Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19: European Commission agrees to postpone new MDR because of pandemic

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to postpone by one year the date of application of the new Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), which...
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CMSS “strongly urges action” to ensure all frontline healthcare professionals are...

In a new statement published on 2 April 2020, all 45 societies represented by the US Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically...

ACS defends healthcare workers as PPE shortages lead to acrimony

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today leapt to the defense of healthcare workers who are heading to work in the face of increasing...

COVID-19: European Commission looking to postpone new MDR by one year

During a Q&A section of a European Commission (EC) college meeting on 25 March, EC spokesperson Stefan de Keersmaecker stated that the commission were looking to...

Lessons from Milan: Spine care and COVID-19

Currently with Europe’s highest number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Italy’s healthcare services have been forced to adopt drastic and wide-ranging...

Adapt clinical studies to alleviate effect of pandemic

A viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has offered potential solutions to modifying ongoing randomised clinical trials during the COVID-19...

American College of Surgeons releases clinical guidance for elective surgery triage...

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has published guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve resources for the care...

CDRH adjusts working practices with medical device companies to deal with...

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has written to the medical device industry to outline its...
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Elective spinal surgery “should be curtailed” in light of Coronavirus outbreak

Global efforts to tackle the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have seen spine care providers advised to cut back to all but essential procedures...
Life Spine receives approval from FDA

Life Spine to produce surgical masks during COVID-19 outbreak

Life Spine a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders has announced a partnership...