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FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb to Resign in One Month

Scott Gottlieb, MD, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is resigning effective in one month, Stat News reports. In March 2017, President Trump chose him to lead the organization; the Senate confirmed him two months later, and Gottlieb remained one of Trump’s most popular appointees. In his resignation letter, Gottlieb did not… Read More »

Hospital-acquired conditions fell 13% since 2014, CMS chief says

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday touted new patient safety data showing a significant decline in patient harm occurring in hospitals due to infections. From 2014 to 2017, the number of hospital-acquired conditions dropped by 13% — or about 20,000 avoidable deaths. Savings to the healthcare system totaled $ 7.7 billion. “While I… Read More »