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What medical devices should the FDA approve?

What medical devices should the FDA approve?

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Health apps, birth control, hunger stikes and mental health in today's Daily Briefing.

Free Contraceptives? A report from the Institute of Medicine says that health care overhaul should include "the full range of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling." Noam M. Levey reports in the Los Angeles Times.

Hunger Strike: It's Day 12 of a prison hunger strike at Pelican Bay. Julie Small at KPCC reports on conflicting medical reports while a Los Angeles Times editorial calls for greater media access to inmates.

iPhone Apps by Photo Giddy

Disruptive Innovation and the FDA:

What medical devices should the FDA be approving? Andrew Doughman in the Orlando Sentinel explains the new guidelines and Marketplace tackles the question of how researchers innovate.

"They have a spiritual problem": Ray Suarez reports on mental health care in Indonesia for PBS NewsHour.

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