Medical Malpractice Suits

A recent report has found that Americans are more frightened of dying at the hands of their doctor than they are of a plane crash. The overwhelming majority of those who participated in the survey said that information about malpractice suits and medical errors would be the single most deciding factor in trusting a healthcare provider. These people must have heard that medical errors cause more deaths in the United States every year than car accidents, AIDS, or breast cancer.

In fact, for the airline industry to parallel medical errors in mortality rates a 280-person jet would have to crash every day of the year. This would account for the over 100,000 people who die annually due to complications in medical care, not to mention the nearly 2 million who are maimed and disabled. This malady is called iatrogenic disease, a disease that is a direct result of medical care. What is causing this epidemic? Many agree that the cause is over-treatment. More medicine is administered than necessary, people are hospitalized unnecessarily, and doctors prescribe drugs instead of healthy lifestyle choices. This is a major problem and it shows no signs of stopping.

In the ten year period between 1983 and 1993 the incidence of death by medical error, or iatrogenic disease, jumped 260% overall and 850% among patience receiving outpatient care. These statistics could only be an indication of the true numbers, because medical error is not often recorded on death certificates. Some people blame the increased number of deaths on a greater number of prescriptions, but the number of prescriptions issued has increased less than 40% in 10 years, compared with the 260% increased death rate. Instead, some doctors blame increased usage of anesthesia, especially among those receiving outpatient care.

Medical malpractice insurance rates have been skyrocketing, causing a small crisis among doctors who must be insured in order to practice. They complain of medical malpractice lawsuits going out of control, large cities awarding record settlements, too many people filing claims. Well can you blame people for filing claims? Doctors must be held accountable for their prescriptions, and if a doctor writes you a prescription that hurts you they deserve to be taken to court! This is truly an epidemic, and it must be stopped by holding irresponsible healthcare providers responsible. One in five Americans has experienced medical errors directly or has a family member who has suffered a medical error. If you feel you have suffered unnecessarily at the hands of a doctor, seek legal council and work it out with a lawyer.

Best Personalized Care And Concierge Medicine Program

While everyone has an opinion on the health care overhaul, including concierge doctors, a new report by the nonprofit policy think tank RAND Corp might have you thinking differently. Everyone knew the system was broken and has been broken for a very long time. There are many reasons why primary care physicians are turning to concierge medicine, but some of the most influential reasons are due to the fact that this health care system we’ve been using for generations just isn’t working. Something had to change, and while the current change might not be what many people wanted, according to RAND Corp it’s much better than no change at all.

Concierge medicine creates an environment that allows for traditional health care to merge with progressive and technologically advanced medicine. Built on a strong foundation of trust and communication, the relationship that you have with your concierge doctor is nothing like the one you currently have with your family physician. While health care reform is changing the way American’s look at health care, concierge medicine is changing the way doctors care for their patients.Something had to change, and while the current change might not be what many people wanted, according to RAND Corp it’s much better than no change at all.

The health care system might be extremely riddled with flaws, and might continue to be consumed with red tape after the health care overhaul takes effect, concierge medicine will always remain uncomplicated. RAND Corp may have shown that the changes for health care are the best options we have, but there is still a lot of fear about the incredible consequences that reform will have on physician reimbursement (aka Medicare cuts), patient wait time, quality of medicine, and time spent with physicians.Something had to change, and while the current change might not be what many people wanted, according to RAND Corp it’s much better than no change at all.

While a typical physician can carry a patient load of 2,500+ patients, a concierge physician generally limits their practice to between 300-600 patients or more. It has also been referred to as: membership medicine; boutique medicine; retainer-based medicine; concierge health care; cash only practice; direct care; and direct practice medicine. While all concierge medicine practices share similarities, they vary widely in their structure, payment requirements, and form of operation. In particular, they differ in the level of service provided and the amount of the fee charged. There are an estimated 5,000* doctors throughout the U.S., practicing this type of healthcare delivery model. *Source: SIMPD

There is now an online news resource geared specifically towards concierge physicians, personalized care, boutique medical practice and family physicians, patients, and legislators. www.signaturemd.com is the only news and information organization dedicated solely to the distribution of news and information related to all aspects of concierge medicine. Links to articles shaping the nation’s view of this movement and connections to dozens of the most popular healthcare blogs discussing concierge medicine and its potential to rescue primary care are also included.

