The Pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma US, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States a total of $7.3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by illegally marketing and promoting the drug Mycamine® for pediatric use and to pediatric institutions.
The settlement resolves allegations brought in a whistleblower action filed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in March 2010 under the False Claims Act, which permits private citizens to bring lawsuits alleging violations of the Act on behalf of the United States and to share in any recovery. The settlement resolves claims that, between 2005 and 2010, Astellas knowingly marketed and promoted the sale of Mycamine® for pediatric use, which was not a medically accepted indication and, therefore, not covered by federal health care programs. During this timeframe, the FDA approved Mycamine® to treat adult patients suffering from serious and invasive infections caused by the fungus Candida, including infections in the esophagus, the blood and the abdomen, and to prevent Candida infections in adults undergoing stem cell transplants. Up until June 2013, however, Mycamine® was not approved to treat pediatric patients for any use.
A leading US manufacturer of wheelchair seating and positioning equipment is expanding to Europe. European dealers and distributors of disability, mobility and hospital products interested in obtaining rights are encouraged to contact http://www.NewDisability.com
A new website has been launched which is meant to be a platform for disability manufacturers and distributors at http://www.NewDisability.com. The website is intended to advance the commercialization of innovative disability products.
Wheelchairs have been around for hundreds of years, but early wheelchairs were intended only to help a disabled individual move from point A to point B. As society progressed and disabled individuals became more integrated, the role of the wheelchair began to change as well. Wheelchairs are now considered not only a means of transportation but also as a way to allow users to express their individuality. Users can find custom-made high quality ultra-light high-performance wheelchairs as well as accessories that enable them to individualize their look and style. The move from functionality to individuality is discussed in this article.
Joel Leyden, President of the Leyden Digital PR, Reputation Management and Social Media Group announced today the expansion of their professional digital services.
The healthcare sector currently stands at $40 billion and is estimated to reach a size of $142 billion by 2020. Technical textiles is expected to benefit immensely from this growth. This is because the technical textiles usage by the healthcare sector is expected to rise to $ 1 billion by 2016-17 from $409 million. These details are highlighted in the latest report on "Apparel and Fashion Accessories Industry" launched by IndiaMART Knowledge Services (IKS), an in-house research unit at IndiaMART.com, exclusively for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
As India's largest online B2B marketplace, IndiaMART.com always strives to create growth avenues for buyers and suppliers. Taking a step in the same direction, IndiaMART.com in association with Messe Duesseldorf India organised an exclusive 'Buyer Seller Meet' at 'Medical Fair India 2012' in Mumbai recently.
With the ongoing pre-budget phase of Union Budget 2012-13, the most fertile minds of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are already discussing desired outcomes for next fiscal and bringing forth their recommendations.
Promising to provide the next big leap to the Indian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), IndiaMART Emerging Business Forum, an initiative of IndiaMART.com along with Zee Business, is now successfully airing on the channel as a one-hour show. Zee Business' strong nationwide reach allows the Forum to engage a much larger audience of millions of SMEs.
In their joint endeavor to provide boost to Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), IndiaMART.com, India's largest online B2B marketplace, and Jade Magnet Online Private Limited, a technology platform that runs on crowd sourcing, join hands for a strategic partnership that aims to enhance the marketing strategies of MSMEs and cater to their needs of design solutions cost-effectively. On its exclusive My.IndiaMART.com channel, IndiaMART.com will enable its clients with Jade Magnet's professional help for logo designs, website designs, powerpoint designs, print ad or brochure designs via its network of creative freelancers.