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Posted:
Aug 7, 2015

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Emily S

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FDA clears first 3-D printed prescription drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug made through 3-D printing: a dissolvable tablet that treats seizures.  Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said Monday the FDA approved its drug Spritam for adults and children who suffer from certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy...

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Posted:
Mar 20, 2015

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Medical-device tracking system seen as EHR roadblock

Federal regulatory efforts to create a unique identifier system for medical devices has raised concerns that incorporating such data on insurance claims will add yet another stumbling block to healthcare's implementation of electronic health-record systems.

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Jan 19, 2015

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Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2015

1. Crossing the aisle for cures. Kicking off 2015 will likely be the release of a draft of the 21st Century Cures legislation the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee has been developing under the leadership of Chairman Fred Upton and Representative Diana DeGette.

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