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Reporters & Investigators Target Fraud in Pain Management Market

PAIN MANAGEMENT IS COMING under increased scrutiny by law enforcement officials and government regulators. Even the national media have begun to notice the fraud and abuse that is rampant in this rapidly-expanding sector of healthcare. Many pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will welcome …

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Ascend Clinical Acquires PathCentral Lab Business

CEO SUMMARY: Ascend Clinical and PathCentral see an opportunity to provide sophisticated services to community pathology groups. Ascend Clinical will expand the molecular diagnostic and gene sequencing business it is purchasing from PathCentral. PathCentral will concentrate on marketing i…

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MedTox, Cleveland Clinic Labs, Apollo PACS, Dell, British Columbia Health

GENOME SEQUENCING TO BE OFFERED BY NORWAY IN NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN HERE’S A MILESTONE ON THE PATH TO PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. Norway is the first nation to announce that its national health system will incorporate whole genome sequencing. Cancer is the target of Norway’s f…

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Office-Based Physicians Want In-Clinic Laboratories

CEO SUMMARY: Interest by office-based physicians in creating an in-clinic medical testing laboratory is on the increase. This has direct consequences for independent commercial labs, hospital lab outreach programs, and anatomic pathology groups, since office- based physicians are…

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June 21, 2010 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Early in June, exactly 96 customers of 23andMe, Inc., were notified that they had received the wrong genetic test results. It was particularly bad timing, since the company had just been sent a letter from the FDA asserting its authority to regulate genetic testing. Bloggers reported…

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ISO 15189 Accreditation Requires Specific Steps For Global Recognition

CEO SUMMARY: This intelligence briefing is the third in an ongoing series about quality management systems (QMS) and their role in advancing the performance of clinical laboratories and improving the quality of the testing services they provide. ISO 15189 is a set of standards for medical…

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Baylor Pathologists Form Lab with US Oncology

CEO SUMMARY: In Dallas, Pathologists Bio-Medical Laboratories is part of a new laboratory partnership that includes Baylor Health Care System, Texas Oncology, and US Oncology. The four partners ponied up a total of $40 million in cash and debt to build a state-of-the art laboratory in a 1…

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Two New Pathology Models Will Soon Be Tried in Dallas

CEO SUMMARY: There are notable aspects to how and why four unlikely partners are banding together to invest $40 million and create the nation’s newest reference and esoteric testing laboratory. It was the pathologists at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas, Texas, who originated the vi…

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Educated Consumers Buying 250-Bioassay Lab Test Panel

CEO SUMMARY: Biophysical Corporation is creating a new, direct-to-consumer market for laboratory testing. Its unique approach is to offer 250-bioassay test panels—along with a staff physician review of results—to the educated, informed consumer. Testing multiple biomarkers ma…

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Navigenics Buys Clinical Lab From Affymetrix Last Month

IF NAVIGENICS INC. HAD A SLOGAN to match its business model, it might be, “Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead!” Last month the personal genomics testing company acquired a clinical testing laboratory. In a deal with Affymetrix, Inc., Navigenics purchased the …

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