMA data “adds to a growing body of research that proves physicians are not fleeing the profession because of medical liability.”
One way to limit liability risk is to minimize the likelihood of adverse drug reactions. Electronic prescribing systems are supposed to accomplish that goal by warning of patient allergies or possible interactions with other medications.
Kibow Biotech, Inc., of Newtown Square, Pa., has launched Kibow Biotics, a scientifically formulated and clinically tested dietary supplement that helps maintain healthy kidney function.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., of Deerfield, Ill., has announced the commercial availability of conivaptan hydrochloride injection (Vaprisol) premixed in 5% dextrose.