Tag Archives: Risk

OIG: FDA needs to address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA’s mission. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The FDA regulates medical devices in two… Read More »

Thunderstorm asthma risk moderate in Vic

Parts of Victoria are expected to face a moderate risk of thunderstorm asthma, health officials say. A warning shows there may be a high pollen count or a severe thunderstorm in certain areas on Friday, the Health Victoria website shows. Regions at moderate risk include the Central, North Central, Northern Country, North East and Gippsland… Read More »

How safe is PrEP? Meta-analysis finds no increased risk of serious side-effects

A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials of tenofovir or tenofovir/emtricitabine as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has found no increase in the risk of serious adverse health events over placebo. In particular, there was no increase in bone fractures or significant kidney dysfunction, although there was more mild kidney dysfunction (grades 1 and 2) in PrEP users.… Read More »