Dallas hospital opens $1.3B facility; IL medical marijuana prescriptions remain hard to obtain;

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> Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas opened its new $1.3 billion facility that replaces a 61-year-old building that had become overcrowded and outdated, according to The Dallas Morning NewsArticle

> Many Illinois hospitals refuse to issue marijuana prescriptions despite the lifting of the state's prohibition, according to WSILTV. Article

> Spectrum Health's Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan has implemented protocols that streamline care for children with complex needs, MLive reports. Article

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> The new rules issued by the U.S. Treasury Department intended to curb excessive debt collection practices by hospitals are not likely to be enforced in a consistent and effective manner, Erin C. Fuse Brown, a law professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta, writes in the AMA Journal of Ethics. Article

> As the number of deals in the healthcare sector continue to pile up, so do the concerns about whether the deals benefit its participants and satisfy regulators, one prominent attorney says. Article

And Finally… CD Berner. Article