Monthly Archives: August 2010

Alzheimer’s Test Offers Early Diagnosis

Image via Wikipedia A research team in Belgium discovered a new test that has proven successful at identifying patients that are developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report published in the Archives of Neurology on Tuesday. The study took spinal fluid from patients with varying levels of cognitive memory and looked for a specific protein […]
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Novartis Hits Regulatory Snag with Facebook Widget

Image via Wikipedia Novartis got hit with an untitled letter from FDA’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (DDMAC) on July 30 (posted August 4) for including a “Share on Facebook” widget on its branded website for Tasigna. This the first known enforcement by FDA in regards to Facebook—the massively popular social network. The […]
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Mass Gift Ban Repeal Efforts Fizzle

An effort in the Massachusetts legislature to repeal the state’s ban on many gifts to healthcare providers has failed. The year-old ban is considered one of the most restrictive in the country, banning restaurant meals, various gifts and requiring reporting on transfers of value above $50. “This repeal effort was started by legislators concerned that […]
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Options for Oncologists Get Tougher

How does the business of oncology practice fare today? The National Comprehensive Cancer Care Network (NCCN), which allies 21 of the world’s leading cancer care and research centers in developing state-of-the-art practice guidelines, decided to ask that question in a survey it conducted among several hundred oncology specialists earlier this year. The results, a sobering […]
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