Medical Quackadryl - talk to your blogger to see if this right for you... Medical Quackadryl - talk to your blogger to see if this right for you...

This is fun and just down right silly. Cedra is a clinical research organization created something ...

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Social Network for Your Doctor, Pharmacist and Insurer A Social Network for Your Doctor, Pharmacist and Insurer

"WellNet will give companies the program for free if they transfer their pharmacy benefits to WellNet" so it can be tracked bett...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Helicos BioSciences and Personalized Medicine - Featured Interview with Dr. Patrice Milos Helicos BioSciences and Personalized Medicine - Featured Interview with Dr. Patrice Milos

Patrice Milos, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Helicos BioSciences This week I had t...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

States Say no to pre-emption for Drug Legal Suits States Say no to pre-emption for Drug Legal Suits

Does this say that the FDA is perhaps not as trusted as we might like the agency to be?  On the oth...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Insurance Covers Data Breach Costs Insurance Covers Data Breach Costs

Data breaches seem to have become more common these days with more information working through the web and now there's insurance that c...

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Boston Scientific Recalls Neck Artery Stent Products and patent infringement case continues Boston Scientific Recalls Neck Artery Stent Products and patent infringement case continues

Stents are being recalled, but not any already implanted, and in a related story the lawsuit between Boston Scientific and Medtronic's...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Airborne Coughs Up Millions to Settle Suit Airborne Coughs Up Millions to Settle Suit

The case that Airborne falsely claimed its products could cure or prevent colds, was settled earlie...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

FiatLux Imaging - Mobile and Desktop PACS FiatLux Imaging - Mobile and Desktop PACS

The software will allow doctors to work with the images on standard PCs or PDAs.  No more having to...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Allscripts User Conference - Electronic Records Update Allscripts User Conference - Electronic Records Update

New rebranding information - Allscripts had renamed many of their current products, read the entire article for additional  information fro...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Microsoft's Sphere display in action - Global Electronic Medical Records? Microsoft's Sphere display in action - Global Electronic Medical Records?

If you like Surface, you will no doubt love Sphere.  Ok is this the next way to view radiology ima...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Biotech Campaigns for Easier Access to Generic Drug Market - Can we put the decision making process back in the hands of the clinicians..and what about biosimilars... Biotech Campaigns for Easier Access to Generic Drug Market - Can we put the decision making process back in the hands of the clinicians..and what about biosimilars...

It should be the discretion of individual physicians, not insurance companies or pharmacies, to subs...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Report Finds Patient Involvement Critical To Overall Care Report Finds Patient Involvement Critical To Overall Care

This is something I mention quite frequently.  Here's a site whereby e-Patients can now compar...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Departing scientist cites VC funds are short in Arizona Departing scientist cites VC funds are short in Arizona

He is the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Navigenics.  BD Gene tests one day will be as common as blood-pressure checks or cho...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Drugs as good as stents for many heart patients Drugs as good as stents for many heart patients

There was one exception and that was patients with severe chest pain fared better with angioplasty. ...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Patients Fear Their Rapport With Genentech Is in Danger Patients Fear Their Rapport With Genentech Is in Danger

Right now according to the Wall Street Journal, patients who have enjoyed an open relationship are worried that this could all change under...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

GINA DNA Law - What happens between now and May 2009? GINA DNA Law - What happens between now and May 2009?

Maybe this is a dumb question, but what does happen and what can the employers and insurance companies access between now and then?  Is thi...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

IMedica not satisfied with current agreement with Misys Electronic Medical Records and looking to terminate the contract.. IMedica not satisfied with current agreement with Misys Electronic Medical Records and looking to terminate the contract..

Dispute among the EMR/EHR vendors, and Misys in in the process of merging with Allscripts, so perhaps too much at once?  2 small sales of t...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Software that saves lives - Business Intelligence - one Neurologist discovers the secret... Software that saves lives - Business Intelligence - one Neurologist discovers the secret...

Great article on a neurosurgeon taking the lead here with getting the hospital to embrace.  I don...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Clinical Trials Firm Buys Trials Clinical Trials Vendor Clinical Trials Firm Buys Trials Clinical Trials Vendor

Some new integrated features will include voice response and Web-based patient recruitment services, electronic data capture and clinical d...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Abbott and AstraZeneca Expand Relationship to Include Co-Promotion of CRESTOR(R) Abbott and AstraZeneca Expand Relationship to Include Co-Promotion of CRESTOR(R)

As marketing intensity increases, there are some strange bedfellows emerging and who knows what coul...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

California Healthcare Foundation - Grants available to adopt HL7 Lab standards... California Healthcare Foundation - Grants available to adopt HL7 Lab standards...

If you are a non profit hospital or healthcare association, well worth looking at as this can help pave the way to interoperability with el...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Hospital - Revenue is up, profits are down Hospital - Revenue is up, profits are down

Words of reality quoted by this hospital CEO, "There are too many variables involved until we go line item by line item", and th...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Should States have the final say On Genetic Testing? Should States have the final say On Genetic Testing?

This is indeed one controversial subject.  What is potentially behind all of this is that we don't have physicians linked in here.   Wh...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The unfriendly skies of the US healthcare system The unfriendly skies of the US healthcare system

When I read numbers and studies such as this, it is no wonder we are lagging behind other countries...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

OralDNA to Distribute Periodontal Disease Genetic Test in US - DNA at the Dentist's Office OralDNA to Distribute Periodontal Disease Genetic Test in US - DNA at the Dentist's Office

Dentists now are coming in to the fold of DNA genomics tests.  This test is very specific to assess...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Edible 'Sensor' Could Alert You to E. Coli - Silk in my Spinach? Edible 'Sensor' Could Alert You to E. Coli - Silk in my Spinach?

Hey is there silk in my spinach?  We know we all like to wear it, but will we be eating it sometime...

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cancer Physician Invents Test For New Drugs That Cut Off Tumor's Blood Supply - Huntington Beach, California...Personalized Medicine Cancer Physician Invents Test For New Drugs That Cut Off Tumor's Blood Supply - Huntington Beach, California...Personalized Medicine

Tumor Cell Profiling... the tests show if your cancer cells were killed by exposure to one or more ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

CVS Goes for Longs - Another Step in Drugstore Consolidation CVS Goes for Longs - Another Step in Drugstore Consolidation

One reason stated is convenience, more on every corner, like the gas stations.  To take advantage o...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

FDA Grants Approval To Evera Medical's FulFil Lip IDE Application FDA Grants Approval To Evera Medical's FulFil Lip IDE Application

If you are in the market looking for a Lip Implant, the FDA has just cleared a solution.  The pro...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pharma sales to physicians: emotions beat evidence Pharma sales to physicians: emotions beat evidence

Some things in sales don't change no matter what field you are in and Pharma is no different, s...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Attending any Medical Conventions - Try the Sheraton Hotel to experience some new technology, Surface from Microsoft Attending any Medical Conventions - Try the Sheraton Hotel to experience some new technology, Surface from Microsoft

This can be handy if you don't have one of your favorite devices handy to locate places to east,...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Schering-Plough Expands Its Presence in China Schering-Plough Expands Its Presence in China

The company has had a presence in China since 1994.  BD  KENILWORTH, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation ...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Study finds 140,000 bad reactions to antibiotics at the ER Room Study finds 140,000 bad reactions to antibiotics at the ER Room

With allergies to selected antibiotics, this is an area where personalized medicine can be of help, find out the tendencies before beginnin...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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