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The "pain" of primary care vs. the needs of the nation
If you survey medical students who are in their clinical clerkships, most will tell you that they are not interested in primary care. Some have horrendous experiences and will eagerly describe the "painful" experience of routine outpatient practice, chronic management of diseases, social issues, demanding patients, and drug-seeking individuals who are trying to abuse the system. Is this really the world of primary care?What will happen to primary care in the future? The vast majority of current medical students choose to pursue specialties that involve higher salaries or better lifestyles. Very few choose primary care. Eve...
Source: Medicine and Technology by Dr. Joseph Kim - November 19, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
The Latest Advance Against Acne
From USNews.com: In the war against her acne, Veronica Prudencio was losing. Proactiv Solution, Clearasil, Murad, Neutrogena, grease-free diets, medical spa treatments, lemon juice, rice water facials—none of them worked. Not even remotely. She’d “spent thousands upon thousands of dollars, and tried everything,” says Prudencio, 21, a college student in Arlington, Va. Then, at her “breaking point,” Prudencio decided to test out a newly approved treatment for persistent acne that dermatologists and patients alike describe as a breakthrough. In photopneumatic therapy, the skin is suctioned with...
Source: Renegade Neurologist - A Blog by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN - November 19, 2009 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Perlmutter Tags: Heads Up Source Type: blogs
Update: November 18, 2009
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Source: GIDEON blog - November 18, 2009 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Steve Berger Tags: What's New Source Type: blogs
DermaStream CST for Active Wound Management
Israel21C is reporting that EnzySurge out of Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel is expecting to begin FDA approval process for the complete DermaStream CST system. The wound healing device is designed to be placed over a wound to provide continuous cleaning and washing away of debris and extravasated fluid. Although the device itself received FDA clearance, the bio-active chemical solution that it is supposed to work with it has yet to get a green light. The patent pending DermaStream CST device provides the mechanism for EnzySurge's proprietary Continuous Streaming Therapy™ (CST). CST is a modality based on continuously streamin...
Source: Medgadget - November 17, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
Pharmacogenomics: Podcast interview with Medco’s Felix Frueh (transcript)
This is the transcript of yesterday’s podcast interview with Medco’s Felix Frueh. David Williams: This is David Williams, co-founder of MedPharma Partners and author of the Health Business Blog. I’m speaking today with Felix Frueh. He is VP of Personalized Medicine Research and Development at Medco Health Solutions. Felix, thanks for speaking with me today. Felix Frueh: Thank you for having me. Williams: Felix, we’ll talk about pharmacogenomics today. So first what is pharmacogenomics? Frueh: Pharmacogenomics in the broadest sense is the science of looking at your genetic profile and the influence...
Source: Health Business Blog - November 17, 2009 Category: Health Managers Authors: David E. Williams of the Health business blog Tags: Pharma Physicians Podcast Research Source Type: blogs
BehindTheMedspeak: Why does it feel so good to scratch that itch?
Long story short: first, you need to know why something itches.For that we turn to Benedict Carey's April 7, 2009 New York Times story to give us an overview of recent research which may have solved a longtime biological mystery.Here's the article.••••••••••••••••••••••••Scratching Relieves Itch by Quieting Nerve CellsAs common as it is, scratching to relieve an itch has long been considered a biological mystery: Are cells at the surface of the skin somehow fatigued, in need of outside stimulation? Or is the impulse, and its relief, centered in the brain? Perhap...
Source: bookofjoe - November 16, 2009 Category: Anesthetists Authors: bookofjoe Source Type: blogs
Smartscope for Normalized Dermatology Picture Taking
In the last few years, dermatologists have begun using standard digital cameras to photograph skin conditions for documentation and analysis. A major drawback to this approach is the difficulty in standardizing lighting conditions, camera angles, and other parameters that can affect how the image turns out. The newly released Smartscope from Optomed out of Oulu, Finland takes away many of these uncertainties so that all images are taken at the same distance, lighting conditions, and optical settings. The Smartscope is a cordless, hand-held digital imaging device that measures and documents skin lesions for use in diagnosi...
Source: Medgadget - November 16, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
Sometimes I feel like a lone wolf...
