AMA Will Help you Choose and Learn About E-Prescribing AMA Will Help you Choose and Learn About E-Prescribing

Well if you have not located enough information yet, the AMA has a web based tool for you to compare systems and prices.  I didn’t see any ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

One Woman’s Battle with Ingenix Who Has Cancer One Woman’s Battle with Ingenix Who Has Cancer

The Ingenix data base story has now graduated up to ABC News.  They also provide other services to insurers and provide your prescription d...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sensei® Robotic Catheter System Does Heart Surgery at Scripps in San Diego Sensei® Robotic Catheter System Does Heart Surgery at Scripps in San Diego

This is a case where you may want your interventional radiologist and/or cardiologist close at hand, literally.  This robot from Hansen is a...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

President Obama Gets Interrupted by a Duck – Cell Phone That Is President Obama Gets Interrupted by a Duck – Cell Phone That Is

Well obviously I don’t have the market cornered on this one, but yes I do have a cell phone that quacks, but being my last name is “Duck”, ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Johnson and Johnson and Abbott Labs – Battle for Intellectual Property Solved – Expensive for Abbott Johnson and Johnson and Abbott Labs – Battle for Intellectual Property Solved – Expensive for Abbott

Legal suits are still ramped with drug companies in the court rooms, this one has to be one of the largest settlements I am aware of, over ...

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Courts Charge Mother With Neglect – Failing to Control Son’s Weight of 555 Pounds Courts Charge Mother With Neglect – Failing to Control Son’s Weight of 555 Pounds

5 to 10 years for obesity or child neglect is the potential sentence if convicted for the mother.  She was instructed to bring her son in f...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

California Insurance Commissioner Want to Know How Much Money Insurers have invested in Iran California Insurance Commissioner Want to Know How Much Money Insurers have invested in Iran

This could be interesting to see what comes to table from the inquisition as such are considered illegal, and then again what if none are r...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Support for PHRs gaining ground in the UK – Cost, Privacy and Ownership Leading Factors Support for PHRs gaining ground in the UK – Cost, Privacy and Ownership Leading Factors

The government in the UK is looking at cost as well and the anticipated cost of expanding the data facilities of the NHS.  This report stat...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Teva, Antares get FDA Approval for Growth Hormone Needle Free Device Teva, Antares get FDA Approval for Growth Hormone Needle Free Device

This has been a pain for kids with injections, so it looks like soon kids will have a choice.  Antares has several devices on the site, one ...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Heart Stem Cell Trial at Cedars Sinai – Patient’s Own Cells Injected to Reverse Heart Attack Damage Heart Stem Cell Trial at Cedars Sinai – Patient’s Own Cells Injected to Reverse Heart Attack Damage

Finally the work and benefits of stem cells are beginning to evolve around us.  The patient had a heart attack, had permanent damage and by ...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Medtronic Pacemaker that can allow an MRI Procedure approved in Europe Medtronic Pacemaker that can allow an MRI Procedure approved in Europe

Finally, but not here in the US yet, a pacemaker that will allow a patient to have an MRI.  No word on how long before we may see FDA appro...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy– Interview with Dr. Erika Schwartz Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy– Interview with Dr. Erika Schwartz

I had the opportunity to chat with Dr. Erika Schwartz recently about Bio Identical Hormone Therapy, one of the foremost experts in the...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Receives FDA Clearance – Cardiac Arrest LUCAS 2 Chest Compression Receives FDA Clearance – Cardiac Arrest

The device is expected to be available for purchase this fall.  It is battery powered and can be life saving.  With the Michael Jackson’s lo...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Have Acne, Accutane Won’t be a Choice for Treatment as Roche has pulled the drug from the US Market Have Acne, Accutane Won’t be a Choice for Treatment as Roche has pulled the drug from the US Market

The drug was not withdrawn for not working, more so due to lawsuits and side effects, depression for one.  As noted below, the US is not the...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

High Blood Pressure Bluetooth Remote Health Monitor, Glucose Monitor and more – Ideal Life High Blood Pressure Bluetooth Remote Health Monitor, Glucose Monitor and more – Ideal Life

This company has a few new wireless data reporting medical devices.  The one mentioned in the study was the blood pressure device.  These d...

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Inhaled growth hormone safe for children - Study Inhaled growth hormone safe for children - Study

We are beginning to see more “inhalable” drugs coming on the scene and this is one more that was a small trial, for kids it sure beats havi...

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Antiperspirants are Considered a Drug by the FDA – Recent Study looks at a connection possible between breast and prostate cancer Antiperspirants are Considered a Drug by the FDA – Recent Study looks at a connection possible between breast and prostate cancer

The basis of the study is interference of an underarm endocrine organ by antiperspirants, which by the way are considered a “drug” by the F...

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Survey in the UK shows Most are Worried about cuts at the NHS Survey in the UK shows Most are Worried about cuts at the NHS

Some of those in the survey said raise taxes to protect the NHS and cut back in other areas.  There were mixed reactions too about private ...

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hand Held Electrocardiogram (ECG) Device – Add 2 Drops to the Device and Send the Information to the Cardiologist or Physician (No paper required) Hand Held Electrocardiogram (ECG) Device – Add 2 Drops to the Device and Send the Information to the Cardiologist or Physician (No paper required)

What won’t we be doing with a portable electronic medical device in the future?  This looks interesting enough and certainly portable.  It ...

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Sunday, June 28, 2009
 
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