Some US Pharmacies Sell Inventories to Gray Markets and Huge Profits are Made When Hospitals Buy As There is No Alternative For Life Saving Treatments Some US Pharmacies Sell Inventories to Gray Markets and Huge Profits are Made When Hospitals Buy As There is No Alternative For Life Saving Treatments

Five drugs normally costing $10-$20 were regularly marked up to prices of $200 or more through the gray market was found by an investigation...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Laws and Benefits Take Effect August 1st For Women, GOP Still Wants To Repeal Healthcare Law And Their  “Default Topic of Abortions” Prevails–Update Law, Not Total Repeal As It Can’t Be Done New Laws and Benefits Take Effect August 1st For Women, GOP Still Wants To Repeal Healthcare Law And Their “Default Topic of Abortions” Prevails–Update Law, Not Total Repeal As It Can’t Be Done

  Here we go again with a law that needs amendments and changes and that is not due to the fact that it was a bad law, it’s good law, bu...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

FDA Approves the Ingestible Smart Pill “ChipSkin”–Part of the Proteus Wireless Monitoring System that Currently Uses Patches For Heart Rate Monitoring FDA Approves the Ingestible Smart Pill “ChipSkin”–Part of the Proteus Wireless Monitoring System that Currently Uses Patches For Heart Rate Monitoring

This may sound a little confusing as the monitoring system and the smart pill received separate approvals from the FDA.  There’s also a sma...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Advertising Reaches a New Low–Marketing Campaigns to Promote Walgreens Private Label Drugs and Products at BlogHer Conference –Commentary Advertising Reaches a New Low–Marketing Campaigns to Promote Walgreens Private Label Drugs and Products at BlogHer Conference –Commentary

This is a new low in my terms and shows how bad some marketing has become.  Below in italics is an email I received today promoting the Blog...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Investigation Continues With Radiology Technologist Accused of Infecting Dozens of Patients With Hepatitis C in a Long List of Hospitals Where He Worked Investigation Continues With Radiology Technologist Accused of Infecting Dozens of Patients With Hepatitis C in a Long List of Hospitals Where He Worked

This is just scary as to how long he was able to go and how many hospitals he worked at the the cath lab.  He was taking the pain killing d...

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Accretive Health Barred From Operating In Minnesota for Two to Six Years–One 3rd Party Collection Agent Patients Won’t Have to Deal With at the Hospital For A While… Accretive Health Barred From Operating In Minnesota for Two to Six Years–One 3rd Party Collection Agent Patients Won’t Have to Deal With at the Hospital For A While…

If you forget how this all was started it was due to a stolen computer with company personnel sharing actual patient data with investors on ...

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Dendreon to Close New Jersey Plant and Cut 600 Jobs Dendreon to Close New Jersey Plant and Cut 600 Jobs

Sad ending to all the politics and investing stories that took place over this company and it’s not going anywhere but things will be much ...

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Black Hat Conference Shows How Biometric  Identification Can Be Fooled and Hacked  With Duplicating the Actual Iris–Some Healthcare Entities Are Using Eye Identification for Medical Records Black Hat Conference Shows How Biometric Identification Can Be Fooled and Hacked With Duplicating the Actual Iris–Some Healthcare Entities Are Using Eye Identification for Medical Records

This is something worth paying attention to for sure and is not a panic to think that all systems currently using such systems are a failure...

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics Celebrate the NHS–One of Britain's Greatest Accomplishments With Free Healthcare for All- A Message Sent to the US As Patients Here Struggle With Algorithms, Math and Contracts To Receive Care? Olympics Celebrate the NHS–One of Britain's Greatest Accomplishments With Free Healthcare for All- A Message Sent to the US As Patients Here Struggle With Algorithms, Math and Contracts To Receive Care?

If you have not caught any of the opening events these videos show how proud the UK is of their National Health System as being one of the...

