Posts Tagged ‘ Patient Safety ’

Reauthorized FDA House Legislation Relaxes Reporting of Medical Device Malfunctions

Reauthorized FDA House Legislation Relaxes Reporting of Medical Device Malfunctions

On July 12, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, with unusually strong levels of bipartisan support, H.R. 2430 – the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill reauthorizes the FDA to collect fees from various medical device manufacturers but changes critical drug and device testing rules. The previous bill upon which H.R. 2430...

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One Measured Victory Over Graft for HHS’ Project HEAT; † One Giant Headache for the Patient Safety Movement.

One Measured Victory Over Graft for HHS’ Project HEAT; † One Giant Headache for the Patient Safety Movement.

          Over one year ago, Dr. Charles Denham, former editor of the Journal of Patient Safety and co-chair of the National Quality Forum, settled the DOJ’s lawsuit alleging $11 million he received in kickbacks from Carefusion. He is to pay $1 million to settle the allegations. Curious arithmetic. Worse, Carefusion...

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