Plans by US biotech company Dendreon Corp. to market a pioneering therapeutic cancer vaccine, Provenge, were dealt a blow on Wednesday when US regulators demanded more data before approving it.
The Senate grappled Wednesday with the hot-button question of whether to allow the importation of cheaper drugs from other countries and debated the influence of the drug lobby, as it moved closer to passing the most significant changes to drug-safet
Despite reports to the contrary, a landmark study in last week's New England Journal of Medicine confirmed what all of us already knew: Drugmakers and medical device manufacturers have bought and paid for relationships with your doctors
(Universal health care? Careful what you wish for, just may get it) Screwups are nothing new for Ireland's publicly funded hospitals. In August another north Dublin hospital, Beaumont, shipped the body of a dead English tourist back to England —
A man was held on charges that he performed dental work on customers without a license in his "filthy" garage, authorities said. Roger Bean, 60, was arrested and held on $6,000 bond. Neighbors and clients praised Bean for saving them thousa
The trust funds for Social Security and Medicare will last a year longer than previously estimated, trustees said. That means 2041 for the Social Security trust fund to be exhausted and 2019 for Medicare.
A man holding his newborn daughter was shot by a security officer with a stun gun as the man tried to leave a hospital without permission, according to police
A bill that would let the U.S. government negotiate prices for Medicare prescription drugs stalled in the U.S. Senate when Republican opponents blocked a vote on the legislation.
According to a new report by the Center for Public Integrity, congressmen are outnumbered two to one by lobbyists for an industry that spends roughly a $100 million a year in campaign contributions and lobbying expenses to protect its profits.
Illegal trafficking of human organs from poor to rich countries threatens to undermine donation programs in industrialized states and worsen a growing shortage, transplant experts said. [the same experts that can't get you an organ]
The Senate easily defeated conservative Republicans' efforts to curb the Medicare program's spiraling growth as debate on a $2.9 trillion budget outline for 2008 entered a third day Thursday.
New Mexico is about to pass legislation making it compulsory for girls going into the sixth grade to be vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Two recent studies suggest compounds in natural cocoa have significant health-giving properties.
It's a system that's telling anyone with ears to hear that government's primary role in health care is to STAY OUT!!!
Americans are crying that health care is expensive. It’s irrelevant to the snivelers that the gross inefficiencies of the health care system are due to the government killing a consumer market in health insurance and care 65 years ago.
A majority of Americans say the federal government should guarantee health insurance to every American, especially children, and are willing to pay higher taxes to do it, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
A recent AP article entitled, “Governors Seek More Money for Children’s Insurance,” explains why the United States of America continues to follow the path of socialism as opposed to the principles of individual liberty upon which it was founded. Acc
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) says that it's just a coincidence that he and eight other lawmakers received donations of $5,000 each from Merck lobbyists just a few days before mandating the drug giant's HPV cervical cancer vaccine for all females
Police are investigating whether a Kaiser Permanente transplant surgeon attempted to hasten the death of a 25-year-old San Luis Obispo man on life support in order to harvest his organs more quickly.
Nobody needs to break into pharmacies to steal our prescription records; they are for sale. For example, market intelligence firm IMS Health reported revenues of $1.75 billion in 2005 solely from the sale of prescription records, primarily to drug c
Employers have absorbed years of double-digit premium growth, passing on only a small share of the increased cost to employees in the form of higher premiums and co-payments. But employers` willingness to continue to do that is waning.
US spending on prescription drugs, hospital care and other health services is expected to double to $4.1 trillion over the next decade, up from $2.1 trillion in 2006, a government report released on Wednesday found.
The Patient Qaulity Care Project (PQCP) works to improve the quality of medical care in the US by bringing together coalitions of doctors, lawyers, patients, other medically related workers and citizens.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
There appears to be no new ideas coming forth from either major political party. Democratic presidential candidate and former senator from North Carolina, John Edwards, stated on Sunday’s NBC’s Meet the Press that he would raise taxes, primarily on
Merck & Co. is helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker's new vaccine against the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.
Psychiatrist Marc Sadowsky recalled being shocked when a drug-company salesman challenged him 2 years ago to explain why he prescribed more of one type of antidepressant than another. "He knew more about my prescribing practices than I did,**
U.S. doctors, nurses and other health care workers should be required to get the influenza vaccine annually to help prevent spread of the illness to their patients, the top US professional group of infectious diseases experts said
General practitioners added their voices to a growing call for health care reform in the United States with a proposal to completely change the way patients and their doctors interact. [Of course gov't. could just butt out of health care.]
Of course, socialism will not fix the root cause of skyrocketing medical costs. It will simply hide the costs, and, in economic terms, make Americans even more insensitive to medical expenses, thus driving up demand for care.
Ten physician associations have issued 11 principles for reforming the American health care system. The principles are an intellectual, philosophical and ideological mishmash of platitudes, fuzzy thinking, and a bizarre amalgam of socialism and capi