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Four drug companies, including one opioid maker and three distributors, have reached a $260 million settlement in Ohio to end litigation there for the companies’ roles in the state’s opioid overdose and abuse epidemic. 

Canon Medical Systems USA announced Monday, Oct. 21, that the Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) for its ultra-high resolution CT scanner has gained FDA approval.

Health services company Humana is teaming up with Microsoft in a seven-year deal to develop predictive solutions and intelligent automation through the cloud.

“With the ability to understand each of the different domains and translate between the experts in these domains, imaging informaticists are now essential players in the development, evaluation and deployment of AI in the clinical environment.”

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced Oct. 21 that its drug Farxiga—or dapagliflozin—was approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Patients have been identifying physicians by their white coats for many years now, but is such a uniform really necessary in radiology?

In 2018, the average annual salary for a registered nurse came in at $80,000, according to a new survey from Medscape.

Former American College of Cardiology President Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, MACC, passed away Oct. 17.

Manufacturers, hospitals, physicians and patient advocates have put significant marketing resources—including millions of dollars—into selling 3D mammograms to women, despite little evidence the modality is better than traditional mammography.

Roughly 57,000 unionized workers in California from Kaiser Permanente have ratified a new agreement with the healthcare nonprofit. The agreement, which ended a scheduled strike in October by the workers amid negotiations for a new workforce contract, was announced at the end of September.

Short-term opioid prescriptions could have long-term consequences for heart patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, according to work published in Heart Rhythm Oct. 21.

The vacancy rate for radiographers jumped from 4.2% in 2017 to 8.5% in 2019, according to a new survey published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.