Cookie Dough Shortage Looming – But A Fix is in the Works Cookie Dough Shortage Looming – But A Fix is in the Works

That’s right you read the headlines correctly here, E-coli is back in the dough but the good news is...

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Health Insurance Companies Donate to Haiti – Appears to be Small by Comparison to Others Who Have Contributed Health Insurance Companies Donate to Haiti – Appears to be Small by Comparison to Others Who Have Contributed

You can take a look here and base your own opinions.  These are the same companies that invest millions in technologies at the blink of an e...

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Medi-Cal in California Subsidized 50% – 38 States Have Higher Reimbursements Leaving California Subsidizing Other States Medi-Cal in California Subsidized 50% – 38 States Have Higher Reimbursements Leaving California Subsidizing Other States

What is interesting here is that one of the states cited receiving more is Arizona at 65%, and I jus...

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cisco Systems and Molina Healthcare HMO Announce Telemedicine Pilot Program – Long Beach, California Cisco Systems and Molina Healthcare HMO Announce Telemedicine Pilot Program – Long Beach, California

I caught wind of this today earlier with a tweet and picture on Twitter from our Governor.  I wonder...

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cisco’s Vision of the Future – Video Showing Virtual Assistants and Microsoft Surface With Healthcare Cisco’s Vision of the Future – Video Showing Virtual Assistants and Microsoft Surface With Healthcare

This shows some very neat technology.  First of all we have the virtual assistant, which I have talk...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

No Dignity Left with Death in Haiti - Many Will Never If Loved Ones Survived Or Where They Have Been Buried No Dignity Left with Death in Haiti - Many Will Never If Loved Ones Survived Or Where They Have Been Buried

This from Anderson Cooper at CNN and will make you sad and should make you thankful for where you are by comparison.  They are using bulldoz...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Biologic Drugs – Obama Pushing for a Last Minute Change in Final Healthcare Bill To Reduce Patent Coverage Biologic Drugs – Obama Pushing for a Last Minute Change in Final Healthcare Bill To Reduce Patent Coverage

I can see both sides of this with the demand for cheaper drugs and the need for the company who dev...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Arizona Medicaid Program Draws Fire – Governor Wants to Roll Back Part of Eligibility Increase – 1 out of 6 Residents are Enrolled But We Have Money for Football Arizona Medicaid Program Draws Fire – Governor Wants to Roll Back Part of Eligibility Increase – 1 out of 6 Residents are Enrolled But We Have Money for Football

Once more budget cuts are causing the system in Arizona to not have enough money.  It’s election ti...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Omnicare, Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal, Whistleblowers and Legal Woes Back in the News Again Omnicare, Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal, Whistleblowers and Legal Woes Back in the News Again

This has not been a good day for J and J today.  In addition to the Tylenol recall, another case in...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

US Navy Hospital Ship “Comfort” Staffing and Moving Out to Haiti For Additional Medical Care US Navy Hospital Ship “Comfort” Staffing and Moving Out to Haiti For Additional Medical Care

The US Navy Hospital ship is docked in Baltimore and when not in service only carries a very limited...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Does Your Tylenol Stink?  Maybe It Has Been Recalled As The List Has Grown Today Does Your Tylenol Stink? Maybe It Has Been Recalled As The List Has Grown Today

Once again the product lots have been expanded, so simple rule of thumb is if you open the bottle an...

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Friday, January 15, 2010

ScrubsGallery.com – January Reader Discount ScrubsGallery.com – January Reader Discount

Again, I thank ScrubsGallery.com for advertising with the Medical Quack.  This month they are offe...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Whistleblower Off Label Marketing Law Suit – Stents Marketed and Implanted To Treat Blocked Blood Vessels But Were Made To Be Implanted in the Digestive Tract To Treat Cancer Whistleblower Off Label Marketing Law Suit – Stents Marketed and Implanted To Treat Blocked Blood Vessels But Were Made To Be Implanted in the Digestive Tract To Treat Cancer

If you read any on stents these days, you will know there are a lot of them around and very specifi...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

US Banks and Companies Donate to Haiti – Banks Should Give More and Hold Down Bonuses US Banks and Companies Donate to Haiti – Banks Should Give More and Hold Down Bonuses

In reading this article in Bloomberg, one million seems to be the rounded number, although Jeffries is adding to the till with donating all ...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Partners in Health Hospital Beginning to Treat Patients in the Town of Hinche in Haiti Partners in Health Hospital Beginning to Treat Patients in the Town of Hinche in Haiti

Partners in Health in Boston also was set up in Haiti, and their facility is not in Port-au-Prince ...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pfizer To Continue MAINTAIN Patient Assistance Program for an Additional Year – Medications Free for the Unemployed Pfizer To Continue MAINTAIN Patient Assistance Program for an Additional Year – Medications Free for the Unemployed

Pfizer was gracious enough to make this offer last year and it continues on for one more year so if...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

FDA Approves Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Lou Gehrig’s Disease FDA Approves Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Lou Gehrig’s Disease

TCA Cellular Therapy in Covington will be conducting the trial, which will use a patient’s own stem...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quest Diagnostics Offers New DNA Test to Aid in Detection of Colorectal Cancer Quest Diagnostics Offers New DNA Test to Aid in Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Quest is the first lab to offer the laboratory test based on the Septin9 marker.  The test is calle...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Amish and Other Religious Groups Exempt from Health Insurance Provisions in Both House and Senate Bills Amish and Other Religious Groups Exempt from Health Insurance Provisions in Both House and Senate Bills

As healthcare reform moves on, will religion become an issue?  There are a few groups in Massachuse...

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

No Hospitals Remain in Port-au-Prince Haiti All Collapsed or Are Abandoned – Inflatable Hospitals Are On the Way No Hospitals Remain in Port-au-Prince Haiti All Collapsed or Are Abandoned – Inflatable Hospitals Are On the Way

According to this article, their hospital care had no real emergency services as we would expect he...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Walgreen Pilot Program – Consultation with the Pharmacist Who Sends Meeting Details to Primary MD Walgreen Pilot Program – Consultation with the Pharmacist Who Sends Meeting Details to Primary MD

There’s no mention on how the information gets back to the Primary MD, and with many not being on e...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Human Like Algorithms Need to be Developed For Artificial Pancreas – Johnson and Johnson To Develop Human Like Algorithms Need to be Developed For Artificial Pancreas – Johnson and Johnson To Develop

Once again we return to the software issues, the algorithms, and who thinks these don’t shape the w...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
 
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