Marion Regional Healthcare System Acquired by Community Health System Subsidiary – More Join “For Profit” Publicly Traded Hospital System in South Carolina Marion Regional Healthcare System Acquired by Community Health System Subsidiary – More Join “For Profit” Publicly Traded Hospital System in South Carolina

CHS is the largest hospital company bought and sold on the stock exchange.  We are starting to see m...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Whistle Blower Suit Filed at Rush University – Orthopedic Surgery Safety and Medicare Violations Whistle Blower Suit Filed at Rush University – Orthopedic Surgery Safety and Medicare Violations

This case goes back to surgical procedures done at the hospital a few years ago questioning safety ...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Botox Given Approval in the UK for Migraine Headache Relief Botox Given Approval in the UK for Migraine Headache Relief

The FDA has not cleared for use here in the US yet, but we might be getting closer as they have appr...

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Members of Congress Not Locking Down Their Home Wireless Networks with Passwords Now Angered At Google For Snooping with Street Views? Members of Congress Not Locking Down Their Home Wireless Networks with Passwords Now Angered At Google For Snooping with Street Views?

This is an excellent example of members of Congress being the “non participants” in technology if th...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Humana Buys Hummingbird Coaching Services to Include Adherence Rx Subsidiary With Compliance Algorithms Humana Buys Hummingbird Coaching Services to Include Adherence Rx Subsidiary With Compliance Algorithms

And we have one more coaching firm and software added to the portfolio of Humana today.  You can see...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Health Net Expands Savings-Focused HMO Plans in California Health Net Expands Savings-Focused HMO Plans in California

Employers now have yet one more plan to look at when evaluating employer based health insurance , a ...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

White House Commission Established to Evaluate Risks and Benefits of Synthetic Genes – Ethics and Safety White House Commission Established to Evaluate Risks and Benefits of Synthetic Genes – Ethics and Safety

Now with the ability of scientists to modify bacteria and other organisms with gene sequencing to a...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Two Private Equity Firms to Buy Medical Care Provider Multiplan – ValuePoint Plan Connects to UnitedHeatlhGroup Two Private Equity Firms to Buy Medical Care Provider Multiplan – ValuePoint Plan Connects to UnitedHeatlhGroup

The deal is worth 3.1 billion so a large acquisition in progress.  Multiplan is the largest independ...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

FDA Reviewing First Shipment of Synthetic Blood From Arteriocyte – Umbilical Cord Yields 20 Units of Blood FDA Reviewing First Shipment of Synthetic Blood From Arteriocyte – Umbilical Cord Yields 20 Units of Blood

This is a DARPA project and the price is a bit steep for $5000.00 per unit right now, but if FDA app...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Whistle Blower Case - National Cardio in Orange County Settles Lawsuit for 3.6 Million – Fraudulent Billing Medicare, TriCare and Health Insurance Carriers Whistle Blower Case - National Cardio in Orange County Settles Lawsuit for 3.6 Million – Fraudulent Billing Medicare, TriCare and Health Insurance Carriers

This is an interesting company whereby the patient would wear the device and send it to National Car...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Face Transplant Includes Tear Ducts That Cry and Chin that Grows Hair - Paris Face Transplant Includes Tear Ducts That Cry and Chin that Grows Hair - Paris

The entire procedure took 24 hours and the patient was one who had a rare genetic disorder with heav...

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Friday, July 09, 2010

Jasmine Substituting for Valium – Has the Same Molecular Mechanisms And Works on Mice – Patented Jasmine Substituting for Valium – Has the Same Molecular Mechanisms And Works on Mice – Patented

The research is strong enough and substantiated to earn a patent for their discovery so in time per...

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Physician Confronts Hospital In Modesto California – Corporate Medicine and The Risk of “At Will” Physician Employees Leads to Endangerment of Patients With Peer and Board Decisions Physician Confronts Hospital In Modesto California – Corporate Medicine and The Risk of “At Will” Physician Employees Leads to Endangerment of Patients With Peer and Board Decisions

This is an interesting case and ruffled feathers along with the facts from what I read here seem to ...

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Recall of Tylenol Expands on Adult Products – Smelly Chemical Issue – Bar Coding with Tags Really Needed To Alleviate Confusion and Problems Finding Products Recall of Tylenol Expands on Adult Products – Smelly Chemical Issue – Bar Coding with Tags Really Needed To Alleviate Confusion and Problems Finding Products

More recalled products and this issue goes back to the adult products that were recalled a while bac...

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Bluegrass Family Health HMO Closes up Shop in Kentucky at the End of the Year 2010 Bluegrass Family Health HMO Closes up Shop in Kentucky at the End of the Year 2010

The smaller HMO/Health insurance firm states they could not compete and find contracts that compete ...

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Merck Set to Close 8 Research and Development Facilities – Kendall Square in Cambridge MA Included Merck Set to Close 8 Research and Development Facilities – Kendall Square in Cambridge MA Included

This is both a continued merging of resources with the purchase of Schering Plough and better utili...

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Domestic Medical Travel Increasing as Hospitals Across The US Begin To Compete for Procedures and Pricing Domestic Medical Travel Increasing as Hospitals Across The US Begin To Compete for Procedures and Pricing

This is a lot better than having to leave the US; however you will still need to see if your health ...

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

MonoSol Rx Announces FDA Approval of Zuplenz® Oral Soluble Film Medication – Stops and Prevents Nausea with Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments MonoSol Rx Announces FDA Approval of Zuplenz® Oral Soluble Film Medication – Stops and Prevents Nausea with Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments

The medication is given in a film format the dissolves in your mouth, thus no need for water.  The d...

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Hospitalist Company (IPC) Designated by Medicare as a “Qualified Registry” for Physician The Hospitalist Company (IPC) Designated by Medicare as a “Qualified Registry” for Physician

In case you have not heard of this company, they provide physicians for hospitals, in other words do...

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Petaluma Health Center Get Loan From United Health Group (Capital Access) Who Purchased Their Tax Exempt Bonds Petaluma Health Center Get Loan From United Health Group (Capital Access) Who Purchased Their Tax Exempt Bonds

Health insurers are now lenders for small financing for capital between $1 and $5 million for smalle...

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
 
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