Health Care Priced at market value? Health Care Priced at market value?

This almost reminds me of a menu in a restaurant that shows items like lobster, no price, just quote...

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Changing Face of Research and Development with big Pharma The Changing Face of Research and Development with big Pharma

Many of the generic manufacturers started years back with knock off drugs to sell locally in India, but now the game is changing to where US...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Medicine is a Low Tech Business - Clinical Studies still done on paper too! Medicine is a Low Tech Business - Clinical Studies still done on paper too!

Hat's off to the Wall Street Journal for mentioning this.  Great topic and I'm going to ran...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Microsoft deploying in-store customer-service reps - retail Microsoft deploying in-store customer-service reps - retail

When I was still doing retail training for Intel last year I somehow watched this beginning to evol...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Concierge Physician vs. Blue Cross/Blue Shield Concierge Physician vs. Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Open up a concierge practice, well this physician was canceled by one carrier.  Other carriers hav...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Cancer Research Blog Carnival  - Stand Up To Cancer - A Combination of Bloggers Addressing Cancer and Cancer Research Cancer Research Blog Carnival - Stand Up To Cancer - A Combination of Bloggers Addressing Cancer and Cancer Research

  For those of you who read the blog here and are not aware of what a "Carnival" is, it r...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Industry Goes on Offense on FDA Medical Device Approvals Industry Goes on Offense on FDA Medical Device Approvals

Will medical devices also have a longer and more focused process from the FDA in the future?   This...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Personal Health Records - Like having a Healthcare Escrow Account Personal Health Records - Like having a Healthcare Escrow Account

When you stop and think about it, there are some real similarities here.  Anyone who has ever purcha...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Walgreen CEO: Bad Economy Hurts Prescriptions Walgreen CEO: Bad Economy Hurts Prescriptions

This is not the first time this issue has been in the news in the last couple of years, but the doll...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

The Green, Green, Grass of home, a sort of different take on going green The Green, Green, Grass of home, a sort of different take on going green

Now we have lead in the artificial turf and a need to correct.  Well I might guess if the issue presses before sports season begins, a few ...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Marketing of Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Is a Mess, only one of many messes that exist today Marketing of Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Is a Mess, only one of many messes that exist today

I think we can take this one step further, and comment on the fact that marketing is a mess all over, not just limited to Medicare, which is...

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Eli and Edythe Broad give $400M to biomedical research lab -  Harvard and MIT Eli and Edythe Broad give $400M to biomedical research lab - Harvard and MIT

  In a related story about the Broad Institute, this was released today:  potential news and warnings of tumors that could become resistant...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Kaiser Permanente will donate $5 million to Grady Memorial Hospital - more desperate hospitals Kaiser Permanente will donate $5 million to Grady Memorial Hospital - more desperate hospitals

Good news as this hospital has been in financial trouble for a few years now and the two gifts listed below might be the savior, but to sta...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Are Generic Drugs taking business away from big Pharma? Are Generic Drugs taking business away from big Pharma?

I was reading another blog, and realized Comedy Central now has their own site with videos and ran across this classic from the Today Show. ...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Political Genes - Personalized voting? Political Genes - Personalized voting?

Well will we be born a Republican or Democrat, and someday the genes can do the voting.  Seriously,...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Garou, musician opening private hospital clinic in Canada Garou, musician opening private hospital clinic in Canada

Perhaps this trend could continue here in the US, healthcare facilities could use some financial help.  BD  Garou , the velvety piped croo...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Microsoft....Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates - together at  last Microsoft....Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates - together at last

The first...called delicious...BD  Will look forward to their first visit to the hospital together.  Technorati Tags: Microsoft , ...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Celebrity Prostate Exams Too Much Reality TV? Celebrity Prostate Exams Too Much Reality TV?

This does present a very good question, myself I have run tired of all the stuff on TV these days, but this is being done with a show that ...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

India Pharma Ranbaxy Fights FDA Charges India Pharma Ranbaxy Fights FDA Charges

The battle continues on but once the FDA opens offices in India, perhaps that will help out being c...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Is there a doctor at the work place - on premise at work? Is there a doctor at the work place - on premise at work?

This is somewhat of a return from times in the past, but many companies are seeing it as a way to r...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

International team reveals first prognosticator of survival in aggressive cancer International team reveals first prognosticator of survival in aggressive cancer

This is somewhat the first step in identifying the gene pRb2/p130, which has very good possibilities to help determine the most beneficial ...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Prostate study seeks subjects to test Botox - London Prostate study seeks subjects to test Botox - London

Leave no stone unturned.  This study is being conducted in London and perhaps you can find more inf...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

How Long is my Knee or Hip Replacement Going to Last? How Long is my Knee or Hip Replacement Going to Last?

How long will that new knee or hip last and what failure or issues can be predicted?  There is a st...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Liv(R) Breast Self-Exam Aid Program - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month The Liv(R) Breast Self-Exam Aid Program - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More information can be found here.   October is breast cancer awareness month.  As of today, the s...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

How to Create a Blockbuster - Are there 50 ways? How to Create a Blockbuster - Are there 50 ways?

Interesting correlation on how the move business and Pharma share similar business plans when it co...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Viagra - The Game? Viagra - The Game?

Yes you heard it right, there's an online advertising spot that will grant access to the game, y...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

MBI - Molecular Breast Imaging MBI - Molecular Breast Imaging

The cost would be less than MRI imaging and so far is showing a better accuracy rate than mammograms, but it is not a replacement but rathe...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Your New Home Is Happy's Hospital Your New Home Is Happy's Hospital

This is a must read and very well done.  For anyone who has an aging parent, the quality of life that is left is something to think about a...

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Medical Quack at Reuters - Stand Up to Cancer - this Friday Medical Quack at Reuters - Stand Up to Cancer - this Friday

Just a reminder that this Friday is the day, one hour, all television networks. BD Stand Up To...

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chronic Disease needs better tools Chronic Disease needs better tools

Better tools go beyond just medical records, as you can read here, they have one. One item of interest though was how the one patient was mi...

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Interview with Judy Estrin, author of a new book "Closing the Innovation Gap" Interview with Judy Estrin, author of a new book "Closing the Innovation Gap"

A great interview from Robert Scoble, sit down and watch when you have time to listen to all.  Does...

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Loneliness undermines health as well as mental well-being - the disconnected bonding syndrome... Loneliness undermines health as well as mental well-being - the disconnected bonding syndrome...

Time for the armchair psychological report:   I agree on one item here, that our society today has ...

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Cow Patrol for the FDA?  Is that burger or glass of milk a clone? Cow Patrol for the FDA? Is that burger or glass of milk a clone?

This goes back to everyone is in control, yet nobody is in control.  The one statement below says i...

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008