Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Study finds improvements in FDA's device-review programs


  • Regulatory Focus

The FDA took an average of 297 days to approve high-risk medical devices under the premarket approval application program in 2012, the agency's fastest review time over the last decade, according to a… Read More

NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola


  • Reuters
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A New York City physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea tested positive for Ebola virus on Thursday, marking the city's first known case. Dr. Craig Spencer developed a fever Thursd… Read More

Bayer's Xarelto wins provisional OK to prevent blood clots in U.K.


  • PharmaTimes (U.K.)

Draft proposals were published by the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommending Bayer's Xarelto, or rivaroxaban, as an option for preventing blood clots in patients who have … Read More

Use Food Day to get people talking about real food, RDN says


  • Food & Nutrition Magazine online

Today is national Food Day, and people can support the healthy- and sustainable-eating movement by talking to friends and family and promoting it in schools and the community, registered dietitian nut… Read More