Sanofi (Genzyme) Plans To Appeal FDA Decision to Not Approve Lemtrada For Treatment of Multiple-Sclerosis Sanofi (Genzyme) Plans To Appeal FDA Decision to Not Approve Lemtrada For Treatment of Multiple-Sclerosis

Back in 2012 the FDA did approve another drug from Genzyme, who is owned by Sanofi for the treatment of multiple-sclerosis and the current d...

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Retail DNA SNP Testing Results Compared Can Have A Lot of Variances,  Won’t Be As Accurate As a Full Sequence So Best To Leave It Up to the Professionals.. Retail DNA SNP Testing Results Compared Can Have A Lot of Variances, Won’t Be As Accurate As a Full Sequence So Best To Leave It Up to the Professionals..

The DNA tests the author had done were segments of DNA called SNPs and none were a complete sequence and you can read through her comments a...

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Michelle Snyder, Chief Operating Officer At CMS Who Supervised Roll Out of Healthcare.Gov Announces Retirement, The “Sebelius Syndrome”.. Michelle Snyder, Chief Operating Officer At CMS Who Supervised Roll Out of Healthcare.Gov Announces Retirement, The “Sebelius Syndrome”..

We have one more announcing retirement and 41 years spent at CMS is a long time.  What we are finding out now though is that folks who kind ...

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Ohio State Medical Association Appeal Gets 10 Medical Practices Reinstated With United Healthcare That Had Been Cut From Medicare Advantage Networks Ohio State Medical Association Appeal Gets 10 Medical Practices Reinstated With United Healthcare That Had Been Cut From Medicare Advantage Networks

This is a small number but it’s better than nothing as it looks like the association did their homework with some obvious extreme cases as m...

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Maryland State Insurance Exchange Brings In United Healthcare Subsidiary QSSI To Help Repair The System, Their Main Contractor Is Also Owned By Insurance Company, Insurers Have Truckloads of Subsidiary Companies You May Not Be Aware Of Maryland State Insurance Exchange Brings In United Healthcare Subsidiary QSSI To Help Repair The System, Their Main Contractor Is Also Owned By Insurance Company, Insurers Have Truckloads of Subsidiary Companies You May Not Be Aware Of

For about the last 4 years I have written many, many posts about the subsidiaries of health insurance companies and where they fit in.  As t...

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Medical Society of the State of New York Files Lawsuit Asking Court to Intervene To Prevent United Healthcare From Dropping Around 2000 Doctors From Medicare Plans Medical Society of the State of New York Files Lawsuit Asking Court to Intervene To Prevent United Healthcare From Dropping Around 2000 Doctors From Medicare Plans

This is a bit of an updated as there has already been one lawsuit filed with other states joining in, more information at the link below.  T...

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Former CEO of Pfizer Jeff Kindler Joins Biotech Start Up Centrexion Former CEO of Pfizer Jeff Kindler Joins Biotech Start Up Centrexion

We don’t know much about Centrexion Corporation other than to know it has raised several million.  Dr. Campbell is a professor of Neurologi...

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Hospital Pays For CEO’s Charitable Donations–Reimbursed Like An Expense Account Hospital Pays For CEO’s Charitable Donations–Reimbursed Like An Expense Account

The CEO contributes to the hospital’s foundation and is one of the highest paid public officials and gets more than a million a year in reim...

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas From the Dog…Otto And The Medical Quack Merry Christmas From the Dog…Otto And The Medical Quack

Ok this is the only time of the year I get to do this.  Hope all had a great holiday and this is Otto, my new sentry hard drive guard:) He...

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Edward Snowden Christmas Message: ”Privacy Matters And Allows Us To Be Who We Are and Who We Want To Be” (Video) Edward Snowden Christmas Message: ”Privacy Matters And Allows Us To Be Who We Are and Who We Want To Be” (Video)

This is the Christmas message delivered to the citizens of the UK on Channel 4.   If you have been reading the news, Snowden says his work h...

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dozens Test Positive for Tuberculosis At Las Vegas Hospital Dozens Test Positive for Tuberculosis At Las Vegas Hospital

This occurred in the pediatrics area of Summerlin Hospital and they didn’t realize the woman being treated had TB and died later, and an au...

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Holiday Dinner Party–How The Conversations Change Over the Years As We Get Older! (Funny! And Truthful) Christmas Holiday Dinner Party–How The Conversations Change Over the Years As We Get Older! (Funny! And Truthful)

This is so well done and it’s the truth…I don’t know who did the words to Rudolph for this but they did a real good and factual job.  You ...

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

MasterCard As Well As Other Financial Institutions Using Big Data To Get Into Your “Online Pants” As Many Consumers Seem To Be Accidentally And Inadvertently Leaving Their “Internet Fly” Open MasterCard As Well As Other Financial Institutions Using Big Data To Get Into Your “Online Pants” As Many Consumers Seem To Be Accidentally And Inadvertently Leaving Their “Internet Fly” Open

We all know what that old saying means when someone is trying to get “in to your pants” and now it’s not just people, it’s technology wantin...

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Quantitated Justification For Believing Things That Are Not True And Using Mathematical Processes To Fool Ourselves-The Journalistic Bot Functionality Debuts As Media Can’t Resist the Formulas… Quantitated Justification For Believing Things That Are Not True And Using Mathematical Processes To Fool Ourselves-The Journalistic Bot Functionality Debuts As Media Can’t Resist the Formulas…

We are using math to fool ourselves.  You don’t have to look far to see abuse of formulas and we are seeing this with some big math project...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Hospital Admissions Down to Lowest Levels In A Decade, This Means Re-Admissions Must Be Down As You Have to Admit To Create More Re-Admit Scenarios Hospital Admissions Down to Lowest Levels In A Decade, This Means Re-Admissions Must Be Down As You Have to Admit To Create More Re-Admit Scenarios

Ok so I’m using logic in the headlines here but it’s true.  If you are not admitting as many patients then you can’t be re-admitting as many...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

One Of The Best Uses of Sensors and Devices I Have Seen, The UDD, Urine Detector Device Being Used To Transition Urinals/Elevator Combinations Into Just Elevators At Mass Transit Facilities (Somebody Pissed In Here) One Of The Best Uses of Sensors and Devices I Have Seen, The UDD, Urine Detector Device Being Used To Transition Urinals/Elevator Combinations Into Just Elevators At Mass Transit Facilities (Somebody Pissed In Here)

The video is good and you have a couple riders who talk about before and after the sensors were put in place and there’s plenty of signs it...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Oracle Spends $1.5 Billion To Purchase Marketing Company, Responsys And Will Join Oracle Eloqua Cloud Marketing Service Oracle Spends $1.5 Billion To Purchase Marketing Company, Responsys And Will Join Oracle Eloqua Cloud Marketing Service

This is a big expenditure and if you look at the Responsys website they have some pretty big name clients onboard so in addition to marketin...

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Senator Rockefeller Puts the Data Sellers on Notice–We Need to Index and License All Data Sellers to Include Banks, Insurers And Other Companies In Addition to the Data Brokers.. Senator Rockefeller Puts the Data Sellers on Notice–We Need to Index and License All Data Sellers to Include Banks, Insurers And Other Companies In Addition to the Data Brokers..

"Underbanked consumers"..who created that term, bankers of course.   You hit on one of my campaigns and the poor are hit worse but...

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Friday, December 20, 2013
 
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