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Best of MedCitizens: Future docs, researchers and taxes

Every week MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication  partners and MedCity News readers who also contribute to  MedCityNews.com. The MedCitizens are sponsored by  MyPRGenie, the only Do-It-Yourself, PR platform and news wire that gives you access to more than 540,000 journalist contacts. Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say. Why […]

Every week MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication  partners and MedCity News readers who also contribute to  MedCityNews.com. The MedCitizens are sponsored by  MyPRGenie, the only Do-It-Yourself, PR platform and news wire that gives you access to more than 540,000 journalist contacts.

Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say.

  • Why your child should be a doctor. “Drilling down with more careful analysis after a challenging weekend on call, I find it worthwhile to stop and ask myself what makes medicine special for those of us crazy enough to subject ourselves to this lifestyle. I decided to put together a list of things that were important to me and would welcome additions to the list from others.”
  • Style over substance in medical research. “Self promotion is becoming more and more important in science because the federal system of peer review by its nature means that new and outside the box thinking cannot be supported.”
  • Medical device tax options: Layoffs, cost cuts or price hikes. “A survey of about 100 mostly C-level executives conducted by PRTM for the Mass. Medical Device Industry Council shows that the tax is foremost on the industry’s mind.”
  • Medical Mutual will offer incentives for e-prescribing. “Cleveland-based Medical Mutual of Ohio is teaming up with its pharmacy benefits manager, Medco Health Solutions, for a pilot program that gives select doctors financial incentives to prescribe medications electronically.”
  • Kaiser Permanente Launches Sustainability Scorecard for Medical Products. “The Sustainability Scorecard is the first of its kind in health care. It will allow Kaiser Permanente to evaluate the sustainability of each medical item it purchases while also encouraging suppliers across the industry to provide greener products for the health care sector.”

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