Britain clears first oral antibiotic for Over the counter sale Britain clears first oral antibiotic for Over the counter sale

The UK he is certainly leaving the way in allowing consumers the ability to begin purchasing some drugs over-the-counter.  This antibiotic ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The CAVEman 4D visual system - Visual Genomics The CAVEman 4D visual system - Visual Genomics

The program uses just plain old Java, but add this technology with sequencing information and with ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

FDA To Advertise Fake Blood Pressure Pill FDA To Advertise Fake Blood Pressure Pill

Is this a new low?  Well in reality it's more or less an effort to see how many people actually...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Doctors oppose health plan - Massachusetts Doctors oppose health plan - Massachusetts

The problem is still money, even with the skimpiest of plans, residents still cannot afford the insurance.  At this point, it's no wond...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Scanhub Cost-Effective Document Scanning, Imaging, and OCR Services Scanhub Cost-Effective Document Scanning, Imaging, and OCR Services

Welcome to my new advertising client.  Scanhub is a service that every office going from paper to ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mutant 300# Man-Mouse Hybrid Escapes UW Lab Mutant 300# Man-Mouse Hybrid Escapes UW Lab

  This is very funny!  With all the genomics news of late, this had to happen!  Good spoof!   BD  ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

FDA wants surveillance net for orthopedic devices FDA wants surveillance net for orthopedic devices

Recently the FDA has been in the news with their new and upcoming Sentinel surveillance software to...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

New York City Hospitals Create Outcry in Foreign Deal New York City Hospitals Create Outcry in Foreign Deal

Originally posted about this last month.  Something similar is also going on in Los Angeles.   Will there be any training left in the US ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Maker of Defective Digitek Recalls All Generic Drugs Made at New Jersey Factory Maker of Defective Digitek Recalls All Generic Drugs Made at New Jersey Factory

Digitek, as you may or may not remember was found to contain twice the amount of active ingredient ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Panel Urges End to Screening For Prostate Cancer at Age 75 Panel Urges End to Screening For Prostate Cancer at Age 75

The same could be said for many tests that are conducted, as you almost need to look at the quality of life at this age and determine is th...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Helicos Gets Second Order for Sequencing System - Personalized Medicine Helicos Gets Second Order for Sequencing System - Personalized Medicine

More sequencing machines ordered, one more step for personalized medicine, which is growing quickly...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

InterMedi - Collaborative Intelligence for Biomed with Publications, Affiliations, and Social Networking... InterMedi - Collaborative Intelligence for Biomed with Publications, Affiliations, and Social Networking...

Social networks have come to the biometric business.  The interface combines both social aspects as ...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Microsoft Health Users Group Conference - August 26th and 27th, 2008 The Microsoft Health Users Group Conference - August 26th and 27th, 2008

   Technical events and training, plus a tour of the Microsoft campus, just looking at the itinerary...

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

First Double-Arm Transplant Is a Success First Double-Arm Transplant Is a Success

It may be 2 years though before the nerves grow in to place, so I would guess he would have a coupl...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Overworking husbands drive working wives back into the home, study finds Overworking husbands drive working wives back into the home, study finds

Interesting swing how things are going backwards...well a bit...with all the information flying at us today, sometimes it takes 2 to put it...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

FDA Puts $50,000 Cap on Conflicts in Advisory Hearings FDA Puts $50,000 Cap on Conflicts in Advisory Hearings

After conflict of interest stories last year with Provenge and a diabetes drug a set of rules is i...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Handheld Electronic Tongue Can Determine Wine Grape Variety And Vintage Handheld Electronic Tongue Can Determine Wine Grape Variety And Vintage

Ok, this disappoints me, no more wine tasting and an electronic tongue?  BD  You no longer need a...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Aetna "Take your Pill" Lottery... Aetna "Take your Pill" Lottery...

  How bad do the insurance companies want the patients to take their medications?   Well enough to t...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Muscle Pain from Statins?  Time for a genetic evaluation - Personalized Medicine Muscle Pain from Statins? Time for a genetic evaluation - Personalized Medicine

This is good, a genomics test that can give some preliminary results on whether or not statins will...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

First Patient-Specific Knee Resurfacing System on the Market First Patient-Specific Knee Resurfacing System on the Market

This is a smaller knee implant that does not require as much shaving of the bone, resurfacing inste...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers - No Privacy Unless You Pay Cash... Prescription Data Used To Assess Consumers - No Privacy Unless You Pay Cash...

