Health Care

Lead Editor: Lisa Gough

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SmartBrief publishes more than 40 e-newsletters in health care, serving medical professionals such as family physicians, specialists and nurses, and exploring diverse topics such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, insurance and health IT.

Don't fear failure


"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might not have lived at all," author J.K. Rowling said at a Harvard commencement. The pursuit of professi… Read More

Feds settle on penalty caps for not buying health coverage


  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The government has placed an upper limit on the penalties Americans will be asked to pay if they fail to purchase health insurance this year, capping the figures at at $2,448 for individuals and $12,2… Read More

FDA accepts Sandoz's biosimilar version of Neupogen for review


  • Reuters
  • Chain Drug Review

The FDA has agreed to review Sandoz's biologics license application for Zarzio, its biosimilar version of Amgen's Neupogen, or filgrastim, which is indicated for reducing the rate of infection that le… Read More

Study: U.S. adults eat 92% of food on their plates


  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Cornell University researchers who analyzed 14 studies say U.S. adults eat about 92% of the food on their plates, comparable to adults in countries such as Canada, France and the Netherlands. People w… Read More