Top

Category: Regulatory


Regulatory

Cruise ship passengers desperately plead with Florida to allow them in

April 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

When Andrea Anderson and her husband boarded the MS Zaandam cruise ship in Buenos Aires more than three weeks ago, they didn’t know that their trip of a lifetime would disastrously coincide with a global pandemic that would leave them […]


Regulatory

US, Italy and Spain have the most coronavirus cases. These charts show their infection curves

April 1, 2020

Via: CNBC

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shown few signs of abating and is now one of the largest threats to the global economy and financial markets. The virus, first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, has spread to […]


Regulatory

Federal judge rules Medicare patients can challenge ‘observation care’ status

March 30, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries who have been denied coverage for nursing home stays because their time in the hospital was changed from “inpatient” to “observation care” can now appeal to Medicare for reimbursement, a federal judge in Hartford, […]


Regulatory

Abbott receives FDA emergency use authorisation for new Covid-19 test

March 30, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Abbott’s new molecular point-of-care test to detect coronavirus (Covid-19). The latest test runs on the company’s ID NOW platform and delivers positive results in five minutes […]


Regulatory

Italy’s coronavirus death toll tops 8,000 as EU leaders fail to present new stimulus

March 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

The coronavirus death toll has surpassed 8,000 in Italy, erasing some of the hope seen earlier this week when the number of reported deaths seemed to have slowed down. The southern European country has struggled to contain the virus since […]


Regulatory

California isn’t testing enough children for lead, prompting legislation

March 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In some parts of California, a higher percentage of children who were tested had elevated levels of toxic lead in their blood than in Flint, Michigan, during the height of that city’s water crisis. More than 5% of children under […]


Regulatory

Senate Reaches Stimulus Bill Agreement Amid Economic Fallout From Coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Via: Forbes

The U.S. Senate agreed to a massive $2 trillion economic stimulus package on Wednesday morning, following five days of negotiations and two failed votes, as the country continues to grapple with the fallout of coronavirus, which has infected over 46,000 […]


Regulatory

Shuttered Hospitals Re-Opening Across U.S. For Coronavirus Cases

March 25, 2020

Via: Forbes

Hospitals that only recently were closed after struggling financially are now being re-opened by state and local governments to treat the sickest of patients stricken by the Coronavirus strain COVID-19. In the south Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Ill., for […]


Regulatory

Some states are reporting incomplete COVID-19 results, blurring the full picture

March 25, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Several states are reporting only positive COVID-19 test results from private labs, a practice that paints a misleading picture of how fast the disease is spreading. Maryland, Ohio and others are posting the numbers of new positive tests and deaths, […]


Regulatory

CVS Health To Hire 50,000 Workers Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

Drugstore giant CVS Health will hire 50,000 full and part-time workers and award bonuses for certain employees working to meet “unprecedented” need as the U.S. grapples with the outbreak of the Coronavirus strain Covid-19. Calling it the “most ambitious hiring […]


Regulatory

FDA takes action to increase availability of ventilators

March 23, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medical device makers can now make changes to existing products more easily, such as changes to their suppliers or materials to help address manufacturing limitations or supply shortages. Manufacturers in other sectors, such as the automobile industry, will also be […]


Regulatory

Mexico’s President Is Resisting Coronavirus Restrictions as the Rest of the World Shuts Down

March 20, 2020

Via: Time Health

Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, declaring states of emergencies and ordering business shutdowns. Mexico, by contrast, has so far taken a […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

10 Years Later, Obamacare’s Complicated Legacy Still Shapes the Nation

March 19, 2020

Via: Time Health

Maurine Stuart credits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for saving her family. In 2014, Stuart was diagnosed with HELLP syndrome, a rare disease that causes heart, liver and lymphatic problems. As a result, she was unable to continue working full […]


Regulatory

FDA grants emergency use authorisation for Abbott’s Covid-19 test

March 19, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for Abbott’s molecular test for coronavirus (Covid-19). The molecular tests are run on the company’s m2000 RealTime System, a molecular solution with a broad range of tests. […]


Regulatory

FDA relaxes regulations around Covid-19 diagnostics

March 17, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has relaxed the regulations around diagnostics for Covid-19 to expedite the availability of testing. Tests developed and used by laboratories across the country can now be authorised by state Departments of Health without […]