RxNews Recap for Monday 11-23-09 Print E-mail
By Mary Davila   
Monday, 23 November 2009 18:42

Below is a list of the companies that made news in the healthcare sector on Monday, November 23, 2009.

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Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN) announced today that it has sent to its shareholders a Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Company, which will be held on December 21, 2009 in Dublin, Ireland.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that the Company and collaborating investigators from five major oncology research centers in the United States will present data from a Phase 1 clinical trial of ARIAD’s investigational, multi-targeted kinase inhibitor and pan-BCR-ABL inhibitor, AP24534, at the 51st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 5-8, 2009.

Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY)
today announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Robert E. Conway, will speak at the 21st Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on December 1 in New York City.

Catalyst Rx, the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) subsidiary of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSI), announced today that its member-focused Web site, www.CatalystRx.com, won a Platinum award in the Strategic Health Care Communications’ annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards for Best Interactive Site.

The clouds of darkness that have been hanging over over CytRx Corporation (NASDAQ:CYTR) may soon be cast aside.

CDEX Inc. (OTCBB:CEXI) (www.cdexinc.com) and All Business Machines, Inc. ("ABMI") (www.abmicorp.com) announce that the ValiMed™ MVS (Medication Validation System) and ID2 Meth Scanner™ product lines by CDEX have been placed on the ABMI GSA Contract Schedule.ValiMed MVS puts a technological safety net between the patient and errors made in the compounding of high risk medications and guards against narcotic diversion.

MedPro Safety Products, Inc. (OTCBB: MPSP), a pioneer in the development and marketing of passive needlestick injury prevention technology, today reported on the company’s recent progress.

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company"), announced today that Dr. Eugene Seymour, MD MPH, CEO of the Company, presented lifetime data from the recent FluCide™ animal study on November 19th at the Influenza Congress USA 2009 in Washington, DC (www.terrapinn.com/usaflu).

Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced today that Richard T. Crowder, Ph.D., was elected to Neogen's Board of Directors at the company's recentannual meeting of shareholders.

Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ GS: SEED) (“Origin”), a leading technology-focused supplier of crop seeds and agri-biotech research in China, today announced it has received the Bio-safety Certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture as a final approval for commercial approval of the world’s first genetically modified phytase corn.

Oncolytics Biotech Inc., (TSX:ONC; NASDAQ:ONCY) announced today that it has closed its previously announced US$12,750,00 offering in which a syndicate of underwriters purchased 4,250,000 units of the Company, each unit comprised of one common share and 0.4 of a common share purchase warrant, at a price of US$3.00 per unit.

As part of its drug pipeline Ohr Pharmaceutical (OTCBB:OHRP) is developing a wet AMD (Macular Degeneration) therapy, based on technology acquired from Genaera Liquidating Trust.

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced it has closed its previously announced public offering of 5,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $21.00 per share.

TapImmune, Inc. (OTCBB:TPIV) announced that they have agreed with QualityStocks to be featured in The Small Cap QualityStocks Daily Newsletter, QualityStocks Daily Blogs and Message Boards. QualityStocks, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a free service that collects data from hundreds of Small-Cap and Micro-Cap online Investment Newsletters into one Free Daily Newsletter Report.

Walgreens (NYSE, NASDAQ: WAG), the nation’s largest drugstore chain and a leading destination for health and wellness services, today announced the re-launch of Walgreens.com (www.walgreens.com), offering users a variety of new healthy living and product resources, along with expanded yet simplified shopping tools and services.

Walgreens (NYSE:WAG)(NASDAQ:WAG) today announced the appointment of two new executives. Kathleen Wilson-Thompson has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer, and Charles V. Greener has been named to the new position of vice president of corporate affairs and communications.

ZOLL Medical Corporation (NasdaqGS: ZOLL) announced today that the LifeVest® wearable defibrillator was discussed in three separate scientific presentations at the American Heart Association 2009 Science Session in Orlando, Florida last week.

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