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Medicine, Medical insurance Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Care (CDC and etcetera)

This is a group to discuss the problems with Medicine, Medical insurance, pharmacieuticals, and Medical Care, CDC (Center for Disease Control), Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Boarders), and etcetra.

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Is Improving the Human Gene Pool Important To You?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 2. 1 Reply

Genetic health and economic health are correlated, in that those with healthy genes are more likely to prosper economically.A society’s health care plans, if they are to succeed, have to cost no more…Continue

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Comment by Chris on September 7, 2016 at 10:59pm

A doctor I saw told me to collect my medical records because by law they only have to keep them for seven years.  I requested my medical records and discovered multiple errors including one doctor who didn't write down my symptoms. He wrote symptoms to back his 'conclusion' that I needed a surgery he performed. Of course it didn't work because he misdiagnosed me.

I could go on and on about MD malfesiance.

Why surgeons should say ‘sorry’ for medical errors

National guidelines recommend that surgeons and other health care providers fully disclose adverse events, including medical errors, to patients and their family members.

But a new study finds that while surgeons at three Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals routinely disclosed adverse events within 24 hours and expressed regret for what happened, only about half discussed the events in detail or apologized to patients. Just 55 percent of the surgeons reported discussing whether the event was preventable—and only one-third discussed steps for preventing further harm.

Further, surgeons who were less likely to follow disclosure recommendations were more likely to be “negatively affected” by the experience. Also, those who perceived an adverse event to be extremely or very serious, and those who had difficulty communicating with patients and families, were more likely to be negatively affected.

“Many of the surgeons in our study indicated that they had difficulty with some recommended elements of disclosure, including discussing the preventability of the event and efforts to prevent recurrences,” says lead author A. Rani Elwy, associate professor of health law, policy, and management at Boston University. “It’s important to know that not all surgeons are disclosing this information, even though patients have indicated they would prefer to know.”

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Comment by Chris on September 7, 2016 at 3:05am

As I recall the 1918 Flu pandemic killed more people than WWI.

Christian Scientists, and anti-vaxer children shouldn't be allowed in public schools. 

Comment by Stephen on September 6, 2016 at 7:35pm

Before 1945 and the founding of the NHS. National Health Service. Doctors were seen as just one more group of people who exploited the working class. Since that date the respect and esteem felt by the British people for our Doctors was really high. But recently the conspiracy of US health insurance company's with the Tory politicians to take over many of the contracts inside the NHS has seen many of the top Doctors losing that respect. But the ethos of the NHS still has the support of the mass of Doctors in Britain. The struggle continues, the British people will never give up the NHS.   

Comment by Chris on September 6, 2016 at 2:15am

More exploitation of Medicine.

This Time Hep C medicine  Harvoni.


How much does Harvoni cost?

The US price is $94,500 per treatment, in India’s generic version of Harvoni costs only $900. The price in Europe is 41,000€ (France). Where to buy cheapest Harvoni in the US?

Harvoni is most expensive in the US

Unfortunately, Harvoni cost in the USA and other countries around the world is also one of the highest of any drug treatments available. When the cost of Sovaldi pill, Harvoni’s predecessor, was $1000 per pill and more than $50,000 per treatment, people and insurance agencies alike had questions if the price for the Hepatitis C drug is justifiable. When Gilead Sciences introduced an upgraded drug called Harvoni (90mg ledipasvir/400mg sofosbuvir) on the market, the main issue was the Harvoni cost on the US market, and what cost of Harvoni pills can other countries in Europe and Asia expect.

Harvoni price in the USA was set to $94,500 per 12-week treatment. How much Harvoni costs around the world?

Harvoni cost in the US – $94,500 per treatment

If you are looking for cheap Harvoni price don’t look at the US. In the United States the price of Harvoni is the highest in the world. With an average cost of $1,125 per Harvoni pill, it is one of the most expensive drugs on the market. Treating hepatitis C in the US is as a result quite costly.

Liver transplant costs $250,000

Considering this price, it seems reasonable to treat your liver in order to stay healthy.



Harvoni costs $100 per pill  in Egypt and $10 per pill in India.



Comment by Chris on September 2, 2016 at 11:25pm

Thanks for the posts Daniel W.

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Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 12:17am

60 Minutes investigates medical gear sold during Ebola crisis.

Company accused of providing faulty surgical gowns to U.S. hospitals also supplied gear to U.S. Strategic National Stockpile; Halyard Health denies the allegations."

More in the above link.

Comment by Stephen on August 26, 2016 at 3:17am

NHS cuts 'planned across England'

Comment by Chris on August 26, 2016 at 2:13am

By the way it's a good idea to wash vegitables and fruit in a mild (10%) bleach solution to kill bacteria.

Comment by Chris on August 26, 2016 at 2:08am

The U.S.'s priortiies are out of whack.

Billions of dallars are spent on 'Terrorism,' while more people die from cantalope.

Cantaloupe vs. al-Qaeda: What’s More Dangerous?

Michael Meurer Op-ed

One of the most important revelations from the international drama over Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks in May is the exposure of a nearly lunatic disproportion in threat assessment and spending by the US government. This disproportion has been spawned by a fear-based politics of terror that mandates unlimited money and media attention for even the most tendentious terrorism threats, while lethal domestic risks such as contaminated food from our industrialized agribusiness system are all but ignored. A comparison of federal spending on food safety intelligence versus antiterrorism intelligence brings the irrationality of the threat assessment process into stark relief.

In 2011, the year of Osama bin Laden’s death, the State Department reported that 17 Americans were killed in all terrorist incidents worldwide. The same year, a single outbreak of listeriosis from tainted cantaloupe killed 33 people in the United States. Foodborne pathogens also sickened 48.7 million, hospitalized 127,839 and caused a total of 3,037 deaths. This is a typical year, not an aberration.

We have more to fear from contaminated cantaloupe than from al-Qaeda, yet the United States spends $75 billion per year spread across 15 intelligence agencies in a scattershot attempt to prevent terrorism, illegally spying on its own citizens in the process. By comparison, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is struggling to secure $1.1 billion in the 2014 federal budget for its food inspection program, while tougher food processing and inspection regulations passed in 2011 are held up by agribusiness lobbying in Congress. The situation is so dire that Jensen Farms, the company that produced the toxic cantaloupe that killed 33 people in 2011, had never been inspected by the FDA.

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Michael Meurer is President of Meurer Group & Associates, a California-Colorado political consulting firm. Michael has served as a Senior Advisor to the California Democratic Party and co-founded the Courage Campaign, where he served as Deputy Chair.

 

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