These new devices promise to fight pain without opioids | Technology Review
Medical device makers are looking for alternatives to opioids for pain management. These devices include neuromodulating stimulators.
Cardinal Health shares drop on Q4, FY2017 earnings release | Mass Device
Device maker Cardinal Healths' shares dropped after the company announced lower profits for the quarter that ended June 30.
FDA approves new targeted treatment for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia | FDA
The FDa granted approval to Celgene Corporation for a new drug, Idhifa, for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia in adults with a particular genetic mutation.
Two U.S. lawmakers think the government has a new cybersecurity problem: The Internet of Things | Recode
Two senators have introduced a new cybersecurity bill, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, to set standards for companies that sell wearables, sensors, and other devices that connect to the internet. Companies would be required, for instance, to not use hard-coded passwords in the firmware of devices that they sell to the U.S. government.
Aneesh Chopra on the future of FHIR: It's starting to come together | Healthcare IT News
FHIR "democratizes access so even developers with very limited healthcare experience can more rapidly build what is in the best interest of patients," said the former U.S. CTO.
Athenahealth to make $100M in cost cuts as Bush cedes some control | Boston Business Journal
The EHR vendor will cut costs and look for an independent chairman to replace founder Jonathan Bush, who will stay CEO.
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Chronic fatigue syndrome: Biomarkers linked to severity identified | Science Daily
The discovery that the syndrome is linked to 17 immune-system signaling proteins suggests that inflammation propels the condition.