A computerized ordering system that prevents office staff from ordering advanced imaging studies with little likely benefit could cut imaging costs and protect patients from exposure to unnecessary medical radiation, a new study finds.
Lantheus hopes deal with Czech reactor will help ease radioisotope supply crunch.
Violence against doctors is up, with many physicians saying health centers offer little support, according to a survey released by the British Medical Association's Northern Ireland division Monday.
Gentiva becomes the country's biggest home-nursing and hospice company, as the market looks towards future consolidations.
Boston Scientific's invasive cardio imaging platform is now compatible with the "vast majority of interventional X-ray systems," the company announced Monday.
Global device giant bets on just-approved, high-tech invasive cardio imaging.
The deadliest cancer in the United States might one day be treated by breathing in a cocktail of cancer-fighting compounds.
Thirty-five-year study finds no significant safety difference between new and reused heart devices.
Agency floats 21 draft proposals that would bring more of its decision-making out into the sunshine. Industry group wants FDA to make sure there's no loss of trade secrets.
Study finds patients can be drug resistant for up to a year after treatment.
Scientists get Gates Foundation grant for ultrasound as reversible male contraceptive. Also, the hunt for a male birth control pill continues.
A bill introduced in Congress last week to thwart misleading advertisements from health care professionals has provoked the ire of a nurses' group that sees it as a "dangerous imposition" on nursing practice.
Stimulus money to fund renovations and new research labs.
GE Healthcare recalled certain anesthesia systems because a wiring harness defect could cause the machines to unexpectedly shut down, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Cleveland BioLabs wrapped up dosing for the second leg of human safety testing on a drug that could protect survivors of a nuclear bomb blast from radiation sickness.
Carrot Medical inked a deal with Mavig to gain access to its distribution channels outside North America, the Boston-based company announced this week.
Scientists in Sweden immunized mice against the life-threatening narrowing of blood vessels by injecting them with a peptide that prevents immune cells from recognizing "bad" cholesterol.
Senator David Vitter (R-La.) called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expunge all references to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's controversial mammography guidelines from agency websites.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now enlisting doctors to be its eyes and ears in its efforts to stop misleading drug advertisements.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will host a public meeting next month to find ways to prevent radiation therapy mishaps, the agency announced on Friday.
A Leerink Swann survey of hospital administrators predicts a slight easing of hospital capital budget pressures.
Closing a turbulent 2010 fiscal year, sterilizer maker STERIS, Inc. saw profits jump about 7 percent in its fourth quarter as revenues fell about 4 percent.
Pilot project in Miami-Dade County requires nurses and health aides to call into program to make sure they're really delivering the services promised.
Former Quest VP inaugurates new lead sales, customer relations job.
Device giant C.R. Bard, Inc. nabbed SenoRX for around $200 million, acquiring a suite of breast cancer treatment products, Bard announced Wednesday.
A new inclined beam treatment room in Oklahoma suggests proton therapy rooms can treat most patients without expensive, 120-ton gantries.
Man involved in scheme that pretended elderly aunt was HIV positive to collect Medicare dollars, according to the DOJ.
A RAND simulation suggests docs serving the poor might earn $7,000 less under competitive rewards schemes.
Ex-Carefx COO Mark Briggs tapped for top spot.
A drug that could serve as a countermeasure to radiation poisoning and prevent gruesome, lingering deaths in the weeks following a nuclear bomb blast or power plant accident enters a second round of government-sponsored trials.
Scientists in New York have created a computer system that automatically pulls radiation dosage off CT scan reports and alerts radiologists if dose levels exceed industry-standard values, a technology that could help patients better monitor their lifetime exposure as well as prevent the highly publicized dosage fiascoes that rocked the profession last year.
Jeff Barber, an account executive at Barrett Moving & Storage and a 20-year veteran of the shipping and transport industry, died Thursday.
Philips and Orion ink deal to provide an integration product for Philips' whole line of health informatics software.
FDA approves device that reduces excess muscle tissue in the lungs to relieve symptoms of adults who suffer from severe chronic asthma.
Advanced imaging modalities and new chemotherapy drugs are driving down cancer deaths, according to a new study, adding fuel to arguments that expensive advanced imaging is worth its cost.
Fourteen kinds of external defibrillators used to resuscitate patients stricken with sudden cardiac arrest are liable to malfunction, the FDA warned.
Republican Erik Paulsen hopes to overturn $20 billion medical device tax.
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Manufacturing defect could cause sudden power failure.
The European Union will adopt a pan-Europe online database for medical device products by next year in an effort to improve public safety, the European Commission announced.
British company wins Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation for cryogen-free, ultra-low temperature refrigerator.
STERIS Corporation and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have agreed to a transition plan to wean customers off the company's old liquid sterilizer.
FDA says it currently has no plans to regulate sodium content in food.
Hospital ratings group replaces Thomson-Reuters with Quantros to run annual online hospital surveys.
Explosive growth in regenerative medicine field could aid medical device companies looking to develop "delivery systems" for cell therapies.
As part of the open government initiative, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a "transparency" website for its medical and radiological devices branch, the agency announced on Monday.
Bill to freeze cuts to doctors, extend jobless benefits, passes both houses of Congress.
American College of Radiology's guide for rads now available on smart phones and the iPad.