Florida hospital to pay $4.4 million to government; Ecstasy-related ED visits up among youth;

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> Atlantis, Fla.-based JFK Medical Center must pay back almost $4.4 million to the government after a new report from the Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found the facility incorrectly billed Medicare. Report (.pdf)

> Between 2005 and 2011, hospital emergency department visits due to the drug ecstasy jumped 128 percent--more than 10,000 a year--among patients under age 21, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Report (.pdf)

> Problems with regulatory restrictions and a lack of access and availability means millions of cancer patients around the globe are not getting adequate pain relief with opioid analgesics, according to a new survey published in the Annals of Oncology. Survey

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