The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will soon decide on a controversial proposal that will allow first-year residents to work 28-hour shifts, up from the 16-hour shift cap currently in place.
More than 3,700 women have filed lawsuits against the company in the U.S., alleging harm from its permanent sterilization device Essure.
A tweak in the way some providers are reimbursed under a new primary-care payment model could deter providers from joining the Medicare initiative known as Comprehensive Primary Care Plus.
A heroin and opioid pandemic has enveloped the country, reaching into small towns and not sparing New York City. In 2015, 937 city residents died from a heroin overdose, a 17.1% rise over the previous year. Of all overdose deaths in the city that year, 59% involved heroin.