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Anti-choice activists want states to impose stricter regulations on how emergency contraception can be prescribed via apps, such as Nurx, through which women can get prescriptions for Plan B and Ella.
Their insurance startup, Devoted Health, just raised $62 million in series A funding. The company will begin offering Medicare Advantage plans in 2019.
2024 earliest VA will fully implement EHR | Health Data Management
It will take 18 months after the Cerner contract goes through for the VA to go live with the new EHR, VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin said. But it'll take much longer than that—seven or eight years—for the system to be live across the VA.
The FDA released final guidelines for developers about when they need to get new 510(k) clearance for devices. They'll need to do so after changing the device—including its software—in a way that "significantly affect[s] the safety or effectiveness of the device or when there are major changes in the intended use of the device," wrote FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb in a statement.
Express Scripts names James Havel as finance chief | The Wall Street Journal
James Havel will succeed Eric Slusser in April 2018 after starting at the company in September 2015.
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In the middle of a sunny winter day, a man sprayed a frozen human torso to thaw it out, pieces of it flowing into gutters. He was an employee of Southern Nevada, a "body broker" that gets dead bodies and sells their parts to medical researchers and others.
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