House Energy and Commerce Committee passes bill outlining FDA procedures to withdraw a drug

House Energy and Commerce Committee passes bill outlining FDA procedures to withdraw a drug

The House Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Food and Drug Amendments of 2022, its version of the Food and Drug Administration’s user fee legislation on Wednesday. The bill combines aspects of both of the Democratic and Republican’s proposed bills, while nixing others. The bill allows the FDA to hire and maintain the personnel … Read more

Virginia’s reinsurance program earns federal approval

Virginia’s reinsurance program earns federal approval

Virginia is the latest state to earn approval for a reinsurance program, which will reimburse certain insurers for high-cost claims. With the decision on Virginia by federal regulators Wednesday, 16 states have been approved for reinsurance programs. Virginia expects the program to decrease premiums by an average of 15.6% across the state in 2023. Individual … Read more

Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer

Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A new report on how Black Americans are faring against cancer offers up a decidedly mixed picture. The risk that a Black man or woman in America will die from cancer has steadily declined over the last two decades, the newly published research … Read more

So, Have You Heard About Monkeypox?

So, Have You Heard About Monkeypox?

Yesterday afternoon, I called the UCLA epidemiologist Anne Rimoin to ask about the European outbreak of monkeypox — a rare but potentially severe viral illness with dozens of confirmed or suspected cases in the United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal. “If we see those clusters, given the amount of travel between the United States and Europe, … Read more

How Healthcare Organizations Can Overcome Staff Shortages

How Healthcare Organizations Can Overcome Staff Shortages

The healthcare industry is still in recovery two years after the start of the pandemic. In a Twitter poll of almost 750 industry leaders, nearly 38 percent say that staff shortages are the biggest issue currently facing the healthcare system. #HealthIT leaders: What’s your biggest health IT concern? – HealthTech Magazine (@HealthTechMag) April 4, 2022 … Read more

How legal analytics will transform the pharmaceutical industry

How legal analytics will transform the pharmaceutical industry

In our Covid pandemic times, the aspirations of the world are pinned on the pharmaceutical industry. With new viruses appearing each year, big data analytics play a critical role in drug and vaccine development. Data collected from Covid-19-hit countries like the total number of cases, intensive care requirements, number of deaths and recovery rates provide … Read more