The articles provide a deeper look into the factors driving medication expenditures and the increasing part of specialty pharmacies. A special feature analyzes styles in pharmaceutical spending and presents projections for 2015, including nonfederal hospital and clinic configurations. Using data from IMS Health, the authors analyze 2014 drug expenditures by sector and by medication and drug course, and explore factors that may impact future medication spending, such as new drug approvals and patent expirations. They conclude that spending will increase in 2015 but 7 to 9 % across all settings, by 12 to 14 % in treatment centers, and by 5 to 7 % in hospitals.Usage of 3D printing technology removed the guesswork, the united team reported in the Oct. 5 online edition of the journal Pediatrics. It’s the first time 3D printing technology has been used in utero ‘to diagnose face deformity and severity of airway risk with a new baby,’ said Dr. Albert Woo, a pediatric plastic surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The nagging problem surfaced once the mother-to-be, age 22, was 30 weeks into pregnancy. The mom underwent an ultrasound, but the imaging didn’t provide enough information due to the real way the fetus was positioned. She after that underwent an MRI, but once again the doctors couldn’t be sure if the airways would be clear after birth. If the airways were blocked, the newborn would need an intubation – – keeping a plastic tube in to the windpipe – – at birth to greatly help with breathing, doctors feared.