This week, J&J’s Animas is recalling a batch of 45,000 faulty insulin cartridges shipped between Nov. 30, 2010, and Jan. 4, 2011, that reportedly can leak insulin, resulting in the delivery of less insulin than intended. Note that the pump most likely will not alarm if there is an internal leak. If you are affected by this, you should be receiving an email and a letter from the company shortly, in addition to a set…Read more »
Dr. Josh Makower is Co-founder of Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation Program, and a Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University Medical School. He’s also Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator. And he’s a Venture Partner with New Enterprise Associates, where he supports the investing activity in new medical devices.
In short, Dr. Makower is a world authority on med-tech innovation. I bumped into him while beginning preparations for the…
Many of us patient advocates who make the rounds at e-patient and health 2.0 conferences hear an awful lot of talk about “what the patient wants” and how Pharma and device companies should reach out to our communities online. Meanwhile, they’ve been slow to embrace Social Media, and given the controversy over FDA regulations for this, who knows what’s happening internally at these companies as they struggle to form a viable strategy for getting involved?…Read more »
Put your hands up! Who likes to dance?
Good, you’re in.
Even if all you’ve done till now is watch those popular dance shows on TV, you’re still in.
Because Dance Out Diabetes is a new 501c non-profit organization designed to help prevent and manage diabetes through local dance events. Starting out in San Francisco, and soon to expand nationwide, the idea is to invite people with diabetes and at-risk for it, along with their…
With so many new social networks cropping up seemingly every week, it takes a bit of ingenuity to come up with something unique. The latest to join the club of online diabetes support networks is Phrendo, an invitation-only online social network from the folks at the diabetic athletes’ organization Insulindependence. Launched in March 2009, Phrendo’s charter is to pull together all sorts of people with diabetes who like to work out hard — many of…Read more »