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FDA advisory committee to discuss emergency authorization for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

A sign for the Food And Drug Administration is seen outside of the headquarters on July 20, 2020 in White Oak, Maryland. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images An FDA advisory committee will meet next month to discuss an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier this week, Pfizer said clinical trials had shown its vaccine to be 95% effective. "While we cannot predict how long the FDA's review will take, the FDA will review the request as expeditiously as possible, while...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Charles Davis, US Food and Drug Administration, EUA, ECRI, White Oak Maryland, Stephen M Hahn, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine, Sarah Silbiger Getty, Marcus Schabacker


FDA should 'under no circumstances' fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine, says patient safety group

Heather Lieberman (L), 28, receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Yaquelin De La Cruz at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida, on August 13, 2020. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images "[U]nder no circumstances" should US authorities approve a COVID-19 vaccine without six months of follow-up data on participants in clinical trials, a patient safety nonprofit said Wednesday. Earlier this month, the FDA issued safety guidelines that say vaccine makers should follow clinical tria...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Getty Images, Fda, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, US Food and Drug Administration, Hollywood Florida, L, ECRI, Chandan Khanna, Schabacker


People across the US have relied on KN95 face masks for protection. But the majority imported from China have failed safety standards.

A box of N95 surgical face masks on April 03, 2020 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Matthew Horwood Around two-thirds of imported respirator masks from China failed to meet safety standards, according to a report from a nonprofit that the safety and quality of healthcare equipment.  Researchers tested nearly 200 KN95 style respirators and found they filtered out fewer than 95% of particles, the minimum requirement for US safety certification.  Sub-par respirators can offer better p...
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Up to 70% of KN95 face masks imported to the US from China failed safety standards, a report found

A box of N95 surgical face masks on April 03, 2020 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Matthew Horwood Around two-thirds of imported respirator masks from China failed to meet safety standards, according to a report from a nonprofit that the safety and quality of healthcare equipment.  Researchers tested nearly 200 KN95 style respirators and found they filtered out fewer than 95% of particles, the minimum requirement for US safety certification.  Sub-par respirators can offer better p...
Tags: South Korea, China, US, America, Trends, Fda, Starbucks, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, NIOSH, ECRI, COVID, Gabby Landsverk, Matthew Horwood, Cardiff United Kingdom Getty, Marcus Schabacker, Michael Argentieri


Medical device failures brought to light now bolster lawsuits and research

By Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News Lorraine Bonner felt as though she was the only one. The surgical staples used to seal her colon after surgery had leaked, she has alleged in a lawsuit, spurring additional surgeries and a long, difficult recovery. And then, just over a year after the ordeal, she read a Kaiser Health News investigation that described worse cases. KHN revealed that the Food and Drug Administration had allowed stapler maker Covidien to quietly file tens of thousands of repor...
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Here's what is really causing the global economic slowdown

The global industrial slowdown really started before the trade war: ECRI research shows that global growth peaked in end-2017, write Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji, co-founders of ECRI.
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Don't blame the global slowdown on the US-China trade war

The global industrial slowdown really started before the trade war: ECRI research shows that global growth peaked in end-2017, write Lakshman Achuthan and Anirvan Banerji, co-founders of ECRI.
Tags: Cnn, Don, US China, ECRI, Lakshman Achuthan, Anirvan Banerji


Remote Access System Hacking Is No. 1 Patient Safety Risk

Hackers attacking healthcare through remote access systems and disrupting operations is the number one patient safety risk, according to the ECRI Institute's annual Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2019. From a report: ECRI Institute said it published 50 cybersecurity-related alerts and problem reports in the last 18 months, a major increase over the prior period. "Remote access systems are a common target because they are, by nature, publicly accessible. Intended to meet legitimate business...
Tags: Tech, ECRI Institute, ECRI, David Jamison, Health Technology Hazards, ECRI Health Devices Program


Smartphones: The Not-So-Smart Phones For Doctors On The Job

While it may not appear as though smartphones and medical malpractice could be related, they in fact are. A new and wide-sweeping type of medical negligence has spurned the creation of the informal term: “the distracted doctor”. In fact, in 2014 an anesthesiologist was named in a medical malpractice suit that involved a heart surgery in 2011. The suit claimed that the anesthesiologist had been looking at/using a cell phone during surgery. The patient had a low oxygen level for almost 20 minutes ...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, Medical Malpractice, Bethlehem, University of Rochester Medical Center, Galfand Berger LLP, Philadelphia Reading, Deenah Kogan, Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Galfand Berger, ECRI, Philadelphia Medical Malpractice


Despite $30 billion spent to improve it, health information technology rated a top patient safety issue

Photo: Claudia Brauer via Flickr Just seven years after the federal government announced plans to invest in health information technology (HIT) for physicians and hospitals, those new systems are listed in a report Wednesday as the number one cause of patient safety concerns. In the report, Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2016, the ECRI Institute said HIT configurations that do not support each other were the number one patient safety issue for hospitals and other health care provider orga...
Tags: Insurance, Health Care Reform, PSO, Department of Medicine, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Marella, Health information technology, ECRI Institute, Claudia Brauer, Patient Safety Concerns, Robert M Wachter, University of California San Francisco Wachter, Dawn of Medicine, ECRI, William Marella, Plymouth Meeting Pennsylvania