Desperate Hospitals?  (As Featured today in the WSJ) Desperate Hospitals? (As Featured today in the WSJ)

FBI raids three Southern California hospitals in probe of Medicare fraud As Featured in the WSL Thursday, August 07, 2008 Desperate h...

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Friday, August 08, 2008

The Singing Doctors in "Damaged Care" The Singing Doctors in "Damaged Care"

Great video and song, about healthcare today..and the doctors can sing!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1W-XPfcztI

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Lingering Pain from the Anthrax Attacks: Cipro Side Effects Lingering Pain from the Anthrax Attacks: Cipro Side Effects

A  staff member in the Senate feels some of the potential muscle side effects from Cipro, relating back to the Anthrax attacks.  Missing a ...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

New Prostate Cancer Test is Ready for Commercialization - Personalized Medicine New Prostate Cancer Test is Ready for Commercialization - Personalized Medicine

After all the recent news about the PSA test, here's a genomics answer.  The MD Anderson Cancer...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

California farmworkers will have Web-based PHRs California farmworkers will have Web-based PHRs

MiVIA is the name of the program and California’s Department of Managed Health Care is supporting the project Access Strategies Inc. is th...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

More Than 70,000 Healthcare Providers Use Dragon Medical for Voice-Driven Clinical Documentation More Than 70,000 Healthcare Providers Use Dragon Medical for Voice-Driven Clinical Documentation

I use Dragon as well both on my desktop and on my Tablet PC.   It certainly makes it easier for me ...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

FDA On Pace To Approve 18 New Drugs In 2008 FDA On Pace To Approve 18 New Drugs In 2008

This may be one of the slowest years, but like everything else, a sign of the times when there is so...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Why Secrecy Still Shrouds FDA Drug Rejections Why Secrecy Still Shrouds FDA Drug Rejections

This brings up some good thoughts here, why not have the FDA be a bit more transparent and issue th...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Decode Nearly Doubles Revenues in Q2 - Personalized Medicine Decode Nearly Doubles Revenues in Q2 - Personalized Medicine

As posted recently, more efforts are going towards educating the public and physicians on how to to...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Budget Time - Hospitals Budget Time - Hospitals

Excellent article from Paul Levy at Beth Israel in Boston, who takes the time to explain the budget ...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Melanoma Bracelet protects you from harmful UV rays Melanoma Bracelet protects you from harmful UV rays

This appears to handy for those spending time in the sun to detect the harmful rays.  You could at ...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Kidney patients denied 'too expensive' life-extending drugs - UK Kidney patients denied 'too expensive' life-extending drugs - UK

Money is the issue, so will the UK have the worst cancer survival figures in Europe?  There still have to be some happy medium whereby drug...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

This Oncologist believes Cancer is a Fungus? This Oncologist believes Cancer is a Fungus?

This was sent via a reader tip, and the video offers a new way of looking at cancer, as a fungus.  Being I am a blogger and not a medical pr...

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Prostate Cancer Victim Pissed Off at "Dr. Phil" Prostate Cancer Victim Pissed Off at "Dr. Phil"

In case you haven't heard enough prostate cancer news this week, here's one more story, abo...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

FBI raids three Southern California hospitals in probe of Medicare fraud FBI raids three Southern California hospitals in probe of Medicare fraud

  Desperate hospitals taking desperate measures, with none of this being legal and lead a couple ar...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Broad Institute Makes Genomics Data Viewer Public - Free software download... Broad Institute Makes Genomics Data Viewer Public - Free software download...

The software offers both detailed, localized views of genomic data, and a whole genome view, in a fo...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Send your heartbeat information to the doctor's computer, Blackberry or other mobile phone with an implanted Wireless Pressure System Send your heartbeat information to the doctor's computer, Blackberry or other mobile phone with an implanted Wireless Pressure System

This is slated to cut down on emergency room visits.  By using a wireless device, the physicians ca...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections - Interview Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections - Interview

Recently with all the discussion on catheters and hospital acquired infections, I had the opportunit...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Genetic testing brings new hopes, hard choices Genetic testing brings new hopes, hard choices

Genetic testing gave this man an option of having a defibrillator based on family history, and wrot...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

FDA Approves New Non-Pill Blood Pressure Drug FDA Approves New Non-Pill Blood Pressure Drug

The first non pill medication approved in over 10 years, used in ER rooms and other potential healt...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Death row inmate argues he is too fat to be executed humanely Death row inmate argues he is too fat to be executed humanely

What ever happened to the electric chair one might ask, but I guess that is not humane?  BD  WASHINGTON (AFP) A man on death row in Ohio ...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The FDA Guerillas of Wonky DrugWonks The FDA Guerillas of Wonky DrugWonks

This is an opinion writing here, but thought I would include this as general information as what is on the web, so if you are interested th...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

J&J to pay $511,000 in drug paperwork case J&J to pay $511,000 in drug paperwork case

One Pharma's issue becomes another one's fine.  BD   NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Diversified health care company Johnson &...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Four companies drop $6 million on lobbying Four companies drop $6 million on lobbying

Where does big Pharma spend a bit of big change?  Here's one example.  BD  Four Big Pharma companies spent some serious cash to lo...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Epocrates Adds Disease Information Epocrates Adds Disease Information

In the right hand column of this blog, I have included a quick research box for drugs from Epocrate...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Patient Who Needed Heart And Kidney Transplant Borrowed Time With Heart Assist Device Patient Who Needed Heart And Kidney Transplant Borrowed Time With Heart Assist Device

A medical device buys a man more time until transplant organs were available.  His organs were caus...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ear-A-Round headsets keep tabs on cows, make farming easier Ear-A-Round headsets keep tabs on cows, make farming easier

I post a lot of information relative to medical devices, but can't we just leave the cows alone...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Drugs for Death, Not Life Drugs for Death, Not Life

Stories like this are sad indeed.  It comes back to the dollar and someone playing "God" ...

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

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