Meagan Parrish
senior reporter

Meagan Parrish evaluates industry trends as a senior reporter for Surgical Products, in addition to researching chemical manufacturing as the editor of Chem.Info. Her more than 12 years of journalism experience give her the experience to develop thought leadership pieces and offer industry perspective unique to Surgical Products on a regular basis.

A new catheter — developed by surgeons who served in Iraq — is seeing increasing use in trauma situations in U.S. hospitals.
6.22.2017
9:50am
Sometimes the best innovations happen when you least expect them.
6.16.2017
12:54pm
The lawsuit was filed by Eric Haufrect, MD, who claims that a nurse told him about the recordings in October 2016.
6.13.2017
3:20pm
The CEO of the Copper Basin Medical Center says that the next six weeks will be critical, and that if it can’t come up with enough operating money, the...
5.30.2017
9:04am
Dr. Amy Reed became an outspoken critic against power morcellators after contracting leiomyosarcoma of the uterus following a procedure.
5.26.2017
9:07am
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After being ostracized from Sweden, Macchiarini found a professional home in Russia, but that tenure has also ended in ignominy.
5.23.2017
10:03am
A team of researchers announced they have designed an energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor that creates energy using body fluids.
5.15.2017
8:43am
A lawyer quoted in the Houston Chronicle said that the case should be a wake up call to other hospitals and clinics so that they don’t make a similar misstep...
5.12.2017
9:46am
Julian Rios Cantu, the high school student behind the invention, became inspired to design the bra after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he...
5.5.2017
7:59am
With financial pressure mounting from all sides, hospitals around the country are taking increasingly desperate steps to cut costs.
5.3.2017
9:11am
A first-of-its-kind app puts helpful instructions in the hands of OR staff.
4.20.2017
3:57pm
A new study has linked a class of chemicals commonly found in deodorizers, disinfectants and industrial sterilizers to a higher risk of health problems.
4.4.2017
8:02am
Recent rumblings about potential changes to Medicaid are missing one thing: acknowledgment of the vastness of the program's reach into the healthcare...
4.3.2017
8:03am
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The FDA’s conclusion that the implants were the culprit behind this type of cancer follows a similar assessment made by the World Health Organization years ago.
3.22.2017
4:05pm
The recollection offered by Bud Shaw, MD, in his book "Last Night in the OR," provides a telling glimpse of Starzl in action.
3.16.2017
8:58am
How one nonprofit is making good use of America’s medical waste.
3.14.2017
9:44am
One doctor's quest to turn the lessons of nature into innovative medical tech — and other examples of the animal kingdom being tapped for medical advances.
3.10.2017
9:09am
All told, Duntsch is accused of intentionally maiming more than a dozen patients and killing two between 2012 and 2013.
2.14.2017
10:21am
So far, it’s worked on monkeys, and now scientists are eyeing a way to use a sperm-blocking gel on humans.
2.10.2017
9:19am
Johnson & Johnson’s Mentor Worldwide unit has found itself the subject of a lawsuit alleging that it sold breast implants that have caused a host of health...
2.8.2017
9:35am
What if instead of waiting on a transplant list, patients could receive an organ grown in a lab?
2.2.2017
8:42am
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All told, the scheme amounted to about $13 million in fraudulent Medicare claims.
2.1.2017
9:13am
The scientists discovered that patients carrying CRE weren’t spreading the bacteria when they were sick — transmission occurred more often when the patient...
1.19.2017
9:46am
The past calendar year brought an assortment of medical advances, including a few surgeries that can be termed firsts.
12.22.2016
10:08am
The researchers estimated that about 32,000 fewer Americans would die each year if they were treated by female physicians.
12.21.2016
10:13am
According to a new study, misconceptions that arose from Jolie's article have cost healthcare systems at least $14 million in unneeded screening for...
12.16.2016
9:40am
As many as 200 students reportedly tuned in to watch Shafi Ahmed perform the operation, and four minutes of the video is now available on YouTube.
12.15.2016
9:39am
Dr. Denton Cooley was the first surgeon to perform an artificial heart implant, a landmark achievement that also triggered a uniquely intense and public...
11.30.2016
9:52am
An interview with Dr. Samuel Tisherman, the Director of the Center for Critical Care and Trauma Education and a professor at the University of Maryland School...
11.23.2016
10:22am
For patients whose ailments that have baffled other doctors, Wendy Chung’s team could be their last hope.
11.15.2016
9:16am
The U.S. could be heading toward a critical shortage in practicing physicians — at least, that’s one way to interpret data on the issue.
11.14.2016
10:33am
The former director of the DEA’s office of diversion control said he saw how pharma lobbyists spent millions influencing lawmakers and helping craft weak...
11.2.2016
10:01am
Johnson performed more than 8,500 heart bypass surgeries over four decades.
11.1.2016
10:15am
A recent study has cast doubt on how much hip replacement surgeries improve patients’ quality of life.
10.28.2016
10:07am
In a recently published paper, researchers showed that stimulating a specific group of neurons could reverse the effects of anesthesia.
10.27.2016
9:02am
Recent reports have begun to reveal the pitfalls of this kind of research — leaving many to wonder if there’s any kind of scientific study you can trust.
10.19.2016
9:59am
ACS: Young Surgeons Oppose ‘Stringent’ OR Attire Guidelines.
10.10.2016
10:17am
A retired ER doc who is now on the board of the Marin Healthcare District, Dr. Larry Bedard is lobbying to allow patients at Marin General Hospital in northern...
9.19.2016
9:54am
The surgery was performed at John Radcliffe Hospital in a trial involving 12 patients undergoing operations with increasing complexity.
9.13.2016
9:39am