A federal judge in California on Sunday issued a preliminary injunction blocking a pair of federal rules that allow more employers to seek exemptions from the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive coverage rules based on moral or religious grounds.
After 12 years practicing family medicine, Ronda Rockett reached a breaking point: Her patients were plagued by diabetes, heart disease, and weight problems, and standard medical care was not making a meaningful difference—so she quit her practice and opened a CrossFit gym. A decision CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman is hoping other doctors will replicate, Julia Belluz writes for Vox.
When sentencing Martin Gottesfeld, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said, "It was your arrogance and misplaced pride that has been on display in this case from the very beginning that led you to believe you know more than the doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital, the psychiatrists at the treatment facility and everyone else."
Launching a new migraine pill? You might consider making it a soothing, blue color, experts say. (But never manufacture a yellow-colored infection medication: "[T]hat reminds you of puss," one executive warns.) Writing for BioPharma Dive, Jacob Bell explores the strange, high-stakes world of choosing a pill's color.
On January 1st, CMS' new rule mandating that hospitals list their standard charges online came into effect. The resulting lists, posted in highly different formats and manners on hospitals' websites, have attracted widespread attention from news organizations around the country. Here's some of the confusing charges they've found—and what that means for providers.
For the millions of Americans who use artificial sweeteners every day—including President Trump, who drinks a reported 12 Diet Cokes daily—an unresolved question has long surrounded their habit: Could artificial sweeteners be hazardous to your health? Now, a newly published research review in BMJ seeks to settle the debate.