Groups warn about plastic syringe infection risk; Patient education reduces readmissions;

> A group of patients who got hepatitis from contaminated syringes are working with infection control specialists to warn Americans about the threat posed by re-using plastic syringes. Article

> More-thorough patient education can save overall patient care costs by cutting readmissions and reducing subsequent emergency departments, a new study suggests. FierceHealthFinance

> A new study found "no convincing association" between the use of fertility drugs and ovarian cancer. FiercePharma

> New advances in tissue engineering could reduce the need for animal testing, according to biomedical engineers at Brown University. FierceBioResearcher

And Finally... Call this a very sad sign of the times. Article

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