Wal-Mart To Expand Retail Health Clinics To 400 Stores In Three Years Wal-Mart To Expand Retail Health Clinics To 400 Stores In Three Years

 Possible opportunity for additional business for local hospitals...BD Wal-Mart Stores will open health clinics at as many as 400 of its ...

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Friday, April 27, 2007

The Internet Can Seriously Damage Your Health The Internet Can Seriously Damage Your Health

This article does a good job on addressing "information over-load" which we all have today it seems in any area of our lives...BD ...

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Friday, April 27, 2007

The new wheelchairs.... The new wheelchairs....

Mobility has even gone to produce better wheelchairs for the disabled...some that do stairs...I wonder if any of these will be even partiall...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hospital renovations take a page from high-end hotels Hospital renovations take a page from high-end hotels

 It's hard to believe this is a hospital...BD (Business 2.0 Magazine) -- Windowless corridors, drab paint and crowded rooms have typif...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mexican Wal-Mart launches cheap generic drugs Mexican Wal-Mart launches cheap generic drugs

Following suit as done here in the US for the $4.00 generic prescriptions available for over 300 common generic drugs...BD  MEXICO CITY (R...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Eli Lilly And Company Introduces Reconcile(TM) For Separation Anxiety In Dogs Eli Lilly And Company Introduces Reconcile(TM) For Separation Anxiety In Dogs

I don't think I'm quite ready for this yet, and neither is the dog...don't know how big of a seller this will be, but it appears...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Survey says..the latest stats on Doctor/Pharma relationships... Survey says..the latest stats on Doctor/Pharma relationships...

Food is at the top of the listing, I guess we all have to eat...BD  They surveyed 3,167 doctors from six specialisms: anesthesiology, card...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Hospitals Tackling Low-Tech Back Offices Hospitals Tackling Low-Tech Back Offices

Good article on how even small improvements in IT make a difference, even if the big move to a full on elecronic medical records system is n...

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Posing as pals, drug reps sway doctors' choices | Science & Health Posing as pals, drug reps sway doctors' choices | Science & Health

Interesting article...sometimes the first thing I need to say when walking in to a potential client's office is "I'm not a drug...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Linking medical data: hospitals join electronic sharing of patients' records Linking medical data: hospitals join electronic sharing of patients' records

  “A lot of times patients are unable to give us all the information for a recent visit that they’ve had at the hospital,” he said. “Previ...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

U.S. Wonders if Drug Data Was Accurate - Zyprexa U.S. Wonders if Drug Data Was Accurate - Zyprexa

  “The F.D.A. continues to explore the concerns raised recently regarding information provided to the F.D.A. on Zyprexa’s safety,” Dr. Mitc...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Number Of Orphan Drugs Increases, But Costs High For Consumers Number Of Orphan Drugs Increases, But Costs High For Consumers

  The Hartford Courant on Sunday examined orphan drugs -- those that treat disorders affecting fewer than 200,000 people -- which are "...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Digital Signatures coming soon to the Medical Business Digital Signatures coming soon to the Medical Business

  That simple fact can have major effects on cost reduction, customer satisfaction and higher ROI. CIC Electronic Signature solutions enabl...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Scientists Discover New Virus Responsible For Post Transplant Deaths Scientists Discover New Virus Responsible For Post Transplant Deaths

  Three patients who died after receiving transplanted organs from the same donor in Australia were all infected with a previously unknown...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tax Provision Would Reduce Medicare Payments To Providers Tax Provision Would Reduce Medicare Payments To Providers

  Hospitals and small physician practices that obtain a significant amount of their revenue from Medicare reimbursements "stand to be ...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

FDA OKs Generic Ambien FDA OKs Generic Ambien

  The following 13 manufacturers have received FDA approval for zolpidem tartrate tablets: Mylan Pharmaceuticals, TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA,...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Physicians Should Be Able To Review Performance Ratings Before Release Physicians Should Be Able To Review Performance Ratings Before Release

A policy paper and principles assuring that physicians are given the opportunity to comment on performance ratings that they believe are ina...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

AARP, UnitedHealth, Aetna create new health plans AARP, UnitedHealth, Aetna create new health plans

  WASHINGTON (Reuters) Apr 17 - The influential organization for the elderly AARP has expanded its line of health insurance plans for older...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wal-Mart Sees Medical Clinic Boom in Retail Stores Wal-Mart Sees Medical Clinic Boom in Retail Stores

  ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) Apr 13 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is forecasting more than 6,600 in-store medical clinics will open their doors in...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hospital, Upset Over Claims Denials, Accuses HMO of Racketeering Hospital, Upset Over Claims Denials, Accuses HMO of Racketeering

  Its members are suing two of the region's largest health insurers, claiming each tried to weasel out of paying for millions of dolla...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

How an Email Rant Jolted a Big HMO How an Email Rant Jolted a Big HMO

  A 22-Year-Old's Tirade Made Trouble for Kaiser; Mr. Deal Got Fired, Famous By RHONDA L. RUNDLE April 24, 2007; Page A1 LOS ANGELES -...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Captain America Arrested With Burrito In Pants Captain America Arrested With Burrito In Pants

 Family MD blowing off a little steam?  BD MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A Brevard County doctor dressed up in a Captain America outfit was arrested ...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Mandatory tablet splitting Mandatory tablet splitting

I came across my first instance of an insurance company requiring a patient to split tablets about a month ago. One of our regulars has rece...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Desktop & Mobile - RIM Around the Rosies, Pocket Full of Posies Desktop & Mobile - RIM Around the Rosies, Pocket Full of Posies

Can't beat them...join them I guess....good move on the part of RIM.  BD  Microsoft's Windows Mobile team should declare a holiday...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

A City Goes Tablet PC for Building Inspectors... A City Goes Tablet PC for Building Inspectors...

  The City of Corvallis, Oregon, has gone Tablet PC with its building permit process. Applications and payment in the process can now be d...

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Possible Contamination and Malfunction of Heart Valves and Valve Conduits, Annuloplasty Rings, Surgical Grafts, Meshes and Other Devices Manufactured by Shelhigh, Inc. Possible Contamination and Malfunction of Heart Valves and Valve Conduits, Annuloplasty Rings, Surgical Grafts, Meshes and Other Devices Manufactured by Shelhigh, Inc.

Issued : April 18, 2007 Dear Healthcare Practitioner: This is to notify you that all medical devices manufactured by Shelhigh, Inc. of Un...

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Lilly Drops Its Prescription Assistance Program for the Poor Lilly Drops Its Prescription Assistance Program for the Poor

  In a little-noticed move, Lilly has dropped “Lilly Answers,” its Patient Assistance Program for people without health insurance. Merrill ...

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

St. Jude Medical - FDA Approval of Internet Based Data Management for Implantable Cardiac Devices St. Jude Medical - FDA Approval of Internet Based Data Management for Implantable Cardiac Devices

  Merlin(TM).net Patient Care Network is First Cardiac Rhythm ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 18, 2007--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NY...

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Sunday, April 22, 2007
 
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