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VA increases contracting with Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie today announced an increase to the department’s goals for contracting with Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB). For fiscal ... Read More

President’s Budget Confirms Plans for Drastic Reduction in Military Medical Positions

Sometimes, you have to play detective. For example, combing through the fine print of the president’s annual budget submission, poring over budget tables (lots of numbers), spotting subtle nuances buried within the explanatory ... Read More

Medical Device Industry Revenues Should Outpace Healthcare Field

The U.S. markets are bullish on the future of the medical device markets. In addition to projections that postulate that: “In 2024, the total medical technology revenue globally is expected be nearly $600 billion U.S. ... Read More

VA offers $15 million in grant funding to support adaptive sports for disabled Veterans

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the availability of up to approximately $15 million in grants for community organizations that provide adaptive sports, including therapeutic recreational opportunities for ... Read More

DoD testing secure cloud to help small contractors protect data

The Pentagon still has deep concerns about thefts of sensitive Defense data from contractor systems. But it’s concluded that simply using contract terms to order firms to improve their security isn’t going to do the job. So the ... Read More

FDA outlines new device priorities in budget justification report

Dive Brief: FDA identified new regulatory priorities for medical devices in its fiscal 2020 budget justification document, including proposals to safeguard against shortages of essential devices and to compel manufacturers to address ... Read More

FDA ramps up scrutiny of materials in medical devices

The FDA said today it has begun more closely scrutinizing the roles of certain materials associated with harm to patients who have breast implants, nitinol-containing devices, metal-on-metal hip implants and devices made from ... Read More

VA strengthens care and benefits for Veterans with $220 billion budget

President Donald J. Trump is proposing a total of $220.2 billion in his fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a 9.6 percent increase above fiscal 2019. “The budget request will ensure the ... Read More

FDA Regulations Allow Medical Devices Clinical Trials to Differ From Pharmaceutical Trials

Clinical trials are the pathway for new drugs or devices to enter the U.S. and other worldwide markets. However, not all clinical trials are the same. A recent article by a 20+ year insider in the clinical trial industry said: ... Read More

VA selects 18 medical facilities to start ‘high reliability’ journey

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the selection of 18 medical centers that will lead the way in the department’s efforts to transform the nation’s largest integrated health care system into a high reliability Read More

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