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WellCare Health Plans, Inc. will offer people eligible for Medicare an expanded variety of Medicare Advantage plans for 2017 that provide more benefits and services than Original Medicare. During the 2017 Open Enrollment Period, which runs Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2016, Medicare-eligible individuals will be able to select WellCare plans that are specifically designed to meet the needs of cost-conscious seniors..."/>
WellCare Offers Arkansas Seniors 2017 Medicare Advantage Options That Promote Preventive and Maintenance Care
Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic products that modulate the human gut microbiome to treat gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that the last patient has completed dosing and all monitoring visits in its Phase 2 b/3 clinical trial of RP-G28 for the treatment of lactose intolerance. Topline results of the trial are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2017.. Andrew J. Ritter,..."/>
Ritter Pharmaceuticals Concludes Last Patient Visit of Its Phase 2b/3 Clinical Trial of RP-G28 for the Treatment of Lactose Intolerance
Critical Outcome Technologies Inc., announced today that 1,691,427 stock options were awarded to directors and employees under the Company's Stock Option Plan on October 13, 2016. The award to directors was made as a retainer for their services to the Board and its committees for the upcoming year. The award to employees was made on a discretionary basis for their efforts during the past year. The options have a five year life with 25% vesting..."/>
Critical Outcome Technologies Awards Stock Options
DelMar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies, is pleased to announce that the Company presented additional data regarding VAL-083's unique anti-cancer mechanism on Saturday October 15, 2016 at the 12 th Meeting of the European Association of Neuro-Oncology in Mannheim, Germany. DelMar's poster presentation can..."/>
DelMar Pharmaceuticals Presents Overview of VAL-083's Unique Anticancer Mechanism at the European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO) Annual Meeting
MetaStat, Inc., a pre-commercial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of diagnostic tests that are prognostic for risk of cancer metastasis, companion diagnostics to predict drug response, and anti-metastatic drugs, announced today that it has been invited to present at the upcoming SeeThruEquity Fall Microcap Investor Conference. The conference will be held on October 17, 2016 at the Convene Grand Central located at 101 Park..."/>
MetaStat, Inc. to Present at SeeThruEquity Fall Microcap Investor Conference in New York City
RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leader in the development of medicines for respiratory disorders, including drug-induced respiratory depression and sleep apneas, announced that the Company's President, CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, James S. Manuso, Ph.D., will present at the BIO Investor Forum on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time. The Forum is sponsored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and is scheduled..."/>
RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. to Present at the BIO Investor Forum on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California
Fortress Biotech, Inc. company, launched Targadox™ 50 mg film coated tablets indicated as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of severe acne."/>
Journey Medical Corporation Launches Targadox™ Oral Immediate-Release Tablet for Treatment of Severe Acne
Chartwell Retirement Residences announced today a cash distribution of $0.046818 per Trust Unit. The cash distribution will be payable on November 15, 2016 to unitholders of record on October 31, 2016.. Unitholders can participate in Chartwell's Distribution Reinvestment Plan. Eligible investors registered in the DRIP will have their monthly cash distributions used to purchase Trust Units, and will also receive bonus units equal to 3% of their..."/>
Chartwell Retirement Residences Announces October 2016 Distribution
Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced today its commitment of $50,000 to The American Association of Orthodontists for its Donated Orthodontic Services program. The donation will be made available through Henry Schein Cares, the company's global social responsibility program and Henry Schein Orthodontics, the..."/>
Henry Schein Announces Commitment Of $50,000 Over Five Years To Support The American Association Of Orthodontist's Donated Orthodontic Services Program
Shire plc announces that in results released today from a new national survey, nearly nine in 10 eye care professionals believe our modern, multi-screen lifestyle is responsible for a rise in dry eye disease, and that the condition is becoming increasingly common. While women ages 50 and older are still most likely to be affected by dry eye disease, ECPs also report that use of modern technology is changing the face of the condition, saying..."/>
Multimedia Assets Available: Modern Technology and a Multi-Screen Lifestyle Viewed as Important Factors in Rising Prevalence of Dry Eye Disease
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has two presentations including a late breaking abstract that will be presented for the first time at the 72 nd American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress and Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 15-19.. The scheduled times of the presentations and room locations at the Salt Palace Convention Center are as follows:. "First US-Based Phase 3 Study of..."/>
