21 May 2019

HIDDEN FDA REPORTS MASKED THE SCOPE OF WIDESPREAD HARM FROM FAULTY HEART DEVICE

By Christina Jewett Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice: whether to remove the Sprint Fidelis,

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09 May 2019

3D printing innovation allows scientists to create vascular network

  By Jade Boyd Bioengineers have cleared a major hurdle on the path to 3D printing replacement organs with a breakthrough technique for bioprinting tissues. The new innovation allows scientists to create exquisitely entangled vascular networks that mimic the body’s natural passageways for blood, air, lymph and other vital fluids.

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08 May 2019

DRUG INDUSTRY PATENTS GO UNDER SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE’S MICROSCOPE

By Rachel Bluth   Congress isn’t making much headway in finding a solution to the problem of soaring prescription drug prices, but lawmakers from both parties are tinkering on the edges with legislation that aims to increase competition among drugmakers. A comprehensive piece of drug-pricing legislation is a high priority for

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27 Apr 2019

In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Medical Care

By Victoria Knight In 10 years, more than half of middle-income Americans age 75 or older will not be able to afford to pay for yearly assisted living rent or medical expenses, according to a study published in Health Affairs in April.   The researchers used demographic and income data to project estimates

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27 Apr 2019

Medical Researchers Seek Sage Advice Of Elders On Aging Issue

Rachel O’Conor booted up her slides and began posing questions to six older adults sitting around a table: How should primary care physicians support patients and caregivers after a diagnosis of dementia? And what stands in the way of getting adequate support? “Please speak louder and go slower,” suggested Susanne

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24 Apr 2019

CHRONIC PAIN PATIENTS PUNISHED FOR OPIOID ABUSE BY DOCTORS, PHARMACIES, PAIN CLINICS; GOVERNMENT OVER REACTS

By Blake Farmer Nashville Public Radio A pharmacist in Celina, Tenn., was one of 60 people indicted on charges of opioid-related crimes in April  in a multistate sting. John Polston was charged with 21 counts of filling medically unnecessary narcotic prescriptions. He was also Gail Gray’s pharmacist and the person she relied

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24 Apr 2019

CMS OUTLINES NEW PRIMARY CARE PAYMENT MODELS AIMED AT GREATER SHARED RISK APRIL 22

      The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed changes with several new primary care payment models, including one that would shift providers to global payments. The Trump Administration says it is building on the progress made over the last two years and further the CMS priority

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22 Apr 2019

The AVLS NTNT Symposium will be June 1 in Atlanta

NTNT Symposium The NTNT Symposium will be June 1 in Atlanta. Non-thermal, non-tumescent ablation techniques have emerged as viable alternatives to more traditional options such as endovenous laser and radiofrequency ablation. Recent developments in reimbursement for these technologies make them even more appealing for clinicians treating venous disease.   The

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22 Apr 2019

AVLS RECEIVING RESEARCH ABSTRACTS FOR 2019 ANNUAL CONGRESS EMERGING SCIENCE PROGRAM

           The American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS) is accepting research abstracts for presentation at the AVLS 2019 Annual Congress. Access to emerging science in the medical field is essential for physicians to deepen clinical competence and improve their practice. The AVLS 2019 Annual Congress Emerging

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13 Apr 2019

DABRA Excimer Laser Atherectomy to be Presented in Key Events at Charing Cross International Symposium

Ra Medical Systems Inc., headquartered in Carlsbad, California, has scheduled its key DABRA (Destruction of Arteriosclerotic Blockages by laser Radiation Ablation) Excimer Laser Atherectomy events at the upcoming Charing Cross International Symposium in London April 16–18. Ra Medical is in Booth No. 509. These events include case and podium presentations and

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