Check Up Archive: August, 2012

Obamacare vs. Romneycare: Is there a difference?

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Mitt Romney says his Massachusetts health reform plan is much better than Obama’s. He claims... Read more

Could hijackers hold your electronic medical records for ransom?

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by Erica Cohen With data breach issues plaguing even the largest of companies, individuals are understandably concerned that their personal... Read more

Insulin safety for people who inject with a 'pen'

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by Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph., M.S. With millions of Americans suffering from diabetes, there’s been tremendous growth in the use of insulin... Read more

Medicare just got cheaper - again

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For the third straight year, Medicare spending will grow more slowly than expected. That’s the conclusion of the nonpartisan Congressional... Read more

Why Pharma doesn't want Paul Ryan as V.P.

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by Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. One might understandably think that Big Pharma is sitting in the political catbird's seat now that Paul Ryan is... Read more

Voice guided auto-injector is welcome news for allergy patients

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by Michael R. Cohen, R.Ph., M.S. Last week the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi announced FDA approval of their new product, Auvi-Q,... Read more

What Paul Ryan's Medicaid cuts would do to your health care

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. What’s the biggest change Paul Ryan wants to make to American health care? It isn’t his... Read more

Choosing between baldfaced political lies and Pharma's half-truths

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by Daniel R. Hoffman, Ph.D. Last week Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson halted development of their late-stage drug for Alzheimer's, bapineuzumab... Read more