Changes Brewing on Capitol Hill for Health Insurance Changes Brewing on Capitol Hill for Health Insurance

This is the first I have seen of this type of proposal, your health insurance being included on your tax return.  Gee...will the IRS do the...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mad Cow Rules Hit Sperm Banks' Patrons - you can't always get what you want... Mad Cow Rules Hit Sperm Banks' Patrons - you can't always get what you want...

It states that the odds of getting mad cow disease from sperm are few and far between, but I guess ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sanofi-Aventis Sues Apotex Over Taxotere US Patents Sanofi-Aventis Sues Apotex Over Taxotere US Patents

The patent is stated not to expire until 2010 and this will put a 30 hold at the FDA to grant appro...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beat Diabetes - Not! Beat Diabetes - Not!

This was too good to pass up!  BD   http://pharmagossip.blogspot.com/2008/08/diabetes-fail.html ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kaiser and Stanford get $3.89M to study heart disease with linked medical records - California Kaiser and Stanford get $3.89M to study heart disease with linked medical records - California

If you belong to Kaiser in northern California, Stanford Medical will now be able to see your medic...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

BIO Chief on the Wisdom of Giving Money to Democrats and a few other matters BIO Chief on the Wisdom of Giving Money to Democrats and a few other matters

Discussed here is the recent law in Massachusetts relative to gifts, etc. just recently passed.  Being the CEO of BIO, the biotech industry...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

'Tree Man' To Head Home After Treatment 'Tree Man' To Head Home After Treatment

  An update on what is happening with this very unusual case.  This is the result of the HPV virus,...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

When a Free Yearly Clinic Is Your Only Health Care - Remote Area Medical When a Free Yearly Clinic Is Your Only Health Care - Remote Area Medical

Remote Area Medical is offering relief to many who cannot afford health care or insurance.  Newswee...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tips for Seeking a Second Opinion - See what the bloggers have to say Tips for Seeking a Second Opinion - See what the bloggers have to say

Medical bloggers have a stock pile of valuable information, as referenced in this post.  If you don...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Medical Imaging Firms Emageon, Merge Struggle Medical Imaging Firms Emageon, Merge Struggle

is the imaging side of healthcare becoming over saturated?  Mergers and buyouts are becoming very familiar terms in health care today and t...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blue Cross and the American Society of Clinical Oncology unite to improve care, cut costs in Michigan Blue Cross and the American Society of Clinical Oncology unite to improve care, cut costs in Michigan

  American Society of Clinical Oncology and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan will collect cancer ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Small Plane Crash in Massachusetts - Angel Flights Small Plane Crash in Massachusetts - Angel Flights

A sad story here, but it seems like the occurrences of both helicopter and plane crashes as related...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

California and Balance Billing California and Balance Billing

This goes back to the situation with Prime Health Care hospitals.  Prime owns several hospitals in C...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Businesses rip healthcare proposal - Massachusetts Businesses rip healthcare proposal - Massachusetts

Employers made penalty payments of only about $7 million in the past year, so are they opting to pay penalties versus providing insurance? ...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More states shred bills for awful medical errors More states shred bills for awful medical errors

Many states have already addressed the issue of not billing patients for medical errors, namely the...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

An Analysis of Physician Office Electronic Medical Records - Dashboards are key An Analysis of Physician Office Electronic Medical Records - Dashboards are key

According to this report, an EMR/EHR application will far better serve by having a dashboard type of presentation.  Many of the products al...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

More data to look at - Personalized Medicine More data to look at - Personalized Medicine

Part of the success of Amgen was using a smaller amount of individuals for clinical trials, and looking at results during the trial instead...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread(R) for Chronic Hepatitis B U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Viread(R) for Chronic Hepatitis B

Chronic Hepatitis B goes unnoticed and not diagnosed.  It can be can be transmitted by any activity that involves exposure to blood and oth...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Screen legend Paul Newman prepares to die at home Screen legend Paul Newman prepares to die at home

It sounds like we are ready to perhaps lose another legend at 83 years of age.  I will always remem...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s  Multi-Million Dollar Pledge From American Airlines Goes to M. D. Anderson Researchers - Breast Cancer Research Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)'s Multi-Million Dollar Pledge From American Airlines Goes to M. D. Anderson Researchers - Breast Cancer Research

8 Million, 1 million each year for 8 years.  Genomics, proteomics and nanotechnology are the focus ...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Mouse with a heart rate Mouse with a heart rate

Well if you think you have been on the computer too long, well.....check your heart rate... the mous...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

FDA Licenses ADMET Predictor from Simulations Plus - Software Applications FDA Licenses ADMET Predictor from Simulations Plus - Software Applications

  Full press release can be read here.  They own Words+, Inc. and FutureLab(TM), which are based on...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Drugmakers: We Couldn't Guess How Much Those Lawsuits Might Cost Drugmakers: We Couldn't Guess How Much Those Lawsuits Might Cost