I'm sitting here at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Medical Informatics Association. This is my first time at this meeting. I was disappointed to see such a sparse pathology presence here, but given my limited interaction with the organization and its website, I wasn't terribly surprised. It is a problem which needs to be corrected especially given the influence that this organization has on national policy.Having said (written) that, the meeting has been great so far. The buzz mostly surrounds the HITECH portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). David Blumenthal gave a keynote address, and duri...
Source: Pathology Informatics from the Trenches - November 16, 2009 Category: Pathologists Tags: ARRA instrument software HITECH HIPAA middleware informatics pathology laboratory information systems Source Type: blogs
Big U.S. Drugstore Chains Working to Shake Up Diabetes Management
While the benefits of intensive diabetes management are well-established, overall, the U.S. healthcare system receives failing scores relative to most other developed countries when it comes to diabetes care. (catch my post from last year here). It's not for a lack of spending; We spend more per capita than any other country on earth, yet U.S. patient outcomes for most chronic diseases (including diabetes) is worse than most other countries, and merely on-par with such developing countries as Brazil or Jordan, in spite of significantly outspending these countries. One reason is a lack of care coordination and what I refer ...
Source: Scott's Web Log - November 15, 2009 Category: Diabetes Authors: Scott Source Type: blogs
Tales from the CVCCU
As part of our training, we interns have to go to the cardiovascular CCU at Holy Kamole. They deal with things there that, thank Frog, I will never have to see. Bone-marrow transplants gone wrong I can handle; neurological disorders hold no sway in my nightmares. But heart and lung and kidney and what-have-you transplants? Are the stuff of horrid, horrid dreams. I am meant to do a thorough neuro exam every hour. I am meant to understand dermatomes, Brown-Sequard syndrome, and incomplete cord transections. I am not meant to handle eight vasopressor drips on one patient.So it was with fear and trembling that I got to the uni...
Source: Head Nurse - November 14, 2009 Category: Nurses Authors: Jo Source Type: blogs
Do you "work" on the weekends?
Most physicians work on the weekends. You may not work every single weekend, but unless you're a dermatologist or pathologist (some of those specialties that have a great lifestyle), you can expect to work an occasional weekend here or there if you're a physician and you have direct-patient responsibilities. My wife is a primary care physician and she works a fair share of weekends. Fortunately, that primarily consists of answering a few phone calls during the day. Weekend work for physicians often involves visits to the hospital, rounding, cross-covering, etc.Well, the world of non-clinical medicine may not be too differe...
Source: Non-Clinical Physician Jobs, Careers, and Opportunities - November 13, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Dr. Joseph Kim Source Type: blogs
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Source: Sumer's Radiology Site - November 10, 2009 Category: Radiologists Tags: diastematomyelia spina bifida Source Type: blogs
michael weinstein, AHF: join the world AIDS day “testing millions” campaign (2052)
Dear friends and colleagues, I am reaching out to you today to invite you to join the World AIDS Day “Testing Millions” campaign. A global coalition is working hard to make HIV testing free and accessible with linkages to antiretroviral treatment (ART). Be a part of this worldwide movement to conquer AIDS. We at AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) believe that the best way to reach the estimated 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS is to identify those who do not know they are infected and link them to treatment. This is also the best route to combating the spread of the disease, as it is believed that the source o...
Source: aids-write.org - November 9, 2009 Category: HIV AIDS Authors: Richard Kearns Tags: HIV prevention justice alliance LA city AIDS coordinator's office McCAB McNC aging and HIV/AIDS ahf aids & bubonic plague & 1918 flu americans for safe access / la apla asian-pacific hiv/aids awo call to action beingALIVE-l Source Type: blogs
Accutane Linked To Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Those who use the popular acne drug, which Roche stopped selling last June but remains available as a generic, have almost twice the odds of developing IBD as those not taking the pill, according to a new study, The Los Angeles Times reports. At the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in San Diego last week, the paper writes, researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presented evidence showing a higher rate of IBD, which is characterized by intestines that become chronically red and swollen, producing pain, cramping, diarrhea, weight loss and bleeding They compared 8,189 cases o...
Source: Pharmalot - November 9, 2009 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Accutane Acne IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Roche Source Type: blogs
Repeat FISH Testing of Breast Tissue Not Cost-Effective for Her-2/neu Determination
This study suggests that IHC can be used as the final determinant, saving the cost (and additional time) of the FISH assay.
