Sunday, November 17, 2019
Breaking Medical Device Industry News

Medical Association, Society & Other Non-Profit News

Revolutionary Lung Cancer Robot Is Unveiled

A revolutionary robot can now detect lung cancer at an early stage allowing for more-accurate diagnosis, changing the prognosis for many now diagnosed with the #1...

ACS NSQIP® Recognizes 88 Participating Hospitals

Recognized hospitals are deemed “Meritorious” for their composite quality scores in eight surgical care outcome areas.

Diane Diamantis of Tourette Syndrome Scholarship Nonprofit Wins “Rising Star” Award in International .ORG...

The .ORG Impact Awards is the first annual awards program recognizing .ORGs (nonprofit organizations) that are connecting communities, making a difference in the world, and leveraging the Internet for transformative change and mission achievement. The .ORG Impact Award program was created by Public Interest Registry (recently rebranded to .ORG), who operates the .ORG, .NGO and .ONG online domains.

Dr. Douglas Drachman Named Next Annual Scientific Session Vice Chair of the American College...

Drachman will serve as vice-chair for ACC.21 and ACC.22 and transition to chair for ACC.23 and ACC.24.

American College of Cardiology Issues Principles for Overcoming Compensation, Opportunity Inequity

The document is the first in a new series of ACC workforce health policy documents and will serve as guidance for clinicians and administrators to advance the profession toward the goals of fairness, including minimizing and reducing disparities, and improved patient care.

Updates to the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Revisions include updated treatment information for adults and youth with type 2 diabetes and new guidelines for people with diabetes who use continuous glucose monitoring.

New Study Validates Rigorous Safety Measures Needed To Reduce Mercury Exposure During Dental Amalgam...

"For decades, our non-profit organization has been concerned about this issue and collected research about amalgam fillings, all of which contain approximately 50% mercury, a known neurotoxin," explains IAOMT President Michael Rehme, DDS, NMD.  "Based on this science, we have strongly recommended that safety measures be enacted for dental procedures involving these silver-colored fillings, and we have also intensely advocated for the end of dental amalgam usage."

Jeff Shuren, M.D., J.D., Statement on FDA Efforts to Increase Transparency in Medical Device...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health is taking a number of important steps to update its Medical Device Reporting (MDR) Program, one of the tools the FDA uses to monitor device performance, detect potential device-related safety concerns or signals and contribute to the benefit-risk assessment of these products.