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Just a first step

Much is being made out of statements made by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on the subject of insulin. Social media is full of reports of how Commissioner Gottlieb is calling out the insulin companies as if this public rebuke will … Continue reading

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Worth Watching

It’s become somewhat of a parlor game to speculate on what Amazon is going to do to the healthcare industry. Everyone has an opinion, but no one really knows for sure what the company will do and since Amazon isn’t … Continue reading

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What will 2019 bring?

As 2018 comes to an end let’s look ahead and get a sneak peek at 2019. As per usual the start of our New Year will begin in that beautiful city by the bay for the annual J P Morgan … Continue reading

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Stop the torture

Momma Kliff used to say that some people are just hard leaners. That no matter how hard you try and tell them the facts they continue to ignore the facts. They continue to proceed down a path to nowhere. Or … Continue reading

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Which is it?

We’re beginning to wonder what the end game is for this debate over the “high” cost of insulin. Are the advocates for lower out of pocket costs doing this so that insulin using patients save money or achieve better outcomes. … Continue reading

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Open mouth insert foot

It seems like our friends at Medtronic were caught a little off guard by our post making public that Fran Kaufman had resigned as their Chief Medical Officer. A post she held since May 2009. Yesterday Hooman Hakami EVP and … Continue reading

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Who’s next in line?

One has to wonder who Medtronic will bring in to replace Fran now that she has resigned. Or perhaps we should rephrase that and state who will be willing to accept the position given all the issues the company is … Continue reading

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Chaos in Northridge

This past Thursday Fran Kaufman Chief Medical Officer at Medtronic Diabetes submitted her resignation. Ms. Kaufman has told some colleagues that she will at long last retire which we find very interesting as when we talked with Fran at ADA, … Continue reading

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Classic Thinking

Just when it looked like the FDA was living in the 21st century the agency issues new guidance for …wait for it …. Blood Glucose Monitors. Now we know that BGM is dying a slow and profitable death, but it … Continue reading

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From neutral to overdrive?

Never let it be said that diabetes isn’t one wacky world. For weeks now, we’ve been noting that Novo Nordisk is being Novo Nordisk taking their sweet time getting the oral version of semaglutide to the FDA. Never known for … Continue reading

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