FDA Approves Roche/Genentech Drug Erivedge to Treat Advanced Skin Cancer Not Treatable with Surgery FDA Approves Roche/Genentech Drug Erivedge to Treat Advanced Skin Cancer Not Treatable with Surgery

Basal cell carcinoma is rarely fatal and in many cases surgery is the cure but in some patients is c...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

California Federal Judge Issues Tentative Rule that Blocks Cutting Medicaid Payments California Federal Judge Issues Tentative Rule that Blocks Cutting Medicaid Payments

In November of last year the CHA also filed suit against the cutting of Medicaid in California.  Do ...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Komen Foundation Cuts of Funds to Planned Parenthood - Wall Street Was Lit up in “Pink” Last Week For Fund Raising from Hedge Funds and Other Financial Companies Komen Foundation Cuts of Funds to Planned Parenthood - Wall Street Was Lit up in “Pink” Last Week For Fund Raising from Hedge Funds and Other Financial Companies

This makes you wonder where in the world philanthropy is going today and how much will remain.  The ...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Freddie Mac Found to be Betting Against Home Owners Being Able to Refinance - “Attack of the Killer Algorithms” On Consumers Part Nine–Home Mortgage Style Freddie Mac Found to be Betting Against Home Owners Being Able to Refinance - “Attack of the Killer Algorithms” On Consumers Part Nine–Home Mortgage Style

Ok in the real world today everyone lives off of behavioral analytics so of course they might just ...

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

State of Virginia Attaches Amendment to Bill Requiring Women to Have an Ultrasound Before an Abortion That Requires Men to Have A Rectal Exam Before Obtaining A Prescription For Erectile Dysfunction Drugs State of Virginia Attaches Amendment to Bill Requiring Women to Have an Ultrasound Before an Abortion That Requires Men to Have A Rectal Exam Before Obtaining A Prescription For Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Here we are back to the old “default” topic of the digital illiterates, abortions and this is pretty...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Context is Everything–More About the Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception–Professor Siefe Lecture Given at Google’s New York Office–Big Healthcare Focus Context is Everything–More About the Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception–Professor Siefe Lecture Given at Google’s New York Office–Big Healthcare Focus

A great video from Charlie Siefe, Professor at NYU and in his talk at Google.  If you read here enou...

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Monday, January 30, 2012

GE Discontinues Centricity Advance EHR for Small Practices GE Discontinues Centricity Advance EHR for Small Practices

Doctors using the current Centricity for small practices will have to upgrade and of course I’m sure...

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nurse At Arizona Hospital Has Licensed Threatened And Was Fired for Educating Patient on Hospice Care–If You Are A Nurse or a Patient Be Sure and Read This One Nurse At Arizona Hospital Has Licensed Threatened And Was Fired for Educating Patient on Hospice Care–If You Are A Nurse or a Patient Be Sure and Read This One

This is a post from the Nerdy Nurse and really you must read the entire article and see what has ha...

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

FTC Says No to Omnicare Take Over of PharMerica and Files Lawsuit to Block as The Combined Company Would Control 60% of Drugs Supplied to Nursing Homes FTC Says No to Omnicare Take Over of PharMerica and Files Lawsuit to Block as The Combined Company Would Control 60% of Drugs Supplied to Nursing Homes

Omnicare on its own had revenues of over $6 billion and Pharmericas is just under 2 billion so this ...

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

FDA Approves First and Only Weekly Diabetes 2 Shot Therapy in the US FDA Approves First and Only Weekly Diabetes 2 Shot Therapy in the US

Bydureon took three tries to make it through approval with the FDA.  The active ingredient comes fro...

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Aneesh Chopra US Chief Technology Officer Resigns to Possibly Pursue A Political Career Aneesh Chopra US Chief Technology Officer Resigns to Possibly Pursue A Political Career

Well here’s one more and Mr. Chopra was good and got everybody motivated but time to move into the n...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Over 100 Cardiac Patients in Pakistan Have Died from Tainted Heart Medicine Over 100 Cardiac Patients in Pakistan Have Died from Tainted Heart Medicine

This is sad and scary and makes you appreciate the FDA for sure.  I read elsewhere that the chemical...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Wellpoint to Begin Paying Family Practice Doctors a “Little” More–Enough to Make A Difference? Pay For Their Full Time Billing Expenses and A Lot of Doctors Would Happy Wellpoint to Begin Paying Family Practice Doctors a “Little” More–Enough to Make A Difference? Pay For Their Full Time Billing Expenses and A Lot of Doctors Would Happy

Ok so I made my point in the title and this article too dissects the potential demographics of the s...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

California Legislature Urging Health Insurance Companies to Cover Chemotherapy–Especially With Breast Cancer Treatments California Legislature Urging Health Insurance Companies to Cover Chemotherapy–Especially With Breast Cancer Treatments

The bill in the legislature will force insurance companies to cover oral cancer chemotherapy instead...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Stem Cells Used to Build a Better Reconstructed Rat Penis Stem Cells Used to Build a Better Reconstructed Rat Penis

The article states this is clearly for reconstruction and not for growing one from scratch.  The nex...

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Morgellons Disease Study Comes Up Empty With Finding a Cause–But Still Exists In Patients Minds Morgellons Disease Study Comes Up Empty With Finding a Cause–But Still Exists In Patients Minds

Kaiser Permanente finally finished the study requested by the CDC and there was nothing to indicate ...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

FDA Approves Picato Topical Skin Gel For Treatment of Actinic Keratosis Which Can Lead to Skin Cancer FDA Approves Picato Topical Skin Gel For Treatment of Actinic Keratosis Which Can Lead to Skin Cancer

This is great news as it can be used for as little as 2 or 3 days and be effective as you don’t real...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hospital To Pay Garth Brooks $1 Million For Not Building Woman’s Health Center In Honor of His Mother With His $500,000 Donation Hospital To Pay Garth Brooks $1 Million For Not Building Woman’s Health Center In Honor of His Mother With His $500,000 Donation

This is a strange case indeed but with half a million dollars and no name anywhere for Mom, I guess ...

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bill Gates Speak About Challenges of Global Health - Healthcare Budgets in the US - Video Bill Gates Speak About Challenges of Global Health - Healthcare Budgets in the US - Video

The Wall Street Journal caught up with Bill Gates on his way to Davos and talks about quite a few he...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
 
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