Coca Cola, Pepsi, the FDA and new sweeteners… Coca Cola, Pepsi, the FDA and new sweeteners…

If this gets approved, I hope the taste will not be gone from the diet drinks if the “natural” swee...

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

2008 Rankings For America's Best Health Plans Released - Nearly 700 Health Plans Evaluated 2008 Rankings For America's Best Health Plans Released - Nearly 700 Health Plans Evaluated

Only one listed here in California, Kaiser Permanente under top 5 Medicare plans, and most I notic...

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Friday, November 07, 2008

From Tequila to Diamonds – Perhaps potential use down the road for medical devices From Tequila to Diamonds – Perhaps potential use down the road for medical devices

I just thought it was good for relieving stress!  Speaking of stress I had to include the video below as well since we are on the topic.  S...

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Speech Recognition as “Cool Technology of the Week” Speech Recognition as “Cool Technology of the Week”

Good article from Dr. Halamka at Beth Israel Medical Center/Harvard in Boston, talking about the p...

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Clinical trials – More education and better business models needed at the point of care Clinical trials – More education and better business models needed at the point of care

The general public as a whole are lost when it comes to the complete understanding of how a clinica...

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Are Warren and Jimmy Buffett Related? Are Warren and Jimmy Buffett Related?

Well it took some spitting and DNA to give us the answers.  I missed the articles earlier and always...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Microsoft looking to China to create new products Microsoft looking to China to create new products

The Beijing office was also the birthplace of the Tablet PC, so according to this article they stan...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Spitzer Gets Off the Hook Spitzer Gets Off the Hook

This is a little off topic, but I couldn’t resist the great picture in view of the story and scanda...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

How many Physicians Do we Have In Congress? How many Physicians Do we Have In Congress?

Thanks to the Wall Street Journal for putting the numbers together for us.  There are 2 physicians in the Senate and this seems like a very...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

FDA Seizes Contaminated Heparin from a Cincinnati Manufacturer FDA Seizes Contaminated Heparin from a Cincinnati Manufacturer

It’s back, we are still not rid of the contaminated drug it appears from this FDA press release an...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Aetna and Costco create yet another prescription program Aetna and Costco create yet another prescription program

One more program to confuse us when needing a prescription, although I’m sure there is money to be s...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Lilly Hires PGx Consultancy Cabernet to Help Guide Drug Development Lilly Hires PGx Consultancy Cabernet to Help Guide Drug Development

New abbreviation here to become acquainted with (PGx) which is pharmacogenics, and one more move in the direction of personalized medicine b...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Medical Quack around the Web this week – November 2008 Medical Quack around the Web this week – November 2008

Here are a few additional posts that have been posted by Fox and Reuters this week.  There are seve...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

MSD Pharma (Merck subsidiary) to hire 1,500 people in India MSD Pharma (Merck subsidiary) to hire 1,500 people in India

MSD has two vaccines and has research in other areas.  Vaccines for hepatitis-A, Chickenpox and rotavirus are on the agenda to be released ...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

New technology – Whiteboard communications in Classrooms New technology – Whiteboard communications in Classrooms

These are some lucky students, and this could work very well in any classroom, medical schools, uni...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Medical Quack on the Wall Street Journal – November 2008 Medical Quack on the Wall Street Journal – November 2008

Two featured posts this week.  Court Blocks White House Push on Medicare Expenses   This...

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Microsoft is lead developer on military Personal Health Records project Microsoft is lead developer on military Personal Health Records project

If you have been reading this blog of late, there have been many posts about personal health recor...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New Program To Help Physicians Understand Role Of DNA-Based Preventive Medicine New Program To Help Physicians Understand Role Of DNA-Based Preventive Medicine

I have posted a couple resources here too from past articles, Navigenics has from the beginning foc...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Microsoft BizSpark – Free help, Software, Venture Capitalists and Angel Connections Microsoft BizSpark – Free help, Software, Venture Capitalists and Angel Connections

The program is designated for start up companies, and we have plenty of those in healthcare.    You ...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Business Intelligence for the FDA on the way Business Intelligence for the FDA on the way

The FDA continues to beef up their business intelligence with a new connection to be on top of safet...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New Potential Drug in the works to fight obesity New Potential Drug in the works to fight obesity

This is the news I think everyone would welcome, but thus far it works with mice, but then again the breakthrough is fairly new and of cour...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Lakeland Regional Health System Integrating to Connect Hospital Systems to EMRs of 70 Affiliated Physicians Lakeland Regional Health System Integrating to Connect Hospital Systems to EMRs of 70 Affiliated Physicians

Physician practices challenged the organization to electronically deliver clinical results directly...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Samsung T*Omnia due in US by end of November? Samsung T*Omnia due in US by end of November?

This is the one phone Windows Mobile users have been waiting for and will probably give the iPhone ...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Senator opens investigation into AARP insurance Senator opens investigation into AARP insurance

Senator Grassley is now looking at AARP and their practices on marketing and selling health insurance.  It’s not a pleasant job by any mean...

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008
 
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