Nothing feels better if you’re chilled to the bone on a chilly winter day than to drink a nice hot cup of cocoa. I did a video interview this week with AliveCor COO Doug Biehn about that firm’s launch right now of a physician-side synthetic intelligence platform for mining ECG readings for indicators of atrial fibrillation, a key early marker of stroke danger. AliveCor also introduced it has closed a $30 million Sequence D investment round, led by Omron Healthcare and Mayo Clinic. Health Care Renewal is fully the product of unpaid, volunteer bloggers. Imagine what we may do with funding for research, investigation, and academic outreach.
Should we belief pharmaceutical corporations to innovate in such a light-weight-touch regulatory local weather? On Health Care Renewal now we have famous moral violations by most of the major pharmaceutical companies, usually involving deception in advertising and marketing , manipulation and suppression of clinical analysis , and distortions of dissemination of medical data, resembling articles ghost-written by authors paid by trade. We’ve got documented quite a few legal settlements of instances arising out of such misbehavior.
Yet here’s a flagrant example of a lobbyist appointed to the highest US authorities health care place. We’ve got usually discussed the revolving door affecting health care. I believe this is the worst instance thus far I have seen. We can have a man most skilled in pushing insurance policies to enhance the fortunes of enormous health care companies and their administration, but who apparently knows little about health care, drugs, public health, or biomedical science, and has no document showing he particularly cares about patients’ and the general public’s health. This man is now answerable for the health care and public health operations of the US government.
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