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Merck scouts replacements for CEO Frazier less than a year after scrapping retirement rule: report

It was less than a year ago that Merck’s board scrapped a policy that CEOs must retire at the age of 65 in a move designed to keep Ken Frazier around longer. Now, the company is scouting replacements for the long-tenured helmsman, Bloomberg reports.  Merck is preparing for Frazier’s exit and has kicked off a… Read More »

Shared decision making: “It takes more than data”

Enhancing medical care and implementing shared decision making through digital technologies is all about data: this has been and still is a mantra for many digital entrepreneurs in the healthcare space. But is having access to data really sufficient for digital tools to make a difference? Petra Wilson of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA)… Read More »

More Than Half Of Surgical Stapler Malfunctions Went To Hidden FDA Database

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that more than 56,000 never-before-disclosed surgical stapler malfunctions were quietly reported to the agency from 2011 through 2018. The newly acknowledged reports were detailed in an executive summary for FDA advisers. The agency convened a meeting of… Read More »