- FDA Advisers Tackle Epidural Steroid Shots. An FDA advisory committee is meeting Monday and Tuesday to discuss adverse neurologic effects following the use of epidural steroid injections for pain management.
- FDA Stiffens Warning on Power Morcellators. The FDA has warned against using power morcellators during hysterectomy or treatment of uterine fibroids and ordered new contraindications and a boxed warning for the devices’ labeling.
- Former HHS Official Calls For ‘Smarter’ Networks. Many consumers who signed up for health coverage through online insurance exchanges discovered their doctors were not in their plans’ networks.
- Costly Care at Hospital Practices. Patients in physician practices owned by large hospitals and multihospital delivery systems had higher expenditures for care than patients in practices owned by the physicians themselves.
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