Nurx, a San Francisco-based telemedicine startup offering birth control online, plans to launch in Iowa — after a recent report alleging company practices have put patients at risk through the handling of medication ordered in the app. Nurx (pronounced nur-ex) sells prescription drugs online, including birth control, HIV PrEP, HPV home screenings and emergency contraception […]

Rural hospitals using telemedicine to back up emergency health care providers not only save money, but might find it easier to to recruit new physicians down the road, reports the University of Iowa. Rural hospitals that switched to tele-ER emergency provider models saved an average of $117,000 annually in health care provider costs, the study reported. […]