This brings up one big issue, something I have been aware of for a while, collecting data for one p...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Payer Offers Patient Data on CDs Payer Offers Patient Data on CDs

This sounds like some of the data perhaps used for P4P being made available.  With the information ...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Does Your CEO Get It? - Healthcare Does Your CEO Get It? - Healthcare

Technorati Tags: CIO , Healthcare , CEO , Technology   Good article about working together at the ...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Medicare Expands List of 'No-Pay' Hospital Conditions Medicare Expands List of 'No-Pay' Hospital Conditions

These 3 new items could sure leave some questions on the table and issues could be cloudy.  These 3...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Medical Quack is Back Medical Quack is Back

Sorry for the long week of no posts, working on things today and there should be some new stories up this evening.  Thanks once more to all ...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

House votes to treat tobacco as a drug House votes to treat tobacco as a drug

  It sounds like the overburdened FDA could get a little busier in the future if the bill passes th...

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Insurance companies deny coverage based on medications a patient is taking obtained from marketing reports… Insurance companies deny coverage based on medications a patient is taking obtained from marketing reports…

One more way for the information to run queries to cherry pick applicants is accomplished.  When yo...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

FDA, Military Health System tighten data sharing pact FDA, Military Health System tighten data sharing pact

Recently the FDA announced it was going to use the Medicare data base in the effort to mine and hel...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Gentag and MacroArray Develop Prostate Cancer Wireless Diagnostic Processes and Technology Gentag and MacroArray Develop Prostate Cancer Wireless Diagnostic Processes and Technology

According to this article, a patch would transmit the results direct to a cell phone, more telemed...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Biogenerics Would Reduce Health Care Costs For Patients, Says Generic Pharmaceutical Association Biogenerics Would Reduce Health Care Costs For Patients, Says Generic Pharmaceutical Association

A new possible term in the world of Biotech, Biogenerics?   We currently have Pharmacogenomics wor...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

GSK Gets on Board with The YouTube Revolution – Well Sort of… GSK Gets on Board with The YouTube Revolution – Well Sort of…

One more Pharma company joins You Tube Channels, GSK, but this post makes a very good point, no embedding, I agree here, what’s up with Gl...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Yahoo offers free Zimbra email Client on your Desktop Yahoo offers free Zimbra email Client on your Desktop

The race for the desktop email client continues with the latest offering from Yahoo.  Up until now y...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

PEAK Surgical Receives Clearance To Market PEAK(R) Surgery System For Use In General Surgery PEAK Surgical Receives Clearance To Market PEAK(R) Surgery System For Use In General Surgery

This appears to be a replacement to the scalpel as known today.  Less bleeding and better control a...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Physician Funnies – Real comments between Doctors and Patients Physician Funnies – Real comments between Doctors and Patients

It is time for a bit of humor, which is needed from time to time.  I don’t know who the author was that put all of these together, but the...

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Friday, July 25, 2008

California Wants Dr. Kevin Brown’s Medical License California Wants Dr. Kevin Brown’s Medical License

It sounds like there are some pretty major issues here from alleged sexual misconduct to over presc...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Microsoft HealthVault and RelayHealth (McKesson) to Connect Doctors and Patients Microsoft HealthVault and RelayHealth (McKesson) to Connect Doctors and Patients

Many of the Tenet hospitals are McKesson Clients. The Relay Health network will be able to connect...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Complaints Undermine Hip Device – Zimmer Hip Complaints Undermine Hip Device – Zimmer Hip

The sales have been suspended until an investigation from the company can determine the problems and...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

State freezes Medi-Cal payments to thousands of healthcare facilities - California State freezes Medi-Cal payments to thousands of healthcare facilities - California

We all know that this means and it stands to put many small businesses at risk if they cannot get a line of credit to carry them through un...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

A sensible censor for sharing medical records – Anonymize medical records for research… A sensible censor for sharing medical records – Anonymize medical records for research…

This could be great news as how many times do medical records need to be anonymized for research, a ...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

AHLTA (military health records software) takes hits in latest Web hall AHLTA (military health records software) takes hits in latest Web hall

The physicians were stating it lacked features.  Recently the DOD and Military have been collaborating on the subject of medical records and...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Advanced Cancer Therapeutics licenses technology to develop HPV vaccine with plants Advanced Cancer Therapeutics licenses technology to develop HPV vaccine with plants

Merck may be getting some competition in time with the HPV Vaccine business, but the research here will focus on using plants, which they s...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Booming business helps patients navigate medicine – The Medical Advocacy Booming business helps patients navigate medicine – The Medical Advocacy

Some have annual contracted rates and some have a fixed or hourly fee, as complicated as healthcare...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

MedAvant Bankrupt, Will Sell – Medical Clearinghouse MedAvant Bankrupt, Will Sell – Medical Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse business has become very competitive and the company was not able to maintain the...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

GSK chief elaborates on biotech strategy GSK chief elaborates on biotech strategy

One CEO comes out and states how biotech will be the new focus for Glaxo, as in a related story whe...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008
 
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