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Nov 21, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force yesterday issued a draft recommendation that clinicians offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that helps prevent HIV, to people at high risk for HIV.
Nov 20, 2018
ECRI Institute yesterday launched its web-based repository for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Nov 20, 2018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, M.D. has convened a panel of scientific, medical and public health experts to help the agency define the cause of acute flaccid myelitis and improve treatment and outcomes for patients.
Nov 19, 2018
More than 220 organizations, including the AHA, Friday urged Senate committee leaders to consider the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act (H.R. 6082) and encourage Senate leadership to bring the bill to the floor for a vote during the lame-duck session.
Nov 19, 2018
The AHA today urged the Health Resources and Services Administration to meet the Jan. 1 effective date it has proposed for its final rule on drug ceiling prices and civil monetary penalties for manufacturers under the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Nov 19, 2018
Critical access hospitals that did not achieve meaningful use in the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program for the 2017 reporting period can apply through Nov. 30 for a hardship exception to avoid a 2017 payment adjustment.
Nov 19, 2018
Health care providers and others can apply through Jan.
Nov 16, 2018
Health care support personnel had the third highest female suicide rate by occupation in 2015 at 11 per 100,000, a 31 percent increase from 2012.
Nov 16, 2018
State and local health departments reported a record 59,349 tickborne disease cases in 2017, 22 percent more than in 2016, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned the health care community about complications that arise when pairing pain medications with intrathecal implanted pumps when the medications are not approved for use with those devices, which deliver medicine into spinal fluid.