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 companies would more than likely jump on t...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Artificial kidney enables "dialysis-on-the-go" Artificial kidney enables "dialysis-on-the-go"

This looks like wonderful potential here, to have a portable dialysis product to take along with yo...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Trend away from HMOs has reformers concerned - San Francisco Trend away from HMOs has reformers concerned - San Francisco

As the economy continues to shake here and there, consumers are either discontinuing insurance due to financial situations or going to a pl...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

The NHS Number You Have Dialed Is Busy. Please Die Later," UK The NHS Number You Have Dialed Is Busy. Please Die Later," UK

A report that shows the response time of the switchboards in the UK wit the NHS, 45 seconds is not bad, but I would hate to be the one stu...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bioheart, Inc. To Introduce At-Home Heart Failure Monitor For Congestive Heart Failure Patients Bioheart, Inc. To Introduce At-Home Heart Failure Monitor For Congestive Heart Failure Patients

  The company who will manufacture, RTX also has a number of consumer products for use with servic...

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

A New Philanthropist for Los Angeles…Personalized Medicine A New Philanthropist for Los Angeles…Personalized Medicine

He plans to work in the area of Personalized Medicine development to develop new drugs in this area.  His new worth is around 5 billio...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

FriendFeed - One More way to Read the Medical Quack FriendFeed - One More way to Read the Medical Quack

If you prefer to go to one place to see the headlines of what is posted, well there's one more c...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Desk rage spoils workplace for many Americans Desk rage spoils workplace for many Americans

Yes, this is here unfortunately.  It is not just limited to the workplace, but also how customers, ...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

i440D Sahara Tablet PC – 10 Hour Battery now available… i440D Sahara Tablet PC – 10 Hour Battery now available…

The 10 hour batteries are now in stock and can be ordered via the website.  During the HIMMS convent...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Shortage of teachers means shortage of nurses Shortage of teachers means shortage of nurses

One example cited in Hawaii stated there were 524 qualified applications who could not go to school,...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Proposed E-Prescribing Regulations: A Windfall for Consultants and Software Vendors? Proposed E-Prescribing Regulations: A Windfall for Consultants and Software Vendors?

This is what the DEA is recommending for their report on E-Prescribing.  The portion about confirmi...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Hospital Goes Live with Medication Bar Code Scanning Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Hospital Goes Live with Medication Bar Code Scanning

The first facility from Kaiser to go with the software and additional features will be added as the ...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Biotech Blockbusters… Biotech Blockbusters…

According to this report, these 4 drugs are at the top of the ladder, but as the report indicates, ...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

AirStrip Technologies - Medical Application for Apple iPhone in the works AirStrip Technologies - Medical Application for Apple iPhone in the works

If you already own a Windows Mobile device, the service is already available on many models.  The ...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Physician Motorist Vs. Bicycle Incident Deemed 'Road Rage – Los Angeles Physician Motorist Vs. Bicycle Incident Deemed 'Road Rage – Los Angeles

The original story is posted here , but the driver of the car was identified as a physician who pull...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

US, Europe, Australia to jointly inspect Indian and Chinese drug factories US, Europe, Australia to jointly inspect Indian and Chinese drug factories

The FDA is getting help with other countries to inspect drug factories in both China and India.  This appears to be a coordinated move on th...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Zapping Individual Cancer Cells One at a Time Zapping Individual Cancer Cells One at a Time

  Further defining cancer surgery, with the device healthy cells around the area can be left untouc...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Share Medical Space – Find or Share Medical Office Space Online… Share Medical Space – Find or Share Medical Office Space Online…

I recently came across ShareMedicalSpace.com , which is apparently the only website exclusively foc...

