Will the bureaucrats allow this type of practice to fourish ?

Concierge Medicine Gains Ground http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AAFP/41936?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2013-09-30&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WC&eun=g578717d0r Imagine what would happen if a growing number of docs … left Medicare/Medicaid/Insurance behind and opened a practice based on a monthly/annual fee .. and limit the number of pts in a practice… Would bureaucrats allow such a “free enterprise system” to operate without their oversight and intrusion ? But […]

ACA Countdown: Expect Low Pay for Docs in Exchange Plans

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Reform/41901?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2013-09-28&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WC&eun=g578717d0r From the article: A representative of one primary care provider organization,  said some rates were 70% lower than traditional preferred provider network plans health insurers would receive commercial-level premiums while paying Medicaid-level reimbursement rates. Could Obamacare provide “insurance” to many… whose reimbursement rate is so low is that few providers will accept Obamacare ? […]

I normally don’t do this…but…

The company that makes this drug… has a charitable program to help such people… the FDA has granted her a wavier for compassion use of this experimental drug.. but BioMarin won’t apply their charitable program to this particular drug.  Can you say H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E ? https://www.change.org/petitions/biomarin-pharmaceutical-give-andrea-sloan-andi-sloan-access-to-the-cancer-drug-that-could-save-her-life?alert_id=ATrTCuAVTE_ABPiJUOBxa&utm_campaign=35787&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert BioMarin Pharmaceutical: Give Andrea Sloan (@andi_sloan) access to the cancer […]

Take ten pills and you will be fine !

Thanks to some of my friends – in low places – I share !

Is your job in the robot’s cross hairs?

http://video.foxnews.com/v/2696489982001/are-robots-coming-for-your-job/ estimated HALF of the current jobs .. could be taken over by a robot.. Wonder why your chain employer is trying to get pts to use more and more technology?  So they won’t notice when you DISAPPEAR ?

Was it only a matter of time ?

This showed up in my inbox… From reading this.. any RPH in Michigan… should get their head out of their ass… It would appear that your State Association.. is pushing the profession down thru a hole of no return. Pt won’t know what hits them.. until the mistakes/errors start showing up… and pts starts getting […]

Does Kidcents make sense ?

https://kidcents.riteaid.com/ Enroll in KidCents to round up your purchases at Rite Aid and give the change to programs for kids in our communities. Rite Aid has long been committed to helping our communities live well. That’s why we’re introducing an easy way for wellness+ members to make a difference. The Rite Aid Foundation developed KidCents as a way to do […]

Walgreens “secret checklist”

WTHR has obtained an internal document the nation’s largest drug store chain has been trying to keep secret. It reveals why Walgreens is now turning away some customers and refusing to fill their prescriptions. via Walgreens “secret checklist”. While the entire Walgreens’ Good Faith Dispensing Policy is idiotic and tries to make determination if a […]

Two up …one down ….

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130920-905013.html?mg=id-wsj Rite Aid Corp.’s stock rallied on Thursday, hitting a new 52-week high of $4.65 Shares in CVS Caremark Corp. fell sharply on Thursday, extending the losses from the previous trading session  A total of 7.44 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 4.58 million. Walgreen Co.’s stock edged higher […]

The CVS response to the whistle blower lawsuit is in – YAWN !

Today was the last day that CVS could respond to the court concerning the whistle blower lawsuit by a former RPH/PIC.. and.. true to nature of the legal profession.. the response was filed within minutes of the deadline.. I guess that it took them the entire 60 days they had to come up with a […]