WebMD Health launched Medscape Germany (www.medscapedeutschland.de) to provide education tailored to the needs of German physicians and HCPs. It will be available to more than 300,000 doctors, offering registered users free, unlimited access to clinical information and resources, WebMD said.

Aligning with international rules, Ireland’s Medical Council has moved to bar drugmakers from sending physicians to medical meetings, the Irish Times reported. Companies can still offer grants to groups that host such meetings as a way to help finance trips.

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is starting an international program to raise GME standards in other countries, amednews.com reported. ACGME-International just finished the first phase of a partnership with the Singapore health ministry to overhaul its GME accreditation system.

Diagnostic firm Simbionix USA is launching a simulator designed to offer hands-on training for ultrasound exams and interventions. The simulator will be shown for the first time at the upcoming American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Exhibition in Denver, Colorado.