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  • Government health care restrictions are costing lives; Doctors who want to prescribe drugs like Hydroxychloroquine to patients with Coronavirus are forbidden from doing so

    07/01/2020 6:06:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/01/2020 | BY CHRISTINA HERRIN
    Free to Choose Medicine (FTCM) is a policy proposal that would lower the cost of pharmaceutical drugs while expediting approval of potentially life-saving treatments. In short, FTCM would relieve needless pain and suffering and save lives. So, why is the government anti-FTCM? FTCM allows health care choices to be made by patients and doctors, not the federal government. In the drug approval process, after Phase I safety testing, and at least one Phase II efficacy test, drugs that are awaiting approval in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug approval pipeline would be available to patients via a Free to...
  • More Racism from Democrats: free healthcare for blacks only

    06/24/2020 6:45:17 AM PDT · by ChuckR163 · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/9/2020 | Twitter
    Kentucky Governor to give 100% free health care to blacks, which whites will pay for. So where's the white privilege again? When someone favors one race over another, that's called racism. Insititutionalized racism is real, and it all comes from Democrats.
  • Nine Pharmacists Charged for Role in $12.1 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme

    06/20/2020 2:35:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | June 17, 2020 | DOJ
    Nine pharmacists were charged in three separate indictments unsealed last week for their alleged participation in a $12.1 million health care fraud scheme executed in Detroit and southern Ohio.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG) Chicago Region and Special Agent in Charge Steven M. D’Antuono of the FBI’s Detroit Field Office made the announcement.Auday Maki, 66, of Northville, Michigan, was charged with three...
  • Healthcare - Being denied service

    06/19/2020 1:12:05 PM PDT · by Dacula · 50 replies
    Self | June 19, 2020 | Dacula
    I had a doctor's appointment today and due to the China Virus, I had a scheduled E-Visit. Meaning a video doctor appointment. I have had a couple of these over the last few months and had an app. that worked just fine, but today, my referred doctor refused an appointment with me because I would not install Zoom on my phone. I have had other appointments via video and no problems.
  • Erlanger Lays Off 11 Hospital Officials As COVID-19 Takes Toll On Finances

    06/12/2020 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 3 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Staff
    Erlanger Health System, facing financial woes because of the coronavirus, on Friday laid off 11 hospital officials. Sources said the list included Children's Hospital administrator Don Mueller as well as Mark Kimball, who headed Erlanger's hospital in Murphy, N.C. Erlanger officials said, "During the COVID-19 crisis, public safety net hospitals like Erlanger have experienced unprecedented challenges. Throughout this period of uncertainty, Erlanger has continued to provide exceptional care to all those seeking services at our hospitals, outpatient departments, physician offices and emergency rooms. Our workforce should take pride in how we have collectively responded to the COVID-19 crisis. "We do...
  • Rand Paul Lauds Trump Proposal to Expand Americans Healthcare Options

    06/10/2020 11:38:45 AM PDT · by RandFan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10th | SEAN MORAN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive comment on Wednesday that President Donald Trumps recent healthcare proposal would break down Americans healthcare barriers and expand healthcare options. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed a rule on Monday that would allow employers to craft health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to subsidize their employees direct primary care (DPC) and health care sharing ministries (HCSMs). Paul, an ophthalmologist and a leader in healthcare reform, celebrated Trumps proposal as a way to allow Americans to craft their plans to better suit their healthcare needs. Having fought for years to break down barriers...
  • Healthcare Slogan Were Here For You, Stay Home for Us Exposed as Total BS

