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  • FDA proposes ban on electrical stimulation devices intended to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a proposal to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present an unreasonable and substantial risk to public health that cannot be corrected or eliminated through changes to the labeling.

  • FDA proposes ban on most powdered medical gloves

    While use of these gloves is decreasing, they pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury to health care providers, patients and other individuals who are exposed to them, which cannot be corrected through new or updated labeling.

  • During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most.

  • ACA will drive more traffic to community health centers The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will likely increase demand for federally qualified health center (FQHC) services, especially in low-income communities, a new survey reveals
  • Medical Identity Theft - On the Rise If modern technology has ushered in a plague of identity theft, one particular strain of the disease has emerged as most virulent: medical identity theft.
  • Report: Automated Medication Verification Solutions PDF iconHospitals and healthcare clinics throughout the world strive to reduce the possibility of error from medications delivered at the point of care by nursing personnel. The number of preventable deaths from adverse drug events (ADE) hovers in the thousands each year. This is further complicated by the current nursing shortage and the lack of adequate technology at the point of care, which adds to the risk of an unsuccessful patient outcome. Creating an error-free environment is mission critical to both safeguard patient health and protect the five rights of medication administration.
  • MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information from the National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.
  • Pulse America PULSE is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) support group and organization working to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of medical errors in this country using real life stories and experiences. Members and participants are encouraged to use their experience to educate the community and advocate for a safer healthcare system.