The selling of fetal organs and tissue is illegal under federal law. But donations are legal. In fact, an entire industry has formed around the brokerage of donations.
About 40 health systems have started venture funds. The lure is the potential for big payoffs and the promise of getting in on the ground floor with effective new healthcare technologies and services. But most startups fail to deliver on venture capitalists' investment.
Gary Fingerhut has left the Cleveland Clinic after the FBI told the hospital system that he made financial transactions that violated the hospital system's internal policies.
Nearly 160 medical specialists who frequently use magnetic resonance imaging equipment will know by mid-July how they performed on the debut version of a credentialing test evaluating knowledge of MRI safety.
Geographic disparities in access to organs remain a major issue in the U.S. Some in the transplant community say a proposal to fix the problem focuses too much on “shuffling organs” and too little on boosting low donor rates.
Hill-Rom, a Chicago-based medical equipment manufacturer, announced it will acquire Welch Allyn, a Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.-based manufacturer of diagnostic and patient-monitoring equipment.
Fitbit plans to raise up to $358 million in its initial public offering, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing made Tuesday. Since 2007, Fitbit has sold roughly 20.5 million of its fitness-tracking devices, with 10.9 million devices sold last year alone.
A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3% tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul.
Dr. Francis “Jay” Crosson named chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and other news makers
Dr. Francis “Jay” Crosson has been named chairman of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which advises Congress on Medicare spending.
Fans of cheesy 1970s TV shows will remember “The Six Million Dollar Man,” the story of Steve Austin, a critically injured astronaut who is rebuilt with bionic parts. Austin, played by Lee Majors, goes on to become a special agent who uses his superhuman abilities to help the government.
A jury has ordered Boston Scientific to pay $100 million to a woman who, despite two surgeries, still has pieces of transvaginal mesh embedded inside her.
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.