Health care

Health care
State wins case against Merck
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Oregon’s lead role in a record-breaking settlement with Merck & Co. over deceptive marketing for the anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx represents the latest skirmish in an ongoing campaign against Big Pharma that has earned the state more than $8.5 million.

 

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Easy, low-cost ways to keep employees healthier
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

Let’s be honest, there is only so much an ergonomically friendly office chair can do to promote health.

 

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Graphic: Best Companies stress wellness despite low importance to employees
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

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Of the 312 employers who participated in our 2008 100 Best survey, less than half provide an on-site fitness facility or subsidize fitness center membership for their employees, in constrast to the 100 Best Companies

 

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Deal Watch: HemCon acquires a global reach
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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From tiny shrimp shells mighty companies grow. HemCon Medical Technologies, maker of the blood-stopping bandage used on battlefields that was developed with the Oregon Medical Laser Center and Providence St. Vincent’s Hospital, has made its first acquisition.

 

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Next: hybrid heart stent
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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Tiny, stainless steel lattice tubes have been propping coronary arteries open since the 1980s, but never without triggering reactions in some patients that are worse than untreated heart disease.

 

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