Expenses related to the development of the Company's drug candidates for the treatment of acute congestive heart failure
and research for the treatment of fungal infections were the primary reasons for the increased spending in 2004.
the nation's leading provider of chronic care management services, announced today that it has been awarded a demonstration project by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to provide chronic care management services for 2,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who have acute congestive heart failure
More than one million hospitalizations of patients with acute congestive heart failure
as a primary diagnosis occur in the United States each year.
Natrecor(R) (nesiritide), the featured topic of this press release, is awaiting approval by the FDA for the short-term treatment of acute congestive heart failure
Another 2 million Americans are hospitalized annually with acute congestive heart failure
as a secondary diagnosis.
This first-of-its-kind registry is designed to help the medical community better understand acute congestive heart failure
, improve its management and enhance quality of care.