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By: InfinityQS

On Jan. 1, 2017, Philadelphia became one of the first U.S. cities to pass a tax ($0.15 per oz) on sugary drinks, including artificially sweetened beverages, such as diet soda. In California, San Francisco, Albany, Berkeley, and Oakland have joined Philadelphia in this initiative, as well as Boulder, Colorado; Cook County, Illinois; and Seattle.

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By: Claire McCluskie

With ISO 13485:2016—“Medical devices—Quality management systems—Requirements for regulatory purposes” published and being implemented, many medical device customers are experiencing some uncertainty about the effect that one of the standard’s key changes might have on their business: computer software validation.

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By: Amie Whittington

Is your governmental hospital exempt under Section 501(c)3? If you have a 403(b) plan, the answer is yes, but even if you don’t, you need to check.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is ramping up compliance audits of governmental hospitals that are exempt under 501(c)3 (dual status). The circumstances leading up to now are important because the implications can be difficult to understand.

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By: Ian Haydon

There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR. CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) is a powerful technique for editing DNA. It has received an enormous amount of attention in the scientific and popular press, largely based on the promise of what this powerful gene-editing technology will someday do.

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By: Erin Connelly

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason. However, some medievalists and scientists are now looking back to history for clues to inform the search for new antibiotics. The Conversation

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By: AssurX

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to understand that medical device manufacturers need clarity on the FDA’s heightened focus on real-world evidence (RWE).

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By: AssurX

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) provided a glowing self-assessment in a recent report. The CDRH met its 2016 strategic objectives for several initiatives pertaining to medical device manufacturers.

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By: Rob Mitchum

People have touted the potential of big data and computation in medicine for what feels like decades, promising more effective and personalized treatments, new research discoveries, and smarter clinical predictions. But only recently have these technologies made it to the clinic, where they can actually improve patient care.

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By: Azadeh Shoaibi

The word “prism” might make you think of a triangular piece of glass that separates white light into a rainbow of colors. But at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it means a powerful, computer-based system that separates critical bits of information from vast streams of healthcare data in order to investigate adverse events and determine if there is a connection to a specific vaccine.

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By: Brenda Stodart, Renu Lal

It is well known that small business is vital to the success of the U.S. economy. Less known, though, is how instrumental it has been to the growth and innovation in drug development.

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