Information technologyIBM offering U.S. employees Watson technology to identify cancer treatments | The Wall Street Journal
Navigating the labyrinth of cancer treatments can be so disorienting for patients that IBM is enlisting its powerful supercomputer Watson to help.
Medical devices and equipmentMedical devicemakers rally to save their 'go-to-guy' in Congress | STAT
With lawmakers bearing down on drug and device companies over prices, the industry can't afford to lose any friends on Capitol Hill. And when it comes to medical devices, the industry might not have a better friend than Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen.
PharmaceuticalsHuge Valeant price hike on lead-poisoning drug sparks anger | STAT
A drug used to treat lead poisoning is causing a toxic reaction among hospitals and poison control centers after Valeant Pharmaceuticals jacked up the price more than 2,700% in a single year.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceNew law will expand mental health services for low-income Californians | Kaiser Health News
Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a law allowing federally funded health centers and rural clinics to bill Medi-Cal for the services of licensed marriage and family therapists. The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, is designed to address gaps in mental healthcare, particularly in rural areas where recruiting and retaining behavioral health providers is a challenge.
Changes in depression symptoms tied to lung cancer survival | Reuters
Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new U.S. study.