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This is funny!  Watch for the surprise ending. BD This is what happens when I venture over to Pharmagossip! http://pharmagossip.bl...

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Microsoft Interview on Fox following the Senate Health IT Testimonies Microsoft Interview on Fox following the Senate Health IT Testimonies

The one question I thought was interesting though was the question of having a doctor use a computer...

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rosetta Genomics Unveils Colon Cancer Screening Diagnostic using MicroRNA Biomarkers Rosetta Genomics Unveils Colon Cancer Screening Diagnostic using MicroRNA Biomarkers

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Ronen Tamir, Chief Commercialization Officer, ...

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tufts and Blue Cross Reach an Agreement and other related news Tufts and Blue Cross Reach an Agreement and other related news

It appears like the recent publicity has been successful for an agreement.   In the news too regar...

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Watch the Presidential Inauguration in Silverlight – as selected by the Inaugural Committee Watch the Presidential Inauguration in Silverlight – as selected by the Inaugural Committee

We watched the Olympics in Silverlight and now the inauguration of the President.  Would be nice to ...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

New drug and new hope to beat prostate cancer New drug and new hope to beat prostate cancer

This is an injectable that stops the production of testosterone, thus there is not much of a waitin...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Lilly Admits $1.4 Billion Zyprexa Mistake – Off Label Use Lilly Admits $1.4 Billion Zyprexa Mistake – Off Label Use

Was there not just something in the news this week about allowing off label use, well guess it does...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

The rush for ICD 10 changed to October 2013 The rush for ICD 10 changed to October 2013

We can all sigh a breath of relief for now with everything else that is shaking in healthcare, this one could certainly be implemented down...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Doctors can add one more who wants to tell them how to do their job:  Medco CEO Doctors can add one more who wants to tell them how to do their job: Medco CEO

Well if it isn’t Medicare trying to step in and to try and limit what patients can have access to and what can be prescribed, the new healt...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Nuance and IBM to license and integrate speech technologies Nuance and IBM to license and integrate speech technologies

Nuance, or as everyone knows them as Dragon Naturally Speaking, will be licensing and adding the speech technologies from IBM into their so...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Electronic health record glitch at the VA repaired with Patch – Update Electronic health record glitch at the VA repaired with Patch – Update

According to the this article, the update of software was the culprit and had to do with the time out feature and not refreshing properly, ...

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Investing in Health IT: US Senate Testimonies Investing in Health IT: US Senate Testimonies

If you haven’t seen the broadcast today from the Senate and are interested, as almost everyone i...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Swallow your Surgeon in the future Swallow your Surgeon in the future

This is still a bit away from coming to a hospital near you, but the technology would be to swallow...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kellogg takes peanut butter snacks off shelves Kellogg takes peanut butter snacks off shelves

More information can be found at the website to see which products are affected, and it is being d...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

U.S. food makers urge Obama to boost FDA spending U.S. food makers urge Obama to boost FDA spending

I went back and checked in to some posts from early 2008 and it appears even back less than a year ago, there seemed to be something going o...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

WellPoint Gets Message from Medicare to suspend 2 Part D programs WellPoint Gets Message from Medicare to suspend 2 Part D programs

Wait one second, the computer system caused the problem, I am just curious as it takes algorithms ...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Governor Schwarzenegger Hits Twitter about the State of the State of California Governor Schwarzenegger Hits Twitter about the State of the State of California

The Governor is no stranger to Twitter and had numerous posts this morning.  BD “As a result of al...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Connecticut Attorney General also investigating UnitedHealthcare and Ingenix Connecticut Attorney General also investigating UnitedHealthcare and Ingenix

One more state is continuing their investigation of United Healthcare and the use of Ingenix.  Inge...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Veterans given wrong drug doses due to glitch in medical records system Veterans given wrong drug doses due to glitch in medical records system

Just from an outsider looking in from what I have read here, it sounds like either a little bit of ...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Peanut Corp. of America recalls peanut butter nationwide Peanut Corp. of America recalls peanut butter nationwide

3 people have died due to the salmonella poisoning.  This is not in the grocery stores, but institu...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Researchers identify new protein that triggers breast cancer Researchers identify new protein that triggers breast cancer

Breast Cancer and genomic studies are right up front in anyone’s interest.  From the new study and identification of the protein, it appear...

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Crayon Physics– Great for the Tablet PC – Stress reliever Crayon Physics– Great for the Tablet PC – Stress reliever

I have the pre-release and beta of this program and love it to release stress.  It works well with my tablet pc and you really don’t even ...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New tool could prevent needless stents – companion technology to the angiogram New tool could prevent needless stents – companion technology to the angiogram

The device uses the same catheter as does the angiogram and it appears to be able to better narrow down where exactly stents are needed and...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yale-New Haven Hospital performs appendectomy with no abdominal incision Yale-New Haven Hospital performs appendectomy with no abdominal incision

One more minimally invasive surgery technique.  There is not a version of this procedure for men yet.  This has to help in cutting down the...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nursing Jobs in demand – Shortage of nurses grows Nursing Jobs in demand – Shortage of nurses grows

The article brings up a good point about nurses, are they members of the medical team or just anoth...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Everyone Should Have a Duck to Ride Shotgun! Everyone Should Have a Duck to Ride Shotgun!

Ok, this one I could not resist, the Medical Quack likes stories about ducks!  As the owner of the duck in the video states, “maybe if every...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
 
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