Drug overdoses send 1M to ER each year; Non-profit association aims to raise awareness of health risks in the cath lab;

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> Drug overdoses send more than 1 million Americans to the emergency department each year, according to a new data brief from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. Article

> Becker's Hospital Review examines three unique management practices to handle firings, salary negotiations and employee benefits. Article

> The Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy, a non-profit association in the District of Columbia, launched this week to generate awareness of the potential serious health risks linked to the use of fluoroscopy in hospital catheterization labs and outpatient radiographic diagnostic laboratories. Announcement

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> The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recommends that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services withdraw its proposed two-midnight rule, AHA News Now has reported. Article

> Most healthcare executives say the supply chain is critical to their organizations success, according to a new Frost & Sullivan survey. Article

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