Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) FDA may publicly shame drug makers for thwarting generic rivals. STAT, July 19, 2017.

The FDA may soon publicly shame brand name drug makers to break a logjam caused by a program designed to boost safety.

2) Odd Position for the GOP: Working to Boost the Health Law, Not Kill It. The Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2017.

Republicans may soon be shoring up the Affordable Care Act, instead of dismantling it.

3) Search for Eczema Relief Leads to Business Opportunities. The New York Times, July 19, 2017.

There is no treatment for eczema, but companies have created apparel to relieve itching.

4) Defending against dark web-fueled attacks calls for research, strategy. Healthcare IT News, July 19, 2017.

The deep web is the source of many problems for healthcare entities, and many people lack an understanding of the deep web.

5) Antidepressants during pregnancy linked to autism in kids: study. Yahoo! News, July 19, 2017.

Children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy are more likely to suffer autism, although the added risk is small.

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