Civil Unrest in Ferguson Tests St. Louis Area Hospitals
Hospitals in the St. Louis area braced for another violent night Tuesday after at least 25 people were injured in riots triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Amgen's Rilotumumab Fails...Again
The monoclonal antibody,a c-Met inhibitor, was being tested in advanced gastric cancer patients following it's revival 2 years back.
FDA Update on the Use of Power Morcellators
In the update, the FDA is now asking the device manufacturers to include a black box warning and contraindications, to warn both providers and patients of possible health risks with the procedure.
Seeking the Right to Try
Laws allowing terminal patients to try drugs not approved by the FDA have passed in five states, but experts question their efficacy.
Using EHRs to Find Hidden Drug Benefits
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have used electronic health record analysis to uncover hidden drug benefits, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
The Extended "Fix" for Canceled Health Insurance Policies: Latest State Action
In March, the Obama administration released guidance extending the renewal of health insurance policies that do not meet the Affordable Care Act’s coverage standards through October 1, 2016. At least 9 states that did not adopt the administration’s original transitional policy are now allowing renewals of noncompliant policies after January 1, 2014.
With Third Lawyer, Republicans File Lawsuit Over the ACA
Republicans finally filed a lawsuit against President Obama’s healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act, after approving the suit in July. They are challenging the employer-based coverage aspect of the law, as well as Treasury payments to insurers.