    06/04/2020 12:08:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    Remember when the Internet and TV commercials and public service announcements were all filled with healthcare workers holding up signs that said Were Here For You, Stay Home for Us? Do you remember all that emotional blackmail? It was all over the place. The message was basically this: Dear Ungrateful Commoner: Were out here risking our lives on the front lines, and we selfless and brave healthcare heroes need you to remain on lockdown and lose your jobs and your businesses and give up everything that makes life living, for us Cuz were brave and awesome, so we need you...
  • Researchers develop 'poisoned arrow' to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    06/03/2020 8:24:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 6/3/20 | Princeton University
    Researchers develop 'poisoned arrow' to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria by Princeton University A team of Princeton researchers led by Prof. Zemer Gitai have found an antibiotic that can simultaneously puncture bacterial walls and destroy folate within their cells -- taking out even monstrous bacteria with the effectiveness of a poisoned arrow -- while proving immune to antibiotic resistance. Credit: Matilda Luk, Princeton University Office of Communications Poison is lethal all on its ownas are arrowsbut their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A weapon that simultaneously attacks from within and without can take down even the strongest opponents,...
  • Stanislaus County ERs quiet due to coronavirus fears. Whats cost to peoples health?

    05/24/2020 10:20:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | May 24th, 2020 | By Ken Carlson
    The coronavirus pandemic vacated streets, shopping malls and movie theaters as millions of people stayed sheltered in their homes. Unless they had a fever or other COVID-19 like symptoms, many also stayed away from hospital emergency departments in Stanislaus County and other parts of California and the nation with potentially serious consequences for their health, according to data reported by hospitals. Physicians suggest that one byproduct of the pandemic are untreated medical problems of people who delayed a visit to the emergency room when they had telltale signs of a heart attack, stroke or another acute illness but were afraid...
  • Milliman IntelliScript is selling my stolen medical information and wont stop

    05/23/2020 9:00:18 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 13 replies
    This is a bit of a rant, vent, as well as a warning, it could happen to you. I really never expected this would happen. Read on. A Wisconsin company, Milliman IntelliScript, has my prescription history and is selling that information. I found out when Lincoln Financial denied me short term disability insurance. I called Intelliscript and demanded that they stop selling my medical info and delete MY information. They said no. I'm a Vet my prescriptions are filled through pharmacies on military bases. There is no way they should have that information. The DoD doesn't release medical histories of...
  • Top Medical Body ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine

    05/23/2020 2:09:35 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    NDTV ^ | May 23, 2020 | Press Trust of India
    Top Medical Body ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Anti-Malarial Drug Hydroxychloroquine The revised advisory issued by the ICMR on Friday, however, cautioned that the intake of the medicine should not instill a sense of false security. Press Trust of India NDTV May 23, 2020 New Delhi: A revised government advisory has recommended use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities. As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also...
  • Health-Care Workers Stemming The Pandemic Need Special Mental Health Support

    05/22/2020 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 22, 2020 | Ragy Girgis
    In addition to addressing the general looming mental health crisis, we must be specifically prepared for the mental health problems we will see in frontline health care workers. I am a psychiatrist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. I have many great colleagues on the medical side of things who are performing heroically during this pandemic, many of whom I met as a medical intern 15 years ago. The ties we developed during that grueling year are lifelong. I check in with them regularly to see how they are managing during this difficult time and lend an ear when I...
  • More than 600 doctors signed a letter saying the shutdown is killing more people than it is saving. Heres the full text.

    05/20/2020 5:12:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    More than 600 doctors signed a letter saying the shutdown is killing more people than it is saving. Here’s the full text. More than 600 doctors signed a letter saying the shutdown is killing more people than it is saving. Here’s the full text:President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20500May 19, 2020Dear Mr. President:Thousands of physicians in all specialties and from all States would like to express our gratitude for your leadership. We write to you today to express our alarm over the exponentially growing negative health consequences of the national shutdown.In medical terms,...
  • "Mass casualty incident": 600 doctors sign letter to Trump calling for end to lockdowns over health concerns

