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FDA offers best practices for patient-facing alerts on medical device vulnerabilities

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a new best practices document this week to help healthcare actors and government agencies design a communication approach regarding cybersecurity vulnerabilities.    The agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health notes that the document is not a guidance and doesn’t create any regulatory expectations.   Instead, authors “hope… Read More »

Biden administration issues first in a series of rules to eliminate surprise medical billing

The Biden administration has issued its first in a series of rules to eliminate surprise billing practices and high out-of-network cost-sharing for emergency and non-emergency healthcare services. “No patient should forgo care for fear of surprise billing,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Health insurance should offer patients peace of mind that they… Read More »

Harvard Medical School professor discusses future of psychedelics

Interest in psychedelics as therapeutics has risen in recent years, spurred by studies that have found that the once-maligned drugs used in conjunction with therapy can help in the treatment of psychiatric patients. Amid a rush to commercialize a suite of newly developed products, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has begun a new Center for the… Read More »