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Financial Crisis = Public Health Crisis – FDA Funding

The mandate for protecting the public’s health at FDA has expanded dramatically, especially last year when the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was passed and signed into law, giving the FDA new authorities to inspect and initiate recalls of food … Continue reading

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To Have and to Have Not – Is there an Emerging Digital Literati Divide in Medicine?

I was reminded as I tried to set up my new scale complete with WiFi that will feed into my iPad my weight, body mass index and with accompanying blood pressure cuff – my blood pressure.  The app in the … Continue reading

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Upward Mobililty

Early last month, in the wake of the Apple announcement of changes coming to iOS-5, I wrote a posting about how the future might be impacted by cloud computing, increased access to Twitter and considerations around the mobile access to … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 6-24/11

Summer officially began.  The days have, by seconds only, begun to grow shorter. Storms threaten on a nearly daily basis.  Humidity is a constant companion.  And today was the last day of school in my neighborhood making me happy once … Continue reading

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FDA Goes Graphic on New Cigarette Labeling

Last November the FDA announced an intention to up the ante when it comes to labeling for the packages of cigarettes and put on display for our consideration several versions of labels that offered quite graphic warnings on the dangers … Continue reading

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