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cook Medical Cancels Plans for Factory Expansions–We Need Companies That Create Tangible Products As They Create Jobs–Tax The Data Sellers/Brokers Who Make Billions With Data Mining “Killer Algorithms” And Give the Device Companies a Break Cook Medical Cancels Plans for Factory Expansions–We Need Companies That Create Tangible Products As They Create Jobs–Tax The Data Sellers/Brokers Who Make Billions With Data Mining “Killer Algorithms” And Give the Device Companies a Break

Yes I have said this many times and those folks with a few geeks that mine data, to include banks, social networks, high frequency traders, ...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Florida Pharmacy Association Suing the State As Medicaid Patients Can No Longer Use Pharmacy of Their Choice With Amerigroup HMO Contract Florida Pharmacy Association Suing the State As Medicaid Patients Can No Longer Use Pharmacy of Their Choice With Amerigroup HMO Contract

Here we go again with the battle of the contracts and restricting patients to where they can and can’t go.  When all of this started it was ...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

FDA Approves Prescription Fish Oil Pill to Treat High Triglycerides–Vascepa FDA Approves Prescription Fish Oil Pill to Treat High Triglycerides–Vascepa

Amarin is the pharmaceutical company that makes the pill.  Patients who have fish or shell fish issues are advised to be careful.  More info...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

MMRGlobal Expands Outreach to Asia and UK With MyMedicalRecords PHR Services (Personal Health Records)–Sponsor News MMRGlobal Expands Outreach to Asia and UK With MyMedicalRecords PHR Services (Personal Health Records)–Sponsor News

If you read my post earlier this week, MyMedicalRecords is a brand new sponsor at the Medical Quack and this makes sense as there’s a lot o...

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Friday, July 27, 2012

The Institute for Research on “Humanism in Medicine” Created by The Gold Foundation–To Better Define the Role of Compassion, Altruism, and Respect To Support the Importance of the Doctor/Patient Relationship The Institute for Research on “Humanism in Medicine” Created by The Gold Foundation–To Better Define the Role of Compassion, Altruism, and Respect To Support the Importance of the Doctor/Patient Relationship

Now this is a bit long over due but very welcome in my opinion.  The Institute for Humanism is concerned that the Affordable Care Act will d...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cerner EHR Remote Hosting Service Goes Down This Week for Several Hours Causes Concern For Hospitals and Physician’s Offices Across the US Cerner EHR Remote Hosting Service Goes Down This Week for Several Hours Causes Concern For Hospitals and Physician’s Offices Across the US

How safe is the cloud?  The good news is that like any of the other outages it was restored and some hospitals reported they were not able t...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Medicaid Cuts Take Place in 13 States in Order to Balance Budgets–Business Intelligence Algorithm Shift of Dollars and Cents Medicaid Cuts Take Place in 13 States in Order to Balance Budgets–Business Intelligence Algorithm Shift of Dollars and Cents

These are a few of the highlighted areas.  Thank goodness California doctors were not cut anymore as it’s so hard to find MDs who still take...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Health Insurance Companies Continue to Outsource Jobs Overseas With Large Focus on the Philippines–Subsidiary Watch Health Insurance Companies Continue to Outsource Jobs Overseas With Large Focus on the Philippines–Subsidiary Watch

The mention in this article is WellPoint and their subsidiary company Radiant Services which has moved many of their jobs overseas.  Also to...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hospitals Forgive Medical Care Bills for Victims of Aurora Theater Shooting–No Release Yet on How Many Victims Have Insurance Coverage And What Type of Coverage They Have Hospitals Forgive Medical Care Bills for Victims of Aurora Theater Shooting–No Release Yet on How Many Victims Have Insurance Coverage And What Type of Coverage They Have

This article makes some pretty strong statements and for good reason.  What about those who are not involved in a tragedy as such?  Granted ...

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

First Robotic Assisted System for Coronary Artery Stent Procedures Cleared by the FDA–Interventional Cardiology/Radiology First Robotic Assisted System for Coronary Artery Stent Procedures Cleared by the FDA–Interventional Cardiology/Radiology

If you have seen the daVinci robot then this one will look a bit similar as far as the interventional cardiologist or radiologist being seat...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 
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