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FDA Updates
05/29/2020

FDA Requests Input on the Establishment of a Rare Disease Clinical Trial Network Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets 500 mg by...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

DNV GL Healthcare is reporting success and positive feedback with their newly implemented remote surveys.   According to DNV, remote surveys...

Sources:
  • National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals
FDA Updates
05/28/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: STERRAD Sterilization Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers HeartWar...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

Below is a selection of additions and updates to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Work Plan for the months of April and May.  Many of th...

Sources:
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission (TJC) has announced it will resume regular surveys and reviews in June, employing new safety considerations to protect both surve...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
05/27/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: May 27 Update: New Information on Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Recommendation...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Joint Commission recently released two revisions to standards related to medication titration orders. For Ambulatory Health Care, Critical A...

Sources:
  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Pharmacy,
  • Behavioral Health
FDA Updates
05/23/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: FDA Updated Two Guidances for the Temporary Compounding of Certain Human Drugs ...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
05/22/2020

The following is a listing of recent FDA updates and activities: Biota Biosciences Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Cannabidiol (CBD) Compl...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released additional waivers for the healthcare community in order to provide the flexibi...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
05/19/2020

The following is a listing of recent activities and updates from the FDA: Coronavirus Testing Basics Filtering Facepiece Respirators fro...

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance for state and local officials to support the safe reopening of nursing ho...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS...

Sources:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

On April 26, 2020, clinicians in the United Kingdom (UK) recognized increased reports of previously healthy children presenting with a severe inflamma...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

As StayAlert! reported in April and again on May 8, 2020, CMS is now requiring nursing home facilities to report COVID-19 information directly to the ...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care