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The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.

Millions of taxpayer dollars were spent on developing portable, easy-to-use ventilators to prepare for a national health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic – but not a single one is in the federal stockpile. The US Department of Health and Human Services signed a $US13.8 million contract with health technology giant […]
The US paid millions of taxpayer dollars to a company for thousands of much-needed ventilators. But the company is busy selling more expensive models abroad.
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Hospitals are stockpiling supplies amid fears a coronavirus-related mask shortage could endanger healthcare providers

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the US medical community is bracing for a potential shortage in crucial equipment, including protective N95 respirator masks. Medical suppliers like Henry Schein and Medline told Business Insider that the coronavirus outbreak has already spiked demand for certain medical products. Henry Schein’s website […]
Hospitals are stockpiling supplies amid fears a coronavirus-related mask shortage could endanger healthcare providers
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How these millennials’ invention can save more disaster victims

Climate scientists anticipate that natural disasters are only going to get worse. Which means we need to think about the people in harm’s way and figure out ways to improve our disaster relief efforts. That’s exactly the issue that college engineering tackled for the 2018 3M Disruptive Design Challenge. We […]
How these millennials’ invention can save more disaster victims
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is building up its medical supplies business — Fitbit acquisition expands healthcare footprint — Scientists use nanobots to treat cancer

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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is building up its medical supplies business  —  Fitbit acquisition expands healthcare footprint  —  Scientists use nanobots to treat cancer