Source: The Daily Scan - November 6, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Ole Eichhorn Source Type: blogs
OUR MEDICAL CARE IS GREAT
Is there anything good about the American healthcare system? In a mad dash to fix our ailing health-care system, we are destroying parts of our health system that has worked very well.As a medical physician for over 51 years, I strive to give you the best medical information on controversial medical subjects, and help your read betwwen the lines. You must come to your own conclusions. I have no ties to any organization, pharmaceutical, or lobby group. As an practicing medical acupuncturist since 1982, I find western medicine and medical acupuncture are very complimentary. This results in astounding healing in pain manageme...
Source: Dr. Needles Medical Blogs - November 5, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Tags: OUR MEDICAL CARE IS GREAT Source Type: blogs
NIMBUS Wound Dressing Gets FDA Nod
Quick-Med Technologies out of Gainesville, Florida got its NIMBUS barrier gauze wound dressing classified as a novel Class II medical device by the FDA: The newly issued guidance pertains to a wound dressing with permanently bound cationic biocide pDADMAC, a key component of the NIMBUS technology and one of the molecular entities covered in nine Quick-Med U.S. patents and patents pending and in 24 foreign counterparts. The guidance document specifies only the cationic biocide polyDADMAC; dressings with other cationic biocides are not within the scope of this guidance. BIOGUARD™ dressings, which were introduced in ...
Source: Medgadget - November 5, 2009 Category: Technology Consultants Authors: Michael Source Type: blogs
The Annual Poke & Prod – Helping Along the Medical Students
Yesterday I went for my pelvic exam, which I often talk a little bit about here just because a) it’s obviously theme-related, and b) I figure the more open discussion, the better. I saw my provider in the workplace’s fancy new off-campus clinic, and had the chance to use the self check-in kiosk (where I updated my info and paid my co-pay) and to get one of the restaurant-style buzzers that would let me know when they were ready for me. Some people may find that impersonal, but idea behind the buzzers is that the clinic is located in a shopping area, so with this piece of technology people can wander away from t...
Source: Women's Health News - November 4, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: Rachel Tags: Vaginas & Vulvas pelvic exam Source Type: blogs
Silk Pillow Cases Do Not Make You A Sleeping Beauty
The Left Brain updates: I created quite a stir in the world of silk pillow cases last year when I tried to answer the question “Are Silk Pillow Cases Good For Your Skin? (Follow the link for the original post and all the entertaining comments.) Silk from a sow’s ear? According to the ASA (the UK organization that enforces British advertising laws) it looks like I was right. Cosmeticsdesign reports that they have ruled that Direct Beauty Products have not adequately supported their advertising claims that their silk pillow cases have anti-aging properties. A key issue was the lack of support for minimizing w...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - November 4, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Left Brain Tags: Anti-aging Questions silk pillow cases Source Type: blogs
Answer to Case of the Week 27
Answer: Acanthamoebic keratitis This is a case of keratitis caused by Acanthamoeba species. These protozoan parasites are free-living amoebae found widely in the environment, such as in fresh water pools, soil, dust, and even chlorinated tap water. Keratitis usually occurs in patients that wear contact lenses, since the lens provides a nidus for irritation and infection. The classical history is that of a patient who wears contact lenses and rinses them in tap water or home-made saline solution. The diagnosis is made by identifying classic cysts and/or trophozoites in corneal scrapings or biopsies, (histopathology, cytopat...
Source: pathtalk.org - November 3, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Bobbi Pritt Tags: Cases Microbiology Source Type: blogs
Pathobiology of Lyme Disease Borrelia
Lyme disease Borrelia are host-dependent, tick-transmitted, invasive, nontoxigenic, persistent pathogens that cause disease in humans and other mammals primarily through the induction of inflammatory reactions. During transmission from the infected tick, the bacteria undergo dramatic changes in gene expression, resulting in adaptation to the mammalian environment. (Samuels and Radolf, 2010)Expression of outer surface protein C (OspC) is essential during these early stages of colonization, although the mechanism by which OspC promotes spirochetal infectivity is unknown. Organisms multiply and spread locally and induce an in...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - November 3, 2009 Category: Microbiology Tags: Outer surface protein C Pathobiology Lyme disease Tick-transmitted infections Borrelial proteins Source Type: blogs
UK Health News 11/03/2009
Smoking while pregnant linked to behavioural problems in children – The Guardian 3rd November 2009 “Developing structure and function of the foetal brain at risk, research suggests” tags: Pregnancy, Smoking Cessation, Behaviour, children, Health, News, UHN, The Guardian My brain abscess and me – The Guardian 3rd November 2009 “I had no idea I had a potentially fatal infection. Now, after my life-saving surgery, I will never take my health for granted again” tags: Neurology, Health, News, UHN, The Guardian Are doctors ever really off duty? – The Guardia...
