Information technologyWellness apps evade the FDA, only to land in court | Wired
Smartphone apps are great at lots of things, from sending selfies, to solving late-night taco cravings. And even if they occasionally fail, the stakes are usually low—unless you consider being carnitas-less at 2:00 AM a life-threatening situation. The exception is with apps that claim to measure your heart rate, monitor your blood pressure, improve your memory, coordination, or vision.
Medical devices and equipmentAlso made in Mexico: Lifesaving devices | Kaiser Health News
The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling and gumptious border town from a gritty party spot to something entirely different: a world capital of medical devices.
PharmaceuticalsThe government’s struggle to hold opioid manufacturers accountable | The Washington Post
To combat an escalating opioid epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration trained its sights in 2011 on Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of the highly addictive generic painkiller oxycodone.
PhysiciansHospitals rush to get accelerated visas for foreign mediacl residents | STAT
They’ve gotten through medical school. They’ve applied to residency programs, and been offered a job at a US hospital.
But for some of the 3,814 non-US citizens who graduated from foreign schools and who won coveted residencies in the United States, it’s unclear whether they’ll be able to start work on time in the summer.