Healthcare rationing from the regulatory, not insurance, side? I’m not sure if this actually qualifies as “rationing”, though I’m certain that patients and families would have a very valid argument that it is. But if you think about moving to a “universal” healthcare system where the agency that pays for treatments and the agency that approves treatments are both run by a deficit-laden government, you have to ask “When will a patient or condition be considered too “expensive” to treat?” Scary thought.
Today there were several tweets regarding Drug Companies Take Their Pitch to Social Media — Carefully at the online Time Magazine site. It was primarily talking about how pharma is trying to use social media to connect with patients. But the thing that boggled me was their choice to use the as a successful example. While it may have been ok from an -Levimir twitter campaignFDA standpoint, it was certainly an epic fail of /facepalm proportions in execution. The article only shows one side of the equation and totally ignores how the people that Novo wanted to reach actually reacted to the campaign. Uh guys, people interacting with each other is why social media works. Not sales pitches.
I hadn’t thought about this kind of labeling before…
From the WTF? File
OK, enough of the serious stuff. I’ve been feeling really burnt out the last few weeks. I feel like I was trying to find the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything and kept coming up with 41.
Fuck. Because sometimes it just needs to be said.
I swear it took 3 weeks for Friday to finally get here.
I talk to my kids via text more than I do in person.
rooting an android tablet is a humbling experience.
If time will tell, how come nobody’s asking? I mean seriously, when will our Robot Overlords appear?
If I can tell the difference between the diet and non-diet versions of most colas at the first sip, why can’t I tell the difference between good tequila and bad tequila until the next morning?
Do I have a problem if ibuprofen is rated second only to insulin in my book and there are times when it’s a dead heat?
Remember, there are only six degrees of separation between you, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and the smelly guy that sleeps under the bridge.
Just because you have an open mind doesn’t mean you have to let your brains fall out.
I thought inventors were supposed to be brilliant?
Can I go home now? I’ll be sure to tell them that you said it was ok.
5 years. Sound familiar?
And with that I hope, whatever your particular holiday is this season, that it joyous and safe!
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