Paperless prescriptions – 2% higher reimbursement rate with Medicare starts January 2009 Paperless prescriptions – 2% higher reimbursement rate with Medicare starts January 2009

6 months is not that long , so I would think any physician who is not presently e-Prescribing might ...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Technology uses tobacco plants to fight cancer - Breakthrough Technology uses tobacco plants to fight cancer - Breakthrough

What would occur is to use the plant to make a protein to use the body’s own immune system to fight...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

DMX Nabbed For Using Fake ID At Hospital – Medical Records DMX Nabbed For Using Fake ID At Hospital – Medical Records

  Healthcare identity crisis – be alert.   This is not his first round though with trouble but right...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

FDA Clears Osmetech's Warfarin Sensitivity Test FDA Clears Osmetech's Warfarin Sensitivity Test

Warfarin is the second-most-likely drug, to cause adverse events requiring hospitalization.  The use...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

A Musical Score for Disease – Listening to Cancer Genes? A Musical Score for Disease – Listening to Cancer Genes?

This is very interesting and thanks to Medgadget for finding this one.  Will we someday be listenin...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

New York Restaurants Can Be Fined For Not Showing Calories New York Restaurants Can Be Fined For Not Showing Calories

Going out to eat now in New York gets a little more informative.  One question that comes to mind is how many customers will read and will ...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Cell Therapeutics running out of cash - Biotech Cell Therapeutics running out of cash - Biotech

One Biotech looking for money with their focus on cancer treating drugs in various stages of clinical trials.  BD  Seattle-based Cell The...

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Roche Makes Offer to Acquire all of Outstanding Genentech Shares for $89.00 a Share in Cash Roche Makes Offer to Acquire all of Outstanding Genentech Shares for $89.00 a Share in Cash

More business action with big pharma and the biotech industry, although Roche and Genentech already...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Leaded or Unleaded…I’ll take my lipstick unleaded Leaded or Unleaded…I’ll take my lipstick unleaded

Dior cosmetics are not the only ones in legal trouble, there are a few others, but the exposure to ...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Unlike McCain, many seniors depend on the Web Unlike McCain, many seniors depend on the Web

  Oh you have love this, how can a person today not read!!  My 83 year old mother depends on the Int...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Are Medical Schools equipped to train students for positions that may not exist yet?  New specialty areas developing? Are Medical Schools equipped to train students for positions that may not exist yet? New specialty areas developing?

Not too many years ago I remembered hearing the term “hospitalist” and asked what’s that?  The hospi...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Group backs medical marijuana Group backs medical marijuana

The debate continues on, but in some areas of California you can get a pot card under the Compassio...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Georgia low on family doctors Georgia low on family doctors

This is scary and probably the numbers are reflective in many states, family practice is slowly dying on the vine, and one big reason is pay...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Children treated abroad as U.S. doctors push for devices in the US Children treated abroad as U.S. doctors push for devices in the US

This is a big topic and the development of pediatric devices is not as active or pursued as it is f...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Expression Analysis To Provide Array Services for Immunity Genomics Project Expression Analysis To Provide Array Services for Immunity Genomics Project

The National Institute of Health sees the value of genetic profiles and is funding additional research.  Duke University was the first clie...

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

SAMSUNG DEBUTS OMNIA i900 Cell Phone…Windows Mobile Tool for Healthcare…coming soon.. SAMSUNG DEBUTS OMNIA i900 Cell Phone…Windows Mobile Tool for Healthcare…coming soon..

If you like the iPhone, there’s a new Windows Mobile phone, rumored to be coming out from AT&T a...

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

They Shoot Pigs, Don’t They… They Shoot Pigs, Don’t They…

I would think there are better ways with technology to perhaps do this, instead of having to shoot the pigs but the technology may be expen...

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ed McMahon sues Cedars-Sinai hospital over injury Ed McMahon sues Cedars-Sinai hospital over injury

Ed McMahon has been in the news lately over financial issues with his home and now he claims the ho...

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Drug Wars – FDA, Ranbaxy, the Department Of Justice and Congress… Drug Wars – FDA, Ranbaxy, the Department Of Justice and Congress…

The issues at hand goes back to 2006 with deviations from specifications on drugs, and now it is up ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

VeriChip Closes Sale of Subsidiary - RFID VeriChip Closes Sale of Subsidiary - RFID

It appears having a “chip” implant is perhaps not as popular as one might have thought as least on the consumer medical records side.  Stan...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Should a Surgeon Be Punished for Operating on the Wrong Side? Should a Surgeon Be Punished for Operating on the Wrong Side?

