Pharmacists: Larger Dimensions in Cancer Fraud? Is pharmacist fraud in Germany bigger than expected? According to the radio station NDR Info, the Mannheim public prosecutor's office is still investigating employees of a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Furthermore, the public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig is investigating a pharmacist who is said to have turned over 1.6 million euros.
Higher doctor's fees lead to higher health insurance contributions? The Federal Minister of Health is planning a new care law. In the future, country doctors will receive higher remuneration to compensate for the shortage of doctors in rural regions. Health insurance companies, on the other hand, fear further increases in premiums, and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV) fears a significant increase in health insurance premiums due to the fee increases planned by the black and yellow coalition for resident doctors.
Heroin addiction could be stopped by new drug According to the latest study results, morphine or heroin addiction could be stopped in the future. The newly developed preparation "plus-naloxon" is intended to reduce the release of dopamine in the brain's reward center. However, the drug has not yet been clinically tested, as the researchers in the US journal Journal of Neuroscience & 34; to report.
Otolaryngologists: Piercings belong in medical hands Nowadays, piercings no longer just mean rebellion and being different, but represent pieces of jewelry. According to the survey, every 15th person in Germany has a piercing on the nose, tongue, chin, ear cup, eyebrows, lips or cheeks. Women between 14 and 24 in particular often adorn themselves with pins and rings in their skin.
Pharmacists want to offer fee-based advice and systematic therapy support In the future, pharmacies in Germany will also offer fee-based advice. This was explained by Friedemann Schmidt, President of the Federal Association of German Pharmacists' Associations, on Tuesday on the occasion of the German Pharmacists' Day in Düsseldorf, at which around 300 delegates from the pharmacists' chambers and associations discussed the future of the profession.
New genome check for embryos can indicate disease or disability at an early stage After a research team had already succeeded in deciphering the genome of an embryo from the mother's blood and the father's saliva, US scientists have now developed a test for which only the blood is used the mother is needed.
Migraine: Risk gene discovered. (08/30/2010) Millions of people in Germany suffer from migraines. An international team of researchers has now discovered a risk gene that significantly increases the risk of migraines. This confirms what experts have long suspected: migraines are hereditary. Genetic variant "rs1835740" is responsible for migraines.
Recommended use only for subgroups of acute coronary syndrome Since January 2011, the so-called platelet aggregation inhibitor Brilique (ticagrelor) from the British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has been on the market. However, the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) and the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) clearly restricted the application recommendation of the drug, which was originally developed for the treatment of all patients with acute coronary syndrome, in a first evaluation.
Numerous students break down at a high school in Freital. Doctors suspect a Noro virus infection as a possible reason for the physical breakdown of the adolescents. 25/01/2011 Dozens of students collapsed at a high school in Freital (Saxony). Some of the adolescents had to be treated in hospital because of circulatory problems.
Beware of hidden sugar in supposedly healthy food Consumers shouldn't fall for advertising slogans about health when shopping for food. Manufacturers would often trick, for example by promoting products with vitamins in them, but not mentioning a high sugar or fat content.
Around three million people in Germany are unaware of their own diabetes and around seven million Germans suffer from the metabolic disease diabetes. Experts warn of a high number of unreported cases: About three to four million people in Germany know nothing about their acquired diabetes, as the German Diabetes Foundation announced.
Recall: Allergy sufferers should urgently replace “Anapen” emergency syringesThe Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has warned allergy sufferers of the “Anapen” emergency syringe and urged them to be “urgently” replaced. The emergency syringe does not always have the desired effect.