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House panel to hold hearing on VA delay of first EHR go-live

The chair of the House subcommittee charged with legislative oversight of the VA’s Cerner electronic health record implementation is concerned about the agency’s decision to delay the EHR’s initial go-live. “I’m concerned that as we’ve moved closer to the go-live date, we have been told repeatedly that there were no showstoppers in the implementation, that… Read More »

Chinese woman sues hospital over egg freezing in first challenge to marriage laws

BEIJING (Reuters) – An unmarried Chinese woman filed a suit against a Beijing hospital on Monday for rejecting her request to undergo a medical procedure to freeze her eggs due to her marital status, in the first courtroom challenge to Chinese marriage laws. According to China’s laws governing assisted reproductive technology, only married couples can… Read More »

World first HIV positive sperm bank in NZ

The world’s first HIV positive sperm bank has been launched in New Zealand as efforts continue to reduce the stigma experienced by those living with the virus. Sperm Positive has begun with three male donors from across New Zealand who are living with HIV but have an undetectable viral load, meaning the amount of the… Read More »

UPS drone makes first home prescription deliveries for CVS

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) Flight Forward drones have flown prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and to a retirement center, the UPS unit’s first revenue-generating deliveries for drugstore chain CVS Health Corp (CVS.N). Flight Forward’s maiden delivery flight on Friday in Cary, North Carolina, beat rivals… Read More »

Viewpoints: Capitalism’s Cruel Cravings Fuel Vaping, Opioid Epidemics; Biogen Just Ditched Its Alzheimer’s Trial Participants By Pulling The Plug The First Time

Editorial writers focus on these health topics and others. Stat: Vaping And Prescription Opioids: Limbic Capitalism In Action  Have you ever written something and sent it off, only to encounter a perfect example of what you wanted to say? That happened to me. I had just finished a new book on addiction when the vaping… Read More »

First peanut allergy treatment gains backing from FDA advisory panel – Science Magazine

By Jennifer Couzin-FrankelSep. 13, 2019 , 5:15 PM After 8 hours of contentious discussion, an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today endorsed the effectiveness of a first-of-its-kind peanut allergy treatment. By a seven-to-two vote, the panel concluded that the treatment, known as AR101, can reduce allergic reactions from accidental exposure to… Read More »