This is a tough one as everyone has an angle on it, but there are no worse angles than the surgeon and the patient are experiencing by all ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

HHS cracks down: provider to pay $100,000 in HIPAA penalties over lost laptops HHS cracks down: provider to pay $100,000 in HIPAA penalties over lost laptops

Something to think about when using confidential data with patient records, better make sure it is encrypted for sure.  Also, many network a...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Web App Brings the Internet to the Blind Web App Brings the Internet to the Blind

This is nice, and no software to be installed, Software as a Service for the Blind to access the Internet.  Watch the video from the Univers...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Blue Shield sued for allegedly lying about its coverage – Are those fightin’ words… Blue Shield sued for allegedly lying about its coverage – Are those fightin’ words…

It used to be we would hear some type of concern, but the comments here sound like a torrid of anger, hope this is not a sign of the times ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Can Today's Doctors Be Competent Without Computers, It’s not easy… Can Today's Doctors Be Competent Without Computers, It’s not easy…

I agree here with the context, with all the information that is flying at all of us at a speed of m...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

FDA unveils plan to recruit young science staffers FDA unveils plan to recruit young science staffers

One item mentioned is that the average age at the FDA is 54 and that 30% are eligible to retire.  I...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

FDA Clears Newest Version of Celera's HIV-1 Genotyping Software FDA Clears Newest Version of Celera's HIV-1 Genotyping Software

More news on personalized medicine, sequencing for HIV research and distributed by Abbott Labs.  Sequencing software will continue to grow. ...

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Friday, July 18, 2008

ASCO launches Cancer.net Website ASCO launches Cancer.net Website

New site and easy to navigate.  Makes it easy to remember and one place to start for patients and p...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

IHHI Hospital exec framed doctor on gun charge, lawsuit says – Orange County CA IHHI Hospital exec framed doctor on gun charge, lawsuit says – Orange County CA

The battle continues with IHHI hospitals and the CEO, Bruce Mogel, and this time there’s a bit more at stake in the new lawsuit.  They all ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

San Francisco hijacker pleads not guilty to network tampering San Francisco hijacker pleads not guilty to network tampering

Security story of the week, this is big, but under control, well somewhat.  He took control of the ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jury finds J&J not liable in Motrin lawsuit Jury finds J&J not liable in Motrin lawsuit

Ibuprofen is the active ingredient and used by other manufacturers, which many rely on for pain rel...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Liver disease therapeutic patents from CellPoint Diagnostics Up on the Auction Block.. Liver disease therapeutic patents from CellPoint Diagnostics Up on the Auction Block..

  Intellectual Property on the auction block, patents with FDA approval.  This is the first time I ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Siemens to Resell Kiosks Siemens to Resell Kiosks

Recently Seimens just announced major layoffs, so perhaps adding a new product line will prove beneficial in down times to increase sales o...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

World Medical Tourism Congress Announces Two New Speakers From AETNA and CIGNA World Medical Tourism Congress Announces Two New Speakers From AETNA and CIGNA

Over 30 insurance companies have registered for the event in September, along with 100 hospitals.  ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Veterans Have Medical Claims Denied To Reduce Backlog Veterans Have Medical Claims Denied To Reduce Backlog

This goes back to 2006 when the backlog was cleared by eliminating quality assurance check of their...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The IShoe – hook it to your notebook and check your balance The IShoe – hook it to your notebook and check your balance

This looks to be very promising to help locate balance problems and offer data helpful to keeping fo...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Surgeon sued for giving anesthetized patient temporary tattoo Surgeon sued for giving anesthetized patient temporary tattoo

What’s a tattoo worth in court?  Maybe as much as the water to wash it off?  Waste of the legal system on this one.  BD  In a lawsuit file...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

L'Oreal May Have Use Banned Chemicals…. L'Oreal May Have Use Banned Chemicals….

What is in our make up, lipstick?  Another potential whistle blower case coming to surface here and...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Surgeons taking kidneys through the navel Surgeons taking kidneys through the navel

Kidney donors will have a shorter recovery time and little or no scarring.  The recipient still goe...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Pfizer Exec And The $300K Helicopter Bill The Pfizer Exec And The $300K Helicopter Bill

It sounds like helicopter rides will not be part of the future budget plans for Pfizer. BD Some people drive to work. Others take a commut...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

FDA Chief Threatens Red Cross With Criminal Action FDA Chief Threatens Red Cross With Criminal Action

At the rate of additional levels of responsibility are coming down on the FDA, they might still yet ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

SanDisk WORM secure memory card SanDisk WORM secure memory card

New Secure Data storage made simple.  It only writes the data once, and then locks, so this means ...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

YouTube Comes to Tivo Soon… YouTube Comes to Tivo Soon…

You Tube as we all know is no longer just entertainment, there’s many good sites for good educational purposes too, such as the FDA Channel...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

MacroGenics Acquires Raven Biotechnologies MacroGenics Acquires Raven Biotechnologies

Cancer technology and stem cell research coming together.  In other related news, another biotech is...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Teva mulling $7.5B deal for Barr – Generic Pharmas on the move Teva mulling $7.5B deal for Barr – Generic Pharmas on the move

  Teva also stated it plans to sue Novartis and Momenta for patent infringement.  Recently in the n...

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Thursday, July 17, 2008
 
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