Medical device companies will pay the FDA nearly $1 billion in user fees for five years beginning in October 2017 under the fourth reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee & Modernization Act (MDUFA).

Women in the U.S. suffer from depression at twice the rate that men do, and women in low socioeconomic areas, with the limited availability of mental health care services in the country, have a harder time managing and treating their mental health problems.

Since news broke that the Zika virus, which has been plaguing parts of South America and Puerto Rico, has spread to Florida, the urgency for prevention tactics have increased in the U.S.

Erik Gerard, an IT and communications systems expert, has more than 20 years of experience helping healthcare organizations transition into the advanced technological era. In an exclusive interview with Clinical Innovation & Technology, Gerard discusses the influence IT and communication advancements has had on the healthcare space, while also offering advice on taking on these new technologies.

According to new findings, viruses use changes in their hosts’ physiology to maximize infection efforts, including playing off of circadian rhythms and internal clocks to take advantages of weak points.