May 07, 2013
Late Tuesday, FDA approved the application of Teva Women’s Health to allow women 15 and older buy the company’s Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive pill without prescription.
April 22, 2013
“We applaud RESOLVE for bringing attention to the very serious plight of those who suffer from the disease of infertility. This scorecard will be an important tool for state policy makers to use to assess how their state is doing in helping their citizens who suffer from infertility.”
April 17, 2013
An AMA webinar April 24 will help physicians get ready for a forthcoming database that will report payments and other "transfers of value" physicians receive from drug and medical device manufacturers to the public.
April 11, 2013
Yesterday, President Obama delivered to Congress his proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, which includes the Administration’s budget priorities and proposed funding for the coming year. The transmission comes months after its original due date, and because the U.S. House and U.S. Senate have already adopted their respective budget resolutions, the President’s budget proposal will have minimal effect on the progress Congress has begun in setting spending priorities for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. As such, the proposal elicited an immediate rejection by Republican leaders in the House.
April 10, 2013
Dr. Edwards was a great scientist whose stellar scientific work advanced our understanding of human reproduction, human embryonic stem cells, advanced pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and revolutionized the treatment of infertility. We extend our condolences to his family, and his many friends around the world.”
April 03, 2013
For the first time, using the latest in video technology, ASRM participated in a live online transcontinental Journal Club for practicing physicians, academics and students. The Journal Club Live™ platform featured a ten-way discussion of fellows and professors from the USA, Europe, and India well as the article's author. The sessions are archived at http://fertstertforum.com/journalclubmarch2013/ and http://fertstertforum.com/journalclubfeb2013/
April 02, 2013
On Monday, April 1, a 2 percent across-the-board cut in Medicare provider payments will take effect due to the sequestration that Congress recently implemented. The sequester will be in effect for nine years, unless Congress and the White House reach a deficit reduction agreement that replaces it.
February 28, 2013
Village Fertility Pharmacy is conducting a voluntary recall of
compounded medications shipped over the past three months. The recall
resulted after particulate was discovered in a small percentage of two
lots of Progesterone. Immediately upon learning of the situation,
Village contacted the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.
February 28, 2013
Unless Congress and the White House reach a budget deal before billions
in spending cuts kick in later this week, federal agencies will be need
to make tough decisions about how to comply with the cuts. The nearly
$85 billion in across-the-board cuts this year to defense and other
federal spending, known as the sequester, will begin Friday, March 1.
Both parties agreed to the plan in 2011 after failing to reach a deal on
less severe spending cuts.
February 26, 2013
While Congressional activity in the nation’s Capital is crippled over budget battles, legislative activity at the state level is in full swing. ASRM is actively monitoring and communicating with policymakers in a number of states on bills which would negatively impact the practice of reproductive medicine. Of particular concern, are bills which have advanced in Arizona and North Dakota.