FDA's device-approval processes under fire

Two new studies published at JAMA Internal Medicine criticize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's processes for approving medical devices.

Breach preparedness activities up in healthcare, other industries

More companies have become focused on data breach preparedness in the past year, according to a new survey from the Ponemon Institute, though many companies remain deficient in governance and security practices that would strengthen their preparedness plans.

Health professionals fear .health, .clinic Web domains will mislead consumers

Soon, health websites may end with .health instead of .com Web domains, and that has some in the healthcare industry worried that consumers could be scammed.

Initial NIH BRAIN Initiative investments total $46 million

The National Institutes of Health will put forward $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in its first wave of investments for the project.

Researchers examine fingerprint scanning to boost vaccination accuracy

Electronically recording and tracking the fingerprints of infants and toddlers holds the potential to improve the volume and accuracy of immunization coverage, according to a Michigan State University study.


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A federal judge in Oklahoma today ruled that Affordable Care Act federal subsidies cannot be issued to residents living in states that do not run their own exchanges.