Brad Kriser has been known to down a dog biscuit or two. Kriser, the founder of an upscale pet-food chain that’s opening stores in major U.S. cities, sees his pets as family, and sampling their diet is what good parents do.
The most-frequent diagnostic errors are for common conditions seen by primary care doctors, including ailments such as pneumonia and heart failure that can lead to severe harm if not treated appropriately, a study found.
Intuitive Surgical Inc., a maker of surgical robots used in more than 300,000 U.S. operations last year, must face claims it marketed the devices to doctors without providing adequate training, a judge ruled.
A wearable artificial kidney and two other devices to treat renal failure will get fast-track reviews under a program U.S. regulators say can cut the time it takes to get “breakthrough” medical technology to market.
When Philippine President Benigno Aquino signed a peace deal with Muslim rebels in October, the 74-year-old sultan of Sulu sat in a wheelchair at the ceremony waiting for someone to speak with him. Nobody did.
Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of robots used in 367,000 U.S. operations last year, is facing accusations in lawsuits that it put patients at risk by marketing the machinery to doctors without providing adequate training.
Diabetes drugs sold by Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. may double a user’s risk of developing an inflammation of the pancreas linked to cancer and kidney failure, an analysis of insurance records shows.