News bites: CR vote cuts women's healthcare

Women still lost out in the CR deal, despite the Senate's Planned Parenthood vote, opines The Nation.

Medical Progress Today warns of a coming crisis in pharmaceutical research.

Public Citizen is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to ban the weight-loss drugs Alli and Xenical. 

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) wants to track the effectiveness of healthcare providers using Medicare and Medicaid claims.