Walgreen Dumps Express Scripts Pharmacy Benefit Manager–Contract Dispute With Reimbursement to Retail Chain Too Low Walgreen Dumps Express Scripts Pharmacy Benefit Manager–Contract Dispute With Reimbursement to Retail Chain Too Low

It’s the same old battle over money and as far as I can remember Express Scripts has a lot of cash b...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Update: UnitedHealthcare Sues Department of Defense Over Tri-Care Contracts–They Said They Would Do This – Is This A Case Of My Algorithms Are Better Than Yours? Update: UnitedHealthcare Sues Department of Defense Over Tri-Care Contracts–They Said They Would Do This – Is This A Case Of My Algorithms Are Better Than Yours?

You have to read the press release and keep in mind this was put out by United HealthCare, so thus I...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Johnson and Johnson Puts Microsoft Tag Bar Codes on Baby Wipes But Can’t Do the Same to Give Consumers the Chance to Find Their FDA Recalls - BarCode Baby Steps? Johnson and Johnson Puts Microsoft Tag Bar Codes on Baby Wipes But Can’t Do the Same to Give Consumers the Chance to Find Their FDA Recalls - BarCode Baby Steps?

This is a step in the right direction but overall, what’s more important, finding recalled drugs and...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Doximity Mobile and Web Secure Network for Doctors To Communicate With Encrypted Two Way Authentication–HIPAA Compliant Texting Doximity Mobile and Web Secure Network for Doctors To Communicate With Encrypted Two Way Authentication–HIPAA Compliant Texting

This is an interesting service and could be very useful and you can watch the video below to see how...

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Insider Trading Not Illegal for Congress and Their Staff–STOCK Act Introduced to Stop Trading on The Congressional Knowledge Act Insider Trading Not Illegal for Congress and Their Staff–STOCK Act Introduced to Stop Trading on The Congressional Knowledge Act

Just a couple months ago insider trading hit the FDA with a chemist making trades and profits with h...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

IBM's Says Watson Technology Not Headed Toward Wall Street Yet, Focusing on Healthcare But Congress Needs it Worse IBM's Says Watson Technology Not Headed Toward Wall Street Yet, Focusing on Healthcare But Congress Needs it Worse

Yes this is a favorite rant here, but it is so true as digital illiteracy is affecting the entire n...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

FICO Credit Score Company Develops New Medication Adherence Scoring Program–Risk Management Assessment Algorithms Created to Derive Profits For Corporations–Fail! FICO Credit Score Company Develops New Medication Adherence Scoring Program–Risk Management Assessment Algorithms Created to Derive Profits For Corporations–Fail!

Ok it’s time for a little straight talk today on analytics.  I am in the technology field and consta...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Man Robs Bank for $1 So He Could Get Healthcare in Prison-Is This What Happened in California Where The Sick are Being Released From Jail Now? Man Robs Bank for $1 So He Could Get Healthcare in Prison-Is This What Happened in California Where The Sick are Being Released From Jail Now?

This is sad indeed, but when incarcerated, they get medical attention.  You can read the rest of the...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

FDA Gives Ok To First Generic Versions of J and J Antibiotic Drug Levaquin (Levofloxacin)–12 Companies Approved Today FDA Gives Ok To First Generic Versions of J and J Antibiotic Drug Levaquin (Levofloxacin)–12 Companies Approved Today

This is pretty major for 12 companies to be approved all at once and you don’t normally see is big l...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Nuance Buys Noterize–A Top Selling Application for the Ipad Nuance Buys Noterize–A Top Selling Application for the Ipad

The first thing to note is that is now gone from the apps store.  Nuance continues it’s roll on bu...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Withings iPhone Blood Pressure Consumer Device Gets Clearance From FDA Withings iPhone Blood Pressure Consumer Device Gets Clearance From FDA

Here’s a little recap below from the CES show where Withings announced the product along with a vide...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Futura Erection-Boosting Condom Gets European CE Approval–To Be Marketed Under Durex Brand Futura Erection-Boosting Condom Gets European CE Approval–To Be Marketed Under Durex Brand

It is a Class III medical device with medicinal substance added.  It will be marketed and sold just ...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

U.S. Medical Marijuana Business Having Issues With Banks–Is This Going to be a Cash Only Business? U.S. Medical Marijuana Business Having Issues With Banks–Is This Going to be a Cash Only Business?

From reading the article below it seems that the conflicts of laws and some not so honest people out...

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Monday, June 20, 2011
 
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