Tag Archives: Medical

These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize

In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. But these fiber-optic devices have a remarkable drawback: Although they are inserted into the upper part of the small intestine through the mouth and constantly reused, they cannot be sterilized… Read More »

Air Methods, Global Medical Response most at risk with surprise billing ban

Dive Brief: The biggest air ambulance companies have the most to lose should a balance billing ban working its way through Congress become federal law, a new report by S&P Global says. According to the report, the companies most at financial risk are Colorado-based Air Methods Corp. and Global Medical Response, both of which derive… Read More »