Source: Fade Library - November 3, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
DermaFiction is a series of patient stories about dermatological diseases.Contributor: Bell Eapen MD.Published: Nov 02, 2009
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - November 2, 2009 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Aborted fetal tissue used for cosmetic creams
A San Francisco company called Neocutis is selling cosmetic and dermatological products that have come from aborted fetal tissue. Neocutis openly admits that their PSP (Processed Skin Cell Proteins) products are derived from the cells of an electively aborted fetus. These PSP products are being marketed to treat around the eye wrinkles and puffiness, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and provide long lasting hydration for luminous skin.Neocutis states that this was a one time harvesting of fetal cells from only one abortion and they will never have to sample an aborted baby again. They also argue that because feta...
Source: Mary Meets Dolly - November 2, 2009 Category: Geneticists and Genetics Commentators Tags: Abortion Source Type: blogs
Scar Healing - Tips For "Invisible" Scars
Scar healing is the result of biologic wound repair and is a complex process. With the exception of minor lesions, every skin wound causes some degree of permanent scarring. My breast reconstruction patients often ask for advice on how to improve their scars. While expecting 100% invisible scars may not be realistic, it is possible to influence the body's scar healing mechanism to improve scar appearance and texture significantly. The word "scar" comes from the Greek word "eschara", meaning "place of fire." Scar tissue is different from normal skin. It is inferior both in appearance and function. For example, scars are ...
Source: Breast Cancer Reconstruction Blog - November 1, 2009 Category: Cancer Tags: scar therapy scar treatments vitamin c scars invisible scars scar healing invicible scars Source Type: blogs
Are doctors getting enough skin cancer exam training?
Originally published in MedPage Today by Nancy Walsh, MedPage Today Contributing Writer Opportunities to learn how to perform skin cancer examinations during medical training are inadequate, a survey of residents found. More than half (55.3%) of residents said that they had never observed a skin cancer examination, 75.8% said they’d never been taught to perform one, and 57.4% had never practiced doing one, according to Emily Wise, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues. Only 15.9% described themselves as being skilled at skin cancer examination, the researchers reported in the October Archives o...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - October 30, 2009 Category: Family Physicians Authors: Kevin Tags: cancer medical school patient primary care specialist Source Type: blogs
First some humor from my mother:The American Medical Association has weighed in on the new Healthcare Reform Proposals as follows:The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception. Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. The Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, 'Oh, Grow up!'The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radi...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - October 30, 2009 Category: Cancer Source Type: blogs
Patient’s Guide To Acne
Acne Treatments Treating acne has been one of the main focuses of dermatology for many years. Even with years of study and research continually looking to improve acne treatments, acne sufferers are often left with only modestly clearer skin. Problem pimples still pop up, zits, blackheads and whiteheads emerge and overall poor complexion is present. Fortunately today we have a variety of at-home medical devices from established companies such as Zeno®, Tria®, Claro® and others which are showing significant results in treating acne. These devices, coupled with the use of topical acne creams, are showing dramatically bett...
Source: Acne - Acne Vulgaris Discussions and Research - October 28, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Authors: admin Tags: Other Source Type: blogs
Roche Wins Accutane Lawsuit On Court Reversal
A three-judge panel has reversed a $7 million judgment against Hoffman-La Roche, which sold Accutane. A federal court ruled yesterday in favor of the drug maker and against a Pensacola, Fl., man who had most of his colon removed due to inflammatory bowel disease linked to the acne drug, the Associated Press reports. The unanimous opinion said the patient, Adam Mason, failed to prove an allegedly deficient warning label was the proximate cause of his ailment. Mason had argued warning that Accutane was “temporally associated” with inflammatory bowel disease was too weak. But his dermatologist testified he would h...
