Health Ministry Notifies Medical Devices Rules

Only 15 categories of medical devices are, at present, regulated as drugs and to that extent, the current regulatory practices in India were not fully geared to meet the requirements of medical devices sector...
Minnesota Health Reforms

Could Minnesota Health Reforms Foreshadow Repeal And Replace?

What’s going to happen to the federal health law? The quick answer is no one knows. But in the midst of the uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act, states still must govern their insurance...

India spends less than BRICS, SAARC nations on health

Noting that India's spend on healthcare is much lower than some fellow BRICS and SAARC nations, a health body has asked the Centre to bolster investments in health, particularly in family planning, in the...
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A Major Report Warns The NHS In England Is In Crisis

The National Health Service (NHS) is a “national religion” but it is “in crisis” in England, a major report has warned. A House of Lords committee states the NHS is “an iconic part of Britain’s...
mental illness

Insurance Cover For Mental Illness Could Raise Premium Costs

More than 150 million patients with mental illnesses could soon get help with coverage under health insurances, but at a cost — insurers are hinting at an increase in premium. The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016,...

Focus on medical devices, cheaper drugs and affordable healthcare

With this year’s budget, healthcare seems to have gotten a shot in the arm. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the government has prepared an action plan for poor health. The government has...
Veterans Affairs Health Scandals

Trump Set To Extend Flawed ‘Fix’ For Veterans Affairs Health Scandals

It was a “fix” that didn’t fix much — but Veterans Choice is expected to be extended anyway, with a stroke of President Donald Trump’s pen that could come as early as Wednesday. Veterans Choice...
Medical Devices Workers at a Greatbatch Medical plant in Tijuana, Mexico. It is one of a number of American-run companies in Tijuana that make millions of medical devices each day.

Also Made In Mexico: Lifesaving Medical Devices

TIJUANA, Mexico — The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling and gumptious border town from a gritty party spot to something entirely different: a world capital of medical devices. Trucks choke boulevards lined...
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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt grilled on missing confidential NHS data

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was told more than 500,000 missing confidential NHS correspondence a year ago but kept the information secret on official advice. Hunt faced urgent questions in the Commons after a report in...
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Health Bill Would Require All California Children To Be Screened For Lead

Growing national concern about lead poisoning in children has prompted a California lawmaker to introduce legislation to ensure that all of the state’s kids are tested for the toxic metal. The Health bill, introduced by...