Can predictive analytics help reduce hospital-acquired infections?

Last year, antibiotic-resistant infections caused more than two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths in the U.S. alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  About 70 percent of those antibiotic-resistant infections were caused by hospital-acquired infections.

Report: Deals in the medical device sector rose 200% in Q1

The total value of acquisitions in the medical device sector rose nearly 200% during the 1st quarter, with deal volume up more than 111% compared with Q1 2013, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

Legal Group to FDA: Reprint Guidance Violates First Amendment, Existing Court Order

SUMMARY:  Public comments submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its guidance documents are generally tame, referring to matters for preference or a need to clarify vague sections.  But in the case of a recent response to a new guidance on distributing reprints of scientific and medical literature, one group’s message for FDA is a bit more confrontational: Make changes to the guidance—or else.