Banner to invest $1 billion for facilities in Tucson, Phoenix | Arizona Republic
The plans include new hospital towers and clinics in Phoenix and Tucson, and a new, $179 million emergency department at Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix.
Massachusetts hospital visits for opioid abuse soar | Boston Globe
The epidemic of opioid abuse in Massachusetts is often measured in deaths, such as the 1,099 people who succumbed to overdoses last year. But most people who are addicted don't die. Instead, by the thousands, they wind up in hospitals.
Spike in opioid overdoses straining hospitals, rehab facilities | Cleveland Plain Dealer
In communities across Northeast Ohio, another spike in opioid overdoses is outpacing the ability of local hospitals and rehabilitation facilities to respond effectively.
Two more deaths may be linked to contaminated medical scopes | Los Angeles Times
Two patients died and six more were sickened in a new outbreak suspected of being caused by contaminated medical scopes, according to a regulatory report by device manufacturer Olympus Corp.
To help newborns dependent on opioids, hospitals rethink mom's role | National Public Radio
Hospitals are delivering an increase in babies suffering from opioid addiction and are using a new approach to treat both the infants and their mothers The changes include convincing doctors, nurses and other providers to alter their views on addiction as a moral weakness, and helping babies go through withdrawal in quiet, peaceful surroundings rather than a neonatal ICU.
Mercy Iowa City warns patients of privacy breach | Iowa City (Iowa) Press Citizen
Mercy Iowa City and Mercy Clinics announced on Friday that patients are being notified of a breach of privacy incident.
Investors in Sprout, the female libido pill maker bought by Valeant Pharmaceuticals for $1 billion last year, said Valeant has failed to successfully commercialize the treatment by setting the price too high and neglecting to market it, putting the drugmaker at risk of violating the merger agreement.