Casper, Wyoming practice looks at dropping patients on government programs – wants help from the government Casper, Wyoming practice looks at dropping patients on government programs – wants help from the government

The practice wrote and went directly to the governor’s office.  Around 10- 15k stand to lose their ...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Woman has 140-pound tumor removed – and it was Cancer Woman has 140-pound tumor removed – and it was Cancer

To find out it was cancer too had to be unnerving for her as well, it took 3 operations over 2 month...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

ACP implores President Bush to sign Medicare bill today to avert cut scheduled for Tuesday ACP implores President Bush to sign Medicare bill today to avert cut scheduled for Tuesday

All those claims for the last 2 weeks have been sitting on hold and tomorrow is the day so hopefully the bill will be signed.  At this point...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Premiums up as 750,000 ditch cover - Australia Premiums up as 750,000 ditch cover - Australia

This sounds a lot like here in the US, consumers dropping their private health insurance due to ris...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Bank of America Announces Key Hires to the Equity Research Platform – Medical Devices, Managed Care , Healthcare facilities Bank of America Announces Key Hires to the Equity Research Platform – Medical Devices, Managed Care , Healthcare facilities

These are the announcements as relates to healthcare.   For the complete listing of others follow th...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

FDA Issues CT Scan Alert – Patients with Medical Devices FDA Issues CT Scan Alert – Patients with Medical Devices

Patients pretty well know that have the devices that MRIs are out of the picture if the device is i...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

University of California  service workers begin five-day strike at campuses, medical centers University of California service workers begin five-day strike at campuses, medical centers

They didn’t listen to the judge?  Interesting to see how this one evolves.  BD  (07-14) 11:08 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Hundreds of University...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Merck’s Chief Marketing Exec Retires… Merck’s Chief Marketing Exec Retires…

With all the recent changes in pharma and Pharmacogenomics, it certainly sounds like some new directions and perhaps new individua...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Weird hospital - Los Angeles County General Weird hospital - Los Angeles County General

Classic Post:   This is the world’s largest hospital that nobody wants to run, actually the 2nd larg...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Patients Who Bring Health Information From The Internet Get More Time With Doctor – Read Up! Patients Who Bring Health Information From The Internet Get More Time With Doctor – Read Up!

When you stop and think about it, this makes sense to be the “informed patient”.   The less time a p...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

E-medical records: What seems to be the problem? E-medical records: What seems to be the problem?

  The hospitals in San Diego all still share on paper.   Technology is not the problem here, it has ...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Should Medicare Stop Medical Imaging Before It Starts? Should Medicare Stop Medical Imaging Before It Starts?

The question here is what is not necessary.  Decisions of such are better left in the hands of the p...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Doctors pull screws, nails from metal-eating man Doctors pull screws, nails from metal-eating man

Strange diet here, why someone would eat nails and a knife is beyond me.  No wonder he had stomach pains.  BD  LIMA (Reuters) - Doctors i...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

California Pharmacies Win Court Order To Halt 10 Percent Cut For Medi-Cal Prescription Drugs California Pharmacies Win Court Order To Halt 10 Percent Cut For Medi-Cal Prescription Drugs

This is temporary though and the State could appeal.  The article states there is not a “fix” in place so the reimbursement until solved co...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab Treatment of Bone Loss Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results for Denosumab Treatment of Bone Loss

Men have bone loss to worry about as well and this recent study shows there might be some hope while undergoing cancer treatment with less ...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Will It Blend? iPhone 3G edition Will It Blend? iPhone 3G edition

From the infamous “Will it Blend” Guru…and yes the new iPhone will blend…BD Will It Blend? iPhone 3G edition - Switched

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Doctors-insurers confrontation heats up – Dallas Doctors-insurers confrontation heats up – Dallas

Sometimes the general public is not aware of how compensation has dropped for physicians over the last decade.  The insurers income has no...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

New Zealand seeks 'medical tourists' New Zealand seeks 'medical tourists'

Air New Zealand working to help prepare the travel packages.  Now there’s another choice and it is ...

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Old-fashioned docs inspire new 'medical homes' Old-fashioned docs inspire new 'medical homes'

I read this article through and I really don’t see any difference from what I experience in the primary care doctor’s office today?  If the...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Behind Rising Health-Care Costs Behind Rising Health-Care Costs

This is an interesting analysis from BusinessWeek, and covers some areas perhaps not discussed enou...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Protein Folding – Put your Computer to work for Science during Idle time – Stanford University Protein Folding – Put your Computer to work for Science during Idle time – Stanford University

Recently I had posted about 2 other programs and here probably the oldest program is in place from...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Autonomous Car…Car Bots Will Save Lives The Autonomous Car…Car Bots Will Save Lives

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, Urban Challenge occurs every year and last yea...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Global biomedical research community - BioWizard Global biomedical research community - BioWizard

  Search the world's conference abstracts from thousands of medical and scientific meetings.   N...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Update:  Congress Moves to Close Member Access to Social Media Update: Congress Moves to Close Member Access to Social Media

The debate continues on whether or not the Internet can be regulated in Congress.  From a healthcar...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Health insurance caps leave patients stranded Health insurance caps leave patients stranded

Is health insurance keeping up with inflation?  As stated, the one million dollar capped policy of t...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ranbaxy faked test records: US FDA Ranbaxy faked test records: US FDA

The center of the investigation is whether or not the proper amount of the active ingredient was co...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pilots Do It: Do Your Surgeons – The Checklist Pilots Do It: Do Your Surgeons – The Checklist

I agree the checklist process should be in place everywhere, every hospital and it was an unfortuna...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

In House, Tweets Fly Over Web Plan - Washington In House, Tweets Fly Over Web Plan - Washington

This is a must watch and read!   Last week I posted the coverage from Robert Scoble interviewing Re...

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Health Care: Sick And Getting Sicker Health Care: Sick And Getting Sicker

  According to Forbes, the HMO business and stocks are sick.  Also, we still have President Bush sta...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ex-ER doctor charged with felonies in alleged road-rage crash Ex-ER doctor charged with felonies in alleged road-rage crash

  UPDATE:   As posted earlier this week, the conflict between the motorist and bicyclists leaves the...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Frueh Leaves FDA for Medco Frueh Leaves FDA for Medco

FDA loses one to private industry, where the focus is, personalized medicine.   BD  NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Medco Health Solutions h...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

DeCode to Accelerate Existing-Product Marketing to MDs and further grow Personalized Medicine… DeCode to Accelerate Existing-Product Marketing to MDs and further grow Personalized Medicine…

We all recently heard about the warning letters sent from the state of California to firms selling ...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Life: Medical bills take toll on personal finances, medical bills, bankruptcy Life: Medical bills take toll on personal finances, medical bills, bankruptcy

Every day it seems that I post something related to hospitals and the cost of healthcare as well the...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pfizer, Merck and Lilly Form Drug Discovery Venture Pfizer, Merck and Lilly Form Drug Discovery Venture

Update:   Are 3 minds better than one?  It certainly appears this could be the case, at least when it comes to clinical trials and getting t...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

FDA tests electronic submissions from firms FDA tests electronic submissions from firms

One more step with the FDA beefing up their information systems.  I would think that most pharma co...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008
 
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