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Morning Read: Kid-size rules for CT scans, growing billion-dollar fine club

A proposal from the FDA would require new medical imaging devices to include with dose settings and instructions for kids of different ages and sizes — or be labeled not for pediatric use. A recent study reported that the average child will receive more than seven radiation-emitting scans by age 18. Read the new FDA […]

A proposal from the FDA would require new medical imaging devices to include with dose settings and instructions for kids of different ages and sizes — or be labeled not for pediatric use. A recent study reported that the average child will receive more than seven radiation-emitting scans by age 18. Read the new FDA guidelines here.

GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson and Johnson are preparing to join Abbott, Pfizer and Eli Lilly in the billion-dollar fine club. Erika Kelton writes on Forbes that these fines have become the cost of doing business, instead of an incentive for reform.

Is an insurance exchange by any other name just as sweet? CMS officials are debating the merits of “marketplace” as a more consumer friendly name for the new source for coverage that is to launch in 2014.