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Aug 20, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration Aug. 17 issued a safety alert after reviewing the final results from a post-approval study conducted by SynCardia Systems for their Temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) Companion 2 Driver System.
Aug 20, 2018
Clinicians can apply through Sept. 6 to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Medicare Advantage Qualifying Incentive Arrangement Demonstration.
Aug 17, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration today issued its proposed 2019 aggregate production quotas for certain controlled substances, which the agency said would reduce manufacturing quotas for six frequently misused opioids by an average 10 percent.
Aug 17, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved DNV GL – Healthcare for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Aug 17, 2018
The departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury yesterday approved a Section 1332 waiver for New Jersey to implement a five-year reinsurance program for its individual health insurance market beginning in 2019.
Aug 17, 2018
A new study offers evidence-based guidelines for appropriate urinary catheter use in common surgeries to prevent complications.
Aug 17, 2018
NYU School of Medicine yesterday announced it will offer full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students in its M.D. degree program.
Aug 16, 2018
Testifying at a Senate hearing today on Federal Communications Commission policies and oversight, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai highlighted the agency’s recent actions to expand access to broadband and telehealth.
Aug 16, 2018
One in four U.S. adults has a disability that impacts major life activities, including 40 percent of adults age 65 and older, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Aug 16, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: CVS debuts a telemedicine app; Amazon to test staff clinics; Oscar Health is armed for disruption; and Big Tech calls for embrace of interoperability standards.