Category Archives: Current Affairs

Further Information on the Shutdown and CMS/HHS/FDA

While not a news breaking blog, when interesting and timely information comes my way – it is for the sharing.  This from my colleague Kip Piper of The Piper Report. This is, of course, in the event that the Congress … Continue reading

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Government Shut Down and FDA – Redux

On September 17, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent out a memo advising federal agencies to begin preparing for a government shutdown.  Once again, as in the Spring of 2011, we are faced with the question of … Continue reading

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Can Technology Usher in New Era of OTCs?

As many long time readers know from earlier postings about this topic, when I step on my bathroom scale, it records my weight and sends it to my iPad.  I have a blood pressure cuff that hooks up that very … Continue reading

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Election Impact – The New Class

Around elections, I have usually tried to provide some insight into where candidates stood on health care related issues, particularly affecting the development and marketing of medical products.  I wasn’t able to do that through this election cycle, but now … Continue reading

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AIDS/HIV – Remembering and Learning from the Past

Yesterday marked the occasion of the commencement of the 19th International AIDS Conference being held here in Washington.  It is the first time a conference has been held in the U.S. for many years.  The theme for AIDS 2012 is … Continue reading

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