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Collaboration and medical countermeasures: Furthering regulatory science

April 22, 2014 by MassDevice

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Collaboration and medical countermeasures: Furthering regulatory science

By: Dr. Stephen Ostroff

"I hope no one ever needs these products," isn't something you hear too often, particularly from those developing drugs, biologics, or devices. That point of view—and a universal desire to protect the American public—is what sets biodefense professionals apart.

Patients win with a balanced approach to CT scanning

April 21, 2014 by MassDevice

Vector is Children's Hospital Boston's blog about research and innovation in pediatric and adult medicine. We report and comment on medical innovations and advances – from bench to bedside – touching on scientific, business and policy issues. Our ranks include science writers, physicians, lab researchers, market analysts and others inside and outside the hospital.

By Robert MacDougall

A recent opinion piece published in the New York Times, titled "We Are Giving Ourselves Cancer" (Op-Ed, Jan. 31), has provoked fear and anxiety in patients and parents over the use of computed tomography (CT) scans. This op-ed is the latest in a series of lay press articles to focus on the potential harm of radiation in medical imaging.

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