1. Cath Labs May No Longer Need Surgical Backup. Many of the restrictions put on cardiac catheterization laboratories that don’t have on-site surgical backup are ready to be lifted.
2. IUDs Effective as Emergency Contraception. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) seem to be an effective method of emergency contraception, with a failure rate of less than one per thousand.
3. Drug Info on Pediatric Use Still Lacking. Less than half of the products listed in a 2009 edition of a major physicians’ resource contained information on pediatric use in the prescribing information.