FDA Warns of Dangers of Mexican Vanilla – Tonka Beans, Not Vanilla Beans FDA Warns of Dangers of Mexican Vanilla – Tonka Beans, Not Vanilla Beans

This is our next product to be wary of, as it contains an ingredient related to Warfarin, so you co...

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

FDA approves Toviaz - distributed by Pfizer, manufactured by Schwarz Pharma – Over Active Bladder FDA approves Toviaz - distributed by Pfizer, manufactured by Schwarz Pharma – Over Active Bladder

The over active bladder diagnosis/treatment plan has a 3rd choice with the latest approval.  Pfizer...

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Speed Dating for Pills – See how it works for “the pill” Speed Dating for Pills – See how it works for “the pill”

Classic Post – Humor…from a few months ago and worth repeating.   See how tough it is being a pill!  Watch each one in order so they make se...

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Leading Medical Groups Advise Against Avandia – FDA to Research – Education Needed Leading Medical Groups Advise Against Avandia – FDA to Research – Education Needed

I will once more mention a potential change of paradigms here with educating the public.   Each pat...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Washington University scientists first to sequence genome of cancer patient Washington University scientists first to sequence genome of cancer patient

10 genetic mutations were found in the patient's tumor and virtually every cell in the tumor sa...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Fred Baron Dies, Despite Being Given Tysabri Fred Baron Dies, Despite Being Given Tysabri

Even folks with money and in high positions have problems getting access to cancer drugs, as you can read below, and this was not an issue o...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Massachusetts Desperate Hospitals - MetroWest Medical Center's vital signs are weak Massachusetts Desperate Hospitals - MetroWest Medical Center's vital signs are weak

According to the article, there’s still time to save the hospitals and no plans on closing at this p...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Cardo Medical Announces FDA Clearance Of The Align 360 Total Knee System Cardo Medical Announces FDA Clearance Of The Align 360 Total Knee System

The new knee won’t be available until next year; however the web site states that the device will b...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Schwarzenegger Will Propose Major Cuts to Health and Human Services on Top of Education Cuts Schwarzenegger Will Propose Major Cuts to Health and Human Services on Top of Education Cuts

Not to fault the governor here totally, he has to work with what the legislature put in place and we all know what a battle that was with ho...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Painbuster System from B. Braun – Catheter system to delivery pain relief directly to the wound area Painbuster System from B. Braun – Catheter system to delivery pain relief directly to the wound area

This has been started in the UK and could certainly reduce the amount of pain reliving pills needed post surgery and the entire unit is dis...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

GSK's Witty wants more funds for FDA – Why not step up to the plate with some grants and join the General Education process GSK's Witty wants more funds for FDA – Why not step up to the plate with some grants and join the General Education process

This actually a pretty good start and I have had my own campaign of sorts going on with getting the...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

E-Prescribing Reminder – Effective January 1, Medicare will pay 2% bonus to those who use a “Qualified” program or system E-Prescribing Reminder – Effective January 1, Medicare will pay 2% bonus to those who use a “Qualified” program or system

A qualified system is not faxing!   Many offices who are set up with an EMR or EHR are already cove...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

CVS/Caremark join the Generic Discount Club – Connect information to Personal Health Record Accounts CVS/Caremark join the Generic Discount Club – Connect information to Personal Health Record Accounts

$9.99 for 90 days with enrollment with the Health Savings Pass CVS becomes the latest retail drug...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower PSA, but stopping cancer risk effect is unknown Cholesterol-lowering drugs may also lower PSA, but stopping cancer risk effect is unknown

According to the study, statins are lowering the PSA levels, but the concern is whether or not this...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Will We Vote Against a Candidate's DNA in 4 years? Will We Vote Against a Candidate's DNA in 4 years?

This is a very interesting article as we have all read about athletes and looking at their DNA, so instead of medical records in 4 years we...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Resources on the Medical Quack – Added Clinical Trial Update Information Resources on the Medical Quack – Added Clinical Trial Update Information

Well I have been busy moving things around again!  Not too bad I think though, just a few changes.  ...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Doctors' Offices Work to Keep Patients During Economic Downturn amidst the continuing Red Tape and administrative overload Doctors' Offices Work to Keep Patients During Economic Downturn amidst the continuing Red Tape and administrative overload

Every blogger, myself included has written about the upcoming shortage of physicians, well this is ...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Doctor's Office – Deluged with Red Tape and Paperwork The Doctor's Office – Deluged with Red Tape and Paperwork

From the IT side of things, I can’t agree more with all the additional administrative functions tha...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Edwards Emerges From Her Husband's Shadow Edwards Emerges From Her Husband's Shadow

Being this is breast cancer awareness month, nice feature on Elizabeth Edwards and how she not only...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

A card-swipe for medical tests A card-swipe for medical tests

New technology in development, a card that you would swipe just as is done with credit cards.  As li...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

The C Diff Cure, an effective (but yucky) procedure The C Diff Cure, an effective (but yucky) procedure

When you read this is sounds pretty dramatic, but the procedure is working.  Family feces donors ar...

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

At Home Bi-Polar Genomics Test At Home Bi-Polar Genomics Test

Your DNA will be tested for GRK3 and two of its genetic variations and yes you receive a “spit kit” ...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I’ll take one used Defibrillator Please… I’ll take one used Defibrillator Please…

A new study is being done on re-using medical devices.  A while back I had a physician make the comment on heart defibrillators not being r...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brainsway gets FDA nod for device trial – Another Device for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Brainsway gets FDA nod for device trial – Another Device for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

This certainly seems to be the month of the “brain devices”.   Just last week the FDA approved one ...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The BrainScope Company The BrainScope Company

A short while back I had said algorithms were one of the two hottest terms today in healthcare and ...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008
 
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