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Philippe Fournier : "Halte à la taxation des congrès médicaux" - Meet>In

Philippe Fournier : "Halte à la taxation des congrès médicaux" - Meet>In | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Philippe Fournier, président de MCI France, réagit à la nouvelle taxation des congrès prévue dans le projet de loi de financement de la Sécurité sociale 2013 et a fait parvenir cette tribune à la rédaction de Meet>In.


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Countries’ GDP per capita and R&D spend per capita have a big impact on researchers’ access to academic papers.

Countries’ GDP per capita and R&D spend per capita have a big impact on researchers’ access to academic papers. | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Countries’ GDP per capita and R&D spend per capita have a big impact on researchers’ access to academic papers. This is one of the conclusions of Mendeley’s new Global Research Report. For the report, Mendeley analysed the research activity of the two million scholars on its platform in relation to economic indicators and research productivity.

The report from the UK-based startup found that to afford each of their researchers access to an additional 50 research papers, developing countries require a ten-fold increase in R&D expenditure per capita. This, believes the report, highlights the importance of the trend towards open-access publishing.

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Un amendement clé si accepté > Contrôle par l'ARS des nouvelles installations de médecins en zones surdotées

La création de déserts médicaux représente pour les élus locaux une préoccupation majeure.

Les associations d’élus se font l’écho de cette inquiétude qui grandit dans notre pays. Encore tout récemment l’Association des Maires ruraux a « tiré la sonnette d’alarme et demandé que la santé soit déclarée service public universel ».

Cette question touche les élus locaux car la désertification médicale, au même titre que les dépassements d’honoraires, met à mal l’accès aux soins pour tous. Et l’on ne compte plus le nombre d’expériences rapportées de délai infernal pour un rendez-vous chez un spécialiste ou encore de personnes en détresse ne sachant vers qui se tourner.

 

 

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Ma vie a Los Angeles: Le système de santé : ce que ça m’a couté

Ma vie a Los Angeles: Le système de santé : ce que ça m’a couté | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Le système de santé américain est une machinerie complexe, impliquant à la fois des professionnels de santé, bien entendu, mais aussi une armada de comptables, avocats, juristes, assureurs, conseillers… Pour bien comprendre de quoi cet article va traiter, munissez-vous d’un (grand) shaker, versez une grande portion de finance, d’assurance et de droit, puis rajoutez un doigt de médecine. Secouez fort, laissez reposer, et vous obtiendrez un mélange des plus déroutant.

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First trial in humans of “minicells”: a completely new way of delivering anti-cancer drugs

First trial in humans of “minicells”: a completely new way of delivering anti-cancer drugs | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

A completely new way of delivering anti-cancer drugs to tumours, using “minicells” derived from bacteria, has been tested for the first time in humans and found to be safe, well-tolerated and even induced stable disease in patients with advanced, incurable cancers with no treatment options remaining.

The research, which is presented at the 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland suggests that it could be possible to use this new technology for targeted delivery of other drugs to a range of cancers, and to personalise treatment by adjusting the drugs to suit the genetic make-up of each patient’s tumour.

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US => Le patient s'empare de son dossier médical sur son mobile (avec tout ce que cela peut iimpliquer)

US => Le patient s'empare de son dossier médical sur son mobile (avec tout ce que cela peut iimpliquer) | HealthWatch | Scoop.it
iBluebutton dématérialise le dossier médical de l'individu et lui permet de le partager avec son médecin. Cette centralisation des informations médicales est essentielle pour lui permettre de réaliser un bon diagnostic.
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Physicians With The Least Experience Have Higher Cost Profiles Than Do Physicians With The Most Experience

Physicians With The Least Experience Have Higher Cost Profiles Than Do Physicians With The Most Experience | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

ealth plans and Medicare are using cost profiles to identify which physicians account for more health care spending than others. By identifying the costliest physicians, health plans and Medicare hope to craft policy interventions to reduce total health care spending. To identify which physician types, if any, might be costlier than others, we analyzed cost profiles created from health plan claims for physicians in Massachusetts. We found that physicians with fewer than ten years of experience had 13.2 percent higher overall costs than physicians with forty or more years of experience.

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MédecinDirect, une plateforme médicale pour conseiller, informer, orienter et éduquer les patients - TIC santé

MédecinDirect, plateforme médicale, offre tout un panel de services d’écoute et d’information pour les patients bénéficiaires. Elle a fait l’objet d’une présentation à Paris, le mois dernier, lors du Carrefour de la Télésanté 2012 organisé par le CATEL.


