Allergan to Buy Map Pharmaceutical Company, Pipeline Includes Inhaled Version of 60 Year Old Drug to Treat Migraines Allergan to Buy Map Pharmaceutical Company, Pipeline Includes Inhaled Version of 60 Year Old Drug to Treat Migraines

There’s more drugs moving towards being inhaled today from treating depression and bi-polar to growt...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“The Untouchables-Too Big to Jail” Frontline Documentary Shows Department of Justice’s Fear of Prosecuting Big Banks–No Confidence In Using Current Day Technologies To Investigate –Video “The Untouchables-Too Big to Jail” Frontline Documentary Shows Department of Justice’s Fear of Prosecuting Big Banks–No Confidence In Using Current Day Technologies To Investigate –Video

This ran on Frontline tonight and to me listening to the DOJ and the man running it was pretty scary...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Glendale Memorial Hospital Announces Layoffs Due To Cuts in Government Insurance and Recession Glendale Memorial Hospital Announces Layoffs Due To Cuts in Government Insurance and Recession

This is the second hospital in the Glendale area to announce layoffs to reduce staff size.  More uni...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MMRGlobal Provides Listing of Health IT Patents As They Pertain to Personal Health Record Technologies MMRGlobal Provides Listing of Health IT Patents As They Pertain to Personal Health Record Technologies

MMRGlobal is a sponsor of the Medical Quack and if you have kept up with a couple of the prior posts you may be aware of the patent licensin...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

United Healthcare Wants to Expand Predictive Modeling for Medicare and Medicaid–Billions in Savings Predicted in Report Only As Good as the Day It Is Published United Healthcare Wants to Expand Predictive Modeling for Medicare and Medicaid–Billions in Savings Predicted in Report Only As Good as the Day It Is Published

We all use predictive analytics and when looking a medical claims to find patterns of abuse and frau...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HHS To Rebrand “Exchanges” as Marketplaces, Guess This Might Help Decipher What It Is As Everyone Wants to Be an “Exchange” for Health Insurance, Those Marketing “Branding” Go Back to the Drawing Board HHS To Rebrand “Exchanges” as Marketplaces, Guess This Might Help Decipher What It Is As Everyone Wants to Be an “Exchange” for Health Insurance, Those Marketing “Branding” Go Back to the Drawing Board

This is kind of interesting and more to confuse the consumer although I understand what is trying to...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

17 Year Old Plays Doctor at Florida Hospital For 9 Days in the ER, Crazy Enough to be Movie, Used Cellphone Medical Apps for His Information Sources –Video 17 Year Old Plays Doctor at Florida Hospital For 9 Days in the ER, Crazy Enough to be Movie, Used Cellphone Medical Apps for His Information Sources –Video

This is a video to watch as he’s a “serial imposter” and does a few other little jobs as well. He h...

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Breath Test May One Day Identify TB and Other Lung Diseases As Strains of Bacteria Have Been Identified With Testing the Breath Exhaled With Lab Mice Breath Test May One Day Identify TB and Other Lung Diseases As Strains of Bacteria Have Been Identified With Testing the Breath Exhaled With Lab Mice

This is still work in progress but it can take the diagnosis time down to a few minutes from taking ...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Uceris, Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis Approved by the FDA Uceris, Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis Approved by the FDA

This is a new option for treatment and is a once a day single pill dose.  The drug has less toxicity...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

FDA Approves Botox to Treat Over Active Bladder Where Drugs Have Not Helped or Patients Lack Tolerance for Other Treatments FDA Approves Botox to Treat Over Active Bladder Where Drugs Have Not Helped or Patients Lack Tolerance for Other Treatments

This appears to be a clearance for addition use as back in 2011 the FDA gave approval for use for p...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Foundation Medicine, Makers of Genetic Cancer Tests Gets Unsolicited Email And Then Investment From Bill Gates Foundation Medicine, Makers of Genetic Cancer Tests Gets Unsolicited Email And Then Investment From Bill Gates

Foundation received an unsolicited email from Bill Gates a few months ago and the CEO wasted no time...

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

FDA Approves NuPathe Skin Patch to Treat Migraines FDA Approves NuPathe Skin Patch to Treat Migraines

It’s not cheap if it is going to be around $59 as the article states that it would be priced around ...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Costco Becomes a Pharmacy Benefit Manager Costco Becomes a Pharmacy Benefit Manager

What a surprise with Costco and the goal here is to increase foot traffic in the stores and to cater...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Does the US Government Need a Department of Modeling and Algorithms–Is Data Addiction and Abuse the Next Up and Coming 12 Step Program, Some Classic Posts & Topics Revisited Does the US Government Need a Department of Modeling and Algorithms–Is Data Addiction and Abuse the Next Up and Coming 12 Step Program, Some Classic Posts & Topics Revisited

These are a couple of posts I made 2 and 3 years ago and I’ll be darned if both of them might have a...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Everybody Wants to be Health Insurance Exchange, Wal-Mart Considering the Idea for Small Companies And Oracle Can Sell You a Software Exchange Platform Everybody Wants to be Health Insurance Exchange, Wal-Mart Considering the Idea for Small Companies And Oracle Can Sell You a Software Exchange Platform

Oh boy is the exchange field for health insurance starting to get a little crowded here and now one...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

New HIPAA Omnibus Rules Certainly Encourage the Use of a Personal Health Record for Patients With Getting Copies of Their Medical Records New HIPAA Omnibus Rules Certainly Encourage the Use of a Personal Health Record for Patients With Getting Copies of Their Medical Records

I read through a few of the comments here that relate to PHRs and I have been covering the technolog...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Bio Hacking Where Amateurs Get to Tinker, Take Classes and Learn “DIYbio” Labs TED Video Bio Hacking Where Amateurs Get to Tinker, Take Classes and Learn “DIYbio” Labs TED Video

Genspace lab in Brooklyn (non profit) was created so novices and beginners could tinker, take class...

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Friday, January 18, 2013

United Healthcare States They Will Pick and Choose Health Insurance Exchanges Where They Participate, As They Algorithmically Model Where Profitability Will Exist and Allow for the Creation of Additional Analytics United Healthcare States They Will Pick and Choose Health Insurance Exchanges Where They Participate, As They Algorithmically Model Where Profitability Will Exist and Allow for the Creation of Additional Analytics

It’s all about money and this pretty much says it all.  When you look and compare health insurance c...

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Friday, January 18, 2013
 
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