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Archive: December, 2010

Health Care Laws in 2010 – Much More than Obamacare

Friday, December 31, 2010, 9:26 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: 2010 will go down as one of the most productive years ever for health care legislation. Congress strengthened food safety laws, improved school nutrition to combat child obesity, created a fund to cover the health problems of 9/11 responders, established a National Alzheimer’s... Read more

Putting the wrong kind of “drops” in your eyes can be a painful mistake

Monday, December 27, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Who Needs a Health Insurance Mandate, Anyway?

Sunday, December 26, 2010, 6:59 PM
By guest blogger Robert Field: The most intense flash point in health reform debates is the mandate that requires everyone to have health insurance starting in 2014. Its constitutionality is the central issue in most of the lawsuits challenging the law. It is also the Act’s least popular element... Read more

Chantix and other drugs are linked to violence

Monday, December 20, 2010, 9:11 AM
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Is Obamacare constitutional? The legal saga continues

Friday, December 17, 2010, 8:19 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: Opponents of health reform are now one for three in federal court decisions. In the first two rulings on the law’s validity, judges threw out challenges and found the law to be fully constitutional. Earlier this week, Judge Henry Hudson ruled in a suit brought... Read more

Memo to FDA: Popular len cleaning solution Clear Care continues to burn people's eyes

Monday, December 13, 2010, 9:27 AM
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“Death Panels” Have Arrived in Arizona

Friday, December 10, 2010, 7:50 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: Remember the dire warnings about the future of health care under reform? Rationing, death panels, government coming between you and your doctor. Well, the future has arrived, yet it is still three years before Obamacare fully takes effect. Lifesaving care is being rationed... Read more

Penn hospital seeks public's help to identify an unconscious patient

Friday, December 10, 2010, 4:50 PM
She has lain in a hospital bed for nearly four months, unconscious, unresponsive and unidentified. Police have sent her fingerprints nationwide. Social workers at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania have spent days sifting through missing person web sites, inviting in social service workers... Read more

Caregivers admit to reusing syringes, needles and drug vials

Monday, December 6, 2010, 9:17 AM
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Deficit cutters take aim at the tax break for health insurance

Friday, December 3, 2010, 8:38 AM
By guest blogger Robert Field: If you, like most Americans, get your health insurance through an employer, you receive a huge financial boost that you may not even be aware of. It is from the government in the form of a tax deduction for the cost of the premiums. When your employer provides health... Read more
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Check Up covers regional health news and a wide array of healthcare topics from pharmaceutical happenings to patient safety. Read about some of our bloggers here.

Portions of this blog may also be found in the Inquirer's Sunday Health Section.

Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph. President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. President, Pharmaceutical Business Research Associates
Hooman Noorchashm, M.D., Ph.D. Cardiothoracic surgeon in the Philadelphia area
Amy J. Reed, M.D., Ph.D. Anesthesiologist and Surgical Intensivist in the Philadelphia Area
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