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Nurse Practitioners’ Starting Salaries Are Rising Faster Than Those of Primary Care Physicians

As retail disruptors like CVS, Walgreens and Amazon buy more and more primary care assets, the healthcare industry is seeing an increased demand for physicians and advanced practitioners. In the case of nurse practitioners, this rise in demand is also boosting their salaries. Physicians' starting salaries have remained relatively flat, but their average signing bonus grew.

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Abortion Pill Access in 2023: A Timeline

Mifepristone and misoprostol, two pills that are taken together to terminate a pregnancy, have been approved by the FDA since 2000. But access to these drugs have been in serious jeopardy this year, and a federal judge in Texas recently ruled to suspend the FDA's decadeslong approval of mifepristone. The final outcome for abortion pill access in the U.S. is still unclear among confliction federal rulings — the issue will likely end up in the Supreme Court.

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Google Cloud exec: Real-world data could eliminate the need for placebos in clinical trials

The speed of Covid-19 vaccine trials should inspire the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to accelerate its clinical testing, according to Shweta Maniar, Google Cloud’s director for healthcare and life sciences. She argued that harnessing real-world data will make faster clinical trials achievable for all therapeutics and devices, possibly even eliminating the need to recruit a placebo arm.