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Right to the nuclear option

When it comes to warfare strategy and tactics you don’t normally see one side skip conventional means and go straight to the nuclear option. But that’s exactly what Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has done as they now offering a FREE FreeStyle … Continue reading

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May the force be with us

This Thursday evening Star Wars fan will begin filling theaters to watch perhaps the most anticipated Star Wars film ever, The Last Jedi. This film saga which began way back in 1977 has many similarities with the wacky world of … Continue reading

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Wackiness at it’s fullest

To say that healthcare is undergoing massive change is like saying it’s freezing here in Chicago. We’ve got a major retail pharmacy chain buying a major health insurer, a major health insurer buying a large physicians group, the other major … Continue reading

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Big News-Little News

Two items caught our eye this morning one which is big news the other not so big. Let’s cover the minor news first as the FDA officially approved semaglutide which will now be called Ozempic. While this is good news … Continue reading

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When will they learn?

Seriously there are times we wonder whether our wine drinking friends in France have the capacity to learn. One just might think that by now they would understand that the insulin market has commoditized. That with the introduction of Basaglar … Continue reading

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CVS Aetna and Diabetes

Although CVS acquiring Aetna has more to do with fending off Amazon than it does diabetes this deal has the potential to change the diabetes management landscape. For years we have been writing about the use of financial incentives to … Continue reading

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Why It Matters

Once again, the folks at OneDrop are trying to pass off self-reported data as proof their way cool whiz bang toy produces better outcomes. This time it comes from a “study” published in JMIR MHEALTH AND UHEALTH. According to this … Continue reading

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Willful blindness

Yesterday OneDrop issued a press release entitled; “Dramatic A1c Improvement Among People with Diabetes Using One Drop | Mobile app on iPhone and Apple Watch” The release included the following passage; “The latest published results come from 256 people with … Continue reading

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It never ends

There are times when we honestly believe the easiest way to raise millions of dollars is not to be innovative but to take an existing idea in a hot market and claim that you can build a better mouse trap. … Continue reading

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A Step Closer

For years we’ve been claiming that while HbA1C may be the gold standard for measuring outcomes, it’s an incomplete measurement. Yes, it’s true that HbA1C is the easiest number for a patient to understand, anything below 7 is considered good … Continue reading

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