What medical devices should the FDA approve?
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.
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.
(Photo of iPhone app by Photo Giddy in Flickr Creative Commons)