Monday, April 29, 2013

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Friday, April 26, 2013

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Novartis Paid for Doctor Fishing, Hooters Outings, U.S. Says

Novartis AG (NOVN) was sued by the U.S., for the second time this week, for allegedly paying kickbacks to increase prescription-drug sales.
Novartis plied physicians with expensive dinners, speaker fees, fishing trips and outings at Hooters restaurants to get them to increase prescriptions of the company’s drugs, the U.S. said in a complaint filed today in Manhattan federal court. Federal health care programs were forced to pay millions of dollars for kickback-tainted claims as a result, the U.S. said.
The government today intervened in a private False Claims Act suit filed in 2011, alleging that the Basel, Switzerland- based drug maker violated the Anti-Kickback Statute to increase sales of two of its hypertension drugs, Lotrel and Valturna, and its diabetes drug Starlix. The suit seeks triple damages and civil penalties.
“Novartis corrupted the prescription drug dispensing process with multimillion-dollar ‘incentive programs’ that targeted doctors who, in exchange for illegal kickbacks, steered patients toward its drugs,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement today. “Novartis reaped dramatically increased profits on these drugs, and Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health-care programs were left holding the bag.”
Julie Masow, a Novartis spokeswoman, said in an e-mail today: “Novartis disputes the USAO’s claims and will defend itself in this litigation.”

Rebates, Discounts

On April 23, Bharara’s office sued Novartis for allegedly paying kickbacks, disguised as rebates and discounts, to at least 20 pharmacies for switching patients to its immunosuppressant drug Myfortic.
In September 2010, Novartis agreed to pay $422.5 million to resolve criminal and civil charges that it paid kickbacks and illegally promoted drugs for unapproved uses. As part of the settlement, the company signed a five-year corporate integrity agreement with theDepartment of Health and Human Services, which required reforms including a compliance program relating to promotional activities.
The 80-page agreement provides that Novartis may be barred from participation in federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, for a “material breach.”
The case is U.S. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., 11- cv-00071, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).
To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Van Voris in New York
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

links from a dr. bloem

 Health News From Across the Internet 
Iodine treats breast cancer:
Naperville anti-smart meter activists fight back at council meeting, accuse city of breaking its own laws:
Roundup harms beneficial gut bacteria:
Fluoridegate - Why is Poisoning of Children Considered a Valuable Public Health Policy?

 Pharma "research" suggests all people over 50 should take statins every day for life:
Hormone Replacement Therapy HRT Does NOT Cause Breast Cancer:
Testosterone helps heart failure patients:
You'll probably eat this toxic food today:
Vaccinations are not immunizations:
Fluoride can damage your brain and harden your arteries:
Study: EPA-approved GMO insecticide responsible for killing honeybees:
FDA: Skin Products May Put You at Risk of Mercury Poisoning:
Monsanto wants to brainwash your children with 'Biotechnology Basics Activity Book':
Top ten worst sources of aspartame: 
Indoor urban farm in New York helps feed hundreds of families:
Miracle Mineral:
Cure Tooth Decay:
FDA admits mercury in cosmetic products is extremely toxic - so how is it safe in dental fillings, vaccines?
Doctors Prove This Test Can Give Healthy People Cancer:
The Grocery Store as Mine Field, Avoiding the Dangers:
I Will Not Be Pinkwashed: Komen's Race is for Money, Not the Cure:
Do This - or You Could Soon be Eating an "Agent Orange" for Dinner:
HPV vaccines (Gardasil) now pushed onto boys in Canada:
Pasteurized milk 150 times more contaminated ...:
Study: Roundup diluted by 99.8 percent still destroys human DNA:
Maryland Smart Meter Awareness:
Rapid Aging Syndrome - EMF can harm and heal -
Artificial Sweetener Disease: a New Breed of Sickness:
H1N1 Vaccine Linked to 700 Percent Increase in Miscarriages:
What You Need to Know About Smart Meters:
Secret Sterilizing Agents in Many Vaccines:
Ginger Root Reduces Digestive Inflammation Markers to Lower Colon Cancer Risk:
The Truth About Gardasil:
Fructose Truly is Much Worse than Glucose:
Fluoride Deception Videos:
Class Action on Cancer Vaccine Gardasil:
Gardasil HPV vaccine hoax exposed
Airport body scanners deliver radiation dose 20 times higher than first thought, warns expert
Dollars for Docs - How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors:
If your Doctor recommends a pneumonia vaccine, here’s your Response

Monday, April 22, 2013

don't do this with cinnamon

Docs warn teens 'cinnamon challenge' prank can be dangerous

cinammonchallenge.jpgDejah Reed, an Ypsilanti, Mich., teen who was hospitalized for a collapsed lung after trying the cinnamon challenge. 
A quick look at today's health newsSyracuse, N.Y. -- Doctors say a popular teen prank that involves swallowing a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water can cause choking, breathing problems and collapsed lungs.
The so-called "Cinnamon Challenge" is an adolescent dare that has been depicted in thousands of YouTube videos.
A report published today in Pediatrics says at least 30 teens nationwide needed medical attention after taking the challenge last year. The spice is caustic, and trying to gulp it down can be dangerous, according to the report.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports that the number of poison control center calls about teens doing the prank increased from 51 in 2011 to 222 last year.
“The concern with the cinnamon challenge is that the cinnamon quickly dries out the mouth, making swallowing difficult," Dr. Alvin C. Bronstein of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center said in a warning published on the association's website. "As a result, teens who engage in this activity often choke and vomit, injuring their mouths, throats and lungs. Teens who unintentionally breathe the cinnamon into their lungs also risk getting pneumonia as a result.”
An Ypsilanti, Mich., teen who was hospitalized for a collapsed lung after trying the cinnamon challenge heartily supports the new advice and started her own websitetelling teens to "just say no" to the fad, according to the Associated Press. 
Dejah Reed, 16, said she took the challenge four times -- the final time was in February last year with a friend who didn't want to try it alone.
"I was laughing very hard, and I coughed it out, and I inhaled it into my lungs," she said. "I couldn't breathe."
Her father, Fred Reed, said he arrived home soon after to find Dejah "a pale bluish color. It was very terrifying. I threw her over my shoulder" and drove to a nearby emergency room.
Dejah was hospitalized for four days and went home with an inhaler and said she still has to use it when she gets short of breath from running or talking too fast. Her dad said she'd never had asthma or breathing problems before.
Dejah said she'd read about the challenge on Facebook and other social networking sites and "thought it would be cool" to try.
Now she knows "it's not cool and it's dangerous."
Health law fertile ground for scammers: Scammers are using public confusion over the massive changes in the nation's health care system as an opportunity to swindle people, especially senior citizens. (NPR)
Older women ignoring mammogram advice: More than three years after a federally appointed panel of experts said most women don’t need annual mammograms, a new study of mammogram rates shows that older women have pretty much ignored the advice. (AARP)
Glens Falls hospital sued over security breach: Former patients have sued Glens Falls Hospital and a medical records contractor after their records were stored on an unsecured computer server. (Business Review)
You can contact health writer James T. Mulder at or 470-2245