Desperate Hospitals: Hospitals in Hands of Voters - Arkansas Desperate Hospitals: Hospitals in Hands of Voters - Arkansas

This story fits in with the series I have been posting about hospitals in need of financial assist...

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

When genetics gets personal - The Harvard Education Process When genetics gets personal - The Harvard Education Process

From Harvard, the goals to help educate both the public and physicians on personal genetics.  You c...

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Kodak retirees begin weighing their health care options and costs Kodak retirees begin weighing their health care options and costs

With announced cut backs with health insurance and retirement benefits the employees at Kodak are g...

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Health Net to pay fines, medical bills for dropped health insurance policyholders Health Net to pay fines, medical bills for dropped health insurance policyholders

They are paying $14.2 million in outstanding medical bills, 7.2 million worth of premium charges to be waived, and over 3 million for the f...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Who's going to pay for the Warfarin Test - Personalized Medicine Who's going to pay for the Warfarin Test - Personalized Medicine

Everyone is waiting to see what CMS decides to do.  Recently in the UK in London there are plans t...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Who Gets Medical Care at the Grocery Store? Who Gets Medical Care at the Grocery Store?

This article brings up some interesting statistics on the retail clinics, 2/3 do not have a relationship with a primary MD, which was initi...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Health Care Issue - The Valley of the Unknown Health Care Issue - The Valley of the Unknown

Not enough Greeks in Congress by any means!   We do have figure heads that rely on what others tell them, from what other have told them an...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Personalized Medicine - New clinic glimpse of future - UK Personalized Medicine - New clinic glimpse of future - UK

This clinic is going to begin using the genomic testing for Warfarin and I might guess as more testing becomes available the plans to expa...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

New Medical Clinic Opens In South L.A. New Medical Clinic Opens In South L.A.

After the closure of the Martin Luther King facility, help has been a bit hard to find and this looks like a real effort to provide a facil...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Pork Invaders - McCain on Facebook Pork Invaders - McCain on Facebook

Someone did a nice job in putting this together for him, as we all know the tech skills are still wo...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Medical schools, journals fight industry influence Medical schools, journals fight industry influence

Too much guerilla marketing perhaps?    You do have to almost admit it is the most "in your face" industry today, TV, computer, ...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Charity, Cindy McCain and Drugs... Charity, Cindy McCain and Drugs...

Ok it's once again politics time, so here's the latest and this is good one.  DEA investigation and all, with falsifying 4 part pre...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

The Next Bill and Jerry Show - Microsoft The Next Bill and Jerry Show - Microsoft

Fun to see Bill Gates with some real humor!  BD 

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Cherry Hospital loses federal funds for patients - Patient left in chair for over 22 hours Cherry Hospital loses federal funds for patients - Patient left in chair for over 22 hours

Decertification and no federal funds for this hospital as a result of not taking care of the patient.  The action was all recorded on surve...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Feds to unplug medical subsidy - Minnesota Feds to unplug medical subsidy - Minnesota

One more result of the recent budget cuts, we have felt them in California as well with nursing homes and other agencies facing closures, n...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

John Deer Machinery -failure of employer-based health insurance John Deer Machinery -failure of employer-based health insurance

We hear of small companies struggling with insurance, well here's the story of a large company ...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Horizon Blue Cross- Blue Shield drops 2 Philadelphia hospitals Horizon Blue Cross- Blue Shield drops 2 Philadelphia hospitals

Is this a potential balance billing situation in the making.  We know that situation well in California.  BD  NEWARK, N.J. - New Jerse...

