Medical devices and equipmentTo curb unintended pregnancy, states turn to IUDs – in the delivery room | Kaiser Health News
Until recently, doctors usually waited to discuss an IUD or implant until a woman's first postnatal checkup, six weeks after delivery. But between 10% and 40% of women never show up for this exam. That is why the delivery room option is viewed by many as an opportunity.
PharmaceuticalsMerck's Keytruda succeeds in key bladder cancer trial | Reuters
Merck & Co Inc said its immunotherapy, Keytruda, helped previously treated patients with advanced bladder cancer live longer in a late-stage study, prompting an independent monitoring panel to recommend stopping the trial early.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceChildren 14 or under need fewer HPV vaccine doses | The New York Times
Children 11 to 14 years old need only two doses of the HPV vaccine, not the previously recommended three doses, to protect against cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the human papillomavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.
New rules proposed by the Vermont Department of Health would set limits on the number of opioid painkillers medical providers could prescribe to patients after procedures.
Agony, alarm and anger for people hurt by Theranos' botched blood test | The Wall Street Journal
Questionable test results from Theranos caused some patients to become alarmed and others to adjust the amount of medicine they were taking. Rattled patients who told The Wall Street Journal they sought more information about their results said they got no response, and weeks or months passed before Theranos told many patients that their results were unreliable.