Personalized Medicine Partnering Terms & Agreements

Personalized Medicine Partnering Terms and Agreements provides comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access to the personalized medicine partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies

* Trends in personalized medicine partnering deals including:
* Companion diagnostics
* Pharmacogenomics
* Biomarkers
* Deal terms analysis
* Partnering agreement structure
* Partnering contract documents
* Top deals by value
* Most active dealmakers
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Comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access to the personalized medicine partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies. Market Research Companies

The Personalized Medicine Partnering Terms and Agreements report provides comprehensive understanding and unprecedented access to the personalized medicine partnering deals and agreements entered into by the worlds leading healthcare companies.

The report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter personalized medicine partnering deals. The majority of deals are discovery or development stage whereby the licensee obtains a right or an option right to license the licensors personalized medicine technology. These deals tend to be multicomponent, starting with collaborative R&D, and commercialization of outcomes.

Understanding the flexibility of a prospective partner’s negotiated deals terms provides critical insight into the negotiation process in terms of what you can expect to achieve during the negotiation of terms. Whilst many smaller companies will be seeking details of the payments clauses, the devil is in the detail in terms of how payments are triggered � contract documents provide this insight where press releases do not.

This report contains over 1500 links to online copies of actual personalized medicine deals and contract documents as submitted to the Securities Exchange Commission by companies and their partners. Contract documents provide the answers to numerous questions about a prospective partner’s flexibility on a wide range of important issues, many of which will have a significant impact on each party’s ability to derive value from the deal.

The initial chapters of this report provide an orientation of personalized medicine dealmaking and business activities. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to the report, whilst chapter 2 provides an overview of the trends in personalized medicine dealmaking since 2007, including details of average headline, upfront, milestone and royalty terms.

Chapter 3 provides a review of the leading biomarker deals since 2007. Deals are listed by headline value, signed by bigpharma, most active bigpharma, and most active of all biopharma companies. Where the deal has an agreement contract published at the SEC a link provides online access to the contract.

Chapter 4 provides a review of the leading companion diagnostic deals since 2007. Deals are listed by headline value, signed by bigpharma, most active bigpharma, and most active of all biopharma companies. Where the deal has an agreement contract published at the SEC a link provides online access to the contract.

Chapter 5 provides a review of the leading pharmacogenomic deals since 2007. Deals are listed by headline value, signed by bigpharma, most active bigpharma, and most active of all biopharma companies. Where the deal has an agreement contract published at the SEC a link provides online access to the contract.

Chapter 6 provides a comprehensive listing of the top 50 bigpharma companies with a brief summary followed by a comprehensive listing of personalized medicine deals including biomarker, companion diagnostic, pharmacogenomics, as well as contract documents available in the public domain. Where available, each deal title links via Weblink to an online version of the actual contract document, providing easy access to each contract document on demand.

Herbal Medicine Has Healing Power

Long before modern medicine began compounding chemicals to take the place of hard to find herbs and other botanicals, herbal medicine was the only available type of medical treatment. Through centuries of trial and error herbs were used to treat a plethora of illnesses and injuries and throughout the period, different plants were found to be better on certain ailments than others. For example, the aloe vera plant was found beneficial for burns and punctures all the while aiding the natural healing process.

Many of today’s medical breakthroughs are the result of the study of herbal medicine and when some of the ingredients were proven to be too hard to come by, scientists began working in the laboratory to develop synthetic versions of the plant’s phytocemicals hoping to duplicate the results. Many of today’s medicines are successful in offering hope to the ill or injured, but many synthetic compounds also have side effects not usually seen in those used in herbal medicine.

Partly due to the presence of side effects and possibly due to a distrust of modern medicine, herbalists continue to practice herbal medicine with the admonishment that by curing illnesses with products made with natural ingredients offers a safer means of taking care of their patients.

Ancient Civilizations Counted On Herbal Medicine

Throughout history, ancient civilizations in Egypt, India and China used herbal medicine for all illnesses as well as for taking care of their injured warriors. Over the years they perfected their practices but unfortunately, most of the botanicals that were compounded were not written down and subsequent generations had to rely on the memories of their elders to carry on the practice of herbal medicine in those cultures.

Some of the more modern methods used in herbal medicine can be traced back to the Chinese who continue to use many of their ancient methods today. By adopting many of their medical practices, herbalists are using only natural ingredients in their medications as well as in many of their practices. Techniques such as acupuncture and massages using the essential oils of plant have their roots in herbal medicine and for many there is no reason to adapt to the newer medical technology.

Most practitioners of today’s modern, or more traditional medical practices shun the use of herbal medicine in favor of those that have been proven in laboratory tests. On the other hand, herbalists remain convinced that the proof that their techniques work is in the number of patients they have been able to help without side effects.