Top stories in health and medicine, May 14, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Breast Ca Patients Need Better Cardiac Monitoring. Breast cancer patients received suboptimal cardiac monitoring during treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin).
  2. FDA: Smokeless Tobacco Warning Stays. The FDA denied a petition by two tobacco companies to ease up on the warnings around smokeless tobacco.
  3. King v. Burwell: What Color Is Obamacare’s Parachute? Policy experts, government officials, and industry executives dissected the potential fallout of the Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell.
  4. Are Docs Overly Cautious About Using Newer Antiplatelets? Real-world use of prasugrel (Effient) appears to err on the side of caution for stented patients, a study showed, while another suggested an algorithm to manage bleeding concerns.

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