The Controversy Over Anemia Drugs (ESAs)
The lead story in yesterday's New York Times had this first paragraph:Two of the world’s largest drug companies are paying hundreds of millions of dollars to doctors every year in return for giving their patients anemia medicines, which regulators...
Roundup of New Health and Medical Apps for the iPhone
Image via WikipediaThe number of applications in the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch is growing rapidly, and a surprising number of them are related to health and medicine. Here's a sampling. (The links will take you directly to the...
Medicine 2.0 Rounds is Up
Thanks to JC Jones of the Healthline Connects Blog for including my post on Medical Uses of the iPhone.
Mobile Medical Devices During Disaster: Heat and Humidity
The follwing is fifth in a series of articles reviewing FDA guidelines on using Medical Devices in a disaster, with my comments in italics from my reflections about volunteering in medical clinics following Katrina. Concerning Heat and Humidity:D...
Thoughts on Patient-Physician Email (Part 2)
In part 1, I talked about barriers to patient-physician email. In this section, I'll discuss the many potential benefits of email communication between physicians and patients.The time for the typical office visit has shrunk. Due to many factors i...
Will Getting Chipped Keep You Healthier?
I recently wrote about how RFID chips could possibly help surgeons find sponges they might have otherwise left inside their patients. Now, RFID chips by VeriChip Corporation are being paid for by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBS...
What is Tekturna (Aliskiren)? (Part 1)
A comment by a physician friend about Tekturna:As a cardiologist, clinical researcher and vascular biologist, I am salivating at the arrival of this new medication.The effects that renin inhibition has with regard to long term treatment of ACE int...
Monthly Introduction to Tech Medicine
Image from WikipediaWhat's this blog all about?My goal in Tech Medicine will be to explore the intersection of medicine, new technologies, and the Internet. This is a purposefully broad topic. Several times weekly I will post focused reviews of is...
More Tech Medicine Links
Reviewing my files, these are more stories that have recently caught my eye:Medical Economics has a story about one physician's awful experience with online web ratings.Jane Brody from the New York Times discusses the importance of vitamin D (vyin...
Sanofi-Aventis Flu Vaccine Not Suspected in Deaths of 4 Israelis, Israel Resumes Vaccinations
Israel briefly halted flu vaccinations after up to 4 recipients died following administration. They have since resumed vaccination since they don't believe the vaccinations themselves to be involved. Sanofi-Aventis dispatched investigators. I'm...