ER doctors in Orange County sue state over low Medi-Cal payments – California ER doctors in Orange County sue state over low Medi-Cal payments – California

Both hospitals served by the company belong to Prime Health Care .  This is the second lawsuit I ha...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Acrux – Roll on Testosterone Lotion Acrux – Roll on Testosterone Lotion

The product is getting near the end of phase 3 trials and the lotion is applied under your arms, gee...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

ActiPatch – Electromagnetic Energy Chip in a patch to relieve pain ActiPatch – Electromagnetic Energy Chip in a patch to relieve pain

  There’s a chip in my patch!   Patients with a cardiac pacemaker; cardioverter defibrillator; neuro...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

$20 Million for a lost notebook – VA could pay for potential exposure to identity theft $20 Million for a lost notebook – VA could pay for potential exposure to identity theft

This was from a couple years ago and the case is now finally settled.  Sensitive data belongs on a security protected server and in the las...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Think tank details its ideas for use of health IT records – Do they use a PHR? Think tank details its ideas for use of health IT records – Do they use a PHR?

One thing that comes to mind after reading this article, does Deven McGraw, quoted below, have a P...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scripps Health hit with class action suit over balance billing Scripps Health hit with class action suit over balance billing

Well it appears Prime Healthcare is not alone in California with balance billing.   This is truly the no-win situation in healthcare where ...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Baby Delivered Every 36 Seconds – 8 is enough! A Baby Delivered Every 36 Seconds – 8 is enough!

I am sure there’s more to come here.  What is somewhat funny is the mother stating she wants to breast feed the babies, with 8 that might no...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Texas Medical Association Warns Patients About Getting their Health Insurance Cancelled Texas Medical Association Warns Patients About Getting their Health Insurance Cancelled

If we remember the movie Sicko, we saw quite a few of these examples played out on the screen and t...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The RhinoChill System – Nasal Catheter to cool the body after cardiac arrest The RhinoChill System – Nasal Catheter to cool the body after cardiac arrest

This is a new device that is currently enrolling folks for clinical trials, a device that cools the brain and temperature after a heart att...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Thank You to UCI Irvine for Noticing! Thank You to UCI Irvine for Noticing!

Just a short word of thanks to the UCI for including the Medical Quack on today’s news page!  See ...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

An Introduction to Genomics –  Humans have Bugs just like Windows does and It’s all about the Code An Introduction to Genomics – Humans have Bugs just like Windows does and It’s all about the Code

We are all hearing all the talk today about personalized medicine and from time to time when I run a...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

What Does it Take to Get Doctors to Use Electronic Medical Records? What Does it Take to Get Doctors to Use Electronic Medical Records?

This topic I can discuss very easily having had a number of years working at this myself.  I wrote one years ago when things were a lot simp...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Angel Capital finding markets that were formerly handled by Venture Capitalists Angel Capital finding markets that were formerly handled by Venture Capitalists

One person’s opinion on how the market is changing, however, VC money is still available, the bar i...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

FDA To look at benefits of Plavix in certain patients FDA To look at benefits of Plavix in certain patients

As posted a couple weeks ago, perhaps Plavix might be next on the list for a personalized medicine r...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Is it still in the Water – Chemotherapy for Fish? Is it still in the Water – Chemotherapy for Fish?

Two different reports today on drugs in the water, one from Canada dealing with a study of whether o...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

KV Pharma suspends operations and issues recalls – example of the high costs and risks in pharma today KV Pharma suspends operations and issues recalls – example of the high costs and risks in pharma today

This is somewhat related to earlier posts today with expenses and investments that can have issues....

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Hospital Marketing in Massachusetts and some California Marketing Hospital Marketing in Massachusetts and some California Marketing

Good article and worth reading from Paul Levy, CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston.  We have similar issues in California as well, ...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Frequent sex and masturbation in 20s and 30s linked to higher prostate cancer risk - Study Frequent sex and masturbation in 20s and 30s linked to higher prostate cancer risk - Study

You can read this and create you own opinion as it seems to be saying not to mess with your hormones at a young age and says that it better...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Understanding Complex Traits Through Genetic Interactions Understanding Complex Traits Through Genetic Interactions

This goes right along with what was said today relative to Science and Phama, it is a long process to the root of personalized medicine and...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Texas looking at nonprofit hospitals’ costs and spending Texas looking at nonprofit hospitals’ costs and spending

This is a very heated topic in states other than just Texas as the economy continues to whither and the balance of patients has an immediat...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Sharing Mayo Clinic Goes to Facebook and other Social Networks Sharing Mayo Clinic Goes to Facebook and other Social Networks

If you want to share a good experience at the Mayo Clinic, now you can share it with friends and con...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

WSJ Health Blog Talks Pfizer-Wyeth on Fox Business and what it means to investors and the science of Pharma today WSJ Health Blog Talks Pfizer-Wyeth on Fox Business and what it means to investors and the science of Pharma today

As promised, Scott Hensley with Fox News on what the buy out means.  It discusses the investment portions as well as the expense and diffic...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Pfizer to pay $68 million for Wyeth – Bail Out Banks to Finance Pfizer to pay $68 million for Wyeth – Bail Out Banks to Finance

It looks like the purchase is ready to go and from reports on the internet over the weekend, there ...

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Blue Cross Insurance Retail Store – South Carolina The Blue Cross Insurance Retail Store – South Carolina

A retail health insurance store opens when retailers in other businesses are closing.  Blue Cross has been doing some interesting things th...

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

New UCI hospital – the explanation behind the design to promote better healing and healthcare New UCI hospital – the explanation behind the design to promote better healing and healthcare

I live in Orange County and watched the building of the new facility for UCI Irvine.  It looks grea...

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Sunday, January 25, 2009
 
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