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March 6, 2012

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Categories: Global Healthcare, Health Policy and Access

HBA and CCC Team on Health Leaders Breakfast Series

The conversation around healthcare in the United States is fast moving. Often, the dialogue involves women leaders in Washington who have both front row seats on the debate that precedes key decisions and a voice in shaping the debate. Over...

March 6, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media, Global Healthcare

SXSW Interactive Conference and the Convergence of Health and Technology

About 50,000 people are registered this year to attend South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual 10-day digital, music and film event that receives widespread media attention. SXSW Interactive is a great place to get a look at new technologies and...

February 23, 2012

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Obesity: A Matter of Health, Not a Matter of Opinion

Yesterday, an FDA Advisory panel overwhelmingly recommended approving the obesity drug, Qnexa in a 20-2 vote. This marks the first time in 13 years that an obesity drug could see approval. While the FDA has yet to act on the...

February 15, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media, Global Healthcare

The Internet is Almost as Powerful as a Soft Drink

A couple of months ago I spent some time in India on vacation. I’ve been several times as my wife is from Pune, outside of Mumbai. One of the highlights for me on each trip is visiting with the family,...

February 6, 2012

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Dr. Topol’s Prescription for Physicians

Dr. Eric J. Topol is an optimist and visionary who believes that medicine is poised for an unprecedented transformation. But Dr. Topol, a cardiologist who once worked at the Cleveland Clinic and now runs the Scripps Research Institute, is no...

January 31, 2012

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Rebooting Medicine

For some time, Dr. Eric J. Topol has been showing us technologies available today that offer a remarkable glimpse into the future of medicine. From his perch as director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, he has been explaining how...

January 25, 2012

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Pharmaceutical Companies Must Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Dr. Josh Bloom, director of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences at the American Council on Science and Health in New York, debated Dr. Els Torreele of the Open Society Foundation’s Access to Essential Medicine Initiative on the pages of Monday’s The...

January 9, 2012

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Top Execs Meet this Week to Look at Innovations in Healthcare

About 250 global leaders from the fields of healthcare, technology and finance are headed to San Francisco for the start of a conference tomorrow on “Innovation in Global Healthcare – Are We Making Progress?” Time is precious and I try...

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