I could not be more in agreement with this request.  I have recently commented on how difficult it ...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Hospital Subsidies Are Off to a Slow Start with Electronic Health Records Hospital Subsidies Are Off to a Slow Start with Electronic Health Records

Congress had paved the way with relaxed Stark rules and regulations for subsidies to take place fro...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Hospital Links With its Docs Hospital Links With its Docs

The web application can allow access for many different platforms for a single sign on for the phys...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

PHR Vendors and Testers wanted for a Pilot program in Arizona and Utah - Medicare Contractor PHR Vendors and Testers wanted for a Pilot program in Arizona and Utah - Medicare Contractor

Through the program, all Medicare billing information will be populated in to a Personal Health Re...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Viewzi - Browse the Web with visuals... Viewzi - Browse the Web with visuals...

This is actually pretty neat.  You have several ways to browse and choices.  Put in a search and s...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Coated Cardio Stents - Who has the best? Coated Cardio Stents - Who has the best?

Medtronic Inc. (MDT), Abbott Laboratories (ABT) and Johnson & Johnson's Cordis unit - all confirmed that their companies are partic...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

How To Fool The Feds Into Paying For Your State's Socialized Healthcare System How To Fool The Feds Into Paying For Your State's Socialized Healthcare System

Dr. Doug Farrago with his input on what's happening in Massachusetts with their healthcare syst...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Having trouble losing weight, let your avatar do it in Second Life Having trouble losing weight, let your avatar do it in Second Life

Actually this is an experimental program that will help educate people in the process of losing wei...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

SNOMED CT Gets an Upgrade - Universal Healthcare Terminology SNOMED CT Gets an Upgrade - Universal Healthcare Terminology

This is good news for the medical records business, or those that use SNOMED.   The system helps cr...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

A Woman With Male Chromosomes?  What's in that DNA report? A Woman With Male Chromosomes? What's in that DNA report?

An interesting story on what a DNA report can reveal, in this case the woman has an X and a Y, inst...

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Excuse me while I turn off your pacemaker Excuse me while I turn off your pacemaker

Luckily it was the right side hacking and not the other side to see if in fact a pacemaker could be...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Kanzius Machine: A Cancer Cure? The Kanzius Machine: A Cancer Cure?

  The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Pittsburgh both have the machine ...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Maggots for MRSA and C Diff - Hospital Acquired Infections Maggots for MRSA and C Diff - Hospital Acquired Infections

Superbugs to cure superbugs!  Not ready for prime time yet, 20 maggots for one drop of solution, I guess thank goodness maggots are in high ...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Boutique or Concierge Physician... The Boutique or Concierge Physician...

The Los Angeles Times speaks a a physician who has made the transition, and one transition in betwee...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

FDA Warns Consumers About Potential Problems At Two Baltimore Pharmacies - Medicine Shoppe FDA Warns Consumers About Potential Problems At Two Baltimore Pharmacies - Medicine Shoppe

Hopefully more will come out on this story as to why and how.  These are franchise locations, just ...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Medicare Plan Changing - PFFS - Private Fee For Service Medicare Plan Changing - PFFS - Private Fee For Service

  PFFS plans now cost the government more per patient than traditional Medicare.   Be informed and watch for the rate increases to perhaps r...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

New New Jersey law to pinpoint financially troubled hospitals - "Desperate Hospitals" New New Jersey law to pinpoint financially troubled hospitals - "Desperate Hospitals"

How important is the solvency of hospitals in the US?  Just last week I commented on a recent situat...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tablet PC Software - TEO 3.0 Is Now Free for Outlook Tablet PC Software - TEO 3.0 Is Now Free for Outlook

If you use Outlook and a Tablet PC , this is a must have.   I live in "Outlook" and downlo...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why Do Doctors Make Mistakes that Injure Or Kill Their Patient's? Why Do Doctors Make Mistakes that Injure Or Kill Their Patient's?

The insurance executives have taken the medical decisions and good medical care out control of clin...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tapping the Brain for Profit - Medical Devices for the Brain, they do exist Tapping the Brain for Profit - Medical Devices for the Brain, they do exist

Neuromodulation is the term used relative to medical device implants for the brain.  Intractable ep...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

$250,000 worth of Medtronic spinal implants were stolen $250,000 worth of Medtronic spinal implants were stolen

Something like this could end up being sent to other countries, but again, it's probably a novice thief that has no idea what they stol...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The NeoCube - A Toy and a Potential Concern The NeoCube - A Toy and a Potential Concern

We have all read lately about the involvement of the FDA with toys, and from reading this review, t...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

India asking for more cooperation and help from FDA - Medical Devices India asking for more cooperation and help from FDA - Medical Devices

A group in India is looking for more help from the US FDA.  This is probably good news in light of a few recent stories.  One area of parti...

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Sunday, August 10, 2008
 
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