Regulatory/Legal
Sep 10, 2007
FDA has sent a warning letter to Boston Scientific over inadequate recordkeeping and reporting stemming from the deaths of five patients in a clinical trial,...
Sep 07, 2007
The New York Times reports that the Senate introduced a bill today aimed at tightening the rules surrounding payments and gifts to doctors. What is...
Aug 29, 2007
FDA has approved a test that can detect West Nile Virus in donated human blood and plasma. Manufactured by Roche Diagnostics, the test is only one of two on...
Aug 28, 2007
The British government is considering a proposal to end reimbursement for drug-eluting stents because of safety concerns, the Associated Press reports. If the...
Aug 23, 2007
FDA is reviewing more than 300 positions in 20 cities to see whether they could be outsourced to private companies, the Associated Press reports. The original...
Aug 21, 2007
The government over the weekend announced that Medicare will no longer pay for the extra costs associated with preventable medical errors. The New York Times...
Aug 09, 2007
Women who receive breast implants are three times more likely to commit suicide than those who don't, states a study published in the August issue of the...
Aug 07, 2007
The House appropriations bill including FDA's budget that was passed last week includes an amendment that would end all conflicts of interest on FDA panels,...
Aug 03, 2007
The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill that includes $1.8 billion for FDA's FY 2008 budget, reports Bloomberg News. The figure is quite...
Jul 30, 2007
There have been a number of problems with infusion pumps in recent years. Now Baxter finds itself with another one on its hands. But this one appears to center...