We Can Prevent Overdose Deaths If We Change How We Think About Them
I’ve been living in recovery from opioid use disorder for eight and a half years, and this might be a weird thing to say about addiction, but I feel lucky—like I dodged a bullet. I was addicted to opioids in Florida throughout the early 2000s, during the heyday of pill mills that flooded the streets with powerful pharmaceuticals like OxyContin. I say I’m lucky because this was just before the drug supply turned into a toxic sludge of potent fentanyl analogues, mysterious tranquilizers, and deadly counterfeit pills. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I were using today. The chances of my survival ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Hampton Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Patient Safety vs Public Health: The Ethylene Oxide Dilemma Patient Safety vs Public Health: The Ethylene Oxide Dilemma
Regulatory agencies are grappling with the best approach to keep medical devices sterilized and safe while protecting the public from emissions of ethylene oxide, a likely carcinogen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 15, 2023 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

KitoTech Medical Announces Larry Hayes Has Joined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer
Larry Hayes, a senior executive in the medical device industry with a strong background in wound closure products, joined KitoTech as its Chief Executive Officer. SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- KitoTech Medical, manufacturer of microMend® and microMend® PRO Wound Closure... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 14, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PER Source Type: news

CMS Announces Resources and Flexibilities to Assist with the Public Health Emergency in Hawaii Due to Recent Wildfires
Announcement of a public health emergency beginning August 8, 2023 from The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) related to recent wildfires in Hawaii. Offers information and resources for those impacted and responding to the wildfires including CMS waivers, a disaster toolkit, dialysis care, and medical equipment and supplies replacement. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 12, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New drugs regulatory bill may be headed for cabinet next week
The Bill seeks to regulate the import, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. It also seeks to ensure their quality, safety, efficacy, performance and clinical trials of new drugs and clinical investigation of investigational medical devices and clinical performance evaluation of new in-vitro diagnostic medical devices, including Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and homeopathy (AUSSH) drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 11, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Baird Medical Submits Disposable Microwave Ablation Needle and MWA System Application to U.S. FDA for Treatment of Soft Tissue Microwave Ablation
GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 10, 2023 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Baird Medical Investment Holdings Limited ("Baird Medical" or the "Company"), a leading microwave ablation ("MWA") medical device developer and prov... Devices, FDA Baird Medical, microwave ablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 10, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can a WHO pandemic treaty help poorer nations in future outbreaks?
Global accord aims to avoid the damage caused during Covid-19 and ensure vaccines and medical equipment are distributed equally to allCovid-19 caught the world unprepared; the scramble it prompted for treatments, tests, protective equipment and vaccines favoured the world ’s richest nations. To avoid the same thing happening in future pandemics, a group of world leaders has proposed a pandemic treaty, which is being negotiated in a series of international meetings hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO).The draft treaty is aimed at ensuring equity in distributing all that is needed to handle a future pandemic, inst...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed Tags: Global health Global development Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news World Health Organization Society Pharmaceuticals industry Business Source Type: news

Trendco to build $43 million facility in Tuskegee, creating 292 jobs
A medical equipment manufacturing company plans to invest $43 million in a plant in Alabama to produce nitrile medical gloves, Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday. Trendco USA, based in Columbia, South Carolina, has committed to creating 292 new jobs over the next five years at the facility in Tuskegee…#kayivey #trendcousa #columbia #southcarolina #tuskegee #interstate85 #maconcounty #trendco #ivey #darrylhunter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: French NGO Donates D5 Million Worth of Medical Equipment to Gambia
[The Point] Echange Gambie Limousine Sante and Education (EGALISE), a charitable organisation based in France, in partnership with the Abubakary Jawara Foundation has donated medical equipment and other materials worth over 100,000 Euros to The Gambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Aid and Assistance Gambia Health and Medicine NGOs and Civil Society West Africa Source Type: news

Nyra Medical names new CEO as device enters clinical stage
Nyra Medical, an Atlanta-based medical device company, has a new CEO. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 8, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Grapevine Source Type: news

Left in limbo by Brexit safety mark chaos | Letters
Uncertainty over Britain ’s post-Brexit version of the CE mark has hampered the development of medical devices, saysRoger Bayston.Plus a letter fromIan WhiteThe enormous waste of resources due to red tape described by Polly Toynbee (Business is haunted by Brexit – and this safety mark fiasco is its latest nightmare, 4 August) is not just confined to British business – it has severely affected UK research in the area of medical devices.Scientists need to partner with manufacturers in order to get these devices out of the lab and into the clinic. But we and others have experienced our industrial partners withdrawing su...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Brexit Trade policy Manufacturing sector Medical research European Union Business Foreign policy UK news Politics Source Type: news

Nyra Medical names Lori Chmura as Chief Executive Officer
Health care executive brings more than 30 years of clinical, business, and operational expertise to company ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2023 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nyra Medical, an innovative medical device company developing a next generati... Devices, Interventional, Cardiology, Personnel Nyra Medical, transcatheter mitral valve repair (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 8, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elucent Medical expands to 27k sq. ft. facility in Eden Prairie
The medical equipment manufacturer calls the expansion a "landmark achievement" as it looks to scale up its team and operations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 7, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: J.D. Duggan Source Type: news

Canon launches angiography system in European market
Canon Medical Systems has launched Alphenix/Evolve Edition angiography syste...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon to showcase wireless DR tech at AHRA 2023 Canon launches x-ray and CT systems at ECR Canon highlights sessions at ECR 2023 Canon inks partnership with ScImage Canon sees rebound in medical equipment sales in Q2 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Materialized oppression in medical tools and technologies - Liao S, Carbonell V.
It is well-known that racism is encoded into the social practices and institutions of medicine. Less well-known is that racism is encoded into the material artifacts of medicine. We argue that many medical devices are not merely biased, but materialize opp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news