ALSO NOTED: MA gets $8M OxyContin settlement; NC hospitals profit from palliative care; and much more...

> Massachusetts has gotten an $8 million cash settlement from OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma. Article

> Hospitals in North Carolina are finding that palliative care programs save them money, despite the additional costs of establishing them. Article

> On paper, this New York hospital is buying a neighboring hospital for $1, but in reality the cost will be millions higher. Article

> Four former nurses have filed a lawsuit against the Sioux City, IA-based Mercy Medical Center, claiming sexual harassment by a male nurse. Article

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