Check Up Archive: January, 2011

Why So Little on Health Reform in the State of the Union?

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By guest blogger Robert Field: President Obama uttered almost 7,000 words in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. By my count, he... Read more

Finance managers plague the pharmaceutical industry

By guest blogger Daniel Hoffman Wall Street nearly wrecked the global economy by hiring mathematicians and physicists to design complex models... Read more

Urgent call for blood donations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Severe weather on the East Coast has led to the recent cancellation of 14,000 blood and platelet donations, including an estimated 1,800 units... Read more

Switching generic drugs can lead to mistakes

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By guest blogger Michael R. Cohen: President of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices As generic drug products continue to proliferate... Read more

How the Partisan War Over Health Care Can End

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By guest blogger Robert Field: The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to repeal Obamacare. The move is almost certain to die in the... Read more

Pennsylvania and New Jersey given low grades for foodborne illness reporting

Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware each earned a “D” on report cards for their reporting of foodborne illness outbreaks over... Read more

Lourdes buys big New Jersey cardiology group

One of South Jersey’s largest private cardiology groups has been sold to Lourdes Health System. The move by Associated Cardiovascular... Read more

Hot flashes and the brain

It would be insulting and inaccurate to suggest that the menopausal meltdown known as a hot flash is all in a woman’s head. But the brain... Read more