Monday, December 9, 2013
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"FDA Approves Pill to Treat Hepatitis C"
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a pill that is expected to make the treatment of hepatitis C less onerous, shorter in duration and more effective...Read more.
"Enhanced Medical Care for an Annual Fee"
Five years ago there were 28 concierge doctors in the New York metropolitan area, according to the group Concierge Medicine Today, which studies the field. Today there are 124...Read more.
"When Bishops Direct Medical Care"
Editorial: Beyond new state efforts to restrict women’s access to proper reproductive health care, another, if quieter, threat is posed by mergers between secular hospitals and Catholic hospitals operating under religious directives from the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops...Read more.
"Women and Drinking: Time to Talk Risks, Authors Say"
Women today, especially young and educated women, live in a culture where almost any time seems to be a good time to drink—but little time is spent talking about the risks...Read more.
"FDA Approves Faster, Easier Treatment for Hepatitis C"
A new medication for chronic hepatitis C that can be paired with other drugs to make treatment of the liver-damaging disease faster, easier and more effective got approval from the Food and Drug Administration Friday...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"FDA Approves Gilead's Hepatitis C Drug"
The US Food and Drug Administration approved on Friday a new treatment for hepatitis C infections that promises to cure more patients in a fraction of the time required by current therapies while giving Gilead Sciences Inc. a potential blockbuster...Read more.
"What to Consider Before Undergoing a DNA Test"
To better understand some of the issues people should consider before undergoing genetic tests, we spoke with Robert Klitzman, director of Columbia University's master's of bioethics program and the author of "Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing"...Read more.
*Disclaimer: ACOG does not endorse these articles, nor the views expressed in them.
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