An Infectious Disease Walks Into a Bar - Bartender Says We Don’t Serve Infectious Diseases here – You’re Not a Very Good Host It Says (Video-Humor) An Infectious Disease Walks Into a Bar - Bartender Says We Don’t Serve Infectious Diseases here – You’re Not a Very Good Host It Says (Video-Humor)

Ok, so we have all heard the old jokes about a “duck” into a bar, how about some biotech and research humor added in, maybe they like to dri...

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Control of IHHI Hospital Chain Returns to Kali P. Chaudhuri in Orange County Backed by a Hedge Fund - Some Are Nervous Control of IHHI Hospital Chain Returns to Kali P. Chaudhuri in Orange County Backed by a Hedge Fund - Some Are Nervous

This is the hospital chain that has 9 lives and a complete soap opera over the last few years to alo...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

White House Healthcare Spokeswoman Leaving – Would Like To Be Able to Dine With Her Husband Again White House Healthcare Spokeswoman Leaving – Would Like To Be Able to Dine With Her Husband Again

I don’t see as any bad reflection in either way, the woman wants a life again and besides it seems t...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Would You Buy Blood Pressure and Glucose Devices At Best Buy – Pilot Program In New Jersey Would You Buy Blood Pressure and Glucose Devices At Best Buy – Pilot Program In New Jersey

This may not be a bad idea as I said last year I thought it would be a good idea if Microsoft had a...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Breast Cancer Drug Femara Will be Restricted to FDA Approved Use and Reimbursement for Off Label Use To Treat Infertility May Be Off the Map To Cut Costs Based on Risk Algorithms from Blue Cross Blue Shield Breast Cancer Drug Femara Will be Restricted to FDA Approved Use and Reimbursement for Off Label Use To Treat Infertility May Be Off the Map To Cut Costs Based on Risk Algorithms from Blue Cross Blue Shield

The business intelligence divisions of Blue Cross and Blue Shield went to work on the off label use ...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Medicare Part D And/Or Prescription Plans For New Enrollments Suspended Until Further Notice at Aetna Medicare Part D And/Or Prescription Plans For New Enrollments Suspended Until Further Notice at Aetna

If you are a senior and were looking for a Part D supplement policy, Aetna is one carrier that won’t...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

One More Member of Congress Announces Retirement – I Think We are Up to 35 Now – It’s Complicated! One More Member of Congress Announces Retirement – I Think We are Up to 35 Now – It’s Complicated!

It’s getting tough around Washington being a non participant without some tech knowledge these days ...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Does Your EHR Stink?  Extormity Has the Answer With Adding A New Feature - Aromatherapy Does Your EHR Stink? Extormity Has the Answer With Adding A New Feature - Aromatherapy

Depending on what type of practice you are, an EHR that dispenses a nice fragrance once in a while c...

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Former CEO of United HealthCare Joins Private Equity Firm as an Operating Partner With Focus on Healthcare Former CEO of United HealthCare Joins Private Equity Firm as an Operating Partner With Focus on Healthcare

One of the main focuses of GenStar is healthcare and pharma investments.  Robert Sheehy served as CE...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

$15 Million Federal Research Grant To Create Yet One More Medical Records Platform - Boston $15 Million Federal Research Grant To Create Yet One More Medical Records Platform - Boston

Just a rambling thought here, but can we get the ones we have now tweaked and working better first? ...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline Nicorette Inhaler Commercial – Is That James Dean and Clint Eastwood Smoking Tampons GlaxoSmithKline Nicorette Inhaler Commercial – Is That James Dean and Clint Eastwood Smoking Tampons

This was too good to pass up.  Drug delivery systems change and come in strange sizes and looks.  I...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

The MIB – Health Insurance Bureau Business Intelligence Mining May Go Beyond Just Healthcare Information The MIB – Health Insurance Bureau Business Intelligence Mining May Go Beyond Just Healthcare Information

As business intelligence increases to find out every stick of information about individuals, so goes...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Five More States Join Lawsuit Challenging US Healthcare Reform – Healthcare for Profit Is a “Legally Inspired” Paradigm With Little Morality Left At Hand Five More States Join Lawsuit Challenging US Healthcare Reform – Healthcare for Profit Is a “Legally Inspired” Paradigm With Little Morality Left At Hand

There have been many posts on the web about the states now challenging healthcare reform and some sa...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

OptiNose’s Sumatriptan Product – Clinical Trials Show Favorable Results for (Sniffing or Snorting) Away a Migraine Headache OptiNose’s Sumatriptan Product – Clinical Trials Show Favorable Results for (Sniffing or Snorting) Away a Migraine Headache

Drug delivery methods are changing in many ways to inhalants if possible.  Why, because they can be ...

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Counterfeit Johnson & Johnson OneTouch Products Investigation – One More Good Reason to Start “Tagging” Products for Consumers So We Can Scan for Authenticity Counterfeit Johnson & Johnson OneTouch Products Investigation – One More Good Reason to Start “Tagging” Products for Consumers So We Can Scan for Authenticity

Here we go again, a missed opportunity for consumer and patient safety.  I wrote to the FDA today on...

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Torax Medical GERD Implant Device is Granted European CE Mark Approval – Trials in US Continue Torax Medical GERD Implant Device is Granted European CE Mark Approval – Trials in US Continue

The device, called the LINX Reflux Management System, is being studied at UC San Diego Medical Cent...

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Teva Pharmaceutical Has Approval to Begin Marketing Generics for 2 Merck Hypertension Drugs – Hyzaar and Cozaar Teva Pharmaceutical Has Approval to Begin Marketing Generics for 2 Merck Hypertension Drugs – Hyzaar and Cozaar

This is interesting and a deal was made here so Teva has a 180 day exclusive.  On one hand we have ...

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Cuba Traveler’s Insurance Information Update – US Insurance Companies Do Not Provide Coverage Here Cuba Traveler’s Insurance Information Update – US Insurance Companies Do Not Provide Coverage Here

We now have some updated information on where the traveler’s insurance can be purchased.  Below is a...

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
 
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