Source: Pharmalot - October 28, 2009 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Accutane Hoffman-La Roche Inflammatory Bowel Disease Source Type: blogs
Archives of Dermatology 2009 (Vol. 145 No. 10)
content page Fade Fave: A Glimpse of Future Management of Melanoma Fade Skinny: The modern techniques of lymphatic mapping and sentinel node (SN) biopsy (LM/SNB) were introduced for the management of cutaneous melanoma in 1992 and quickly found wide acceptance. They have also been applied to the management of squamous carcinoma of various sites, Merkel cell carcinoma, breast cancer, cancer of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract, and gynecological malignant neoplasms. (NHS Athens is required to access this article online) Posted in Athens Password, Currently Watching, E-Journals Tagged: Athens Password, Cancer, Curr...
Source: Fade Library - October 27, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: tracyjulia Tags: Athens Password Currently Watching E-Journals Cancer Current Awareness Management Melanoma Source Type: blogs
Answer to Case 90
Answer: Acanthamoebic keratitisThis is a case of keratitis caused by Acanthamoeba species. These protozoan parasites are free-living amoebae found widely in the environment, such as in fresh water pools, soil, dust, and even chlorinated tap water. Keratitis usually occurs in patients that wear contact lenses, since the lens provides a nidus for irritation and infection. The classical history is that of a patient who wears contact lenses and rinses them in tap water or home-made saline solution. The diagnosis is made by identifying classic cysts and/or trophozoites in corneal scrapings or biopsies, (histopathology, cytopath...
Source: Creepy Dreadful Wonderful Parasites - October 25, 2009 Category: Pathologists Source Type: blogs
Skin Cancer Nose No Boundaries: Part II
This is an update to my article titled “Skin Cancer Nose No Boundaries” that I posted on the 28th January, 2009. It entails the diagnosis of two basal cell carcinomas on my nose, subsequent treatments and then finally, Mohs Surgery. To bring you up to speed, on the 12 January 2009 I had a bilobed flap repair to my nose immediately after the removal of a recurrent nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma. After a number of requests to show how my nose looks after ten months of healing, I now present you with my new nose with a before and after view. I am eternally grateful to “The Skin & Ca...
Source: St Vincent's Hospital Darlinghurst - Male Nurses - October 23, 2009 Category: Nurses Authors: Peter Source Type: blogs
Considering Dermal Fillers?
For some boomers thrust into employment interviews as a consequence of job losses, it can feel like a tough sell when competing with younger, fresh looking candidates. Experience, skills and intellect aside, appearances do matter and unfortunately wrinkles and hollow eyes make many a candidate look harried rather than refreshed and eager to do the job at hand. For a boost of confidence, some women are opting for facial rejuvenation procedures before hitting the interview circuit. Injectable dermal fillers are designed to replace the lost facial volume that occurs as one ages and can be used for a number of issues such a...
Source: Get Primed! - October 23, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Get Primed! Healthy Aging and Aesthetics Tags: Dermal Fillers boomers dermatology facial fillers plastic surgery wrinkles Source Type: blogs
Maui County 36th Annual Senior Citizens Health Fair Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Maui War Memorial Gymnasium Saturday, October 24, 2009 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Please join us at the Maui County 36th Annual Senior Citizens Health Fair on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Maui War Memorial Gymnasium from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Come, have fun, and visit the many booths that will have health-care related displays and other pertinent information. Blood pressure testing, blood sugar level checks and hearing aids will be available. Many agencies and businesses such as the Maui County Office of Aging, Aloha Dermatology and Laser Center, Maui Memorial Medical Center, Kula Hospital, Social Security Office, ...
