• Ruhof Receives Multi-Source Contract
    Premier's group purchasing arm awarded Ruhof Healthcare a multi-source contract for its Triple + Enzymatic Instrument/Scope Cleaner product featuring Ruhof's premium Brand Endozime( AW Triple Plus( the only enzymatic/detergent that removes all bio-burden. The contract ...More
    August 15, 2002 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Learning to Live Without Gluten
    Mary Schluckebier spent 10 years suffering from a variety of aches and pains. One day she would have migraines and constipation, the next a backache and weakness. On the third day, she may feel fine. Her illness was mysterious. She didn't understand the flux of symptoms. ...More
    August 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Study: Treatments for Hep C Improving
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A committee convened by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that treatment for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) has significantly improved during the past five years. Sustained response rates have reportedly increased from 15 percent to 50 ...More
    June 14, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • New Hep C Treatment Being Tested
    REHOVOT, Israel - U.S. health officials estimate that more Americans will die during this decade of hepatitis C (HCV) infection than AIDS. Officials at XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. are trying to make a difference in these statistics. After successfully passing Phase IA ...More
    June 11, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination, Nerve Diseases Not Related
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Contrary to several consumers' groups voiced concerns, a federally funded scientific panel has found no evidence to link nerve diseases to hepatitis B vaccinations. The panel recommended further research, but concluded there is no proof the vaccine causes ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • What's Up Doc? Carrots Created Containing Hep B Vaccine
    BERLIN - A team of German researchers have created modified carrots that contain a hepatitis B vaccination. After experimenting with tomatoes and potatoes, the scientists say carrots may be the most efficient way to prevent the liver-attacking virus. Rather than following ...More
    May 13, 2002 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Bronchoscope Pseudomonas Outbreak Rattles Johns Hopkins
    Two pulmonary patients at Johns Hopkins Medical Center have died of pneumonia after being treated with Olympus bronchoscopes that were recalled several months prior to the procedures. The bronchoscopes were voluntarily taken off the market by the company after it was ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Hepatitis: The Quiet Killer
    There are six known viruses that can cause inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E and G infect the liver, causing the organ to weaken and die. May is National Hepatitis Awareness Month. Hepatitis A, B and C are the most infectious and most dangerous forms of ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disorders
  • SGNA Special
    U.S. Endoscopy GroupBooth 321 The newly designed Roth Net™ is the premier device for both polyp and foreign body retrieval. Improvements to this patented innovation include the "easy-pack" net delivery system, a stiffer loop wire and a reinforced sheath. All of these ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues, Procedures
  • Endo Nerds Unite!
    While surfing the Internet to scan national newspapers, I came upon a headline that made me jump: "Hospital Says Faulty Recall May Have exposed 400 to Infection." I read the online article quickly, hurried to the printer to review the text again and furiously made interview ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Industry Issues