A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard and took her gun Tuesday before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, prompting a hospital lockdown and a massive search.
Electronic health records and other forms of healthcare IT may be riddled with inherent risks that can harm patients, according to an alert from the Joint Commission.
GNC Holdings has reached a deal with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to implement new testing standards for its herbal supplements that will make it the first in the country to go beyond current federal requirements.
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.
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.