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MRI users to learn results of new safety credentialing test

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 27, 2015

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.

Transplant community split on organ donation, allocation

By Sabriya Rice  |  June 20, 2015

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 to acquire Welch Allyn in $2 billion deal

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 17, 2015

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 steps into IPO

By Michael Sandler  |  June 03, 2015

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.

Meet today's Six Billion Dollar Men

Meet today's Six Billion Dollar Men

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 30, 2015

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.

FBI said to probe devices linked to spread of uterine cancer

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  May 27, 2015

Federal investigators are reportedly conducting a probe of medical devices linked to the spread of uterine cancer, and examining what Johnson & Johnson, at one time the largest manufacturer of laparoscopic power morcellators, knew about their 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...

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