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Contaminated Drugs Are Knowingly Being Sold

The notorious pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKiline, that for years hid the dangers of it’s diabetes drug, Avandia, while it raked in millions in profits has been fined $750 million for healthcare fraud for selling contaminated drugs! As reported in the NY Times Glaxo has agreed to pay $750 million to settle criminal and civil complaints that […]

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The Doctor Is In-No More Waiting For An Appointment

ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to book doctor and dentist appointments on line. This service began in September ’07 and in the beginning of this month it added Dallas to its provider list. Doctors must pay between $200 and $250 a month, depending on specialty, to be listed on ZocDoc.com. ZocDoc offers more […]

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Don’t Waste Money-Get The Right Information To Get The Right Care

We’ve heard a lot about how participating in our healthcare being essential to getting the right care. But, what exactly does this mean and how do we do it? Basically, it means having enough information about your “condition” and its treatment options to make an informed decision about how to proceed. Well, it appears that patients are […]

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Medicare Won’t Go Broke-But It’s Time To Stop Wasting Money

We hear a lot about cutting government spending, but what exactly do we cut? In David Leonhardt’s article in today’s Times, he states that if we make modest cuts to all programs, excluding Social Security and Medicare, we might save $200 billion by 2035. By then annual spending for Medicare will have grown more than $1 […]

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Excuse Me While I Rant About GOP Hypocrisy!

I must digress from my usual posts about the state of our healthcare system and let off some steam. This political season has been focused on getting rid of Democrats, electing insurgents, cutting taxes and saving America from the socialist liberals who gave us  trillion dollar deficits. The rage has been particularly focused on those […]

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