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Physicians, Moms, Babies, Social Media...

How much more interesting can life get?  From today's Wall Street Journal:  The Hospital Association of Southern California proposes to create a joint medical foundation for its members, continuing the trend toward increasing hospital-physician alignment.  Payors, predictably, express concern over the new entity's potential bargaining power.  Many details yet to be worked out.  More dogs, a bigger wheelbarrow.  Stay tuned...

And as if we needed yet another lesson in the combustible mix that is moms, babies and social media, now Procter & Gamble Co. is struggling to extinguish a Facebook-fueled rash (pun intended) of criticism of its new Pampers diapers.  Allegations of "chemical burns" are spreading across the Internet while P&G struggles to defend a crucial brand accounting for about 11% of the company's revenue, according to the WSJ.   The really tricky issue is how P&G defends the product while "avoiding the uncomfortable position of having to publicly blame or discredit its own customers."  More on the story, here, from StarTribune.com.    And here's the Facebook page that started it all.


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