FDA gives Lymphoseek orphan drug status
September 19, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' Lymphoseek radiopharmaceutical agent for use in sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer.
VA proposes increased pay for its dentists, physicians
September 18, 2014 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing increased salaries for incoming dentists and physicians as part of its recruitment efforts to hire more clinicians and expand veterans' access to care.
ASTRO: Targeted radiation, chemotherapy less toxic for HNC
September 18, 2014 -- Patients with recurring head and neck cancer (HNC) who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more quickly, safely, and with fewer side effects with high doses of targeted radiation known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), combined with drugs that target cancerous tumors, according to research presented at the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Francisco.
Midmark offers 2 product promotions
September 17, 2014 -- Midmark is offering two dental product promotions allowing customers to receive incentives with the purchase of select equipment through the end of 2014.
Survey finds U.S. monthly dental premiums vary widely
September 16, 2014 -- The average monthly dental insurance premium was $31.81 for adults buying standalone dental coverage on government exchanges in the U.S., but premiums differed widely among states, according to a survey by the website HealthPocket.com.