St. Jude Recalls Introducer Device Used During Interventional Procedures to Implant Catheters in Blood Vessels–Urgent As Defective Devices Could Cause Fatal Bleeding St. Jude Recalls Introducer Device Used During Interventional Procedures to Implant Catheters in Blood Vessels–Urgent As Defective Devices Could Cause Fatal Bleeding

There are just a little over 5000 units to be recalled and this is one more case to where the packag...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shire Stated They Did Submit Info to FDA But Now That They Looked, There’s Not Enough Money In it, So ProAmatine’s Off The Market Shire Stated They Did Submit Info to FDA But Now That They Looked, There’s Not Enough Money In it, So ProAmatine’s Off The Market

Well thank you FDA for bringing this to our attention as clinical trials today versus what they were...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In Hawaii Even Kaiser Has Trouble Making Money And Tough Economic Times Are Felt By All Hospitals on the Islands In Hawaii Even Kaiser Has Trouble Making Money And Tough Economic Times Are Felt By All Hospitals on the Islands

This was one of the headlines back in November of 2009 and it doesn’t look like it is getting a whol...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All 7,500 Walgreens Stores, Clinics and Duane Reade, Offering Flu Shots for Walk Ins and Online Resources Available to Complete Forms Ahead of Time Too All 7,500 Walgreens Stores, Clinics and Duane Reade, Offering Flu Shots for Walk Ins and Online Resources Available to Complete Forms Ahead of Time Too

It looks like Walgreens is going to be up on the flu shots this year which is a good thing as most p...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nation’s Largest Telehealth Network Launches-California Telehealth Network With Governor Schwarzenegger & Aneesh Chopra Nation’s Largest Telehealth Network Launches-California Telehealth Network With Governor Schwarzenegger & Aneesh Chopra

The presentation starts out with Governor Arnold speaking about healthcare and the meaning of techno...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Adult Stem Cells Also May be Cell Of Origin for Lung Cancer–UCLA Study Adult Stem Cells Also May be Cell Of Origin for Lung Cancer–UCLA Study

The tests are indicating that  many if not all cancers are caused by stem cells and if so they could...

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Viagra the Movie Trailer (Video)–The Number One Sales Rep In “Love And Other Drugs” Viagra the Movie Trailer (Video)–The Number One Sales Rep In “Love And Other Drugs”

The trailer looks pretty good and appears to have a lot of humor.  Pfizer had no part in the movie o...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Ingenix Acquires Health Information Exchange Services/EHR Provider Axolotl-United Health Group Behemoth Continues to Grow–Subsidiary Watch Ingenix Acquires Health Information Exchange Services/EHR Provider Axolotl-United Health Group Behemoth Continues to Grow–Subsidiary Watch

It does make one wonder how large can it grow.  United Health Group is certainly growing by leaps an...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

$46 Million in Grants To Help States Regulate High Health Insurance Premiums Hikes–First Stop for the Funds Are New Algorithms & Infrastructure Updates So The Money Works $46 Million in Grants To Help States Regulate High Health Insurance Premiums Hikes–First Stop for the Funds Are New Algorithms & Infrastructure Updates So The Money Works

When you look at how the money can be used, it says it right there, go to the IT folks first otherwi...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Mission Hospital in Orange County Fined $50,000 For Giving Newborn Baby Morphine–Lawsuit Filed By Parents Mission Hospital in Orange County Fined $50,000 For Giving Newborn Baby Morphine–Lawsuit Filed By Parents

The morphine was prescribed for the mother and by mistake the drug was given to the newborn baby.  T...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Medco Buys Medical Research firm United BioSource for $750 million–Subsidiary Watch Medco Buys Medical Research firm United BioSource for $750 million–Subsidiary Watch

The cost of the purchase will help offset what is perhaps being spent outside the company for resear...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

St. Joseph's Hospital To Acquire Physicians Group IMAST–MDs Become Employees of New Group AdvantageHealth Medical Services St. Joseph's Hospital To Acquire Physicians Group IMAST–MDs Become Employees of New Group AdvantageHealth Medical Services

We will probably be seeing  more announcements of such as hospitals and doctors contract together, a...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

In China Laid-Off Bank Workers Refuse to Go Quietly–Not Happy with the Algorithms Taking over Their Jobs–Same Issues Here in the US In China Laid-Off Bank Workers Refuse to Go Quietly–Not Happy with the Algorithms Taking over Their Jobs–Same Issues Here in the US

This is a little off the normal path here, but it shows the power of the banks in China and is well ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

German Information Technology Company, ifa Systems AG Buys US Telehealth Diabetic Eye Care Company in Oklahoma And Opens New US Website for Medical Records German Information Technology Company, ifa Systems AG Buys US Telehealth Diabetic Eye Care Company in Oklahoma And Opens New US Website for Medical Records

The information is sent and analyzed and can be combined with an electronic medical records system. ...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Private Equity Firm Buys Prospect Medical–Southern California HMO/Hospital Management Firm Private Equity Firm Buys Prospect Medical–Southern California HMO/Hospital Management Firm

Once more we are seeing more moving in the direction of private equity investments.  Many of the MDs...

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Monday, August 16, 2010

How To Search This Blog–Update Aug 2010 How To Search This Blog–Update Aug 2010

Sometimes I feel like I keep everyone confused at times, so if I do that my apo logies.  The reason ...

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mix Ups In Biopsy Tests Result in Legal Cases Related to Prostate Cancer Surgeries Mix Ups In Biopsy Tests Result in Legal Cases Related to Prostate Cancer Surgeries

Both situations are sad and the man who had surgery to cure what he was told was prostate cancer is ...

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Sunday, August 15, 2010
 
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