4TH ANNUAL MEDICAL DEVICE STRATEGIC SOURCING CONFERENCE

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11TH SEMI-ANNUAL DIAGNOSTIC COVERAGE AND REIMBURSEMENT CONFERENCE EAST

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EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUPPORT FORUM: HOUSTON

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4TH ANNUAL MEDICAL DEVICE GLOBAL POSTMARKET SURVEILLANCE CONFERENCE

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Food Industry Blindsided as Trump Administration Supports Obama-Era Menu Labeling

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration issued a surprising preliminary guidance for the posting of calorie counts to take effect on May 7, 2018. This regulation will apply to food-service establishments and supermarkets that have 20 or more locations and will require more specific calorie count signage. Many ‘big food’ companies have been fighting this for years and were surprised by the Trump Administrations support for this. Read the full article here.

Bill Gates’ Newest Mission: Curing Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. To help the fight, Bill Gates is donating $50 million of his own money to the Dementia Discovery fund, a private-public research partnership focused on some of the more novel ideas about what drives the brain disease, such as looking at a brain cell’s immune system. To watch the interview and read the full article, click here.

Senators Back Push For Stepped Up Tracking of Medical Devices

Two U.S. senators are pushing for change in the medical device industry. They are urging the agency that controls Medicare to support putting the full serial numbers for medical devices into insurance claims forms to better track how poorly performing devices affect federal spending and patient health. Critics are worried about the additional layer of administrative burden that this could cost. However, this push has bipartisan support in Congress due to its improvement in patient safety as well as reduced costs for taxpayers and patients. Read the full article here.

Nearly Half of Americans Now Have High Blood Pressure Based on New Guidelines

Tens of millions more Americans will be classified as having high blood pressure based on the new guidelines. The guideline for high blood pressure is decreasing from 140/90 to 130/80. This changes the number of people treated for high blood pressure from 72.2 million to 103.3 million. This will cause a change in how many patients are treated and will push more people to lower their blood pressure. Read the full article here.

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