Furloughed CDC staffers return after Salmonella outbreak; Higher death rates when economy booms;

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> Trust for America's Health has released state-by-state assessments of efforts to curb prescription drug abuse, with 28 states and Washington, D.C., scoring a six or below out of 10 signs of promising strategies, according to a statement released by the group. Announcement

> Thirty furloughed Centers for Disease Control & Prevention employees have been called back to work in response to an 18-state Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak, MedPage Today reports. Article

> Mortality rates are higher during times of economic prosperity than periods of recession, according to a study in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Abstract

Practice Management News

> According to research announced during a press briefing at the Medical Group Management Association's annual conference in San Diego, 40 percent of more than 1,000 practices surveyed are awaiting more detailed information about exchange reimbursement and administration before agreeing to contracts. Article

> If you ask hospital CEOs to identify their top concerns about running their facilities, financial issues come first, but safety is a close second. Here are four dangerous problems that may be lurking in your office right now and tips on how to correct them. Article

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