Outgoing FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, in what she said was her final public address in the post, expressed serious concerns about patient harm that could occur because of the 21st Century Cures Act circulating on Capitol Hill.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use.
A medical endoscope manufacturer linked to outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria at several hospitals released new recommended procedures Thursday for reprocessing its devices.
Hospitals in Maryland are seeing impressive gains in reducing readmission rates and preventing patient harms, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's hospital association.
The Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a public hearing next month on the use of drugs and biological products labeled as homeopathic, its first evaluation in 25 years of the regulatory framework involving such products.
Electronic health-record systems are doing a poor job graphing lab-test results, conclude the authors of an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
A California-based orthopedic surgery registry posted new data this week that takes a different approach to showing how well patients fared within one year of undergoing common, often expensive, musculoskeletal procedures.
The number of deaths associated with using antipsychotic drugs in dementia patients may be higher than previous estimates. The mortality rate for use of one high-dose antipsychotic, for example, was found in a new study to be four times greater than previous studies had discovered.
The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products have prompted the Texas icon's first product recall in its 108-year history.
A Texas compounding pharmacy has agreed in federal court not to resume making sterile drugs until it receives FDA approval to do so, following reports that 17 people were sickened after receiving infusions of its products.
Federal regulators Thursday issued final rules regarding the cleaning and disinfecting of reusable medical devices such as the endoscopes that have been responsible for outbreaks of drug-resistant bacteria at a number of hospitals.
The issue of abortion may be grabbing the attention in a case argued Wednesday before the Iowa Supreme Court, but the case could have broader implications for telehealth practices and state boards of medicine, experts said.