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 a cause.  As you can read below the stud...

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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

Heart Headed for Transplant Dropped On the Street Along the Way, But Recovered Quickly and Patient Received Her Heart–Video Heart Headed for Transplant Dropped On the Street Along the Way, But Recovered Quickly and Patient Received Her Heart–Video

Who was here I wonder to capture this video?  How did the reporters zero in on this one. This goes to show how resilient the human body is, ...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Abbott Labs To Lay Off Close to 700–Big Impact At Vascular Stent Manufacturing Plant in Temecula, California Abbott Labs To Lay Off Close to 700–Big Impact At Vascular Stent Manufacturing Plant in Temecula, California

It was just a few months ago that the company announced they were splitting the device and the drug ...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jon Stewart Talks Affordable Care Plan And Exchanges With HHS Secretary Sebelius –” It’s Still Not Affordable Yet” Jon Stewart Talks Affordable Care Plan And Exchanges With HHS Secretary Sebelius –” It’s Still Not Affordable Yet”

This is not Jon’s usual rhetoric but is very tame and is more informative.  He puts her on the spot ...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Aviation Safeguards Company-Services Big Airlines With Skycaps, Wheelchair Assistants and Security at LAX Dumping All Healthcare Benefits for Employees February 1st 2012 Aviation Safeguards Company-Services Big Airlines With Skycaps, Wheelchair Assistants and Security at LAX Dumping All Healthcare Benefits for Employees February 1st 2012

This is not good news for the employees who service major airlines who are seeing big profits so nex...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Israeli Family Doctors Concerned That Internet Medicine Is Causing a Dramatic Turn for the Worse With Doctor-Patient Relationships Using Expanded HMO Services Israeli Family Doctors Concerned That Internet Medicine Is Causing a Dramatic Turn for the Worse With Doctor-Patient Relationships Using Expanded HMO Services

I think we hear the same thing here in the US as this is all pretty new technology and they make som...

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Catholic Healthcare West Ending It’s Affiliation With the Catholic Church–Changing It’s Name Catholic Healthcare West Ending It’s Affiliation With the Catholic Church–Changing It’s Name

Back in December of 2010 we had the hospital in Phoenix who “lost their religion” over a procedure t...

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Presidential Medical Formula–Self Contained Medical Clinics All Controlled Remotely By Doctors Located in Residences and Ocean Containers The Presidential Medical Formula–Self Contained Medical Clinics All Controlled Remotely By Doctors Located in Residences and Ocean Containers

This is a pretty neat concept and not without cost something of a special feature here at the Medica...

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Sunday, January 22, 2012
 
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