Information technologyBaltimore's health department is working with the tech community on new solutions | Technical.ly
The Baltimore City Health Department is working directly with the tech community on projects that can help the government. Launched in October, the TECHealth program is pairing a cohort of seven teams of technologists with health department officials as they build tools to address public health challenges.
Medical devices and equipmentJ&J questions fairness of hip implant trial, $1 billion verdict | Reuters
Johnson & Johnson will challenge the fairness of a trial that produced a verdict of $1 billion in damages against the company last week over allegations of design flaws in its Pinnacle hip implant.
Big pharma, short on blockbusters, outsources the science | The Wall Street Journal
Companies like Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson have been re-engineering how they find new treatments, striking partnerships with bright university researchers and deals with promising biotechs. They have even agreed to work with one another to better understand diseases.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceFree clinics aim to fill VA's shortfalls in mental health | Kaiser Health News
Over the past three years, the sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs has come under fire from Congress and the media because veterans were waiting too long to see a doctor. Now, a new chain of free mental health clinics for vets has opened in five cities across the United States to fill the gap.