News bites: Plan B redux, ‘broken’ healthcare, and more

The Food and Drug Administration has denied a petition by a reproductive-rights advocacy group that sought to lift all prescription requirements for an older version of the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Departed Medicare chief Don Berwick tells Kaiser Health News that U.S. healthcare is broken.

Teens are swapping cigarettes for flavored mini-cigars, reports The Washington Post.

Medical-device giant Medtronic has agreed to pay the United States $23.5 million to settle claims that the company paid kickbacks to physicians.

A Glaxo unit faces fraud charges, The Wall Street Journal reports.