Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant Gets FDA Approval To Begin Pivotal Clinical Trial Inspire Sleep Apnea Implant Gets FDA Approval To Begin Pivotal Clinical Trial

The trial will be carried out at several locations and Inspire is a spinoff of Medtronic.  The constant interruption of sleep can lead to ca...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Malpractice Insurers Getting Nervous as Better Documented Records from Providers and Empowered Patients Emerge Malpractice Insurers Getting Nervous as Better Documented Records from Providers and Empowered Patients Emerge

This is a bit of a switch but it is the market that is being created with better documentation and there are fears now that lawsuits could g...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Subsidiary to Acquire Pharmacy OneSource–Hospital Software as a Service Wolters Kluwer Subsidiary to Acquire Pharmacy OneSource–Hospital Software as a Service

This is a good sign with some consolidation.  We have more software available for sale and if we could cut down on all the systems available...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thomson Reuters Buys GeneGo Biology Solutions Thomson Reuters Buys GeneGo Biology Solutions

GeneGo’s customers are Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies as well as academic and government institutions such as FDA, NIH and EPA.  The c...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Healthcare Reform Survey Finds That 74% of Physicians Will Retire, Work Part-time, Or Seek Other Alternatives Healthcare Reform Survey Finds That 74% of Physicians Will Retire, Work Part-time, Or Seek Other Alternatives

Only a little over a quarter of the doctors surveyed (2400) said they would run business as usual.  Cash only practices could be established...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

X-spine Announces New FDA Product Approval for Spinal Fusion–Minimally Invasive X-spine Announces New FDA Product Approval for Spinal Fusion–Minimally Invasive

Everybody knows someone with back problems and/or injuries and now technology has so many different solutions from implants to devices that ...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

China Slashes Roche, Bristol-Myers, Pfizer, Lilly, Novartis, Takeda and More Pharma Companies to Save Money China Slashes Roche, Bristol-Myers, Pfizer, Lilly, Novartis, Takeda and More Pharma Companies to Save Money

What novel idea and wonder why we haven’t tried something like that here in the US <grin>.  China is set to be the second largest worl...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Goldman Code-Theft Trial Begins–Did The Stolen Code Have The Potential to Create Algorithms for High Frequency Trading Goldman Code-Theft Trial Begins–Did The Stolen Code Have The Potential to Create Algorithms for High Frequency Trading

If you read here at the Medical Quack often enough you have to see that word, “algorithms” stare you in the face every time you visit here a...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SEEDIE Begins Process of Certifying EHR Vendor Salespeople (Humor) SEEDIE Begins Process of Certifying EHR Vendor Salespeople (Humor)

I like these folks and their satire is getting closer to the truth all the time!  I do agree with a lot of this though with the complicated ...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SoCal Hospital Workers Plan to Stage a 24 Hour Walk Out Later This Week–Breakdown of Negotiations With HCA For Profit Owner- Its Not Money But Rather Working Conditions SoCal Hospital Workers Plan to Stage a 24 Hour Walk Out Later This Week–Breakdown of Negotiations With HCA For Profit Owner- Its Not Money But Rather Working Conditions

As I am reading the content here, this breakdown and potential strike issue is about “working conditions” and not benefits and money.  Hospi...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lenovo Touch Screen M90Z Computer Give-A-Way-Enter At the Medical Quack On December 5th-9th Lenovo Touch Screen M90Z Computer Give-A-Way-Enter At the Medical Quack On December 5th-9th

This will be your chance to to win a brand new Lenovo Touch Screen M90Z touch screen computer.  The contest comes in 2 parts, one for an i...

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cardinal Health Acquires  Zuellig Pharma in China–Their Largest Pharmaceutical Importer Cardinal Health Acquires Zuellig Pharma in China–Their Largest Pharmaceutical Importer

This is a major acquisition and just less than a couple weeks ago Cardinal purchased Kinray in New York for 1.3 billion who is a leading pha...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Along With the Clouds Comes Water Cooled Servers- They are Green and Coming Back Along With the Clouds Comes Water Cooled Servers- They are Green and Coming Back

This is a little off the normal topics here but I found it interesting that the example here, Citibank is “bringing the plumber back” as the...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

California Fines Health Insurance Carriers for Underpayment and Delay of Claims-Should Fine Congress for the Medicare Delay In June-Having to Resubmit Claims There Too California Fines Health Insurance Carriers for Underpayment and Delay of Claims-Should Fine Congress for the Medicare Delay In June-Having to Resubmit Claims There Too

Pay and continue to pass go certainly seems to be the rules of the game today.   All the major health insurers in California took at hit it ...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Spray On Stem Cells for Treating Burns and Open Wounds–Regenerative Medicine Spray On Stem Cells for Treating Burns and Open Wounds–Regenerative Medicine

This is a neat story and technology.  According to the video the mixture looks like Jello and is sprayed on.  The woman patient is a diabeti...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

UnitedHealthcare Begins Pharmacy Saver for Medicare Plan Members January 1st-Better Record Tracking for Compliance at $2.00 For Generic Drugs or Existing Co-Pay UnitedHealthcare Begins Pharmacy Saver for Medicare Plan Members January 1st-Better Record Tracking for Compliance at $2.00 For Generic Drugs or Existing Co-Pay

Here we go again, half off of the $4.00 prescriptions already offered by Kroger, Walmart and others.  This may not sound like a big deal if ...

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Monday, November 29, 2010
 
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