Department of Health And Human Services Threatens Blogger Over Satirical Posts | Popehat

Your tax dollars in action. Threats against satirical bloggers. The blog Addiction Myth is devoted to a very out-of-the-mainstream proposition about medicine: that the entire concept of drug and alcohol addiction is a scam perpetrated by law … [Continue reading]

Police: Woman drives wounded abductor to Fort Worth hospital | Breaking News | News from…

She's nicer than I would have been... FORT WORTH — A man being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday morning was arrested and will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, an official said. Fort Worth police did not … [Continue reading]

Healthcare Reform Update: Doc employment won’t lead to lower healthcare spending, research shows | Modern Healthcare

You don't say. Market share and prices tend to climb among hospitals that employ doctors but not for hospitals with looser contracts with independent physicians, according to newly published research. The findings, the authors say, suggest that … [Continue reading]

All Trials | All Trials Registered. All Results Reported

Many thanks to Steve in the comments on the last post for alerting me to this movement: It's time all clinical trial results are reported. Patients, researchers, pharmacists, doctors and regulators everywhere will benefit from publication of … [Continue reading]

What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharma | Business | The Guardian

Hint: Roche stinks, and the Cochrane Collaboration has done all of us a huge favor. Time to stop prescribing Tamiflu. What the Tamiflu saga tells us about drug trials and big pharmaWe now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us … [Continue reading]

Craig Breedlove land speed project – Autoweek

Craig Breedlove land speed project - Autoweek.   Cool project. My brother, the AerospaceGenius, is interviewed.   They need one of these crowdsource funding thingos. … [Continue reading]

GruntDoc’s blog turns 12

12 years ago I was in Midland, Texas. At the urging of my still good friend Rick I started a blog that's been continuous since then. Not terribly interesting or well maintained, but it has staying power. It has survived a series of moves to Fort … [Continue reading]

Navy Matters: A-10 Scrapping Justification Exposed

Please click through and read the whole thing. Something I hadn't considered. This is a Navy blog but I just can’t pass on the following Air Force item especially since it indirectly impacts Marine and Navy CAS. DoD Buzz website quotes Air Force … [Continue reading]

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RHD Escalade

Behold, the right hand drive Cadillac Escalade! Thanks to Jerry's Cadillac in Weatherford for the chuckle. … [Continue reading]

Stolen laptops lead to important HIPAA settlements

In case you wondered why your IT department isn't reasonable about security, it's because the penalties aren't reasonable. Stolen laptops lead to important HIPAA settlements Two entities have paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … [Continue reading]

Bug can cause deadly failures when anesthesia device is connected to cell phones | Ars Technica

I can think of at least one reason phones are being plugged into USB's... Federal safety officials have issued an urgent warning about software defects in an anesthesia delivery system that can cause life-threatening failures at unexpected times, … [Continue reading]

Top 5 Reasons Why ‘The Customer Is Always Right’ Is Wrong | Alexander Kjerulf

Top 5 Reasons Why 'The Customer Is Always Right' Is Wrong | Alexander Kjerulf. Correct! … [Continue reading]

Terrific Southwest Airlines safety briefing video

Beats the others:   I think using humor to keep peoples' attention beats all the pre-recorded announcements hands down. … [Continue reading]

Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 – WSJ.com

Medicare Payments to Providers in 2012 Newly released Medicare billing data show total payments to more than 880,000 medical providers in 2012, totaling $77 billion. Search the database by provider name, specialty and location to see the types and … [Continue reading]

Texas citizenship test: Dirk and Conan

Funny bit.   … [Continue reading]