A particular proposal regarding displaying drug prices in TV ads flummoxed pharma marketers and ad agencies following the unveiling of the drug-pricing agenda by President Trump. Marketers have been hounded with the whys and hows of the proposal even as the administration remains firm on its implementation.
A broader law defining at greater lengths the terms telemedicine and telehealth has been signed by Jeff Coyler, Kansas Governor. Apart from setting guidelines for coverage parity, the law has stipulated a ban on abortions by telemedicine. The law also includes a mandatory rule stating that if a judge dismisses that particular clause, the whole law stands nullified.
Health Canada’s new safety audit rules are going to increase costs and expected to expel some medical devices players out of the country, the new rules are expected to bring a huge shortage of products for the patients in Canada.
Yesterday morning, the FDA published its 17-page first draft of a working model for its pre-certification program for software as a medical device (SaMD). Though still preliminary (the agency is asking for comments by the end of May), the publication comes with some long-awaited details about how the program might work.
The FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health plans to expand its digital health pre-certification pilot program by the end of 2018, the center's associate director for digital health Bakul Patel said March 22, according to Regulatory Focus.
The research compared patient care metrics at hospitals that had experienced a data breach and those that had not. For instance, the study examined the proportion of heart attack patients that die within 30 days of being admitted to a health system.
The two sessions (NPC & CPPCC) this year have received much attention from China and outside China, wherein, the most-watched theme is “reform”. Regarding pharmaceuticals, the event that attracts the highest attention is CFDA reform, followed by policy moves of the TCM issue and bio-medicine, etc. that China has been strongly supporting in recent years.
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