Allergan to Present New Data Including Ulipristal Acetate at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Congress and Expo in Salt Lake City
Mast Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aires Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has entered into a collaborative agreement with Philips Respironics, Inc., the sleep and respiratory care business of Royal Philips related to the supply of Philips' I-neb ® Adaptive Aersol Delivery devices and related consumables for the nebulized delivery of the Company's lead product candidate, AIR001, a sodium nitrite solution for..."/>
Mast Therapeutics Announces Agreement With Philips For Supply Of Adaptive Aerosol Delivery System For AIR001
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. today presented new long-term safety data of plecanatide, its investigational, orally-administered compound currently being evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. These data, which were presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual scientific meeting, showed that plecanatide was associated with low..."/>
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Presents Long-Term Data for Plecanatide in Chronic Idiopathic Constipation at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting
Teladoc, Inc., the first and largest telehealth platform in the United States, announced that Alan Roga, MD, FACEP, Teladoc senior vice president and general manager, provider market, will participate in the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Banking Group’ s 4th Annual Healthcare Advisory Council."/>
Teladoc Senior Vice President Dr. Alan Roga to Address Hospital and Health System Chief Financial Officers at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Advisory Council
Invacare Corporation announces that it will release its financial results for the third quarter 2016 before the market opens on Monday, October 31, 2016. The company will provide a live conference call and webcast to review its third quarter financial results on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8:30 AM ET. Investors and other interested parties may access the conference call in the following ways:."/>
Invacare Corporation to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
Moleculin Biotech, Inc.,, a preclinical and clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of anti-cancer drug candidates, some of which are based on license agreements with The University of Texas System on behalf of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss important positive developments regarding Annamycin, its drug candidate for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia, as well..."/>
Moleculin Announces Conference Call to Discuss Positive Developments Regarding Annamycin
PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that Samuel R. Chapin has been elected to the Company’ s Board of Directors. "I am pleased to welcome Samuel to our Board, as he brings extensive experience in strategic advisory, mergers and acquisitions, and deal financing for a wide range of transactions, along with deep knowledge of the industrial marketplace,” said Robert Friel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,..."/>
PerkinElmer Elects Samuel Chapin to Board of Directors
Extendicare Inc. announced that it has declared a cash dividend of C $0.04 per common share of the Company for the month of October 2016, which is payable on November 15, 2016 to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 31, 2016. This dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" within the meaning of the Income Tax Act. Extendicare has a Dividend Reinvestment Plan, which provides Canadian resident holders of Common Shares with the..."/>
Extendicare Announces October 2016 Dividend of C$0.04 per Share
ConforMIS, Inc., a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells joint replacement implants that are customized to fit each patient's unique anatomy, today announced that The Journal of Arthroplasty has accepted for printed publication, and published online, the results of an in vivo clinical study comparing the motion patterns of patients with a ConforMIS iTotal ® CR implant versus patients with a traditional off-the-shelf..."/>
ConforMIS Announces Publication of Clinical Study Demonstrating iTotal CR Customized Implants Better Approximate Normal Knee Motion When Compared to a Leading Off-the-Shelf Total Knee Implant
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, has expired with respect to Allergan's pending acquisition of Vitae. The expiration of the HSR waiting period satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the pending..."/>
Allergan and Vitae Pharmaceuticals Announce Expiration of HSR Waiting Period for Allergan's Proposed Acquisition of Vitae
Dextera Surgical Inc., manufacturer of the smallest-profile and most maneuverable articulating surgical stapler platform on the market for minimally invasive surgery, today announced the company has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement with B. Braun Surgical S.A. to bring Dextera’ s MicroCutter 5/ 80 surgical stapler to surgeons in Spain. B. Braun Surgical S.A. is the distribution arm of the B. Braun Aesculap Group headquartered in..."/>
Dextera Surgical Signs Agreement with B. Braun Surgical S.A. for MicroCutter Distribution in Spain

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