News bites: Court rules on Plan B, hospital sales calls, and more

A federal judge said he won't hold the FDA in contempt for ignoring a 2009 order to reconsider whether Plan B and related generic drugs should be available without a prescription to girls under age 17, Bloomberg reports.

Hospitals have adopted the drug industry's sales calls tactics to get doctors to refer more patients to their institutions, reports Kaiser Health News.

Doctors groups are already conceding that a one-year "doc fix" might be the most they can hope for this year, Inside Health Policy reports.

A federal appeals court in Washington ruled in favor of the FTC's antitrust probe of condom maker Church & Dwight Co., whose Trojan brand holds 70 percent of the market, Legal Times reports.

Enrollment in consumer-driven health plans rose to 7 percent of the population this year from 5 percent in 2010, according to an annual report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and Mathew Greenwald & Associates.

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