Dollars for Doctors database expanded; Lack of oversight driving inefficiencies in military healthcare system;

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> The investigative journalism organization ProPublica announced it has added more than 1,100 teaching hospitals to its Dollars for Doctors database. Those institutions received more than $780 million from pharmaceutical and medical device companies between August 2013 and December 2014--not including research funding. Article

> Lack of oversight from the Pentagon has led to waste and inefficiencies within the military hospital system, The American Conservative has reported. Article

> Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's decision to hold back about $140 million in payments to the state's hospitals will impact the care being delivered, those institutions say, according to the Hartford Courant. Article

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> Only a quarter of U.S. hospitals meet patient safety guidelines for patient safety regarding central line-associated blood stream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, according to a new study conducted by the Leapfrog Group and consulting firm Castlight Health. Article

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> The District of Columbia Department of Health has proposed rules for telemedicine practice, the first such regulations for the nation's capital, according to The National Law Review. Article

And Finally... Stuffed polar bear removed from dog's stomach. Article