HHS to award $23M for behavioral health; Pilot study educates pharmacists on medication adherence

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> The Department of Health and Human Services will award $22.9 million in grants to support state behavioral health initiatives. Announcement

> Massachusetts' Nashoba Valley Medical Center nurses claim they are forced to work under conditions that are hazardous for patients, according to the Lowell Sun. Article

> A pilot study from the University of Technology, Sydney aims to determine how to educate community pharmacists in aiding chronic disease patients with medication adherence. Announcement

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> Cancer and rural hospitals are for the moment barred from obtaining orphan drugs through the 340B discount program, a ruling that has outraged both the hospital and pharmacy communities. Article

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> Karen DeSalvo is waiting in the wings to fully step into the role of assistant secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, but one lawmaker may cause her wait to be even longer. Article

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