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Medtech industry, surgeons push Medicare to pull back prior authorization rules

Dive Brief: The Medical Device Manufacturers Association has joined 39 other healthcare stakeholders in voicing their strong opposition to an expansion of Medicare prior authorization requirements set to go into effect July 1.  MDMA and a broad coalition of surgeon groups sent a letter on Wednesday to Acting CMS Director Elizabeth Richter arguing that two… Read More »

PNA-based technique an essential part of the gene editing toolkit

In an article published in the April 8 issue of Nature, the National Institutes of Health’s Somatic Cell Gene Editing Consortium provided a detailed update on the progress of their nationwide effort to develop safer and more effective methods to edit the genomes of disease-relevant somatic cells and reduce the burden of disease caused by… Read More »

One in three coronavirus survivors face psychiatric diagnoses within 6 months: study

New findings suggest one in three coronavirus survivors of some 236,000 individuals under study went on to receive a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months. A team of researchers from the University of Oxford published results in The Lancet Psychiatry journal on Tuesday, drawing on hundreds of thousands of electronic health records for patients… Read More »

What’s the Skinny on Fat?

Low-fat foods may seem healthy, but they’re often loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients. These can lead to excessive hunger, weight gain and disease. The truth is that in order to make something taste good and be shelf-stable while removing fat, manufacturers increase sugar, salt, add emulsifiers and other chemicals. What should be a… Read More »