Health Biz News

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10/7/2005
Watchdog Group Claims GlaxoSmithKline Misled FDA

Public Citizen accuses drugmaker of hiding danger of popular asthma drug

10/3/2005
Report Identifies Failures of U.S. Health-Care System

Commission will seek reforms to improve access, quality and efficiency

9/26/2005
Medical Breakthroughs Will Extend Lives, But at a Cost

Medicare spending to soar from 2.6 percent of GDP to 9.2 percent in 2050, study predicts

9/20/2005
Public Support Fuels Boom in U.S. Medical Research

Funding has doubled in 10 years, and surveys show Americans approve

9/19/2005
Prescription Drugs Cheaper on Canadian Internet Sites

Study found savings of 24% per dose when compared to U.S. pharmacy sites

9/14/2005
Growth of Health Insurance Premiums Slows...

... But still outstrips wages and inflation, survey finds

9/6/2005
Drug Companies Woo Medical Students: Study

But the doctors-to-be say they aren't swayed by marketing campaigns

8/26/2005
Risk Assessments: The Picture of Health

These checks can identify potential health problems

8/25/2005
Managing Your Health Savings Account

Experts offer advice on how to get biggest bang for buck

8/24/2005
Health Inflation Makes a Comeback

Insurance premiums rose 11 percent in 2004, survey found

8/23/2005
New Trend Has Consumers Taking Charge of Their Well-Being

'Consumer-directed' health care is latest push to help hold down costs

8/22/2005
Health Savings Accounts: The New 'Medical IRA'

A key goal is to help you manage health-care costs

8/10/2005
Medical Bill Debt Hits Even the Insured

Millions of Americans lack adequate financial protection for health bills

4/20/2005
Health Savings Accounts Won't Help Uninsured: Report

Study says the accounts could also destabilize insurance market for small companies

3/29/2005
Having a Family Doctor Equals Better Care

They can coordinate care, keeping you healthier, study finds

3/28/2005
Study Questions Practice of Hospital Advertising

Ads may place interest of medical centers ahead of patients, researchers say

3/28/2005
The Changing Face of the Doctor-Patient Relationship

New forces, from HMOs to drug costs, can test the bond, research finds

2/23/2005
Drug Benefit Will Boost Government's Financial Burden

Its share of total health spending is approaching 50 percent, report finds

2/15/2005
Medical Journal Drug Ads Sometimes Short on Facts

Study finds a third lacked statistics, studies to back up claims

2/14/2005
Older Doctors Not Always the Best

Younger physicians more likely to keep up with current practices, study finds

2/2/2005
Medical Problems Cause Half of Personal Bankruptcies

Majority of debtors were insured when illness struck

2/1/2005
Doctors Often Missing Patient Information

Key data not there for 1 of every 7 visits, study finds

1/28/2005
Seniors Spell Out Health Concerns

Vioxx, Medicare changes and obesity weigh on their minds, survey finds

1/27/2005
High-Tech Revolutionizes Health Care at Home

From defibrillators to drug reminders, innovations make monitoring easier

1/26/2005
Cox-2 Woes Fuel Drug Ad Debate

Experts say prescription drug pitches to consumers must be clearer about risks

1/21/2005
Doctor Report Cards Not Always Clear

Study says they may not give complete information on quality of care

1/16/2005
New Tool Assesses Home Health-Care Programs

Should benefit the elderly and those with disabilities

1/11/2005
Health Care Costs a Top American Concern

Issue ranks just behind war, economy in post-election survey

12/27/2004
Patient Protection Laws Don't Favor Providers

Study says critics' contentions are wrong

12/22/2004
Is It Finally Time to Put Patients' Medical Records Online?

While the AMA says yes, many consumers are resisting the trend

11/17/2004
Americans Not Satisfied With Quality of Health Care

One-third say they or a family member have experienced a medical error

10/26/2004
HRT Promotions Plummet After Negative Study

Study finds industry didn't flex its marketing arm

10/13/2004
Implanted Medical-Records Chip Approved

Key information travels with you

9/22/2004
Health Care Could Be Pivotal Issue in Swing States

But the economy, Iraq and terrorism are voters' top concerns, study shows

9/8/2004
Medical Journals Tighten Rules on Clinical Trials

Will force drug researchers to make all studies public

8/27/2004
Americans Feeling Worse and Experts Aren't Sure Why

Hospitalization and mortality rates could climb, researchers say

8/24/2004
Drug-Benefit Caps Cut Use of Needed Medications

One-quarter of seniors stop or cut back on treatment, study says

7/27/2004
Experiment Boosts Inmate Health Care, Cuts Costs

Gains seen against such diseases as asthma and diabetes in Texas prisons

7/21/2004
Cutting Drug Prices Would Fix Medicare Flaw: Analysis

Seniors would save, but invention of new medicines could be slowed

7/19/2004
Alzheimer's Costs Could Overwhelm Medicare, Medicaid

16 million Americans will have the disease by 2050, experts predict

5/18/2004
Rising Co-Payments Prompt Some to Forego Medications

Some have serious problems like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure

5/6/2004
Support for Canadian Drug Imports Hits Groundswell

Top U.S. health official's remarks trigger a torrent

5/4/2004
Health Care Lacking at Hospitals Across the U.S.

There's little difference between local hospitals and top-rated medical centers

5/4/2004
U.S. Lags in Key Health Care Areas

Despite far outspending other nations, U.S. doesn't appear to get what it pays for

2/10/2004
Predicted Doctor Shortage Not Inevitable

Researcher says more efficient practices by health providers could avoid problem

1/27/2004
Viagra: Rhymes With Niagara

New report demystifies the process of naming drugs

1/6/2004
Disease Management: The New Face of Managed Care

Programs seek to treat chronic conditions while containing costs

10/22/2003
When It Comes to Health Care, Less Can Be More

Survival rates unaffected by drop in veterans' hospital visits

10/16/2003
Support Grows for Legalizing Imported Drugs

Governors, members of Congress, seniors oppose FDA policy

10/7/2003
Is Medical Malpractice Academic?

Where a doctor attended school may predict future suits