Higher levies hit cos selling ortho knee implants:
The introduction of 5% health cess & 10% Surcharge on imported medical devices has caused an increase in prices of medical implants.
Medical devices to be regulated as drug starting 1 April
All medical devices and medical technology equipment used for diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, investigations and for supporting or sustaining life. will come under the purview of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, from April 1.
Gran left in severe pain after surgeons put implant in wrong leg during double knee op
A 74-year-old woman underwent excruciating pain as the implant for her right knee was fitted in the left one. The National Joint Registry contacted the NHS as it noticed some irregularities in the patients’ case. Click on the link below to read the article and understand how the NJR has helped in identifying and preventing such errors.
Niti Aayog, health ministry reach consensus on Medical Device Bill
NITI Aayog and the Health Ministry have decided that Medical Devices should be regulated under a separate bill and regulated by a separate division under the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO)
NJR launches 17th Annual Report during NJR Session at the Virtual BOA Congress 2020.
Having collected data since April 2003 with the aim of monitoring devices and improving patient outcomes following hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder replacement, the NJR now has over three million procedures recorded, making it the largest and most comprehensive registry of its kind in the world. Click on the link below to read the entire article, You can also find the report here
A subscription model that fills gaps in the healthcare system
Taking into consideration the various gaps in India's healtcare system, A Bengaluru bases startup Clinikk has started a subscription based model combing Telehealth, Insurace & primary healthcare for the masses. Click on the link below to know more about how this app may help millions.
American Joint Replacement Registry Releases 2020 Annual Report
The 2020 AJRR Annual Report marks the seventh annual report from the AJRR. With the collection and reporting of this data, the report aims to provide valuable information to orthopaedic surgeons, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, device manufacturers, and most importantly patients. The 2019 data paved the way for the AJRR to exceed two million procedures as of June 26, 2020, providing even more actionable data to improve patient care and outcomes. Click on the link below to know more
Warfarin Use May Significantly Increases Risk Of Joint Replacement In Osteoarthritis
New research presented at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, shows that use of warfarin, a vitamin K drug widely prescribed to prevent blood clots, is associated with a significantly greater risk of knee and hip replacements in patients with osteoarthritis. Click on the link below to read the entire article