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New FDA Drug Database Now Available Online

New FDA Drug Database Now Available Online

Millions of people suffer serious side effects from the drugs they’re taking-tens of thousands even die. Wouldn’t it might nice to be able to look up your drug and see what thousands of other people have experienced ? Or, perhaps, compare your drug with similar drugs? Well, now you will be able. The U.S. Food […]

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The Journal Sues To Release Medicare Billing Data

I’ve been writing alot about Medicare fraud because it is a problem that costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year. Despite soaring Medicare costs, Americans are prevented from seeing exactly where their taxes go. Under a three-decade-old court order, Medicare cannot publish the billings of individual physicians who participate in the program. The explanation is that full […]

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It’s Time Medicare Clamps Down on Fraud

With access to the Medicare claims database to track Medicare expenditures, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported, yesterday, as part of their Secrets of the System series on Medicare expenditures,  that the Norton hospital in Louisville, KY performed the third-most spinal fusions on Medicare patients in the country! The story was prompted by whistle blowers from Medronix, the manufacturer for hardware used […]

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