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Most Read Stories

1) Expired adhesive prompts recall of some Philips Respironics ventilator recalls

Could damage capacitors, potentially causing device to stop providing ventilation to the patient

2) Over 120 deaths, 21,000 MDRs associated with Philips recalled ventilators: FDA

Safety communication offers update on the issue

3) Masks and MR safety: researchers examine the risks

Color coding may help distinguish MR safe masks from ones with metal

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Beekley Medical awarded multi-year agreement with Vizient on full product catalog
December 09, 2022
Digital Therapeutics Alliance and Curebase release publication for a fit-for-purpose evidence standard for digital therapeutics
December 09, 2022
Capital Health and St. Francis receive approvals for transition of St. Francis to Capital Health
December 09, 2022
Olympus announces EMEA expansion of exclusive partnership with EndoClot Plus, Inc.
December 09, 2022
Sparrow to join U-M Health under proposed agreement
December 09, 2022
Ultromics receives FDA clearance for its breakthrough device EchoGo Heart Failure
December 09, 2022
Pediatric cancer researchers use AWS to accelerate Cancer Moonshot
December 09, 2022
ETS-Lindgren expands customer care and services department
December 09, 2022
Three healthcare providers agree to pay $22.5 million for alleged false claims to California’s Medicaid program
December 08, 2022
Texas Heart Medical Group is now The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care
December 08, 2022

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IBA, ScandiDos collaborate on quality and safety assurance in radiotherapy
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Masks and MR safety: researchers examine the risks
Color coding may help distinguish MR safe masks from ones with metal
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