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Meryl Nass

* Hospitalist, Mount Desert Island Hospital (2003 â?? present) * Private Practice, Freeport, Maine, 4 years (ended 2002 with surgery for a spinal meningioma) * Chair of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (2006 â?? present) * Director of... Full Bio
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Come celebrate ... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Come celebrate the paperback release of Anthrax War: Dead Silence . . . Fear and Terror on the Anthrax Trail by Bob Coen and Eric Nadler. An in-depth look i ... Read on »
"U.S. scientists say uncertainties loom about Ebola's transmission, other key facts"/ Reuters by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Reuters' Sharon Begley has to be one of the very best science journalists in the US.  She always gets to the meat of the matter.  Here she gives us the highlights of what sc ... Read on »
Have an expensive medical condition and need to choose an insurer? Good Luck! / NY Times by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although I have deep concerns about how government would manage healthcare were it the sole provider of health insurance, there are so many terrible problems with the curren ... Read on »
Looking to sales growth, Merck rolls out vaccine adherence plan using electronic medical record by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Electronic Medical Record has a new application: to sell more vaccines. The following article comes verbatim from FierceVaccines, while a link to Forbes  tells the s ... Read on »
The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) Opposes Administration’s Plan to Test... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Katherine Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has proposed testing anthrax vaccine in children—ostensibly to protect American childr ... Read on »
"Complete Revamp" of country's drugs regulatory system promised by French Health Minister/ BBC by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine BBC News reports that "France pledges reform after diabetes drug scandal":   Mr Bertrand said it was his duty to rebuild the system to protect the public ... Read on »
"Incidents" at Fort Detrick, 2009: 17 infectious exposures of personnel/ Frederick News-Post by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The local Frederick News-Post filed a FOIA to learn the number and type of infectious incidents and injuries that had been reported over the past few years.  Last November a ... Read on »
"NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay 100% of phone... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine And now from the Snowden cache is the story of how it ain't only the metadata that is vacuumed up by NSA and saved for posterity. No, it is the complete audio recording ... Read on »
"Oops! We hoped you wouldn't notice"/NYT, CIDRAP, Glenn Greenwald, Marcy Wheeler by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine After seriously undercutting the FBI claims about Bruce Ivins' guilt 5 days ago, the DOJ revised its filing yesterday in the case brought by Bob Stevens' wife against the go ... Read on »
"The Afghan War in Unwinnable" --Reps. Obey and Slaughter, in charge of the war funding vote by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From the Washington Post ...frustration with the war is so widespread that two lawmakers in charge of shepherding the bill through the House, Appropriations Committee Chai ... Read on »
"The AP and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected Ebola cases until a... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine And that could be why we are hearing so little despite multiple suspected cases around the country. Sunday, Nov. 2, someone recently returned from Liberia developed a f ... Read on »
"The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu year... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From the Associated Press : The nasal spray version of the flu vaccine did not protect young children against swine flu last winter and might not work again this year, heal ... Read on »
"What, in Fact, Is the Evidence That Vaccinating Healthcare Workers against Seasonal Influenza... by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Israeli doctor Zvi Howard Abramson reviewed the literature on healthcare worker flu vaccinations in 2012 and found the evidence to support vaccinations wanting. Read the w ... Read on »
$15,000 first prize for flu vaccine app/ CDC by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Take the Flu App Challenge ! "Applications and technology make it easier to communicate critical information about the flu and its impact. We’re looking for an innova ... Read on »
$214 M CDC Lab Can't Contain its Germs / CNN and USAToday by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One CDC high-containment lab (BSL-3, the level of containment required to study anthrax) fails to contain air efflux.  And it was discovered because visitors touring the ... Read on »
‘Veterans court’ faces a backlog that continues to grow/WaPo by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Half of combat veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq have filed for benefits since 2001.  From the Washington Post : ... Read on »
'Minister ignored advice over swine flu vaccine double dose plan'/ Dutch News by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Dutch health minister overbought swine flu vaccine, ignoring official advice of authorities in Holland.  What did WHO recommend at that point in time?  From Dutch News ... Read on »
1300 cases of vaccine-related brain damage compensated in US courts/ CBS News by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine From CBS News in September ... occasionally, vaccines cause injury or death. Very rarely, patients are left with what's known as "encephalopathy", the medical term for bra ... Read on »
1987: Smallpox vaccine caused AIDS--2010: Lack of smallpox vaccine increased AIDS by Meryl Nass Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The London Times - May 11, 1987   The BBC , 2010: Smallpox demise linked to spread of HIV infection.  Both (directly opposed) conclusions came from studyi ... Read on »