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Kennedy Revives Obama's Personalized Medicine Bill for Next Congress Kennedy Revives Obama's Personalized Medicine Bill for Next Congress

Genomics is back on the list for Congress, with creating an additional new agency and a focus on collecting the necessary information to al...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

FDA hires 1,300 new doctors and scientists FDA hires 1,300 new doctors and scientists

The drug evaluation department has the largest increase, and oncologists were difficult to find as ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Allergan - Headache relief Allergan - Headache relief

Just last week there was another clinical trial announced with botox being used for incontinence w...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Illegal Drugs Finding their way into research and development Illegal Drugs Finding their way into research and development

Interesting article with some good background information about drugs that are close to or are rela...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

FDA: Infant formula from China tainted by chemical FDA: Infant formula from China tainted by chemical

The same ingredient that was found in the contaminated pet food, although this appears to be somewhat limited to ethnic grocery stores.   W...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

California Real Estate Bust Meets Amgen Layoffs California Real Estate Bust Meets Amgen Layoffs

Helpful news for the former employees of Amgen, they get an extension on paying off a 2nd mortgage, ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Genetic Counseling Foundation - References and information for Genomics in Healthcare Genetic Counseling Foundation - References and information for Genomics in Healthcare

If you want to do some reading up on the topic, this site may offer some help, along with the upcom...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Knee Surgery No Help for Arthritis Knee Surgery No Help for Arthritis

Good information and now that the report is out, be sure to ask questions, and then ask more questio...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Microsoft Speech Recognition Presentation - Computer Friends at the Oasis - Newport Beach, CA Microsoft Speech Recognition Presentation - Computer Friends at the Oasis - Newport Beach, CA

The double click question and yes, I get that question quite frequently myself.  I just happened to...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hospitals to Adopt Kiosks in Indianapolis Hospitals to Adopt Kiosks in Indianapolis

More hospitals embracing new technology with the self check in kiosks, expect to see more of these in place as time goes on.  We are all fa...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Myriad Genetics Board Explores Prospect of Separating Diagnostic and Pharmaceutical Businesses Myriad Genetics Board Explores Prospect of Separating Diagnostic and Pharmaceutical Businesses

Confused today, well so are a lot of other folks.  As the fields of new and supplemental informatio...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Phase I Clinical Trials outsourcing to India by 2010? Phase I Clinical Trials outsourcing to India by 2010?

I am guessing this stands to be topic for all in the Pharma business to keep an eye on.  There are ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Al Franken wins Senate nod amid 7 state primaries Al Franken wins Senate nod amid 7 state primaries

We like Al Franken around here, one of his best videos. Good luck to Al, now "Like A Senator". That was my original comment and ...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Nonprofit Hospital Battles to Protect Tax Exemption Nonprofit Hospital Battles to Protect Tax Exemption

This is becoming a hot topic these days, especially in other areas with not for profit hospitals.  ...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances - Are we getting any closer? Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances - Are we getting any closer?

The hospital has a pilot program ongoing, so this is a good resource to check and see how things ar...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Current Intellectual Property System Stifles Biotech Innovation Current Intellectual Property System Stifles Biotech Innovation

I think many might agree here, as Intellectual Property is getting pretty gray these days.  Softwar...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Medical Tourism Starts at Home - Contracts and Brokering Medical Tourism Starts at Home - Contracts and Brokering

There are even road shows to promote tourism.  Insurance companies and hospitals alike are meeting on the topic.   Countries like New Zeal...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Medical miscalculation creates doctor shortage? Medical miscalculation creates doctor shortage?

I think the comments below might be impacted on where and who you practice with.  Talk with some fa...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Humana Prices Itself Out Of 300,000 Customers Humana Prices Itself Out Of 300,000 Customers

If you are on Part D, be sure to check prices before renewing to see what will work for you, and there could be others with increases come ...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Diabetes Information drug battles Diabetes Information drug battles

How much information is enough?  It appears today that there's never enough to go around.  Hopefully as the field of personalized medic...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Making medicine getting tougher Making medicine getting tougher

I don't think anyone can debate the fact that medicine is getting tougher from every angle.  New business models along with the daily r...

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Waking Up is hard to do... Waking Up is hard to do...

Hey these guys can really sing!  The Laryngospasms.....BD  Classic Posts revisited.   http://youtube.com/watch?v=WOrjcLJ2IE0 ...

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Simple Test To Detect Fake Medicines Simple Test To Detect Fake Medicines

Wow, imagine this getting out in circulation.  Clinical studies could never be the same if particip...

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008