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Some pediatricians lack training with IUDs – teenage girls miss out on safe birth control option

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are a 99 percent effective, insertable form of long-acting contraception (lasts for years), which use copper or hormones to block sperm from fertilizing eggs. They have become an increasingly popular form of contraception, but many pediatricians providing birth control for teens haven’t been trained to insert them. Gynecologists are up-to-date with the […]

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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.