Drug shortage hits record hit; Hospital union calls first strike;

> During a record high of a reported 178 drug shortages, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging providers to make such reports, according to the FDA. In hospitals, pharmacy departments can take on the reporting role. In addition, the American Hospital Association is surveying hospitals through June 17 to study the effect of such drug shortages, according to an AHA News Now brief.

> Union workers at Salinas (Calif.) Valley Memorial Healthcare System are planning to strike on June 21 over planned layoffs of 150 people this year, reports The Californian. If carried out, this will be the first strike in the institution's history. Article

> CEO Debbie Linnes of SoutheastHealth in Missouri this week resigned because of nonspecified management differences with the board, reports Southeast Missourian. Her resignation is effective immediately. Article

> Hospital pediatricians are criticizing proposed cuts to pediatric training, report Kaiser and The Washington Post. The administration's proposed 2012 budget eliminates $300 million a year for the 56 free-standing children's hospitals in the country. Article

> Health and Human Services will not be revisiting healthcare reform rules during its review of regulations because the department says reform was issued so recently and because it's confident in its impact, reports The Hill. Article

And Finally... Pet cemeteries in New York will stop accepting humans. Article

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