Tag Archives: Needs

Investment in medical and health R&D not keeping up with needs of nation, report finds

Total U.S. investment in medical and health research and development grew by 6.4% from 2017 to 2018, reaching $ 194.2 billion. For the third straight year, the growth-rate of medical and health R&D investment outpaced the growth-rate of overall health spending. Yet R&D spending still represents only about 5 cents of every health dollar spent.… Read More »

Cause still needs support, local White Ribbon ambassador says

LOCAL White Ribbon ambassador Matthew Irvine says the biggest impact of the charity’s closure this week will be on men trying to seek help. White Ribbon Australia – which sought to raise awareness about domestic violence by appointing men as ambassadors – held a general meeting on Wednesday where it resolved to appoint liquidators. “The… Read More »

FDA needs to recall Zantac and other ranitidine antacids, says pharmacy that uncovered impurity

An online pharmacy has again stuck it to the FDA in a citizen petition after tipping off regulators to the existence of a potentially cancer-causing impurity in Zantac and other heartburn medicines. It is the same impurity that led to a global recall of blood pressure medicines. Valisure says the FDA should recall Sanofi’s Zantac… Read More »

Shift to cloud-based EHR needs careful preparation

As health systems evaluate replacing their electronic health records, they are considering cloud-based options. “I am seeing a lot more adoption and acceptance of cloud-based EHRs,” says Nate McCarthy, associate principal at ECG Management Consultants. “If their infrastructure is coming to end of life, they are saying, ‘I’ve got to invest another and $ 50… Read More »

Viewpoints: GOP Needs To Act Quickly, Offer Alternative To The ACA; Why Won’t Lawmakers Listen To America About The Need For Gun Buyer Background Checks?

Editorial pages weigh in on these and other health care topics. The Wall Street Journal: Still Heading For The ObamaCare Exits Republicans think they can win on health care in 2020 by running against Medicare for All, and the facts about single payer are a target-rich environment. But the latest data on ObamaCare shows why… Read More »