In what may slow the growth of premiums for Americans purchasing coverage on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, a new report shows 2015 enrollees using fewer prescriptions than those who signed up for coverage in 2014. Express Scripts (ESRX), one of the nation’s largest managers of prescription drugs, said the number of new […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would discuss the safety and effectiveness of Bayer AG’s controversial contraceptive device, Essure, in a public panel meeting after receiving more than 5000 complaints, including those of deaths and pregnancies. Essure, which is the only approved permanent birth control device in the United States, is a small […]

A new study shows that certain birth control pills may impair sleep and raise the level of stress hormones in women who take them. The study examined women and girls who use combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) to treat acne. To ascertain the quality of subjects’ sleep, researchers used the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, a questionnaire […]