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.

Medical devices companies and drug makers are looking for ways to protect their supply chains in Britain in case the country breaks from the EU without a deal.
10.17.2017
10:16am
For 13 drugs, the facilities in Puerto Rico are the only source for America’s supply.
10.9.2017
9:53am
Last year, around 3 million Americans became chronic opioid users after having a surgery.
10.6.2017
8:55am
The report claims that Insys tricked insurance companies into believing patients had cancer by using key phrases like “breakthrough pain.”
9.18.2017
9:50am
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Bringing together medical and engineering students, the team have created a simulation model to help surgeons with midurethral sling surgery.
9.13.2017
9:31am
Just like with food and living organisms, the dark, cold and oxygen-free conditions of permafrost make it an ideal location for preserving microbes and viruses.
9.7.2017
1:24pm
According to the suit, the resident, Mandy Rice, was repeatedly told during her residency that that her history as a nurse made her unfit to be a surgeon.
9.6.2017
9:11am
Kodi Azari, MD, had been waiting for the perfect patient to try a new approach that he thought would help a transplanted hand have better range of motion and...
8.31.2017
9:58am
The juvenile patient was admitted with a low body temperature and a blood infection, and he died after being left under the warming blanket for 10 hours.
8.28.2017
9:58am
While the results suggest surgeons are rarely to blame for triggering long-term opioid use in their own patients, results from other studies suggest that they...
8.22.2017
9:04am
The survey results did more than reveal music preferences — the surgeons also commented on how useful jamming out can be.
8.10.2017
9:20am
The cases in these books left doctors stumped and hunting for answers.
8.4.2017
8:48am
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The novel material may be pliable and soft, but it’s five times stronger than carbon steel.
8.1.2017
9:05am
A handful of states are now implementing programs to address the cost of super-users with holistic and preventative care — and the results have been dramatic.
7.26.2017
8:56am
Zac Mitchell, an Australian cattle rancher, says he lost the thumb in April after he was run over by a bull.
7.18.2017
9:34am
High CEO turnover is just another way that hospital boards are hoping to find fresh ideas for the rapidly changing world of healthcare.
7.12.2017
9:13am
The two sets of tools were owned by Dr. General John Warren, a founder of Harvard Medical School.
7.12.2017
9:06am
The attack paralyzed the hospital’s system, leaving doctors unable to check patients’ history or send lab and pharmacy orders.
7.7.2017
9:14am
Women are often not introduced the same way as their male peers — and that can impact their stature in the medical community.
6.28.2017
9:01am
Hospitals are increasingly incorporating voice-activated technology to help doctors move smoothly between their daily tasks.
6.23.2017
10:18am
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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
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
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