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Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

Brazil suspends and recalls Essure

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 21, 2017

Certain circumstances, including if a medical device may pose a risk to patients, allows Brazil to suspend the registration of a medical device. Bayer disagreed with the decision, which it said had been made without the company's knowledge.

Senators want Price to import cheap drugs from Canada

By Virgil Dickson  |  February 15, 2017

Drugmakers are fighting back against a request by U.S. senators who want HHS Secretary Tom Price to make it easier to import drugs from Canada as a strategy to combat rising drug prices.

Data Points: Climate change and health

Data Points: Climate change and health

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 11, 2017

Average global temperatures rose to new heights in 2016 with the U.S. recording its second-hottest year ever. Rising temperatures are having a major impact on public health.

ACGME considers extending first-year resident shifts to 28 hours

ACGME considers extending first-year resident shifts to 28 hours

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 06, 2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will soon decide on a controversial proposal that will allow first-year residents to work 28-hour shifts, up from the 16-hour shift cap currently in place.

ICER proposes updates to value assessment framework

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 01, 2017

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review, the Boston-based not-for-profit whose reports assess the value of drugs for patients, published proposed updates Wednesday to the framework it uses in these evaluations.

New investigation launched at DMC over alleged dirty surgical instruments

New investigation launched at DMC over alleged dirty surgical instruments

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  January 30, 2017

One month after Detroit Medical Center received a clean bill of health on violations in infection control of surgical instruments, the CMS and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs have launched a new investigation.

Dirty instrument found at DMC; state may reopen investigation

Dirty instrument found at DMC; state may reopen investigation

By Crain's Detroit Business  |  January 19, 2017

Michigan regulators are reviewing whether to reopen an investigation of the Detroit Medical Center after a dirty surgical tool was intercepted before a surgery just one day after the state ended its investigation at the healthcare system, The Detroit News reported.

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