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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices
February 9, 2016

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions today favorably reported a bill requiring manufacturers of reusable medical devices like duodenoscopes to submit cleaning instructions and validation data to the FDA before bringing these devices to market. The bill also seeks to clarify FDA guidance on when manufacturers should seek clearance from the agency before marketing their products.

Between 2012 and 2015, there were 25 incidents of drug-resistant infections related to closed-channel duodenoscopes, affecting 250 patients worldwide, according to a recent report.

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Legislators ask for national surveillance of neurological illnesses

February 9, 2016
The Senate health committee today recommended the establishment of a national surveillance system for neurological diseases.The objective of the “Advancing…
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Senate proposes EHR fix for physicians, patients

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure today that would improve the use of electronic health records for…
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New bill supports young researchers

February 9, 2016
The Senate health committee recommended a bill today that would improve opportunities for new researchers in the United States. The “Next Generation Researchers…
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Nanophthalmic eyes show some significant improvements with high-powered IOL

February 9, 2016
Implantation of a foldable high-powered IOL significantly improved uncorrected distance visual acuity and spherical equivalence in nanophthalmic eyes, according to a…
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Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

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Surfacing on the Web: Dry Eye in Special Populations

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Dry eye can be a debilitating disease, both in terms of patients’ visual acuity as well as their quality of life. The…
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