Most People Who Have Used Retail Clinics Are Satisfied With Care, Poll Finds Most People Who Have Used Retail Clinics Are Satisfied With Care, Poll Finds

  42% said their health insurer covered all or a portion of the costs; 22% were uninsured at the time of the visit; 83% were satisfied wi...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Drug makers set lobbying record Drug makers set lobbying record

  WASHINGTON — Drug makers spent $155 million lobbying the federal government from 2005 to mid-2006, setting a record that they could top ...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Gap Exists between E-Prescribing Tools and Doc use..... Gap Exists between E-Prescribing Tools and Doc use.....

  That said, the study concluded that most physicians who had switched to e-prescribing would not go back to paper. The report, entitled P...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Drug Costs Pushing Companies to Abandon Promising Therapies Drug Costs Pushing Companies to Abandon Promising Therapies

Physicians, she points out, find themselves in the undesirable position of having to help patients make decisions about whether the poten...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pfizer's Dear Doctor Letter... About Lipitor Pfizer's Dear Doctor Letter... About Lipitor

  Pfizer's Dear Doctor Letter... About Lipitor No, this isn't one of those dreary missives about scary side effects. Instead, Pf...

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Stryker Knee Replacement TV Ad:  Imagine How Far It Will Go! Stryker Knee Replacement TV Ad: Imagine How Far It Will Go!

 One person's opinion....BD Like me, you probably have been seeing more ads on TV for medical ...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Ex-UIC Medical Center worker charged with identity theft Ex-UIC Medical Center worker charged with identity theft

Something for all health workers to be aware of..many of the sophisticated electronic records systems do in fact trace every transaction, so...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

County gets grant to aid the chronically ill County gets grant to aid the chronically ill

  Los Angeles County received a $162-million federal grant Thursday for a three-year program to help low-income adults with no medical ins...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

FDA Approves JANUMET™ For Type 2 Diabetes, Offering Powerful Glucose Control Of A DPP-4 Inhibitor And Metformin In A Single Tablet FDA Approves JANUMET™ For Type 2 Diabetes, Offering Powerful Glucose Control Of A DPP-4 Inhibitor And Metformin In A Single Tablet

  Merck & Co., Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved JANUMET™, the first and only tablet combi...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Condom testers needed - Test-ees not provided Condom testers needed - Test-ees not provided

Durex is always coming up with new advertising campaigns and this appears to be the latest..worth a grin...BD Durex is inviting citizens o...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

British scientist grow human heart valve from stem cells British scientist grow human heart valve from stem cells

  British scientists have grown part of a human heart in a breakthrough that offers hope for millions of cardiac patients. Such artificia...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

House Subcommittee Hearing Considers Physician Willingness To Adopt Health IT House Subcommittee Hearing Considers Physician Willingness To Adopt Health IT

One more congressional discussion on helping the small solo practice with electronic records...BD  Congress should "offer targeted fin...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

AMNews: April 9, 2007. U.S. vows to recoup back taxes AMNews: April 9, 2007. U.S. vows to recoup back taxes

It appears the government is now attempting to connect back taxes to Medicare payments...it will be interesting to see how they connect the ...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Pfizer to resume airing ads for Celebrex Pfizer to resume airing ads for Celebrex

  Pfizer (PFE) plans to launch a 2½-minute TV commercial Monday for arthritis painkiller Celebrex, which has been off TV for more than tw...

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Uber Tablet: a Tablet PC Talk Spot!: Bill Gates still totes the Tablet Uber Tablet: a Tablet PC Talk Spot!: Bill Gates still totes the Tablet

Uber Tablet: a Tablet PC Talk Spot!: Bill Gates still totes the Tablet http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/search?q=gates

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Some Hospitals Call 911 to Save Their Patients - New York Times Some Hospitals Call 911 to Save Their Patients - New York Times

  The answer may seem self-evident. But patients at some hospitals may find the staff resorting to what someone might do at home in a cris...

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Sunday, April 01, 2007
 
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