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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

This edition of Med-Sci Matters includes recent promising findings with type 1 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and human “healthspan”; the cost-benefit battle with a PCSK9 inhibitor; questions about the rigor of FDA accelerated approvals; and – not for geeks only!... Read More

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Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

August 8, 2016

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Categories: Health Policy and Access, Healthcare

Med-Sci Matters by Dr. Dave

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1. Calls for Greater Data Sharing The current issue of NEJM includes a series of perspectives articles advocating for greater data sharing among pharma companies, academic institutions and the government. One of the pieces is by Sen Elizabeth Warren, who...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

August 8, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Betting is frowned upon in several states, but our writing team is not deterred (our lawyers are getting mildly alarmed as they read this). Yes, folks, we’re placing our bets on what health policy looks like in respective Clinton and...

Snapchat: The Next Shiny New Object for PR Campaigns?

August 5, 2016

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Categories: Communications, Digital and Social Media

Snapchat: The Next Shiny New Object for PR Campaigns?

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My husband and I recently had an eye-opening conversation with a 21-year old niece. We were discussing social media channels that her friends and she commonly used (Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine and GroupMe) and realized there was little overlap with...

Dr. Lizzie’s Med-Sci Matters

August 3, 2016

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Dr. Lizzie’s Med-Sci Matters

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1. Finding a solution to antibiotic resistance – it was right under our noses! Amongst the growing concern for the increase in antibiotic resistance, a new antibiotic has been discovered in the human nose. The study, published in Nature, found...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

August 1, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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“How is it August?!” is a question you may be pondering, or maybe that’s just us musing aloud. Just when it couldn’t get hotter, we bring you a story on ICER President Steve Pearson which will literally and figuratively cool...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 25, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Oh, we’ve got trouble friends…with a capital “T” (for the rising Temperature) which rhymes with “P”…(for the Presidential conventions). But we’re not in River City. In fact, our national press corps and the public’s attention now turns from Cleveland to...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 18, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Last week, the healthcare industry, corporate America and Congress did not fail to disappoint in making its share of news. To untangle it all, our team of writers seeks to answer these puzzlers: What business does Mark Cuban have commenting...

Millennials Give a D*mn: MCON Highlights

July 13, 2016

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Categories: Advocacy, Creativity

Millennials Give a D*mn: MCON Highlights

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Last month, MCON was held in Washington, DC. It was a gathering of leaders, activists and social entrepreneurs acting and finding creative solutions to social issues. The conference spanned topics from entrepreneurship to exploration, from social justice to creativity, and...

The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

July 13, 2016

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The Week That Was: Crises in Communications

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Hello Readers, After this gorgeous sunny summer weekend, we bring you the high-brow and low-brow highlights that the healthcare sector has to offer. From the pages of Vanity Fair, we are reminded about the Icarian downfalls of two healthcare industry...

Telemedicine, Healthcare Coverage, Human Gene Modification, Healthcare Fraud and Enforcement, The American Diet, and More!

July 8, 2016

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Categories: Health, News Media

Telemedicine, Healthcare Coverage, Human Gene Modification, Healthcare Fraud and Enforcement, The American Diet, and More!

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Telemedicine Transformation As reported in the Wall Street Journal, telemedicine is growing, thanks to faster internet connections, ubiquitous smartphones and changing insurance standards – and it’s changing the delivery of health care. More than 15 million Americans received some kind...