Safety, quality and clinical practice
Chicago giving departing inmates overdose-reversing drug | Associated Press
The Cook County Jail in Chicago is now training inmates how to use naloxone, the overdose-reducing drug, and distributing naloxone nasal sprays upon inmates' release. "We've got to keep them alive," said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, and "if we can get them through that two-week window, they might get treatment, get off drugs." Los Angeles will likely follow in Chicago's footsteps.
Trump's FDA chief charts a policy shift beyond tobacco products | Bloomberg
Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb wants the agency to restrict the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.
Healthcare CEO uses YouTube to unveil job cuts | Medcity News
The CEO of Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center Health System took to YouTube to lay off 300 employees.
Epic dominates among providers eyeing an outpatient EHR change, but athenahealth is creeping in | Healthcare IT News
The slight majority of healthcare providers surveyed by HIMSS are eying Epic for their ambulatory EHRs, while about a quarter are considering Athenahealth.
Actress Mandy Moore, others share life's adventures in Merck's newest contraception push | Fierce Pharma
Merck & Co. has hired actor Mandy Moore to tell women to "prepare for life's adventures" by learning about birth control, which could include implant Nexplanon.
In other news
'Social camouflage' may lead to underdiagnosis of autism in girls | NPR
It's harder to detect autism in girls, according to researchers, who say that "social camouflaging" can make girls with autism blend in with their peers despite their trouble with social connections.