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Best of MedCitizens: Innovation and Obamacare

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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.

  • A medical device industry innovation freefall. “An index of the most innovative medical device and pharmaceutical companies shows that device makers fall short when it comes to developing next-generation technologies.”
  • Doctors: Get ready to buckle under Obamacare. “A key goal of health care reform should be the restoration of the traditional doctor patient relationship. In such a relationship, physicians would be the key decision-makers in the delivery of care, and patients would be the key decision-makers in the financing of care. This cannot be achieved unless and until patients control health care dollars and decisions and third-party insurance executives are directly accountable to those who pay the health care bills.”
  • Berwick should lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. “The Republicans are in a funny spot on health care spending. Somehow new government spending programs (like the recent health reform law) are bad. But once programs are in place for a while (like Medicare) more spending is good.”
  • Wyeth-Ayerst’s docs: Saving us from the quangos. “A new study of the five most prolific authors of HRT-related editorials, clinical practice guidelines and reviews over the same period reveals they not only were they on Wyeth’s payroll, but they failed to disclose that fact 95 percent of the time.”

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