AHA supports President's signing of FDA drug shortage bill; OIG: Nursing facilities violate anti-psychotic drug regs;

> The American Hospital Association supports President Obama signing the Food and Drug Administration's drug shortage bill into law yesterday, reported AHA News Now. "The number of drug shortages has tripled in the last six years, and they are having an impact on patient care. However, the new law is a concrete step in the right direction in addressing this issue," AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock said yesterday in a statement. News brief

> Candidates are less likely to take a job after finding out a potential employer screened their social media profile, according to new research from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Moreover, current employees may be more likely to leave because social network screening could change their perceptions of fairness. Announcement

> South Carolina-based Bon Secours Medical Group and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina are partnering in a patient-centered medical home, the latter announced yesterday. The new model will first focus on patients with diabetes, hypertension or congestive heart failure (or a combination of those conditions). Announcement

> Nursing facilities fail to comply with anti-psychotic drug regulations, the Office of the Inspector General said in a report, released Friday. In fact, in nearly all (99 percent) of records reviewed for elderly nursing facility residents receiving atypical antipsychotic drugs during the first six months of 2007, the facilities failed to meet one or more federal requirements for resident assessments and care plans. Report (.pdf)

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