Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Boston Globe: Hospital CEO leaves a Tony Soprano-like voicemail threating competitor - Boston Globe: "Primary care doctors are an especially prized commodity" for hospital CEOs

  • 69 = Percentage of prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. for generic drugs. 10-15 = Typical number of years needed to develop a new drug, it costs $1.3 billion per drug. 21 = Number of completely novel drugs (“new molecular entities”) approved by the FDA in 2008. 46 million = Number of Americans whose drinking water supplies contain at least trace amounts of pharmaceuticals

  • Sleep deprivation can have terrible consequences for doctors in training:

Medical news tweets are not research articles - they are 140-character messages - please always go to the original source, links, etc. The inclusion of a Twitter update (tweet) is not an endorsement or agreement of any kind. Tweets and links do not represent endorsement, approval or support. Image source:, public domain.

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