Tag Archives: Expanding

Fertility Predicting Wearable Expanding into Birth Control, Menopause | Lea Von Bidder, Ava Science

Health Tech Dec 27, 2019• BY JESSICA DAMASSA, WTF HEALTH Ava Science is a FemTech company best-known for their fertility-predicting wearable device that collects biometric data from a woman’s wrist in order to track ovulation. The device predicts fertility with 89% accuracy (according to published clinical trial data) and is among one of the most… Read More »

FDA panel unanimously backs expanding use of Amarin’s heart drug Vascepa

(Reuters) – A panel of experts to the U.S. FDA recommended allowing Amarin Corp Plc’s fish-oil derived drug to be used as an add-on therapy for reducing the chance of heart attacks and strokes in high-risk patients with cardiovascular disease. The panel on Thursday voted 16-0 in favor of expanding approval, potentially opening up a… Read More »

Net Effect of Expanding Medicaid

By SAURABH JHA MD  What is the effect of expanding Medicaid on overall healthcare costs and use of the emergency room? This type of question can’t easily be answered by observational studies and requires a randomized controlled trial (RCT). But an RCT isn’t easy to perform. However, a natural RCT serendipitously happened in Oregon a… Read More »

Viewpoints: Expanding Public Charge Policy Would Be Detrimental To Immigrants’ Health; Supreme Court Conservatives’ Impatience On Display With Planned Parenthood Case

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Boston Globe: Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Anti-Immigrant Proposal Is Cruel And Unusual  Even compared with President Trump’s other radical anti-immigration proposals, his plan to expand dramatically the so-called public charge rule shocks the conscience. The administration’s proposal is so chilling and cruel that, even before becoming… Read More »