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U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

(Reuters) – Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. FILE PHOTO: A sign reads “Drug testing in session,” on the bathroom door of an outpatient treatment center in Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S. on August… Read More »

Hospital accreditation not linked to patient outcomes in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – Hospital accreditation isn’t necessarily tied to better outcomes for U.S. patients, researchers say. Based on records for more than 4.2 million patients over age 65 covered by Medicare, the study team found no difference between accredited and unaccredited hospitals in patient death rates, and only a slightly lower rate of patient readmissions… Read More »