Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Serial testers and cursory checks: India’s flawed generic drug trials business. Reuters, December 27, 2016.

International guidelines for drug testing are not followed in India.

2) U.S. posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices. Reuters, December 27, 2016.

The U.S. government issued new rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, complete with guidelines for fixing security bugs.

3) Seattle Genetics Cancer-Drug Trials on Hold After Four Patient Deaths. The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2016.

Four leukemia patients died in clinical trials of an experimental drug.

4) Next Michigan House speaker wants to discuss treatment for mentally ill in prisons. Crain’s, December 28, 2016.

The number of mentally ill prisoners in the system has increased 14% since 2012.

5) New Michigan laws boost access to opioid overdose drugs. The Detroit News, December 28, 2016.

Residents and schools will have an easier time obtaining medication to reverse opioid drug overdoses.

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