Blog Profile / Health Care Renewal

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Making Research Suppressed Again - US Secretary of Health Candidate Accused of Suppressing Clinical Research at Behest of Campaign Donor

Introduction - Research Suppression An early impetus for us to start Health Care Renewal in 2004 was our perception that the integrity of clinical research was under threat. In particular, we noted increasing number of cases in which...Show More Summary

Sympathy for the Devil - Mr Trump's Adviser on FDA Leadership Prefers Corruption to Boredom

Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste I've been around for a long, long year Stole many a man's soul and faith- Keith Richards, Mick Jagger Mr Peter Theil, a Silicon Valley billionaire, apparently a man of...Show More Summary

Bozos on the Trump Health Care Bus: An Evidence-Denying Advocate, Former CEO of a Company Which Committed a $1.7 Billion Fraud, and An Internet Troll

Normally, the sorts of people who are responsible for health policy for the US government are not the most flamboyant in the world. Government advisers and officials show up on the Health Care Renewal, an equal-opportunity offender, usually because of conflicts of interest issues, particularly the revolving door. Show More Summary

Heath IT Mismanagement: MD Anderson to cut about 1,000 jobs due to "financial downfall officials largely attributed to its EPIC EHR implementation project"

At numerous posts on this blog I link to stories of health IT expense putting hospital financial stability at risk, e.g.:"What is more important in healthcare, computers, or nurses and other human beings? Southcoast Health cutting dozens...Show More Summary

If You See Something, Say (and Do) Something - Don't Just Grumble to Your Friends About Health Care Dysfunction

During the US presidential campaign, and after its results, I have heard from a lot of people who were unhappy. They were unhappy with the choice of candidates, their policies, or or their qualifications or character. They were unhappy about media coverage, about the political parties' leadership, etc, etc. Show More Summary

Follow the Money: Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Traded Health Care Stocks and Owned Tobacco Stocks While in Congress

At least the US president-elect seems to be making the problems of conflict of interests and health care corruption less anechoic.Dr Price's Stock Portfolio The latest relevant big story was first picked up by Sheila Kaplan writing in Stat. Show More Summary

Healthcare and legal misconduct, and celebrating Freedom in America

I celebrate the coming of New Year 2017, and the freedom of speech and freedom to pursue redress of wrongs - such as medical malpractice - afforded in the United States of America.Let us hope nothing comes between us and those rights in coming years. Show More Summary

DeVry Education Group, Owner of American University of the Carrbbean and Ross University Schools of Medicine, Settles Allegations of Deceptive Marketing

The parade of legal settlements made by large health care organizations just keeps stepping along. The latest entry in it was DeVry Education Group, which owns two for-profit offshore (from the US and Canada) medical schools: American...Show More Summary

Suppose the Pope Condemned Health Care Corruption - and Hardly Anyone Noticed?

Introduction - Health Care Corruption as a Taboo TopicWe have frequently discussed outright corruption in health care as one of the most important causes of health care dysfunction. Transparency International (TI) defines corruptionShow More Summary

Despite Long Record of Misadventures, Johnson and Johnson to Receive Award for "Ethical Leadership?!"

What does it take for a big pharmaceutical/ device/ biotechnology company to get an ethics award?Reported by Sheila Kaplan at Stat (but for subscribers only), and first noticed by Carl Elliott and just discussed on his Fear and Loathing...Show More Summary

Our Holiday Appeal: Speaking Out on Conflicts of Interest, Corruption, and Attacks on Science Since 2003

In 1998, I learned of the plight of Dr David Kern, my colleague and friend at Brown. Dr Kern ultimately lost his job because a local company took offense when he presented data about a new occupational disease that occurred at the company's factory (see summary here). Show More Summary

Efficacy, We Don't Need No Stinking Proof of Efficacy - Says Apparent Trump Candidate to Lead FDA

Multiple media reports suggest that US president-elect Donald Trump is considering a most unusual candidate for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The basics, as reported by Bloomberg:President-elect Donald Trump’s...Show More Summary

The Combating Corruption in Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Symposium

Health Care Corruption Corruption is now a term that has become much more prevalent in the US media, particularly as a description of the actions of our new president elect, for example look here, here and here. So it is fitting that health care corruption may become a less taboo topic. Show More Summary

Round Up No Suspects: the Bio Telemetry Settlement Demonstrates the Continuing Impunity of Health Care Organizational (and Other) Leaders

The march of legal settlements by important health care organizations continues, although now producing barely an additional ripple on top of the white-capped covered ocean of news and commentary roiled by the recent US election. However, even the latest small settlement is a reminder of all the problems that continue under the surface. Show More Summary

Trumping En Masse Through the Revolving Door - the Trump Advisory and Transition Teams

We have frequently posted on the revolving door as a type of severe conflict of interest, if not corruption, affecting health care. Our posts have covered various cases of people going from influential positions in or related to health...Show More Summary

Latest Example of the Rigged Health Care System: BTG Pleaded Guilty to "Misbranding" for Marketing a Device Never Proven to Do Any Good

Just before the US Presidential election, yet another story of how the health care system is rigged slipped just barely into public view. The only media report with any detail about it came from the Corporate Crime Reporter on November...Show More Summary

Trumping the Evidence - The Donald Denies Asbestos Related Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy but Asserted Vaccines Cause Autism

One of the main causes of health care dysfunction identified by demoralized health care professionals in our 2003 qualitative study was threats to evidence-based medicine, and by extension, evidence-based public health and health policy.(1)...Show More Summary

Legal Settlements to Remind Us How Our Health Care System Became Rigged: by GSK, Novartis, CVS

Amidst the sound and fury of the US election season, almost under the radar sneak legal settlements demonstrating continuing bad behavior by big health care organizations, and the continuing lack of accountablity of these organizations'...Show More Summary

Petitions for Research Integrity and Against Corruption Available for Signature

Recently, two petitions relevant to the goals of Health Care Renewal have become available. US Petition to "Stop False Reporting of Drug Benefits & Harms by Making FDA & NIH Work Together"Health Care Renewal blogger Dr Bernard Carroll,...Show More Summary

ONC to Boost Oversight over EHR Usability, Patient Safety Woes

ONC ( The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, is reportedly getting more authority to oversee HIT quality. Some initial observations: (1) More government...Show More Summary

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