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Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs: IOM Report Releases May 1
Released: 4/25/2012

Although drugs undergo safety tests prior to approval, sometimes harmful effects do not become apparent until a product has been on the market for a while and has been used by a larger, more diverse population.

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Health Information Technology and Patient Safety – For Immediate Release
Released: 11/8/2011

Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, is available for IMMEDIATE RELEASE. The report examines a broad range of health information technologies and recommends actions that the government, health care providers, and technology vendors should take to improve patient safety.

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Health Information Technology and Patient Safety – IOM Report Releases Nov. 10
Released: 11/3/2011

The federal government is investing billions of dollars to encourage hospitals and health care providers to adopt health information technology so that all Americans can benefit from the use of electronic health records by 2014. However, concerns about potential harm are emerging as providers increasingly rely on electronic medical records, secure patient portals, and other information technologies to deliver care. Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a broad range of these technologies and recommends actions that the government, health care providers, and technology vendors should take to improve patient safety.

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IOM Report on FDA’s 510(k) Medical Device Clearance Process to be Released July 29
Released: 7/22/2011

Prompted by concerns that have been raised about whether the 510(k) clearance process is adequately protecting and promoting the public’s health, the FDA asked the IOM to convene a committee to evaluate the process and make recommendations aimed at protecting public health while preserving a mechanism to get new medical devices to market in a timely manner.

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Summary of the Summit on Integrative Medicine Offers Data, Expertise
Released: 11/4/2009

Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public: A Summary of the 2009 Summit, which was released today, offers a wealth of data and information that can be useful to media interested in following developments taking place in integrative medicine.

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