Bill would restrict NYC hospital closures; CDC reports on Ebola challenges in Liberia;

News From Around the Web

> A bill introduced in the New York legislature would only allow New York City hospitals to close if the state health commissioner assessed the community's emergency medical care resources as sufficient, according to Capitol New York. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the challenges it faces containing the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Article

> The clinic where Joan Rivers died of surgical complications has released its plan to correct numerous problems uncovered during a subsequent investigation, The State reports. Article

Practice Management News

> If primary care isn't practiced in hospitals, why does future primary care physician training take place in them? That's the question raised by Bruce Koeppen, M.D., founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, in a recent column for LiveScience. Article

> Although physician practices seem to have made some progress in the fight against prescription painkiller abuse, drug-seeking and drug-addicted patients remain part of many medical offices' daily reality, according to an article from Physicians Practice. Article

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