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FDA worries 21st Century Cures Act may compromise safety

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 28, 2015

Outgoing Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, in what was likely her final public address as commissioner last Friday, raised serious concerns about possible patient harm that could occur as the result of the 21st Century Cures Act now circulating on Capitol Hill.

New app aids Mount Sinai asthma research

New app aids Mount Sinai asthma research

By Darius Tahir  |  March 21, 2015

Mount Sinai Hospital had been working closely with mobile application developer LifeMap Solutions since the New York City-based firm was launched last May. That closeness paid off when an unexpected opportunity arrived.

Devicemakers step up lobbying to kill ACA tax

Devicemakers step up lobbying to kill ACA tax

By Paul Demko  |  March 07, 2015

While most healthcare stakeholders have slowed their spending on Washington lobbying, one sector has cranked up the pressure—the medical-device industry.

Medicare will pay for lung CT scans for cancer screening

Medicare will pay for lung CT scans for cancer screening

By Sabriya Rice  |  February 05, 2015

Pack-a-day smokers in the federal health program now have access to low-dose CT scans for the early detection of lung cancer even as experts continue to debate whether the benefits are worth the cost and risk of false positives.

Dems balk on medical technology bill

By Darius Tahir  |  January 28, 2015

Democrats on the House Energy & Commerce Committee have withdrawn support from legislation that would loosen regulatory requirements on a broad range of new healthcare technologies, sources close to the legislative discussions say.

CMS  can order trials before OKing payment for new tech

CMS can order trials before OKing payment for new tech

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 24, 2015

The CMS will continue ordering some drug and device manufacturers to collect evidence on how well their technologies work before giving its final approval on reimbursement.

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