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Clinical trial data for all drugs in current use | BMJ

Clinical trial data for all drugs in current use | BMJ | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

The drug industry does many good things. It produces medicines that can improve health and save lives. It creates jobs and stimulates economic growth. Sadly it does bad things too. Persistently and systematically over decades it has withheld and misreported data from clinical trials.1 As a result, a whole range of widely used drugs across all fields of medicine have been represented as safer and more effective than they are, endangering people’s lives and wasting public money. Such wilful distortion is scientific misconduct.2 It is not something we can forgive because of the good things drug companies do. As Ben Goldacre says in the introduction to his new book Bad Pharma, “Drug companies around the world have produced some of the most amazing innovations of the past fifty years, saving lives on an epic scale. But that does not allow them to hide data, mislead doctors, and harm patients.”3

 

 

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Combating misconduct in health and medical research «PNAS/ Ethics & Health Law News

 

“AUSTRALIAN researchers have little time to think about the potential for misconduct in health and medical research. …A recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) concludes that structural reform of the world of research is required if misconduct is to be seriously tackled.”
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General Health Checks Seem Of Little Benefit

General Health Checks Seem Of Little Benefit | HealthWatch | Scoop.it
General health checks, such as the annual physical, are common elements of health care in many countries, including the United States.

 

 

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Avancées prometteuses ds la compréhension ds mécanismes de divisions cellulaire : create an ‘endless supply’ of cells

Avancées prometteuses ds la compréhension ds mécanismes de divisions cellulaire  : create an ‘endless supply’ of cells | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

As reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide.

“One of the major factors that will determine the viability of stem cell therapies is access to a safe and reliable supply of cells,” says Steve Goldman, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist and lead author of the study. “This study demonstrates that—in the case of certain populations of brain cells—we now understand the cell biology and the mechanisms necessary to control cell division and generate an almost endless supply of cells.”

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Kentucky Health News: Study: Smoke-free workplace leads to fewer heart attacks

Kentucky Health News: Study: Smoke-free workplace leads to fewer heart attacks | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a 33 percent drop in heart attack rates in a Minnesota county after public smoking bans were enacted. This, while rates of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity remained the same or even increased after the ban was put in place, reports The New York Times. The conclusion: “I think the bottom line is this should turn the page on the chapter discussing whether or not secondhand smoke is a risk factor for heart attacks,” said Dr. Richard D. Hurt, an author of the study and a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

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Club Health San Francisco 2013

Club Health San Francisco 2013 | HealthWatch | Scoop.it
This exciting event will bring together experts from a wide range of fields to exchange information on the latest research, policy and practice on protecting and promoting health in nightlife settings.

The conference aims to build capacity and capability among all groups that have a stake in healthy nightlife – from the public health and government agencies that regulate it, to the club owners, festival organizers and promoters that make it happen, to the participants without whom it would not exist.

Some of the top issues being discussed will include:Innovative harm reduction approaches to alcohol, tobacco and other drug useBest practices in planning and managing large scale eventsPromoting safe and healthy nightlife environmentsPreventing violence and anti-social behaviorEconomic impact of nightlifeBuilding local, national and global partnerships for healthy nightlife

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Libérons la pilule pour les ados - Rue89 Strasbourg

Libérons la pilule pour les ados - Rue89 Strasbourg | HealthWatch | Scoop.it
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Mon accouchement à New York

Mon accouchement à New York | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Expatriée en couple à New York, je savais que faire un bébé au pays du dollar roi allait présenter quelques différences avec les expériences vécues par mes amies en France avant moi. Le jour où le test de grossesse est devenu positif, j’ai commencé ma grossesse américaine. Ma principale inquiétude était le taux de césariennes, extrêmement élevé aux Etats-Unis (31,8% contre 20,2% en France en 2011), et ce que cela aurait impliqué pour moi, qui vis au 6ème étage sans ascenseur, loin de ma famille.

La question de l’assurance est cruciale et déterminera l’hôpital et le médecin qui me suivront. Il faut d’abord voir avec son assurance quels hôpitaux lui sont affiliés, puis trouver un médecin conventionné à la fois avec l’assurance et l’hôpital.

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Article > EU funding for EDCTP programme with Africa could reach €1 billion

Article > EU funding for EDCTP programme with Africa could reach €1 billion | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

The European Union could raise its funding contribution from the €200 million spent so far to €1 billion in the next phase of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The offer is conditional on approval of the European Commission’s budget proposals for 2014-20 and on funding commitments made by other parties, including EU Member States, African countries, industry and charities.

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Early Results Of China’s Historic Health Reforms: The View From Minister Chen Zhu

Early Results Of China’s Historic Health Reforms: The View From Minister Chen Zhu | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Five years after major health reforms were implemented in China, huge investments in insurance coverage, health care facilities, and the health care workforce are beginning to bear fruit.

