Tag Archives: Women

More women using cannabis daily before and during pregnancy, research finds

The number of women using cannabis in the year before they get pregnant and early in their pregnancies is increasing, and their frequency of use is also rising, according to new data from Kaiser Permanente. The research, published July 19, 2019, in JAMA Network Open, examined self-reported cannabis use among 276,991 pregnant women (representing 367,403… Read More »

In Brief: FDA Approves New Drug to Improve Sexual Desire in Women

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women.  Bremelanotide (to be marketed as Vyleesi) is used on-demand. Bremelanotide is a peptide which acts as a melanocortin receptor agonist.  Its mechanism of action is distinct from flibanserin and is thought to have… Read More »

The Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2019—Vendor execs

Title: Co-founder, President and Chief Technology Officer Organization: Kno2 Years in HIT: 22 Previous Positions: Vice President, Chief Solutions Architect, Imagetek; Director of Technology, Integra Information Technologies. Significant Achievements: Bell, in founding Kno2, is seeking to advance interoperability in healthcare, with the goal of eliminating the use of older technologies. Impact on HIT: She has… Read More »