Economists challenge cancer medicine waste study; Aurora Behavioral on block;

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> Two economists argue in a Health Affairs blog post that a study in British Medical Journal that found cancer medications are wasted due to prepackaged dosage sizes is unreliable. Blog post

> Signature Healthcare Services, which does business as Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, is on the auction block, and several national hospital chains and private equity funds may be interested in purchasing it, The Wall Street Journal has reported. Article

> A new list of the best, highest-paying healthcare companies has a concentration in the biotech and pharmaceutical arenas, according to Business Insider. Article

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> Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending package to fund efforts against the Zika virus to the tune of $1.1 billion, nearly $1 billion less than President Barack Obama had requested, according to the Associated Press. The Senate will likely vote on the funding on Tuesday.  Article

Healthcare IT News

> Of 120 respondents to a KPMG survey of individuals who work for healthcare providers, 25 percent said their telemedicine programs not only are improving efficiency and patient volumes, but also are financially sustainable. Still, 35 percent of respondents said their organizations haven't started such programs; 40 percent said they are just getting started. Article

And Finally... Drone taken out with medieval spear. Article