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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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Dr. Topol’s Prescription for Physicians

February 6, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media, Global Healthcare

Dr. Topol’s Prescription for Physicians

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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...

New FDA Guidance Clarifies Brand & Generic Name Inclusion in Print, Broadcast and Online Media

February 3, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media, Patient Communications, What's Vital

New FDA Guidance Clarifies Brand & Generic Name Inclusion in Print, Broadcast and Online Media

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First, let’s note that this document does not provide any new regulations regarding the industry’s use of digital and social media. Instead, these guidelines respond to requests that the FDA clarify the specific regulations for placement, size and prominence of...

Rebooting Medicine

January 31, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media, Global Healthcare

Rebooting Medicine

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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...

Health Policy 2012 – Is Anything Happening?

January 26, 2012

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Categories: Health Policy and Access

Health Policy 2012 – Is Anything Happening?

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At first glance, it would easy to assume that there will be very few health policy accomplishments in 2012. Why? Waiting for SCOTUS – Seemingly everyone is waiting for the United States Supreme Court ruling – expected in June after...

Pharmaceutical Companies Must Make Hay While the Sun Shines

January 25, 2012

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Categories: Global Healthcare

Pharmaceutical Companies Must Make Hay While the Sun Shines

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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...

FDA Issues Guidance for Responding to Requests for Off- Label Information Online

January 20, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media, What's Vital

FDA Issues Guidance for Responding to Requests for Off- Label Information Online

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Includes use of Digital/Social for this Purpose The FDA quietly issued a 15-page draft guidance on December 28th 2011, outlining how manufacturers could respond to solicited and unsolicited requests for off-label information. The draft addresses both private requests, such as...

Top Execs Meet this Week to Look at Innovations in Healthcare

January 9, 2012

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Categories: Global Healthcare

Top Execs Meet this Week to Look at Innovations in Healthcare

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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...

The Latest Movers in Digital

January 4, 2012

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Categories: Digital and Social Media

The Latest Movers in Digital

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Like a bullet train with no breaks, digital and social media shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, innovation seems to be speeding up. In the last six months alone we have seen facebook reach more than 700 million...

An Annual Distraction for Physicians… An Emblematic Embarrassment for Congress

December 12, 2011

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Categories: Health Policy and Access

An Annual Distraction for Physicians… An Emblematic Embarrassment for Congress

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Thanksgiving has come and gone without the bipartisan members of the so-called Supercommittee coming to any sort of agreement to reduce the federal debt by $1.2 trillion over 10 years. You’ll recall that the Supercommittee itself resulted from an earlier...

Waiting on the Supremes

November 21, 2011

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Waiting on the Supremes

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So now we know. The United States Supreme Court will, in fact, review the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Most analysts had expected the Court to agree to hear the largest of the consolidated challenges to the law. This...