Hospitals in FL embrace biometrics; PA passes bill to prevent nurse overtime;

> Some hospitals in Florida have begun using biometric identification systems to keep track of patient information. These hospitals see it as a good way to reduce errors due to misspellings of names, and also cut down on medical identity theft. Article

> Pennsylvania has finally passed a bill after seven years preventing any state hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime or double shifts. Article

> General practitioners in England have both gotten their working hours decreased and received pay increases over the past several years. A Commons committee called the increases "eye-watering," and found that GPs' productivity had decreased. Article

> High demand for Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine is causing shortages across the country, with doctors putting patients on waiting lists that include hundreds of names. This is happening even though the vaccine is only approved for patients aged 60 and older. FiercePharma

And Finally... This robot sounds cute, but really, it should keep its feelings to itself. Article

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