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1617 Articles Matching "safety"

France to ban titanium dioxide whitener in food from 2020

Apr 18, 2019 , Reuters
France will ban the use of titanium dioxide as a food additive from 2020 after the country's health and safety agency said there was not enough evidence to guarantee the safety of the substance....
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FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market

Apr 17, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered makers of transvaginal surgical mesh implants to immediately stop their sale and distribution in the United States, the latest action by the agency to tackle safety issues related to the devices....
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Changes To CMS Readmission Penalties Appear Effective In Addressing Unique Challenges Of Rural, Teaching Hospitals

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The changes were made to address complaints from hospitals—safety-net hospitals in particular—that they are unfairly penalized in the readmissions program because of their complex patient case mix. For rural hospitals, their average penalties are estimated to decline from $55,268 to $53,633; while average penalties for teaching hospitals will drop from $287,268 to $283,461. Other news from CMS looks at accountable care organizations and primary care...
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State Highlights: New York’s Effort To Track Safety Of Mentally Ill Residents Is Faulty, Report Says; Jury Finds Former Head Of Chicago Group Homes Guilty Of Health Care Fraud

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, Illinois, New Hampshire, Missouri, Connecticut, Texas and...
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FDA bans sales of transvaginal mesh amid safety concerns

Apr 17, 2019 , CNN Health
Manufacturers of surgical mesh products must stop selling and distributing their products in the United States immediately, the US Food and Drug Administration ordered Tuesday....
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Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

Apr 17, 2019 , WebMD
With another hot summer approaching, the safety council has issued free online training. The course, called "Children in Hot Cars," explains how distraction and other factors can lead to death in overheated...
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The ECRI Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns of 2019

Apr 16, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
A list grounded in data and expert opinion. Atlantic Training/Wikimedia Commons Each year, ECRI Institute creates a list of top 10 patient safety concerns in order “to support organizations in their efforts to proactively identify and respond to threats to patient safety.” The list isn’t generated out of thin air. The ECRI Institute [...] The post The ECRI Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns of 2019 appeared first on Off the...
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NACDS’ Anderson urges drug abuse prevention bill sensitive to chronic pain patients’ needs

Apr 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Hill published a column by NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson on a bill that would serve as a “safety” mechanism for the use of opioids in treating temporary, or acute, pain. Read More...
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Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding Safety

Apr 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Horseback Trail Riding SafetyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Safety-Net Hospitals Fare Better Under New Medicare Reimbursement Rules

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
New Medicare reimbursement rules provide some relief to safety-net hospitals, shifting the burden of financial penalties toward hospitals serving wealthier patient populations, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The new rules also reduce the burden......
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National Poll: Most Parents Concerned About Safety Of Teens Using Ride Sharing Services

Apr 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As teens prepare to leave home for college or live on their own in a new city, many may also be using ride sharing services for the first time – and that raises safety concerns for many parents – a new national poll suggests. One in three parents say their 18-year-old has used a ride sharing servic......
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Health Tip: Pool Safety

Apr 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Pool SafetyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2019 12:00:00...
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State Highlights: Concerns Raised About Safety In Minn. Assisted Living Facilities

Apr 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Minnesota, MIchigan, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, North Carolina and...
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Popular Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play Sleeper May Be Recalled Over Safety Issues

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there's an issue with babies rolling over in the product and not being able to roll back to a safe position. The panel is considering asking the company to voluntarily recall the product, but a Fisher-Price executive says they stand by the safety of the Rock 'n...
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The most common active ingredient in hand sanitizer is still under FDA investigation

Apr 12, 2019 , CNN Health
After reviewing the safety and effectiveness of hand sanitizers, the US Food and Drug Administration has ruled that dozens of active ingredients can't be used in the antiseptic rubs, but the agency still wants answers about the most common active ingredient....
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Failed To Heed Warning Signs Of Violence From Shooter, Parkland Families Say In Lawsuit

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The families of the victims filed lawsuits against both the high school and the sheriff's office alleging they were negligent when it came to protecting students' safety....
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FDA Issues Final Rule On Safety And Effectiveness Of Consumer Hand Sanitizers

Apr 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule designed to help ensure that hand sanitizers available over-the-counter (OTC) are safe and effective for those who rely on them. The rule establishes that certain active ingredients are not allowed to be used in OTC hand sanitizers, for......
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Pediatrician group urges recall of baby rocker linked to infant deaths

Apr 11, 2019 , Reuters
The American Academy of Pediatrics called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday to issue a full recall of the "Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper" infant rocker, which has been linked to 32 infant deaths, it said on its website....
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With Hospital Workplace Violence Ever-Increasing, Senator Urges Health Officials To Address ‘Critically Important’ Issue

Apr 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
"We have enough challenges finding healthcare providers that will come and stay as it is," said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who said he talked to HHS Secretary Alex Azar about the issue. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, incidents of serious workplace violence are four times more common in health care than in private...
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Fisher-Price offers warning after 10 babies die in Rock ’n Play Sleeper

Apr 09, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
The company has not recalled the product, claiming it meets safety guidelines, but it’s telling parents to exercise caution. Is it doing enough to reassure nervous consumers? Fisher-Price is warning parents to use more caution with its Rock ’n Play Sleeper, a mechanized cradle for infants. The device has been linked to the deaths of […] The post Fisher-Price offers warning after 10 babies die in Rock ’n Play Sleeper appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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