“You can’t patent my DNA, any more than you can patent my right arm, or patent my blood,” said Jan A. Nowak, president of the Association for Molecular Pathology, a plaintiff in the case.
Scientists have discovered that they can attach tiny studs of silver onto the surface of otherwise harmless bacteria, giving them the ability to destroy viruses.
The Obama administration, aiming to encourage health insurance companies to offer child-only policies, said Wednesday that they could charge higher premiums for coverage of children with serious medical problems, if state law allowed it.
If it’s an economic decision, the federal government can make it for you. That’s the takeaway from a ruling this afternoon by a federal judge in Michigan.
Quick, someone call James Earl Jones to narrate this horror-list of "unintended possibilities" that children are being subjected to with this monster drug.
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On Thursday, hospital officials and police said in a statement that a giant South African hospital chain and its chief executive had been charged with human organ trafficking. Organs were supposedly exchanged between Israel, South Africa and Brazil p
A study of orthopedic specialists earning $1 million or more from medical device companies found that doctors often fail to disclose lucrative company ties in medical journal articles, researchers reported Monday.
Last month's federal court decision essentially said that, because the initial step to extract human embryonic stem cells involves destroying the embryo, all subsequent research involving the stem cells does, too, because the research process cannot
Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Imagine if you will an alternate universe. One where people, thousands of them, can disappear in a few weeks time. Well one Veteran doesn’t have to imagine, because he found out he apparently
“Organs as state property” is something right out of Auschwitz, where Jewish prisoners were literally drained of their blood, or the Chinese laogai system in which prisoners are executed for the express purpose of selling their organs to patients.
Drug companies are abandoning the antibacterial business, citing high development costs, low return on investment and, increasingly, a nearly decade-long stalemate with the Food and Drug Administration over how to bring new antibiotics to market.
You would think that someone from deep inside the establishment would revel in supporting the opinion of the gods in white smocks.
Business and government have become one big entity. As a stimulus of the industrial-military complex, tens of thousands of U.S. troops have been in S. Korea, Japan and Germany for 50 years. Alternet counts 737 U.S military bases with 2,500,000 person
This week on The Invisible Hand podcast: Rich N Famous from BYBBTY (Because Your Body Belongs to You) wants to change the law so that people can profit from the sale of their own organs prior to their death. Presently the medical industry profits fro
The kickback room had a poster on the wall, showing a woman with a finger to her lips warning: "Don't Gossip" and "Be on the lookout." "In these days, the walls talk." With the surveillance, the walls "had ears and they had eyes," US Attorney Lync
In the fall of 1999, the drug giant SmithKline Beecham secretly began a study to find out if its diabetes medicine, Avandia, was safer for the heart than a competing pill, Actos, made by Takeda. Avandia’s success was crucial to SmithKline, whose labs
For those who desperately need their prescription medicine, the notion of travelling miles to find a chemist open is only likely to add to their anxiety. But a dispenser is to go on trial in the UK which will offer medicines at any time of the day o
Internal White House documents reveal that 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage by 2013 due to ObamaCare. That numbers soars to 66% for small-business employers.
A startup health insurer is forced to shut down because of uncertainty surrounding health care reform.
Most everyone agrees that health care in the United States has major problems, the biggest problems relating to skyrocketing costs. No one doubts the system is in need of reform. However, too many see tighter government controls as the solution.
Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) has inserted language in the Wall St. “reform” bill that gives the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) important new powers that could be used to circumvent key supplement protections in DSHEA. TAKE ACTION!!
With passage of last week’s bill, the American people are now the unhappy recipients of Washington’s disastrous prescription for healthcare “reform.”
Since 2004, a Miami psychiatrist has prescribed almost 14 million pills to Medicaid patients at a cost to taxpayers of $43 million, a state agency says. Fernando Mendez-Villamil would have had to issue 4,000 prescriptions a month, or 1,000 a wee
FDA Officials Call For Temporary Halt Of Administration Of GlaxoSmithKline's Rotavirus And Merck's RotaTeq Vaccines
The legislation that was just passed is focused entirely on how to expand the failed system of drugs and injections so that it causes harm to everyone rather than just those who voluntarily choose to be suckered into it.
A new survey of hospital nurses found that they estimate spending one quarter of their 12-hour shift on indirect patient care, with paperwork taking up much of the rest of their time.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- When you think of low-paying jobs, doctor doesn't usually come to mind. But with a 21% cut in Medicare payments slated to take effect later this month, physicians who say they are making an OK living may be reduced to i
It's being called the largest research fraud in medical history. Dr. Scott Reuben, a former member of Pfizer's speakers' bureau, has agreed to plead guilty to faking dozens of research studies that were published in medical journals
The AMAC solution provides changes in our Health Care System that will result in all citizens being covered. It lowers the cost of medical care and does so within the free enterprise system. It will cost approximately one-fifth (1/5th) of the cost
H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccines are now being given to sick hospital patients with or without their doctor’s consent. This is being done despite there being no data on the safety of doing so.