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Fostering Medical Innovation: A Plan for Digital Health Devices


By: Scott Gottlieb, M.D. It is incumbent upon FDA to ensure that we have the right policies in place to promote and encourage safe and effective innovation that can benefit consumers, and adopt regulatory approaches to enable the efficient development of these technologies. By taking an efficient, risk-based approach to our regulation, FDA can promote […]

Facing challenges with courage and humility in CFP

Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

Abuse of older people on the rise – 1 in 6 affected

How Creative FDA Regulation Led to First-in-the-World Approval of a Cutting-Edge Heart Valve


By: Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., and Bram Zuckerman, M.D. Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health Nearly six years ago FDA approved an artificial transcatheter heart valve (THV) to treat patients having severe symptoms and life-threatening heart problems such as fainting, chest pain, heart failure, irregular heart rhythms, or […]

Remember to regularly test and clean water in your swimming pool and spa

OTTAWA – Many Canadians look forward to summer as a time to enjoy swimming or relaxing in a backyard pool or spa. With warmer days coming, remember to regularly test and sanitize pool or spa water,to avoid getting sick.

WHO Director-General elect welcomes new funding for polio eradication

WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomes contributions and pledges of US$1.2 billion for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Cymax recalls Dream On Me bassinets


Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these bassinets do not meet the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.

WHO DG-elect on high-level US tour to advance new vision for WHO

WHO Director-General elect, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is in the United States of America 12-17 June to share his vision for the WHO with global leaders, before taking up his new position on 1 July. Over 5 days Dr Tedros will meet with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Jim Kim, […]

Sun Shade Blinds Manufacturing Ltd. recalls 2" Faux wood Horizontal Blinds


Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled blinds pose an increased risk of strangulation by not having a cord cleat supplied with the product. Cord cleats are devices used to hold operating cords out of reach of young children to reduce the risk of strangulation and are a requirement of the […]

Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017.

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