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Friday, July 11, 2008

FDA Execs Reap Lavish Bonuses and  it has not been a banner year… FDA Execs Reap Lavish Bonuses and it has not been a banner year…

By comparison, small bonuses were paid to scientists and doctors.  $35 million in bonuses all toget...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Todd Bentley's Interview – the Revival to cure Todd Bentley's Interview – the Revival to cure

This is part one from You Tube.  Link here to see from ABC.   He claims to be the new “God” that can go beyond where medical technology lea...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Microsoft Launches New Online Resource for Nonprofit Groups Microsoft Launches New Online Resource for Nonprofit Groups

NGO = NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS   All non profit folks who may be reading this post, this is worth ...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Doctors' Personal Lives Need Saving, Too Doctors' Personal Lives Need Saving, Too

This article contains good information for all.  Doctors, with the long hours and the recent roller...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Three Drugmakers Form For-Profit Joint Venture Three Drugmakers Form For-Profit Joint Venture

Usually competition is the name of the game, but 3 major pharma companies are combining forces in a For Profit venture to work on research ...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Making the classroom a playground for learning – Classrooms without Walls… Making the classroom a playground for learning – Classrooms without Walls…

We all talk about the number of games on the web and devices that distract children but in Europe a new approach, classrooms without walls....

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Teaching old drugs new tricks – Personalized Medicine Advances Teaching old drugs new tricks – Personalized Medicine Advances

As the article states and uses Viagra for comparison, what it was designed for and what it ended up being marketed for were two different s...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Microsoft Response Point – Voice Over IP Phone System for a Small Practice… Microsoft Response Point – Voice Over IP Phone System for a Small Practice…

   If you are a small practice and want to incorporate email and voice communications, Response Poi...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

When Things Go Wrong, It's Better To Be at Home - Medical Tourism When Things Go Wrong, It's Better To Be at Home - Medical Tourism

What happens when things go wrong overseas, is a money back guarantee good enough?  The hospital was accredited by the Joint Commission Int...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Texas doctors who will see new Medicare Patients… Texas doctors who will see new Medicare Patients…

How many doctors take Medicare?  According to this article, in Texas, 58%.  Thank goodness Congress...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Texas Probes Heparin Infant Overdose – Medical Errors Texas Probes Heparin Infant Overdose – Medical Errors

Two babies have died, the investigation still continues.  Bar Coding certainly can help the issue, ...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Widow Sues After Husband's Suicide – Side Effects? Widow Sues After Husband's Suicide – Side Effects?

There seems to be a flurry of lawsuits of late, related to unknown or somewhat known psychological side effects from selected pharma product...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

FDA Approves Intel Home-Care Touch Screen Device FDA Approves Intel Home-Care Touch Screen Device

This is not where you usually see the Intel name associated with FDA approvals, but they are workin...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sly Stallone's ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen has plastic surgery live on tv Sly Stallone's ex-wife Brigitte Nielsen has plastic surgery live on tv

Is this the latest craze with reality TV, celebrity plastic surgery on television and how many epi...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Home Medical Equipment Providers Are Appalled by 'Dead-Doctor' Scam Home Medical Equipment Providers Are Appalled by 'Dead-Doctor' Scam

Fraud hurts everyone, and it is embarrassing to say the least to find the huge numbers of “dead doctors” listed to defraud.  As the investi...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Small Business Is Latest Focus in Health Fight Small Business Is Latest Focus in Health Fight

Many small employers are dropping health insurance as a benefit, simply due to cost.  Many have changed the type of policies, brought in bi...

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Drug Industry to Announce Revised Code on Marketing Drug Industry to Announce Revised Code on Marketing

Where’s my Viagra clock or my Cialis pen?   All those items are earmarked to be banned from pharma m...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Man says Mirapex caused compulsive gambling – filing legal suit Man says Mirapex caused compulsive gambling – filing legal suit

Mirapex is known to many as a drug prescribed for RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome) and is also used for ...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Invitrogen gets breast cancer test gets FDA approval -Personalized Medicine Invitrogen gets breast cancer test gets FDA approval -Personalized Medicine

This is a big even in the move towards personalized medicine.  This test will allow the physician to...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Trouble with Medicare Advantage The Trouble with Medicare Advantage

  They are way to complicated for the number one reason.   This article does a very good job in going through by detail explaining what the ...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

As Kennedy Returns, Senate Votes to Block Medicare Pay Cut for Doctors – enough to override a veto – HR 6331 As Kennedy Returns, Senate Votes to Block Medicare Pay Cut for Doctors – enough to override a veto – HR 6331

Well this one won’t be vetoed hopefully as it can be overridden, good news.  This will hold us off u...

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008