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FDA Updates
11/01/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Zimmer Biomet Recalls ROSA One 3.1 Brain Ap...

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

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include c...

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  • Food and Drug Administration,
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting two new U.S. human infections with influenza viruses that usually spread in pig...

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

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued updated guidance related to COVID-19 vaccines and compliance with EEOC laws and requirem...

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  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
10/27/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: FDA Strengthens Safety Requirements and Update...

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently engaged in rulemaking to implement Section 407 of the Consolidated Appropriatio...

Sources:
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality
Relevant To:
  • Hospice
FDA Updates
10/26/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates and activities: Important Information About Endometrial Abl...

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Health Update about the recent Burkholderia pseudomallei infections. ...

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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics

The Joint Commission (TJC) is seeking input from the field on proposed changes to the following certification programs: Acute Heart Attack Ready (A...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. The agency is amendi...

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  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations
FDA Updates
10/20/2021

The following is a listing of recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration updates and activities: Potential for Medication Overdose with ENFit Low ...

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

Joint Commission has just released Quick Safety #62, addressing organizational-wide cybersecurity and the need for health care organizations to cultiv...

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  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated the list of high-risk underlying conditions (based on what has been reported in ...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Assisted Living,
  • Urgent Care,
  • Dialysis Facilities,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Home Health,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Office-Based Surgery,
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,
  • Rural Health Clinics

Each year on October 15, Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water at home, in the community, and around the...

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

Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued notifications about the expansion of Magellan Diagnostics&rsquo...

Sources:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • Urgent Care,
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care,
  • Clinical Lab,
  • Rural Health Clinics