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FBI said to probe devices known to spread cancer in women

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 27, 2015

Federal investigators are reportedly probing medical devices linked to spreading cancer in women and examining what Johnson & Johnson, at one time the largest manufacturer of laparoscopic power morcellators, knew about the dangers before pulling them from the market in 2014.

Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict

By Associated Press  |  May 27, 2015

The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.

Lobbying groups hungrily eye fast-moving FDA overhaul bill

Lobbying groups hungrily eye fast-moving FDA overhaul bill

By Darius Tahir  |  May 16, 2015

Why is the nation's capital suddenly obsessed with biomedical innovation? And why is the fruit of that obsession, the 21st Century Cures Act, moving like a greased pig through the usually deadlocked Congress—even as some experts warn it could undermine the FDA's ability to protect the public...

FDA reform bill criticized

FDA reform bill criticized

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  April 11, 2015

House Republicans are promoting a broad new bill supported by drugmakers and medical-device manufacturers that they say would make promising medications and devices available to the public faster and significantly reduce the costs associated with product development.

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.

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