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Regulatory

Tackling high sugar content in baby food

July 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A nutritional survey of baby food on sale in Europe has shown that a significant number of products contain high sugar levels that contradict World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations for child nutrition. In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, […]


Regulatory

Biotronik gets FDA approval for injectable cardiac monitor

July 9, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The next-generation cardiac monitor, which is 60% smaller than its predecessor, is intended to provide information on suspected arrhythmia or unexplained syncope with increased clarity. It is expected to allow quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment and is available pre-loaded in […]


Regulatory

State broadens investigation of doctors for issuing questionable vaccination exemptions

July 2, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The California agency that regulates doctors is investigating at least four physicians for issuing questionable medical exemptions to children whose parents did not want them immunized. The Medical Board of California’s investigations are unfolding amid the nation’s worst measles outbreak […]


Regulatory

Angered by High Health Care Spending? Here’s What Maryland is Doing

July 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

US healthcare spending is maddeningly high. As in: fifty percent higher than what other wealthy countries spend, with no evidence we’re getting any bang for all those additional healthcare bucks. In 2014, the state of Maryland took direct aim at […]


Regulatory

Walgreens Isn’t Done Closing Drugstores In U.S. Or Abroad

July 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance is closing 200 Boots drugstores in the United Kingdom as part of a global “transformation cost management program” launched earlier this year that has figured in store closures in the U.S. The plan disclosed late last week […]


Regulatory

New budget boosts health coverage for low-income Californians

June 25, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Ann Manganello survives entirely off her Social Security stipend: $1,391 a month. That doesn’t amount to much in the pricey desert enclave of Palm Springs, Calif. — especially for someone who contends with a host of expensive medical problems, including […]


Regulatory

Trump to issue executive order to increase transparency in health-care prices

June 24, 2019

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump will issue Monday an executive order designed to pressure insurers, doctors and other health-care providers to disclose more information about their prices, administration officials said. The executive order will direct the Department of Health and Human Services […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Regulatory

Dilemmas in regulating brain-computer interface devices

June 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The guidance follows an FDA public workshop and centres around recommendations for industry on procedures for non-clinical testing and clinical trial design when developing brain-computer interface devices. The aim is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of research output in […]


Regulatory

St. Louis Judge Says Planned Parenthood Doctors Do Not Have to Testify

June 5, 2019

Via: Time Health

A St. Louis judge on Tuesday handed a win to Planned Parenthood — but larger questions over the fate of Missouri’s last remaining abortion provider remain unanswered. Circuit Court Judge Michael Stelzer decided Tuesday that five doctors who provide care […]


EHR & EMR, Regulatory

VA leverages tool to assess veterans’ physical, mental health

June 4, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A self-reporting tool is able to accurately track the health of veterans who may otherwise be hesitant to seek medical care, according to results of a large national cohort. In a VA-funded study led by a researcher from Northwestern Medicine, […]


Regulatory

Public health leaders issue statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance

May 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

On Thursday, an international coalition of public health leaders including CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) Dean Ayman El-Mohandes and Senior Scholar Scott Ratzan issued a statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance around the […]


Regulatory

Opioid Suits Loom Over A Walgreens-AmerisourceBergen Deal

May 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The potential for drug distributor AmerisourceBergen to be a part of a major opioid-related settlement may be reason enough for Walgreens Boots Alliance to stay away from buying all of the company. There’s increasing speculation that Walgreens may spend billions […]


Regulatory

HHS To Implement Pay-For-Performance Models For Primary Care Practices Serving Medicare

May 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two weeks ago, the Department of Human and Health Services (HHS) unveiled the “Primary Cares Initiative,” a program that aims to “reduce administrative burdens” and enable primary care physicians to earn “performance-based payments” if they deliver care to Medicare patients […]


Regulatory

Drugmaker Gilead reaches agreement with White House to donate HIV prevention med

May 10, 2019

Via: CNBC

Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has agreed to donate drugs that reduce the risk of HIV transmission for up to 200,000 people a year, the Trump administration says. The agreement between Gilead and the Trump administration will last until at least […]


Regulatory

Trump administration wants to shame Big Pharma into lowering drug prices

May 9, 2019

Via: CNBC

The Trump administration wants to shame pharmaceutical companies into lowering prescription drug prices, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told CNBC in an interview Thursday. Pharmaceutical companies will be required to disclose the list price of their prescription medicines […]