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Très intéressant => Anthropological Perspectives on Migration and Health - Wiley Online Library

Très intéressant => Anthropological Perspectives on Migration and Health - Wiley Online Library | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Human evolutionary history is marked by extensive migrations either in search of a better life or as a result of forced relocation. Today's globalized world is no different as human populations are variously pushed from and pulled to new locations across the globe, although the speed and scope of migration has increased tremendously (Cookson et al. 2001; Martin and Midgley 2006; UN High Commissioner for Refugees 2005). In many cases, migration has been viewed as an adaptive response as individuals move in search of greater well-being. More recently, anthropological and community health investigators have begun to critically examine the health and well-being of migrating and migrant populations (Foner 2003). This shift in perspective has coincided with increasing recognition of health disparities and the social determinants of health. The contributors to this volume explore health in the broadest sense of the term, following the WHO as encompassing physical, mental, and social well-being. The volume brings together contributions from anthropologists as well as public health practitioners who are committed to drawing on anthropological method and theory to improve our understanding of the relationships between migration and health in an international context. The shift in examining health and well-being also coincides with the recognition that “migrant” is a heterogeneous category that includes economic migrants but also refugees, asylum seekers, temporary migrants, and nonvoluntary migrants such as trafficked peoples (see Castaneda's piece for a further discussion of terminology). Although these categories likely obscure much about the experience of migration, they do highlight the fact that the reasons and contexts for migrating are highly varied.


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Point de droit pharma autour du Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“the Act”) et de la "Park Doctrine"

he recent sentencings of a number of executives on so-called “Park pleas” serve as an important reminder that the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”), working with the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), holds managers, officers, and in-house counsel at drug and medical device companies to a high standard with respect to overseeing the safe manufacture and delivery of drugs and medical devices to consumers. If the DOJ and FDA believe those executives have failed in their oversight and supervision obligations to the detriment of the public, not only does the company they work for face potential serious civil and criminal sanctions, but the individual executives too can be subject to criminal liability and debarment for simply being what the government deems a “responsible corporate officer.”

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Marisol Touraine préconise un dossier médical personnel de "2e génération"

Marisol Touraine préconise un dossier médical personnel de "2e génération" | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

La ministre de la Santé Marisol Touraine a préconisé mardi soir un dossier médical personnel (DMP) de "nouvelle génération", choisissant une troisième voie entre la poursuite de ce coûteux projet dans les conditions actuelles et son abandon pur et simple."La difficulté à laquelle nous sommes clairement confrontés est que les professionnels de santé ne se sont pas appropriés ce dossier médical" a souligné la ministre devant la commission élargie (finances et affaires sociales) de l'Assemblée nationale.

Selon la ministre il y a actuellement environ 210.000 dossiers numériques, (consultables sur internet par le patient et les médecins), qui ont créés dans 160 hôpitaux ou dans le cabinet de 4.000 médecins traitants.

 

 

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)’s Problem: Reasons Are Not Causes – Health Affairs Blog

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)’s Problem: Reasons Are Not Causes – Health Affairs Blog | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

This past May, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) approved five research priority areas: “assessment of prevention, diagnosis and treatment options”; “improving health care systems”; “communication and dissemination”; “disparities”; and, “patient-centered outcomes research and methodological research”. In June PCORI announced 50 pilot project research awards totaling $30 million. PCORI is anticipated to spend $3 billion between now and 2019.

What does it mean to be “patient centered” and what does this then mean about ways of “improving “health care systems” and “communication and dissemination”? PCORI belies its “patient centered” mandate since it has not put a primacy on understanding and improving the interaction between the patient and the provider — the only way the quality of health care delivery is ultimately improved. None of the fifty PCORI pilot projects examine the quality of these interactions. Understanding and improving patient-provider interactions also explains how clinical evidence is produced or becomes meaningful.

 

 

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Différencier génériques et auto-génériques

Différencier génériques et auto-génériques | HealthWatch | Scoop.it
INTERVIEW - Président de Sanofi France, Christian Lajoux est depuis six ans à la tête du syndicat patronal de l'industrie pharmaceutique en France.

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Une étude américaine pose la question de l'abus de prescription pour les neuroleptiques en maison de repos

Une étude américaine pose la question de l'abus de prescription pour les neuroleptiques en maison de repos | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

More than one in four older veterans that live in VA nursing homes take antipsychotic medications, and more than 40 percent of them have no documented evidence-based reason for doing so.

 

Similar rates have been found in non-Veterans Association (VA) nursing homes, according to a recent study published in the journal Medical Care.

“Our study adds to the growing evidence base that antipsychotics have been overused in nursing homes, and the VA is not immune to this problem,” says Walid Gellad, assistant professor in the department of health policy and management at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

 

 

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Médicament : Christian Lajoux décrète l’état d’urgence

Médicament : Christian Lajoux décrète l’état d’urgence | HealthWatch | Scoop.it

Dans un premier ouvrage paru en 2010 (1), le président du LEEM (photo) annonçait le « temps des alliances » avec le monde de la pharma (2). Mais c’était une autre époque, antérieure à l’affaire du Mediator. Dans son dernier ouvrage, il témoigne sur les années écoulées qui ont fortement secoué la branche et brouillé son image, et nous explique comment le modèle économique de la pharma est en train de changer fondamentalement. A l’heure où le président de Sanofi France se trouve face au plus sérieux conflit social de l’histoire du 4ème laboratoire mondial, il nous invite à sortir du « grand malentendu ». Retour sur ce que son auteur qualifie de déambulation intellectuelle, qui est à la fois un témoignage et un testament.

 

 

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