Howard University residents vote to unionize; Preventable incidents cause most medication-related ER visits for children;

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> If a newly introduced California bill passes, hospitals in the state could face fines if they call the police to arrest a severely intoxicated patient before they make sure the patient is medically stabilized, ABC News10 reported. Article

> Citing concerns about pay and training, resident physicians at Howard University Hospital in the District of Columbia have voted to unionize and join the national Committee of Interns and Residents, according to the Washington Business Journal. Article

> Preventable incidents--most often adverse drug reactions--are responsible for two-thirds of all pediatric medication-related visits to the emergency department, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Study abstract

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> Four amicus briefs released last week highlighted the potentially devastating impacts should the Supreme Court deem the federal subsidies offered on Healthcare.gov as illegal in the King v Burwell case. Article

> Florida leads the pack when it comes to federal insurance exchange enrollment: As of mid-January, 1.27 million residents purchased Obamacare plans, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Article

And Finally… A superman's agreement. Article

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