News bites: Fewer completing HPV vaccine, and more

Fewer young women are completing all three steps of the HPV vaccine, researchers have found. The New York Times has the story.

Medicare has identified hundreds of hospitals where beneficiaries are receiving excess medical care, officials believe. Read more at Kaiser Health News.

Members of a conservative policy institute say an analysis predicting 4 in 10 Americans will be obese in 2030 is overblown. Read their piece at Newsday.

A new review by the Food and Drug Administration expressed concern about women's long-term use of bone-building drugs, The New York Times reports.

Children with private insurance get better care in emergency rooms, according to a new study. Kaiser Health News has more.

A pharmaceutical company in Cambridge, Mass., is touting a new drug combination as a tentative "game-changer" for cystic fibrosis patients, the Boston Herald reports.

Pfizer is giving up on aggressively marketing Lipitor even after its patent had expired, The Wall Street Journal reports.