Becton Dickinson Recalls Q-Style Luer Access Devices and Catheter Systems – Having Products “Tagged” Would Have Made this Process Much Easier And Fool Proof – Recall is Worldwide Becton Dickinson Recalls Q-Style Luer Access Devices and Catheter Systems – Having Products “Tagged” Would Have Made this Process Much Easier And Fool Proof – Recall is Worldwide

This is a pretty large recall and it is obviously devices used at the hospital.  The reason for con...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Medical Device Patent Battles Persist, Disrupt And Contribute to the High Cost of Healthcare – Not Sexy Anymore Medical Device Patent Battles Persist, Disrupt And Contribute to the High Cost of Healthcare – Not Sexy Anymore

In addition to these 2 cases the article states there is yet another case over another device that b...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Viagra Patent Rejected By US Trademark Office – Not Much Different Than Horny Goat Weed Viagra Patent Rejected By US Trademark Office – Not Much Different Than Horny Goat Weed

Here’s some more healthcare money being spent on legal suits over ED drugs.  You know if pharma keep...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Hearing Aid Inside Your Mouth – Uses Wireless Bone Conduction Via Your Teeth A Hearing Aid Inside Your Mouth – Uses Wireless Bone Conduction Via Your Teeth

First question I have here is when can I start chewing with my ear (grin).  The company Sonitus Medi...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Going to Russia – Cigna May Have You Covered With Adding 4000 Hospitals and Clinics to Network Going to Russia – Cigna May Have You Covered With Adding 4000 Hospitals and Clinics to Network

It appears that Cigna card if you are one of their insured has additional access now in Russia to a...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nuance Buys MacSpeech – Speech Recognition for Apple Nuance Buys MacSpeech – Speech Recognition for Apple

For those using healthcare software on Apple, this appears to be an indication that you may see more...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Davos: World Economic Forum – Banking Reform And Other Important Issues Were On The Agenda This Year Davos: World Economic Forum – Banking Reform And Other Important Issues Were On The Agenda This Year

This was an interesting presentation from 60 minutes.  This tends to be one of the most important ec...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Retired Whistle Blower Cardiologist to Be Paid Millions  – Government Found Nothing Wrong But He Will Still Be Rewarded From the Civil Lawsuit Retired Whistle Blower Cardiologist to Be Paid Millions – Government Found Nothing Wrong But He Will Still Be Rewarded From the Civil Lawsuit

This is a result of a lawsuit filed 7 years ago and it sounds like the hospital was tired of fightin...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Hospital Uses Gore Tag Implant To Treat Traumatic Aortic Injury – Interventional Endovascular Surgery Hospital Uses Gore Tag Implant To Treat Traumatic Aortic Injury – Interventional Endovascular Surgery

This is part of a clinical trial for Aortic damage in the heart.  As the article states, if someone ...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Blue Cross Blue Shield in Florida – Out of Network Ingenix Algorithms Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Blue Cross Blue Shield in Florida – Out of Network Ingenix Algorithms

When fines are levied and paid, do the doctors or patients ever see anything returned?  This is pret...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Physicians Facing Pressures – Algorithms for Performance That Judge Physicians Facing Pressures – Algorithms for Performance That Judge

Not too long ago one of my contact, a cardiologist wrote to his Congress person about the cuts for c...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Portable Vscan Ultra-Sound From GE is Now Available for Purchase Portable Vscan Ultra-Sound From GE is Now Available for Purchase

After GE announced the product in October 2009, it is now available for purchase for healthcare prof...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

“Customer of Size Policy” at Southwest Airlines Bumps Film Director Kevin Smith Off the Flight “Customer of Size Policy” at Southwest Airlines Bumps Film Director Kevin Smith Off the Flight

What can being over weight cost you?  In this case it was a seat on Southwest Airlines.  The entire...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Teva Pays Off Novartis – One Legal Battle Over A Patent Comes to an End With Generic Famvir Teva Pays Off Novartis – One Legal Battle Over A Patent Comes to an End With Generic Famvir

If you are not aware this is the treatment used for Herpes and all of this began back in 2005, so h...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

What Happens When Transparency Makes Lobbying Too Difficult – They Retire Just Like Many Executives Do What Happens When Transparency Makes Lobbying Too Difficult – They Retire Just Like Many Executives Do

As the world of the internet continues to grow it is starting to become more apparent that the reli...

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Outlook Live Beta – Free Hosted Exchange Services for Educational Institutions And Ultimate Steal Deal With Full Desktop Office At Discount With EDU Email and Proof of Enrollment Outlook Live Beta – Free Hosted Exchange Services for Educational Institutions And Ultimate Steal Deal With Full Desktop Office At Discount With EDU Email and Proof of Enrollment

This is worth a quick mention, medical schools, universities that may not want to keep the “Exchange...

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Medicare Contractors Are Not Getting Their Act Together with Consultation Coding – Are Claims Falling into a “Black Hole” Medicare Contractors Are Not Getting Their Act Together with Consultation Coding – Are Claims Falling into a “Black Hole”

In short, this is a mess!  There were 5 levels of consultations formerly and now they have been cras...

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bioidentical Hormone MD - Erika Schwartz Discusses Your Love Life 'Sextistics' – Sunday on TLC for Valentine’s Day Bioidentical Hormone MD - Erika Schwartz Discusses Your Love Life 'Sextistics' – Sunday on TLC for Valentine’s Day

This looks like it can be a fun show and entertaining.   Last year I had time to speak with Dr. Erik...

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Saturday, February 13, 2010
 
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