Remember the Billionaire’s Summit in May 2009 – Oprah Did a Lot of Listening It Was Reported and She’s on Fire Today With Technology Remember the Billionaire’s Summit in May 2009 – Oprah Did a Lot of Listening It Was Reported and She’s on Fire Today With Technology

The meeting was held almost a year ago, but stop and take a look at what Oprah has going on these days.  Have you noticed the use of Skype ...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

The FDA Wants A Price Increase Too – User Fees for Medical Device Companies The FDA Wants A Price Increase Too – User Fees for Medical Device Companies

Small businesses are still given a break for first time applications .  Their fiscal year begins in October so if passed, the new rates cou...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Insurer Refuses to Pay for Credit Monitoring Services Given to University of Utah Patients Who’s Records Were Stolen – The Expensive Credit Monitoring Service Provided Bill of $2.5 Million Insurer Refuses to Pay for Credit Monitoring Services Given to University of Utah Patients Who’s Records Were Stolen – The Expensive Credit Monitoring Service Provided Bill of $2.5 Million

Ok this is not a small physician’s office who incurred the breach, which was solved and records returned, but in the meantime protection ha...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Sleep Farting – There’s a Solution, The Better Marriage Blanket (Video) Sleep Farting – There’s a Solution, The Better Marriage Blanket (Video)

Now what is it in our DNA that causes this (grin).  This look like a real product but I’m not sure here, but who am I to say.  Makes a grea...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

“Is This All There is” One Senator Announced His Retirement at Age 54 – A Culture of Nonparticipation (Opinion) “Is This All There is” One Senator Announced His Retirement at Age 54 – A Culture of Nonparticipation (Opinion)

The article here addresses much of the political feelings and goings on in Congress, but for my little post here, I’m going use a simple ana...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Blue Cross Premium Increases To Be Resubmitted in California – Algorithms for “Desired Results”? Blue Cross Premium Increases To Be Resubmitted in California – Algorithms for “Desired Results”?

This is certainly a welcome sign here to have the reports substantiated to ensure that the grounds for any increases are indeed correct.  I ...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Dennis Quaid files Lawsuit Against Baxter for Not Recalling Heparin Dennis Quaid files Lawsuit Against Baxter for Not Recalling Heparin

A bit of history, this was addressed before and settlements were made but obviously the attention never went further to recall the heparin w...

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Friday, April 30, 2010

US Doctors Traveling Abroad to Perform Surgery Outside the the Country – New Meaning for Locum Tenens? US Doctors Traveling Abroad to Perform Surgery Outside the the Country – New Meaning for Locum Tenens?

Medical tourism keeps adding more innovations as the concept moves along.  Now through this company in California you can have your surgery ...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Press Conference Today – California Supports Healthcare Reform Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Press Conference Today – California Supports Healthcare Reform

I happened to watch this today live and one of the best things I have heard in a while was said, “I’m not a party servant, I’m a public serv...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kaiser Permanente Testing 2 IPads at the Garfield Healthcare Innovation Center Kaiser Permanente Testing 2 IPads at the Garfield Healthcare Innovation Center

This is an update from an article that ran in the SF Gate not too long ago relative to what Kaiser Permanente was going to do with the pote...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

First GINA Violation Appears To Be In the Works – She Has BRCA2 Gene And Was Released From Her Job First GINA Violation Appears To Be In the Works – She Has BRCA2 Gene And Was Released From Her Job

There’s still some additional information needed here so we can learn more about this case.  It comes back around to “breast cancer” and a w...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Donald Trump Talks About Financial Reform, Arizona and A Few Other Topics – Larry King Donald Trump Talks About Financial Reform, Arizona and A Few Other Topics – Larry King

With both healthcare reform and financial reform on everyone’s mind, Larry King talks to “The Donald” to get his views and some discussion a...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Provenge from Dendreon Gets FDA Approval and Prostvac Gets Fast Track from FDA – Prostate Cancer Provenge from Dendreon Gets FDA Approval and Prostvac Gets Fast Track from FDA – Prostate Cancer

There’s a lot prostate cancer news today from the FDA.  Provenge from Dendreon is a process to where blood is taken, send to Dendreon and i...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Johnson and Johnson fined $81 Million over Topamax Promotional Sales –Off Label Marketing Johnson and Johnson fined $81 Million over Topamax Promotional Sales –Off Label Marketing

Recently in the news through another division, Johnson and Johnson won a large court case so perhaps some of the awarded money in the “stent...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Security Breach in Orange County – St. Jude Heritage Healthcare Has 22 Computers Stolen And 22,000 Members Notified Security Breach in Orange County – St. Jude Heritage Healthcare Has 22 Computers Stolen And 22,000 Members Notified

The encryption process came a little too late here, was in progress but not completed.  Five of the stolen computers contained records that...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gordon Brown’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” Affair – United Kingdom Gordon Brown’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” Affair – United Kingdom

This is a little off topic but over the years we have seen the exact same thing here when it comes to politics and I think politicians every...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Some States are Opting Out of “High-Risk” Pools for Health Insurance – Nevada for One Some States are Opting Out of “High-Risk” Pools for Health Insurance – Nevada for One

In view of the new healthcare reform, we are seeing some resistance from some states and even seeing states enacting some strange and diffe...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010
 
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