This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, While I hate the visual of the phrase "there's more than one way to skin a cat" evokes, it kept coming to mind as I compiled this week's issue. Our two SPOTLIGHT interviews both address the challenges of attracting patients to a destination, Central America and South Carolina respectively.

Simon Hudson, Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development, University of South Carolina, PART ONE

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Editor's Note: Earlier this year Dr. Simon Hudson and his colleague Xiang (Robert) Li published a research report entitled, Domestic Medical Tourism: A Neglected Dimension of Medical Tourism Research. Since then Hudson has presented at several medical travel events where his findings and ideas have been both challenged and lauded. Medical Travel Today caught

FDA Warns on Controversial MS Therapy

Fallback Image - The Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert about risks, including death, associated with endovascular treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) based on the controversial theory that the disease is caused or exacerbated by blocked cerebrospinal veins. Called chronic cerebrospinal vascular insufficiency (CCSVI), the theory has polarized the

Germany Emerges as Key Destination for Gulf Tourists

Fallback Image - Germany has become one of the key destinations for tourists from Gulf countries. Munich received 120,000 arrivals from the Gulf Cooperation Council last year and over 70 percent of the tourists were there for medical treatment," said Frank Hell, General Manager, Charles Hotel in Munich. With a high

CapsulePen launches as Kickstarter’s next K.O.

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New York, NY (May 10, 2012) - CapsulePen, the brainchild of Joseph Cote (serial entrepreneur and former Founder of, hit Kickstarter (watch the video here: on May 9 and changes the way medication and supplement takers carry their capsules. CapsulePen is a pill box shaped like a pen, a