Employers must warn workers they're dropping contraceptive coverage; OpenFDA offers new API for easier access to drug, medical device recall data;

News From Around the Web

> The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at 44 hedge funds, asset managers and other investment firms to determine whether anyone broke the law by buying health insurance stocks in April 2013 ahead of a government announcement that benefited the firms, The Wall Street Journal reported. Article

> The Obama Administration said Thursday that employers planning to stop covering some or all forms of contraception must notify employees, according to a notice posted on the U.S. Department of Labor website. Notice

> A survey of about 1,000 kidney donors at Johns Hopkins found 7 percent reported difficulties when they tried to change health insurance or enrolled in a new plan after donation, while 25 percent of donors reported problems trying to obtain or switch life insurance programs, according to a study in the American Journal of Transplantation. Abstract

Health IT News

> Through its OpenFDA program, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration now offers an Application Programming Interface to give developers and researchers access to data about recalls, according to a blog post by FDA's Taha Kass-Hout. Article

> Socioeconomic status, age and sex are some of the biggest predictors when it comes to U.S. residents' use of the Internet for healthcare, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

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