NEWS BITES: Bachmann's IPAB claims fall flat

Rep. Michele Bachmann's claims during Tuesday's debate that the health law's IPAB board "will make all the major health care decisions for over 300 million Americans" gets a flat out "false" rating by PolitiFact.

Mitt Romney said during the debate that he was "proud of the fact that we took on a major problem in my state" with the Massachusetts health reform law, reports Politico.

Competition is fierce among health insurers for a five-star government rating, Kaiser Health News reports.

Not every cancer carries the same risk of personal bankruptcy, says a new study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

AARP launches a massive ad campaign against cuts to Medicare and Social Security by the deficit-cutting supercommittee.

A new study from the Competitive Enterprise Institute accuses the FDA of stifling medical device innovation.

An NIH-funded study shows an increased risk of prostate cancer from vitamin E supplements.