    05/20/2020 8:18:23 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 26 replies
    disrn ^ | 05/20/2020 | Jordan Pair
    More than 600 doctors signed and sent a letter to President Trump urging him to reopen the U.S. economy, calling the coronavirus lockdowns a "mass casualty incident" with "exponentially growing health consequences." The letter warns that tens of millions of Americans are at immediate risk of serious health concerns or death directly caused by the shutdown due to issues such as missed preventative healthcare checkups, suicide, alcoholism, drug abuse, homelessness, heart attacks, and strokes. "We are alarmed at what appears to be the lack of consideration for the future health of our patients," the letter reads. "The downstream health effects...
  • Nearly 50 Percent of California Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes

    05/09/2020 5:43:35 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 9, 2020 | PENNY STARR
    Data released from the California Departments of Health and Social Services on Friday show that nursing home deaths represent almost half of the coronavirus fatalities in the state. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the development: There were at least 11,344 confirmed cases among staff and residents at Californias skilled nursing facilities and residential care facilities for elderly as of Thursday, according to state data. These cases account for 18.1 percent of the states total 62,512 cases. Meanwhile, 1,276 staff and residents at such facilities have died of the disease, making up 49.4 percent of the states 2,585 deaths as...
  • Venom as a cure? Drugmakers see intriguing prospects in treating cancer, diabetes, pain.

    05/09/2020 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 46 replies
    LMTonline ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Erin Blakemore
    Could snake or insect venom yield the next big treatment for diabetes or cancer? Researchers think so - and they're spending lots of time with compounds found in the venom of animals such as scorpions, snakes and snails in the hopes they'll yield new drugs. In a feature for the journal PNAS, Amy McDermott explores the trend, and its fascinating history.
  • Why Its Important To Push Back On PlandemicAnd How To Do It

    05/08/2020 12:01:54 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies ^ | 8 May 2020 | Tara Haelle
    By now youve probably heard about or even seen the video Plandemic thats been spreading like wildfire through social media networks. This article is not the one you should give to your friend or relative or coworker who shared the video. This is an article for those who recognized the video as rife with conspiracy theories, misinformation and false claims, those who are frustrated and unsettled and disappointed in who they see sharing it, and those who want to know what to say when they see it. It explains why the video is successful, how to recognize propaganda like this...
  • ICU Doctor: What I Wish People Knew About Coronavirus

    05/08/2020 7:20:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 8, 2020 | Alex Hakim
    With COVID-19, it is like that clichéd scene in the movies where the scientist looks up from the microscope and says, ‘This doesn't seem to behave like anything I've ever seen before.’ My father-in-law recently asked me if it is hard to see hospitals and death in film because their depictions are so inaccurate. Yes, it can ruin the realism for me and make me cringe. Then I realized that just watching the news or press conferences these days are giving me the same feeling.Everyone seems to be talking about intensive care units (ICUs) and COVID-19 patients. As someone who...
  • Sweden: Coronavirus and the Concept of 'Trade-Offs'

    05/07/2020 4:43:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | May 7, 2020 | Larry Elder
    Sweden, unlike its Scandinavian neighbors, made different decisions to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It issued no mandatory orders. It did not require its citizens to shelter at home. True, as of May 4, more Swedes had contracted and died from the coronavirus (2,679 total deaths, a rate of 263.08 per 1 million people) than people in Norway (211, rate of 39.7) and Denmark (484, rate of 83.49), but fewer when adjusted for its population size compared with the U.K. (28,446 deaths, a rate of 427.83), Spain (25,264, rate of 540.71), France (24,864, rate of 371.18) and Italy (28,884, rate...
  • 'He was an unbelievably good man': Surrey father died after kidney surgery was cancelled because of COVID-19

    05/05/2020 11:34:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | May 3, 2020 | Jen St. Denis
    A Surrey, B.C. woman is looking for answers after her husband died after a planned surgery was cancelled because of COVID-19 measures. Delia Oliveira's husband, Chris Walcroft, had been dealing with failing kidneys for several years. He was due to get surgery for the condition on March 17, but on March 16 the hospital called to cancel the surgery. "I called the hospital and asked why," Oliveira told CTV News Channel. "They said non-essential surgeries are being cancelled."