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San Francisco Chronicle xamined how biotechnology companies soon could face generic competition under a bipartisan Senate bill.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Thursday said he plans to introduce legislation that would aim to protect the Office of the Surgeon General from political interference, CQ HealthBeat reports (Carey, CQ HealthBeat, 7/13).
Waxman's move comes after former Surgeon General Richard Carmona on Tuesday in a hearing with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said the Bush administration routinely blocked him from speaking out or issuing reports on human embryonic stem cell research, abstinence-only sex education, emergency contraception and other sensitive public health issues.
The Boston Globe looked at the fast-growing field of research documenting how racism literally hurts the body.
Researchers report how the gene for utrophin puts the brakes on its own expression in muscle cells, thereby suggesting a new target for treatment.
University of Michigan Health System was able to significantly improve both the quality and efficiency of care.
Effective at the opening of trading Express Scripts will replace Genesis HealthCare in the HealthShares Patient Care Services Index.
The United Kingdom should introduce a "stop at two children" or "have one child less" guideline.
Exactech has received premarket approval from FDA for the Novation Ceramic Articulation Hip System thereby granting Exactech permission to market the system.
Wisconsin is failing in terms of the health of several of its subgroups.
North General Hospital highlights the complexity of the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rate formulas.
Medical Professionals Not Required To Dedicate 30% Of Practice To Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries, Uninsured
Medical professionals do not need to dedicate 30% of their practice to treating Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured patients.
Medical Malpractice Suits
"Though the medical tort system is designed to deter unsafe practices and to make negligently injured patients whole,it does neither. Nor does it prevent a high frequency of frivolous lawsuits," Jeffrey Segal, a neurosurgeon and founder and CEO of Medical Justice Services, and Michael Sacopulos, general counsel for the organization, write in a Wall Street Journalopinion piece.
A pay-for-performance system showed that coordinating care and reducing hospitalizations can lower Medicare costs.
Unique technology, that uses the enzymes of fireflies to read the genetic code of DNA, has been installed at the University of Liverpool.
Electronic health records have a limited effect on the quality of care provided during ambulatory visits to certain physicians.
Some academic medical centers have launched centers and training programs for proceduralists.
Miniature pieces of RNA, called microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression.
EntreMed to map pathways involved in the mechanism of action for its lead compound, 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2 or Panzem) and analogs of 2ME2.
Littleton Radiation Oncology acquired and installed a BSD-500 Hyperthermia System in their Littleton facility.
Gene variant causes two- to three-fold increase in risk of developing gallstones.
Among meth users, there is a strong link to alcohol and other drug use.
Medical specialists expressed concerns about a 2006 law that rushes the process of reporting on quality measures.
A new hand sanitation device for use by hospital healthcare workers and doctors has been demonstrated by Germgard Lighting LLC.
A new program is helping patients transition from the hospital into skilled care settings quicker and with fewer complications than before.
USC study finds immigrants from Mexico in better health than Mexicans-Americans born in the United States. Hardy immigrants mask poor vital signs of American-born Hispanic community.
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