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    Califf: Advances in Cardiology Will be Made by Integrating New Data Sources and Technologies

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf is calling on cardiologists to embrace new technologies and data sources, such as genetic sequencing, regenerative medicine, personal electronic devices and social media, in order to improve patient outcomes moving forward. Califf, himself a renowned cardiologist, makes the call in an editorial published in the August edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiologists . "The FDA is responding...
  • After Drug Deaths, Calls for Pakistan to Form Independent Drug Regulatory Authority

    Pakistan is facing calls from industry for a drug regulatory authority to be formed after a batch of cardiac drugs given to patients at a government-run hospital has been linked to more than 100 deaths. Patients at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology were given one or more drugs manufactured by relatively small, local companies . The drugs, given to roughly 40,000 patients, generated side effects that were initially confused with dengue fever. Almost 250 patients remai...