FDA and NIH Working Together To Provide Regulatory Paths for Drugs and Diagnostics FDA and NIH Working Together To Provide Regulatory Paths for Drugs and Diagnostics

The FDA is working to determine scientific standard relating to the genetic information needs to be...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy (Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary) Over Defective Hip That Had to Be Replaced Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy (Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary) Over Defective Hip That Had to Be Replaced

Back in March, DePuy sent a letter to doctors advising that the ASR was being phased out.  The woman...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Walgreens Mobile Application Now Includes Text Messaging To Notify When Prescriptions are Ready and Mobile Refills – In English and Spanish Walgreens Mobile Application Now Includes Text Messaging To Notify When Prescriptions are Ready and Mobile Refills – In English and Spanish

One more mobile service from Walgreens for your phone.  They also have an IPhone application and one...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GE Healthcare Adds Cloud Based EHR by Subscription – GE Centricity Advance GE Healthcare Adds Cloud Based EHR by Subscription – GE Centricity Advance

If you have been around in the medical records business a while there’s no doubt that you have heard...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

MRI Accident Earlier This Year Kills Service Engineer Who Was Sucked in And Pinned to the Unit– FDA Investigation MRI Accident Earlier This Year Kills Service Engineer Who Was Sucked in And Pinned to the Unit– FDA Investigation

If you read the content here is appears that a cluttered room with shelves and other items is the p...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Kevin Costner Talks About His Oil Spill Technology that BP Has Purchased – Cleaning up the Water With Technology That Was Created Over 10 Years Ago – Tech Denial Outside of Healthcare Too Kevin Costner Talks About His Oil Spill Technology that BP Has Purchased – Cleaning up the Water With Technology That Was Created Over 10 Years Ago – Tech Denial Outside of Healthcare Too

When I first heard this I was skeptical but this is real and Mr. Costner invested in this technology...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Some Health Insurance Companies Have a Blimp to Support – Horizon Blue Cross Some Health Insurance Companies Have a Blimp to Support – Horizon Blue Cross

This is interesting to know that premium payments in New Jersey might be going to support a blimp to...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Boeing Workers Strike Is Over in Long Beach – Company Appears to Have Met the Benefit Demands Boeing Workers Strike Is Over in Long Beach – Company Appears to Have Met the Benefit Demands

This story has kind of a different ending compared to what we are seeing today and this may primaril...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Remote Area Medical Going to New Orleans in August To Help Oil Spill Victims and Others Remote Area Medical Going to New Orleans in August To Help Oil Spill Victims and Others

Every time I get the chance I liked to mention what Remote Area Medical is doing.  They have had tw...

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Monday, June 14, 2010

With Healthcare Reform Comes Restructuring of Retiree Prescription Benefits – A Move to Part D to Save Money and Maintain Market Place with Products and Services With Healthcare Reform Comes Restructuring of Retiree Prescription Benefits – A Move to Part D to Save Money and Maintain Market Place with Products and Services

The big word here is federal income taxes on government subsidies for company-sponsored prescription...

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Americans Are Clueless When It Comes to Understanding Value and Use of Electronic Medical Records - Study Americans Are Clueless When It Comes to Understanding Value and Use of Electronic Medical Records - Study

Now don’t take offense to this study that was done by Xerox, as you are in good company as this lack...

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chinese FDA Sacks One of Their Deputy Chiefs – Investigation For Corruption and Scandal Chinese FDA Sacks One of Their Deputy Chiefs – Investigation For Corruption and Scandal

A little history here, the former head of this department in China was reported to have received 6.4...

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Digital Health Tokens – Connect Google Health to HealthJibe – RAZCODE With Microsoft Tags Digital Health Tokens – Connect Google Health to HealthJibe – RAZCODE With Microsoft Tags

If you are a regular reader here, you will find a multitude of posts about using 2D and 3D Microsoft...

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Proventix RFID-Hand Washing System in Use at Princeton Baptist Medical Center – Alabama Proventix RFID-Hand Washing System in Use at Princeton Baptist Medical Center – Alabama

This is yet another hand washing technology solution using RFID from a company called Proventix.   W...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

FDA Seizes Chinese Honey – Contains Antibiotic Chloramphenicol Used to Fight Bacterial Infections FDA Seizes Chinese Honey – Contains Antibiotic Chloramphenicol Used to Fight Bacterial Infections

The antibiotic, chloramphenicol is used by veterinarians and is sometimes given to bees to protect ...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Texas Blue Cross Sues Pfizer Over Off Label Drug Marketing and Kickbacks to Physicians – 3 Drugs Named Texas Blue Cross Sues Pfizer Over Off Label Drug Marketing and Kickbacks to Physicians – 3 Drugs Named

Bextra, Geodon, and Lyrica are the three drugs in question with off label use.  This sounds pretty ...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

FDA Ruling with Genetic Testing Puts A Big Hold on the “Genetic Benefit Management Cash Cow” For Retail Stores Marketing to Consumers FDA Ruling with Genetic Testing Puts A Big Hold on the “Genetic Benefit Management Cash Cow” For Retail Stores Marketing to Consumers

This heated debate has been kicking around for a while now and until retail pharmacies actually push...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010
 
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