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In India, ‘no frills’ hospitals offer $800 heart surgery – Global Post

From “In India, ‘no frills’ hospitals offer $800 heart surgery“: ‘What if hospitals were run like a mix of Wal-Mart and a low-cost airline? The result might be something like the chain of “no-frills” Narayana Hrudayalaya clinics in southern India. … Continue reading

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Phage therapy: concept to cure by Eric C. Keen

“Phage therapy: concept to cure” is the title of an article about using bacteriophages (phages) instead of antibiotics to combat infectious diseases. While the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria has been well publicized, the harmful effects of antibiotics has received … Continue reading

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Why We Need Medships – Part 3

GeekPress posted a link to an article published by Fast Company titled “Autonomous Robots Coming To U.S. Hospitals“. ‘The FDA approved the country’s first human-interacting autonomous robot for hospitals on Thursday. The RP-VITA, made by iRobot (best known to consumers … Continue reading

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Why We Need Medships – Part 2

In a previous post, I noted that the FDA’s power to regulate stem cell therapies is bad news for this important source of medical innovation. I mentioned that my idea of medships (parking cruise ships offshore to use as research … Continue reading

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Business Idea: Medship = Medical Tourism + Blueseed – An Additional Note

An enormous additional benefit of the Medship idea that I neglected to mention is the availability of “unapproved” and experimental medicines, devices, and therapies. In the US, the FDA is responsible for an knowable number of deaths each year due … Continue reading

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Business Idea: Medship = Medical Tourism + Blueseed

The high cost of medical care in the US plus the rationing of medical care in other nations has spurred the growth of medical tourism. As I mentioned in a previous post, outstanding doctors, nurses, and hospital facilities can be … Continue reading

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