Information technologyPalo Alto Medical Foundation doctors save time with Google Glass startup | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Physicians practicing urgent care at Palo Alto Medical Foundation are employing technology supplied by a San Francisco startup with Google Glass to reduce time spent on record keeping and focus more on patients.
PharmaceuticalsEurope warms to new Novartis heart drug amid glacial U.S. sales | Bloomberg
Novartis' new heart medicine, Entresto, is generating greater sales in Europe than in the United States. In the U.S., physicians are reluctant to prescribe the drug as insurers resist broad coverage.
America's drug price debate is coming to the Supreme Court. How the nation's highest court rules in a case that, on its face, has nothing to do with prescription drugs could, nonetheless, leave a big mark on medicine. Oral arguments in the case, to be heard Monday, come as a huge majority of Americans say medicines are not affordable and drug costs have become a major issue in the 2016 presidential race.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday suggesting the agency continues to have an unfavorable view of a drug used to fight Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a rare disease that causes muscles in boys to stop working and eventually results in death because they can no longer breathe.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceNIH hospital needs sweeping reform to better protect patient safety, panel says | The Washington Post
Practices at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the hospital where cutting-edge medical research is conducted, require sweeping reform to better protect patient safety, a task force appointed by the agency reported Thursday.