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FDA Finds More Trouble With Compounding Pharmacies

Compounding pharmacies are licensed by state authorities to prepare specialized drug orders for individuals with a doctor’s prescription. Whereas most do, some have developed large production operations, preparing bulk medications for clinics and hospitals without prescriptions for individual patients.

Not too many months ago, Continue reading FDA Finds More Trouble With Compounding Pharmacies

Smartphone Transforming Digital Healthcare

In the future your doctor may be prescribing more apps than meds. Take a look at how cardiologist Eric Topol, MD, has modified his iPhone to become a digital diagnostic tool.

This is just one example of how technology can provide in-home monitoring, decrease office visits and save time and money for both patients and the U.S. health system.

Shifting From Treatment to Cause

When a prominent cancer doctor gets cancer, it’s a reminder that serious disease can come calling on anyone. Dr. Susan Love is at the forefront of breast cancer as a researcher, surgeon, professor and author of the definitive book on the disease. But when she was diagnosed with leukemia, Continue reading Shifting From Treatment to Cause

Provider Landscape Changing

As the nation gets ready to provide healthcare insurance in 2014 for millions of uninsured Americans, concerns are being raised about having adequate numbers of doctors to treat these new patients—many of whom are sick with multiple chronic diseases.

Across the nation, “scope of practice” fights are becoming commonplace. Each state’s medical licensing board defines what services different healthcare practitioners are legally authorized to provide. For example, Continue reading Provider Landscape Changing

Shock for Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers, especially those who came of age in the 1960s, have prided themselves on doing everything better than their parents’generation. But a new study indicates that in terms of health, Boomers are worse off than the previous generation.

Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), researchers from West Virginia School of
Medicine and Continue reading Shock for Baby Boomers