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FDA Ends Months-Long FOIA Battle Over Medical Device Failures, Says Putting Database Online ‘Satisfies’ KHN Request

The Meals and Drug Administration responded Wednesday to a Freedom of Data Act request filed months in the past, noting that the data sought by Kaiser Well being Information “is now posted on-line.” KHN had filed a collection of FOIA requests, starting in September 2018, in search of hidden experiences …

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FDA Overlooked Red Flags In Drugmaker’s Testing of New Depression Medicine

Ketamine is a darling of fight medics and clubgoers, an anesthetic that may quiet your ache with out suppressing respiratory and a hallucinogenic that may get you excessive with little threat of a deadly overdose. For some sufferers, it additionally has dwelled within the shadows of standard drugs as a …

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Illinois Clamps Down On Nursing Homes In Wake Of KHN-Chicago Tribune Investigation

June 5, 2019 In response to an investigation by Kaiser Well being Information and the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois legislature has handed a brand new regulation to impose fines on nursing houses that fail to fulfill minimal staffing necessities. Click on right here to learn the story by the Chicago …

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More Than Half Of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Went To Hidden FDA Database

The Meals and Drug Administration has acknowledged that greater than 56,000 never-before-disclosed surgical stapler malfunctions had been quietly reported to the company from 2011 by means of 2018. The newly acknowledged experiences had been detailed in an government abstract for FDA advisers. The company convened a gathering of consultants this …

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Hidden Reports Masked The Scope Of Widespread Harm From Faulty Heart Device

Confronted with the likelihood bout of irregular heartbeats might finish his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small gadget implanted in his chest that may shock it again into rhythm. Quickly he would wrestle with one other life-or-death selection: whether or not to take away the Dash Fidelis, …

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FDA To End Program That Hid Millions Of Reports On Faulty Medical Devices

The Meals and Drug Administration introduced it’s shutting down its controversial “different abstract reporting” program and ending its decades-long follow of permitting medical gadget makers to hide hundreds of thousands of studies of hurt and malfunctions from most people. The company stated it should open previous information to the general …

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Watch: Electronic Medical Records Investigation In Spotlight On C-SPAN

April 30, 2019 KHN senior correspondent Fred Schulte talks on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” program about errors and different issues with computerized well being information — and solutions viewers’ questions. You possibly can learn KHN’s story about digital medical information right here. Copy HTML We encourage organizations to republish our content …

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How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — And A Special Soap

This story additionally ran on NPR. This story could be republished at no cost (particulars). Hospitals and nursing houses in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly easy technique in opposition to the harmful, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill hundreds of individuals every year: washing sufferers with a particular cleaning soap. …

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Lethal Plans: When Seniors Turn To Suicide In Long-Term Care

When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing residence in late 2017, he wasn’t presupposed to be there lengthy. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had simply endured the demise of his spouse of 51 years and a grim new analysis: throat most cancers, stage four. His son …

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FDA Chief Calls For Release Of All Data Tracking Problems With Medical Devices

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb introduced in a tweet Wednesday that the company plans to launch lots of of hundreds, if not tens of millions, of beforehand unpublished damage and malfunction studies tied to about 100 medical units. “We’re now prioritizing making ALL of this knowledge out there,” Gottlieb tweeted. That …

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