Synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in New York state In a little over a week, a spike that prompted authorities to warn Friday that the drug is dangerous and illegal.
Just 251 U.S. hospitals received five stars on a new rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday. The new ratings are part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to use a five-star rating system to help consumers compare the quality of healthcare providers.
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted Tuesday to recommend the agency require drugmaker AstraZeneca to change the labeling of its diabetes medication Onglyza to add safety information to reflect a heightened risk for heart failure associated with its use.
Friday's decision by the Texas Medical Board to limit the practice of telemedicine runs counter to the direction being taken in most states, which are seeking to expand the use of such services to increase healthcare access and reduce costs.
Dr. Patrick Conway, CMO and acting principal deputy administrator at the CMS, says the Obama administration's push to transform the healthcare system is yielding real results, even as some providers have struggled as the agency tinkers with the frameworks and benchmarks of its new models.
A preliminary report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said AstraZeneca's diabetes drug Onglyza was associated with a higher risk of death and heart failure, raising new concerns over a class of diabetes medications that has been linked to heart failure complications.
The American Ebola patient getting treatment at the National Institutes of Health was discharged Thursday in good condition and Ebola-free, officials said.
Xenex Disinfection Services, a maker of machines that use ultraviolet lights to kill germs in healthcare settings, is suing Clorox Co., which sells competing equipment and has taken issue with Xenex's marketing claims.
The physician owner of a Nevada clinic linked to a deadly hepatitis C outbreak pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to healthcare fraud.
The Institute of Medicine has tapped Dr. Margaret Hamburg, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to serve as its next foreign secretary.
Alarm fatigue, incomplete electronic health-record data and poor care-coordination due to over-reliance on healthcare IT are among the top 10 patient-safety concerns for healthcare organizations, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute.
Alarm fatigue and missing or incomplete electronic health-record data are among the top 10 patient-safety concerns for healthcare organizations, according to a new report from ECRI Institute.