The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to release new guidance by the end of February on a form of birth control that has been linked to more than 15,000 adverse events, including at least a dozen deaths.
While there are passionate opinions on how many hours medical residents should work per shift, there is very little data to suggest that slashing their schedules is ultimately safest for the patient, researchers say. The shorter hours could also result in unintended consequences, argue supporters...
Despite evidence of the correlation between low volumes and worse patient outcomes, more than 600 cancer surgeries in California were performed at hospitals that did only one or two of the procedures a calendar year, according to a report released Thursday.
Two studies that randomly assigned first-year medical interns to work longer hours than recommended to see the impact on patient outcomes are "highly unethical," said Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association in letters sent Tuesday to HHS.
Trinity Health announced Thursday it will invest $80 million in six communities it serves over the next five years to improve public health, with a particular focus on obesity and tobacco use.
In the current chaotic state of healthcare quality measures, the Joint Commission is suspending its highly popular Top Performer award for at least a year. It's still putting out this year's list, and a total of 1,043 hospitals made the cut. That's about 180 fewer high achievers than last year.
An investigation of St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston found the hospital violated protocols for Medicare participation. Medicare and Medicaid programs will end Dec. 3 at the hospital.
Providers say they don't have the resources to adhere to enforcement of decades-old laws calling for the FDA to police laboratory-developed tests. The CMS rejected requests that it, not the FDA, have oversight of the tests, which are manufactured and performed within a single hospital or in...
Dr. Robert Califf's nomination to head the Food and Drug Administration appeared poised to move forward after his Senate confirmation hearing in spite of pointed questions on drug costs and his connections to pharmaceutical companies.
A new study exploring efforts to keep operating rooms free of contamination ended up revealing some interesting findings about inefficiencies.
Federal officials are ordering the recall of nearly 2,800 machines used to disinfect medical scopes. They blamed company violations that could lead to infections.
Close to three-quarters of California Medicaid patients identified with having severe mental illness are not being adequately screened for diabetes despite a higher likelihood of chronic disease in that population, a new study found.