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>Medicare, IRS kill doctors by alphabet soup

>There’s this number called the “NPI.” The CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid or Can’t Manage S(tuff))mandated that any one and any corporation that bills them (for services already done, mind you) needed to add this number, the “National Provider Identifier,” by May 23 of this year. (Need I report that quite a few doctors … Continue reading

Medicare, IRS kill doctors by alphabet soup

There’s this number called the “NPI.” The CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid or Can’t Manage S(tuff))mandated that any one and any corporation that bills them (for services already done, mind you) needed to add this number, the “National Provider Identifier,” by May 23 of this year. (Need I report that quite a few doctors … Continue reading

>FDA goes after fraudulent cancer cures

>We were just talking about this. The Washington Post reports Neil Baker, a retired maker of truck canopies in Helena, Mont., fills about two orders a month for E-Mune through his company, Herbal Remission. It is made from bloodroot, a plant that contains sanguinarine, which has been studied for possible anti-tumor activity. He says one … Continue reading

FDA goes after fraudulent cancer cures

We were just talking about this. The Washington Post reports Neil Baker, a retired maker of truck canopies in Helena, Mont., fills about two orders a month for E-Mune through his company, Herbal Remission. It is made from bloodroot, a plant that contains sanguinarine, which has been studied for possible anti-tumor activity. He says one … Continue reading

>New Bioedge edition available

>The weekly newsletter, Bioedge, from the land down under is one of the better bioethics/biotechnology on-line newsletters. Readers who consider the pro-life movement mainly as a US political matter, may be surprised by the existence of Bioedge, since it is pro-life. The publishers’ aim is to: * to promote evidence-based ethics in medicine * to … Continue reading

New Bioedge edition available

The weekly newsletter, Bioedge, from the land down under is one of the better bioethics/biotechnology on-line newsletters. Readers who consider the pro-life movement mainly as a US political matter, may be surprised by the existence of Bioedge, since it is pro-life. The publishers’ aim is to: * to promote evidence-based ethics in medicine * to … Continue reading

Coffee drinkers live longer

If true, I may live forever. According to the Washington Post, The researchers found that women who drank two or three cups of caffeinated coffee daily had a 25 percent lower risk of death from heart disease during the follow-up (from 1980 to 2004) than non-drinkers. Women also had an 18 percent lower death risk … Continue reading

>Election year pro-abortion push

>If you don’t want your child to suffer, you don’t choose Partial Birth Abortion (Intact Dilation and Extraction or “D&X”) and you certainly shouldn’t complain about State laws concerning prevention of fetal pain during the abortion. msnbc.com and Self Magazine have teamed up to discuss “When there is no good choice.” In the story, we … Continue reading

>Everyone else does it

>The American Medical Association and the American Medical Student Association are both up in arms about contact between drug companies and other vendors and doctors and medical students. And yet, no one complains when a New York Times story about the fuss contains advertising. (Free registration required — is “free” anything undue influence?) I’ve said … Continue reading

Everyone else does it

The American Medical Association and the American Medical Student Association are both up in arms about contact between drug companies and other vendors and doctors and medical students. And yet, no one complains when a New York Times story about the fuss contains advertising. (Free registration required — is “free” anything undue influence?) I’ve said … Continue reading

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