Proactive Healthcare Emphasized as United Kingdom Works to Reform Healthcare System and Clinical Pathology Laboratory Testing

Speakers at Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine See Increased Role for Pathology DATELINE: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND—As our North American readers of Dark Daily arrive for work this morning, it will be late afternoon here in the United Kingdom and the last presentations on the second day of the 10th annual Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine (FiLM) will be wrapping up. It was a packed auditorium this year at FiLM, as clinical biochemists, pathologists, and medical laboratory scientists gathered to learn...

Alberta’s Next Round of Clinical Laboratory Consolidation Alarms Pathologists

Plans are to centralize all cervical cancer screening in just two Alberta medical laboratories Ongoing efforts to further consolidate clinical laboratory testing in the Canadian Province of Alberta caused local pathologists earlier this year to go on record to specifically oppose a proposed consolidation of Pap Smear testing. Over the past 15 years, the Alberta government has never been timid in its efforts to use consolidation of clinical pathology laboratory testing as a way to achieve cost...

Whatever Happened to the Cervical Cancer Vaccine?

Because of HPV’s link to cervical cancer, and because cervical cancer screening is a major activity in the laboratory industry, big pharma efforts to make money from HPV-related products are worth watching. That’s because big pharma has the resources to powerfully influence public opinion and legislative action. Here in Texas, home to Dark Daily and The Dark Report, it was big news last month when our Republican Governor, Rick Perry, bypassed the state Legislature and signed an...
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