Montana Votes To Deny State’s Department of Health and Human Services From Accepting Federal Funding For Medical Records Montana Votes To Deny State’s Department of Health and Human Services From Accepting Federal Funding For Medical Records

The Governor has stepped in here with urging the lawmakers to reconsider their refusal as hospitals ...

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stem Cell Trial Reports Success With Cardiovascular Repair With Reducing Size of Enlarged Heart and Increased Ability to Pump Blood Stem Cell Trial Reports Success With Cardiovascular Repair With Reducing Size of Enlarged Heart and Increased Ability to Pump Blood

This is amazing what stem cells are doing in the field of cardiology.  One patient in the trial refe...

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Oklahoma And Minnesota Legislatures Pass Bills to Prohibit Embryonic Stem Cell Research–Algorithm-Centric Laws Needed Oklahoma And Minnesota Legislatures Pass Bills to Prohibit Embryonic Stem Cell Research–Algorithm-Centric Laws Needed

In the news both states have passed laws to prohibit stem cell research, but the laws are not specif...

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hospital Using Kinect Technology In the Operating Room To View and Manipulate Imaging-Saves Having to Rescrub! (Video) Hospital Using Kinect Technology In the Operating Room To View and Manipulate Imaging-Saves Having to Rescrub! (Video)

No this not using Kinect to do the surgery, but rather to use gestures (which means they don’t have ...

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Drivers From Stolen Pfizer Shipments in Russia Have Been Missing-Found Unharmed Drivers From Stolen Pfizer Shipments in Russia Have Been Missing-Found Unharmed

In my former life in logistics, this is huge problem and from what I read today the shift from hijac...

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Jude Medical CEO Arrested in India For Allegedly Being in Possession of a Live Cartridge St. Jude Medical CEO Arrested in India For Allegedly Being in Possession of a Live Cartridge

What he had was one single shell left in an item of his clothing so it looks like the security was d...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Nevada Doctor's License Suspended for Re-Using Medical Devices Endocavity Needle Guides for Biopsies Nevada Doctor's License Suspended for Re-Using Medical Devices Endocavity Needle Guides for Biopsies

There were a lot of nice comments about the doctor on the page but re-using equipment as such as we...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Radioactive Boars Roam Through Germany-Long Time Effects of Chernobyl Radioactive Boars Roam Through Germany-Long Time Effects of Chernobyl

Sometimes even long after exposure, some things can linger for years, such as the wild boars in Germ...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

LA Clippers Team Members Chipped in to Pay for Coach’s Treatment for Prostate Cancer When the Team Owner Declined Coverage LA Clippers Team Members Chipped in to Pay for Coach’s Treatment for Prostate Cancer When the Team Owner Declined Coverage

The Clippers, as stated in this article play in a rent-free arena in Los Angeles and with any profes...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dendritic Cell Vaccine Study Identifies Subset of Patients More Likely to Respond to Immunotherapy Dendritic Cell Vaccine Study Identifies Subset of Patients More Likely to Respond to Immunotherapy

If you have read any of the news over the last few years about Dendreon and Provenge, then this ...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Blue Shield Cancels May 1st Rate Increase in California And States Premiums Rates Will Remain Without Change This Year Blue Shield Cancels May 1st Rate Increase in California And States Premiums Rates Will Remain Without Change This Year

Thank goodness for small favors I might say.  Earlier this year in January Blue Shield jumped right ...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Female Patient Claims Rape by Hospital Employee in the ER Room in the OC Female Patient Claims Rape by Hospital Employee in the ER Room in the OC

This is still under investigation and St. Joseph’s is a great hospital but there are bad eggs workin...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SoundBite™ Hearing System Gets European CE Mark–Wireless Hearing Aid That Attaches to Your Teeth SoundBite™ Hearing System Gets European CE Mark–Wireless Hearing Aid That Attaches to Your Teeth

So far in the US, no FDA approval yet.  This is an interesting device as there are 2 parts, one behi...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

QualityMetric/Ingenix (United HealthCare) Receives Patent for Patient Health Survey Algorithms-Subsidiary Watch QualityMetric/Ingenix (United HealthCare) Receives Patent for Patient Health Survey Algorithms-Subsidiary Watch

There’s money in those algorithms or intellectual property as it is generally called.  This patent i...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MediSys Chief  Fired by Hospital Board- CEO and 2 State Senators Charged with Bribery MediSys Chief Fired by Hospital Board- CEO and 2 State Senators Charged with Bribery

In case you missed the news last week, more at the link below.  MediSys is one of the largest Medica...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Snake Bites Model’s Breast and Dies of Silicone Poisoning (Video) Snake Bites Model’s Breast and Dies of Silicone Poisoning (Video)

The model was from Israel and was handling the snake and gave it a kiss on the mouth and I guess the...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Two Sisters on the HHS Most Wanted List For Medicare Fraud Captured in Columbia Boarding a Plane Two Sisters on the HHS Most Wanted List For Medicare Fraud Captured in Columbia Boarding a Plane

Their crimes go back to Detroit for the tune of around $4 million in billing Medicare for drug thera...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Aflac Duck Gets Fired -“I Want A New Duck” (Video) Aflac Duck Gets Fired -“I Want A New Duck” (Video)

I could help this case and perhaps the duck may get his job back.  If you have not read the news yet...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Counterfeit Drug Factories Outside the US-60 Minutes Reports (Video)-Solution With Bar Codes for Pharma, FDA, DEA, Medical Devices Counterfeit Drug Factories Outside the US-60 Minutes Reports (Video)-Solution With Bar Codes for Pharma, FDA, DEA, Medical Devices

If you are a regular reader here then you might be aware of my little campaign and perhaps have even...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FDA Fast Track Approval of Pre Natal Drug Turns KV Pharmaceutical into a Greedy Money Machine With Pricing for Makena FDA Fast Track Approval of Pre Natal Drug Turns KV Pharmaceutical into a Greedy Money Machine With Pricing for Makena

As the article states this injection, when compounded by local pharmacies used to cost around $10 an...

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Monday, March 14, 2011
 
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