ACR and ASTRO release practice guidelines for new radiation remedies The American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American University of Radiology have released practice guidelines for image guided radiation therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy in the February issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the state journal of ASTRO. These guidelines had been released as educational equipment to aid practitioners in providing suitable, safe and effective health care for patients.HEALTHCARE Reform and the complicated regulatory environment, today Abbott announced a restructuring in its U.S. Pharmaceutical business to streamline industrial and manufacturing operations, improve efficiencies and keep your charges down. Abbott is issuing ongoing earnings-per-share assistance for the full-year 2011 that reflects double-digit growth over 2010 at the midpoint of the number. ‘Despite a very challenging environment, 2010 was another productive calendar year for Abbott, leading to strong financial performance,’ stated Miles D. White, chairman and ceo, Abbott. ‘We also had taken decisive long-term strategic actions to expand our emerging markets presence and late-stage pipeline to raised position Abbott for sustainable long-term growth.