1. The world did not end on December 21 as predicted by the Mayan Calendar, but a new Age of Enlightenment may just be beginning!!! "Be the change"
2. The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act ( ObamaCare) and President Obama was re-elected to carry out the most significant health care legislation since the creation of Medicare.
3. As of this writing the United States "fiscal cliff" has not been averted and an automatic 26.5% cut in Medicare pay for physicians is part of that cliff. Not good for seniors!
4. Deaths from fungal meningitis and joint infections continue to be announced as the result of contaminated injectible products from the New England Compounding Center. More stringent regulations and authority to the FDA will likely result.
5. Nine Medical Societies published a compendium of 45 clinical tests and procedures that ar…