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

Cardiologist Charged With Performing Unnecessary Stent Procedures – Whistle Blower Reported Exaggerated Blockage Percentages Cardiologist Charged With Performing Unnecessary Stent Procedures – Whistle Blower Reported Exaggerated Blockage Percentages

In addition to the surgical procedures, authorities are questioning if and how medical record inform...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Handheld MRI Scanners Could Be On the Way Soon With Breakthrough in Magnetic Technology Handheld MRI Scanners Could Be On the Way Soon With Breakthrough in Magnetic Technology

Having a small hand held unit is one way to reduce exposure, and the technology is not quite ready ...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Is a Non Technical FDA Recall System Like Another BP Oil Spill Waiting to Happen One Day Is a Non Technical FDA Recall System Like Another BP Oil Spill Waiting to Happen One Day

I don’t mean that the FDA has anything to do with oil, but by comparison if you look at how long, si...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

FDA States Genetic Tests Are Considered a Medical Device And Thus Need FDA Approval FDA States Genetic Tests Are Considered a Medical Device And Thus Need FDA Approval

The companies who market and provide the interpretations of course are not the processing end of hav...

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Friday, June 11, 2010

“The Vanishing Oath” Documentary – One MD Talks About the Process of Being Sued - The Diminishing Doctor-Patient Relationship “The Vanishing Oath” Documentary – One MD Talks About the Process of Being Sued - The Diminishing Doctor-Patient Relationship

Here’s some additional clips from “The Vanishing Oath”.    Here’s my first post from last week in c...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Microsoft Releases Health Plan Sales Solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Software for the Payers To Prepare for Health Exchange Intelligence Microsoft Releases Health Plan Sales Solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Software for the Payers To Prepare for Health Exchange Intelligence

Microsoft now has software for the other side of the business, the payers.  I have posted a few time...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hospital Tagging Babies for Tracking - “Tagging Tots” Hospital Tagging Babies for Tracking - “Tagging Tots”

This will help stop people from kidnapping babies for sure.  It appears to be some type of RFID devi...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

ScrubsGallery.com – June Reader Discount ScrubsGallery.com – June Reader Discount

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

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rapping About Stem Cells (Video) All You Want to Know! Rapping About Stem Cells (Video) All You Want to Know!

Maybe we should get the folks over at Extormity to rap about EHRS (grin).  The folks over at InVivo Blog came up with this one.  Watch for ...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Talks to Acquire Community Hospital of Long Beach – The Best Thing That Can Happen Here Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Talks to Acquire Community Hospital of Long Beach – The Best Thing That Can Happen Here

Ok I’m a little outspoken, but have some personal experience here that goes back a few years.  This ...

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Thursday, June 10, 2010
 
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