Source: aloha-dermatology.com - October 22, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Authors: bigwave Tags: Maui News assisted living facilities blood sugar level department of consumer affairs gammie hale makua hawaii county kula hospital maui county maui economic opportunity inc maui memorial medical center organ donors social security Source Type: blogs
Microbiology Conferences and Meetings
Microbiology Conference ListAny conference missing from this list? Please send detailsMicrobiology conferences 2009October 2009October 5 - 9, 2009. 3rd ASM Conference on Salmonella: Biology, Pathogenesis & PreventionAix-en-Provence, France Further informationSuggested reading: Foodborne Pathogens: Microbiology and Molecular BiologyOctober 13 - 17, 2009. Legionella 2009Paris, France Further informationThe 7th International Conference in this series, Legionella 2009, will address a wide range of current research and trends related to Legionella. Sessions will be dedicated to epidemiology and clinical aspects; pathogenesis an...
Source: Microbiology Blog: The weblog for microbiologists. - October 22, 2009 Category: Microbiology Tags: Microbiology Symposium Microbiology Short Course microbiology meeting Microbiology Meetings 2010 Microbiology Symposia 2010 Microbiology Workshop microbiology conference Source Type: blogs
Abstract: Photosensitivity associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
We report three cases of photosensitivity induced by fluvoxamine [Luvox®] and paroxetine [Paxil®]. These photoallergic reactions suggest cross-reactivity between different molecules. Methylation metabolism could explain common photosensitization. Although these drugs are widely prescribed, such photosensitization is rare. Nevertheless, we consider that clinicians and patients should be aware of the risk of photosensitization and these drugs should be stopped before phototherapy or prolonged sun exposure. (Text has been reformatted for online visual clarity; ed.) Source... © 2009 British Association of Dermatologists
Source: Latest entries from www.anxietyinsights.info - October 22, 2009 Category: Psychiatrists and Psychologists Authors: Anxiety Insights Tags: side effects ssris Source Type: blogs
Nd:YAG Laser Treatment of Warts
Warts are ugly but they are common, and there are many ways and means to remove them. I prefer to use a YAG laser to remove warts. Surprisingly, this simple technique is not very common among dermatologists who typically freeze warts with nitrogen. That is painful and not very effective as in many cases more [...]Post from: Aesthetic Laser OffersNd:YAG Laser Treatment of Warts
Source: Aesthetic Lasers - October 21, 2009 Category: Laser Surgery Authors: Richard Miller Tags: LT other laser therapy skin lesions tips for physician Source Type: blogs
Medical Legal: Four Companies Settle for Reduced Medicaid Rebates
Four pharmaceutical companies announced they will pay a total of $124 million nationally as part of a major Medicaid fraud case. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., UDL Laboratories, Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. “agreed to the settlements to resolve claims that they underpaid rebates owed to Medicaid.” According to the report, all four of the companies “agreed to pay quarterly rebates to Medicaid based upon the amount of money that Medicaid paid for each company’s drugs.” In determining the amount of rebate owed, com...
Source: Policy and Medicine - October 20, 2009 Category: Health Medicine and Bioethics Commentators Authors: Thomas Sullivan Source Type: blogs
Four Drug Firms To Pay Back Millions In Medicaid Overcharges
October 20, 2009 Four pharmaceutical firms have agreed to settlements with a number of states and the federal government and will pay $124 million to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by failing to pay appropriate rebates for drugs that were paid for by Medicaid. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MPI), UDL Laboratories, Inc. (UDL), AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc., are participants in the Medicaid Rebate Program and executed Rebate Agreements with the United States. The companies agreed to pay quarterly rebates to Medicaid that were based upon the amount of money that M...
Source: PharmaGossip - October 20, 2009 Category: Pharma Commentators Source Type: blogs
More Doctors Need to Learn to Spot Skin Cancers Resident physicians should be taught to screen for suspicious lesions, researchers say MONDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) — Too few resident physicians have been trained in skin cancer examinations or watched or practiced the procedure, U.S. researchers report. In a survey of 342 resident physicians in family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, researchers collected information on the participants’ training and experience with skin cancer exams as well as their level of skill in performing the exams. "Clinical training for th...
Source: aloha-dermatology.com - October 20, 2009 Category: Dermatologists Authors: bigwave Tags: Uncategorized Maui melanoma skin cancer Source Type: blogs
Mylan Labs To Pay $121M Over Medicaid Rebates
The agreement resolves a long-standing civil dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice over Medicaid rebates on sales from 2000 through 2004. In an interesting coda, Mylan plans to seek recovery of a big part of the settlement from any drugmakers that received overpayments, although there was no admission of wrongdoing. The dispute involved whether authorized generics are is subject to the generic rate that Mylan paid on sales from 2000 through 2004, or a higher rate from a brand-name company in the guise of an authorized generic. The settlement includes meds supplied by brand-name drug makers to Mylan for sale as generi...
