Monthly Archives: December 2015

When Hospital Paperwork Crowds Out Hospital Care By THERESA BROWN DEC. 19, 2015 New York Times

A FRIEND was recently hospitalized after a bicycle accident. At one point a nursing student, together with a more senior nurse, rolled a computer on wheels into the room and asked my friend to rate her pain on a scale … Continue reading

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HOW PHARMA CAN WIN IN THE DIGITAL WORLD: McKinsey- David Champagne (London), Amy Hung (New Jersey) & Olivier Leclerc (California)

The digital revolution continues to transform healthcare fundamentally, and many people believe that a tipping point is finally within reach. In 2014, digital health investments topped $6.5 billion, compared with $2.9 billion a year earlier.1 The critical question now for … Continue reading

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Debunking common myths about healthcare consumerism; Jenny Cordina, Rohit Kumar, and Christa Moss at McKinsey Dec 2015

 Consumers are taking an increasingly active role in healthcare decision making. What does that mean for payors and providers? Until recently, consumerism in the U.S. healthcare industry has moved slowly. However, several converging forces are likely to change the situation … Continue reading

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Hidden health-care costs can be a shock for retirees; Anna Sharratt Globe and Mail Nov 19 2015

Canadians can expect to spend an average of $5,391 a year on out-of-pocket medical costs after 65, according to the 2014 BMO Wealth Institute Report. And these numbers will rise. Every Thursday, Randy Filinski drives a group of seniors to … Continue reading

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TURING PHARMA SELLS DARAPRIM FOR $750 per pill – NOW IMPRIMIS PHARMA SELLS DARAPRIM FOR $1 per pill AND MAKES A PROFIT:

Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim, a drug used by patients with weakened immune systems to fight parasitic infections, from $13.50 to $750. After public backlash, CEO Martin Shkreli announced that the price would be lowered, though he did not say how much. The Daraprim … Continue reading

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NEW BLOOD TEST FOR CANCER IDENTIFIES THE PRESENCE AND ORIGIN OF THE TUMOUR:

Dr. D. James Morré, PhD – Co-Founder and Director of Research: Discovery of the ENOX2 Serum Cancer Marker The ENOX proteins comprise a family of cell surface enzymes that are essential to the growth phase of cell proliferation. One member … Continue reading

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