Healthcare on My Mind – September 12, 2022

Some thoughts on why hospital CEOs across the country should be trembling about the strike efforts of the Minnesota Nurses Association, the American Hospital Association’s propaganda about its member’s rising costs, holding CEOs legally accountable for deaths resulting from staffing shortages, and some rare positive healthcare news coming out of southeastern Michigan.

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On My Mind – August 29, 2022

Some thoughts on Twitter’s whistleblower, the similarities of Elon Musk and P.T. Barnum, the New York Times and the Washington Post carrying water for the Deep State, the surge in Adderall prescriptions, and my prescience about Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Celebrating America’s Unsung Heroes

Heroism is often demonstrated in unlikely places by unknown people whose efforts will never be publicly known or appreciated. I’m moved by the confidential informant who prevented Iran’s planned assassination of former Trump aide John Bolton and the Federal Reserve economist who couldn’t be strong armed by China.

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Dr. Mary Bowden vs. The Establishment

Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, the maligned ENT doc who refused to be bullied into abandoning a Covid treatment protocol she insists was responsible for keeping some 4,000 patients out of the hospital, filed a defamation lawsuit this week against Houston Medical, one of the most powerful institutions in Texas. At stake is not only Bowden’s reputation, but that of America’s medical establishment.

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Amazon’s Toxic One Medical Acquisition

Amazon’s acquisition of One Medical primary care clinics this week marked another dark moment in the ongoing decline of U.S. healthcare. Consumers who are fed up with the dismal state of U.S. airlines would be wise to heed this warning.

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Joe Biden’s Regulatory Destruction

Americans appreciate first-hand the damage Joe Biden has done to the economy when they buy food and gas or experience shortages of once readily available staples. Not yet understood is the possibly irreversible damage Biden has done to U.S. regulatory agencies.

Under Biden’s watch, CDC has lost all credibility, the FDA its two top vaccine experts, the FTC is experiencing a staff stampede, a senior Justice department official was secretly receiving nearly $1 million from Stanford University, an FCC nomination is moribund, and the NHTSA is underfunded.

Biden’s only been on the job for 19 months. Imagine the regulatory state of America if Biden remains in office for a full term.

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McKinsey’s Wrist Slap Fueling Opioid Crisis

Since developing an interest in healthcare more than two years ago, I’ve come to appreciate the industry is rife with very bad people who do very bad things. The New York Times revealed last week that McKinsey & Company deserves a special place in hell for its critical role facilitating the opioid crisis that killed nearly 500,000 Americans.
Fortunately for McKinsey, the best penalty multistate attorneys general could collectively muster was a paltry $573 million settlement.

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FDA’s ‘Horse Drug’ a Potential Cancer Cure?

While the FDA last year was promoting a certain drug as intended for horses, U.S., Chinese, and Japanese researchers were studying the supposed veterinary medicine as a possible cure for cancer. The results so far have been promising, with City of Hope Medical Center, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, scheduled to begin a Phase II trial on June 10.

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Dr. Mary, Quite Contrary, Bowden

Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, the Houston ENT doc who dared challenge the government, the medical establishment, and the media with her refusal to stop prescribing a controversial drug, has a formidable legal ally hoping to turn her defiance into a landmark legal ruling. His name is Boyden Gray, and his myriad accomplishments include serving as White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush and spearheading significant clean energy legislation.

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