Source: Pharmalot - October 19, 2009 Category: Pharma Commentators Authors: Ed Silverman Tags: Uncategorized Authorized Generics Medicaid Medicaid Rebates Mylan Laboratories Ven-a-Care Whistleblower Source Type: blogs
International Health News 10/17-19/2009
Hitting early, swine flu claims 11 more kids in US – The Observer 18th October 2009 “As the swine flu outbreak strikes the U.S. early and hard, health officials note a worrisome number of child deaths and warn that supplies of vaccine will remain scarce for at least the next couple of weeks. “ tags: Children, Mortality, H1N1, Influenza, Pandemic, Health, News, IHN, The Observer On your bike: What the world can learn about cycling from Copenhagen – The Independent on Sunday 18th October 2009 “If the world’s grandees pay close attention when they land in Copenhagen for December’s UN ...
Source: Fade Library - October 19, 2009 Category: Medical Librarians Authors: western4uk Tags: Another 15 Minutes ... Health News from Fade Mass Media Source Type: blogs
As Fast as Glass — Thoughts from CAP ‘09
Back from an excellent CAP meeting that was held in Washington, DC. It was a bit of a homecoming for me – returning to DC for the first time in nearly 5 years after living and practicing there for almost 10. As much as fan of tele-everything and distance communication as anyone, there is still high value in seeing former mentors, residents and colleagues. One of the highlights for me was getting a chance to see Omnyx’s viewer and some of its capability. The mantra in digital pathology with the advent of higher speed scanners and increased work flow functionality has been to make it “as fast as glass̶...
Source: pathtalk.org - October 18, 2009 Category: Pathologists Authors: Keith Kaplan Tags: General Source Type: blogs
Does Nizoral Shampoo for Hair Loss Work?
The Nizoral Shampoo for hair loss has long been revealed by a group of scientists during the previous year's meeting of the American Academy of DermatologyContributor: Jerrell SmithPublished: Oct 17, 2009
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - October 17, 2009 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs
Health Care for the Unemployed
Appended to a note about how much she enjoyed my book, a friend asks: I'd be very interested in any thoughts you have about getting healthcare to the unemployed and uninsured. Do you have some? If she means, "Do you have any thoughts about large structural changes in the delivery of health care that decouple it from employment and insurance status?" then the answer is yes. However in addition to being the topic of my next book, these thoughts by definition have no chance of actually helping any of the unemployed and uninsured -- two groups that frequently overlap, of course -- right this minute. If, on the other hand, she ...
Source: Musings of a Dinosaur - October 17, 2009 Category: Family Physicians Source Type: blogs
Hair Removal Laser Treatment Works Better as a Single
Mid Brain reports: It turns out, more is not always better, at least not when it comes to laser hair removal. In an article published in the Archives of Dermatology, scientists report that a treatment with a single type of laser was more effective than one with two kinds of lasers. Twenty individuals were treated in various spots with a Nd:YAG laser, an alexandrite laser, or a combination of those. They found that the most effective, least painful treatment was the alexandrite laser. It had an 84.3% reduction in hair versus a 73.6% reduction of the combined laser. The combination treatment also caused more burning ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - October 17, 2009 Category: Physicians With Health Advice Authors: Mid Brain Tags: Beauty Research Hair Removal Source Type: blogs
BehindTheMedspeak: Does water temperature matter when you wash your hands?
Long story short: No.Anahad O'Connor's "Really?" column in yesterday's New York Times Science section had the back story; it follows.•••••••••••••••••••••••The Claim: Always Wash Your Hands With Hot Water, Not Cold.The Facts: With swine flu sweeping across the country, health officials are reminding Americans to wash their hands often to reduce the spread of the disease. Soap and warm water have long been said to prevent the spread of infections, but is warm or hot water really more effective than cold? In its medical literature, the Food and Drug A...
Source: bookofjoe - October 13, 2009 Category: Anesthetists Authors: bookofjoe Source Type: blogs