One in 4 close to painkiller addict; Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Florida hospital;

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> Nearly half of healthy 45-year-olds will develop pre-diabetes, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Study abstract

> A quarter of Americans have a close friend or family member who has been addicted to prescription painkillers, while 9 percent of respondents say a close friend or family friend has died of an overdose, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Poll results

> Two people died in an apparent murder-suicide at Florida Hospital's Tampa facility, according to WFLA-TV. Article

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> UnitedHealth Group's change of heart about providing subsidized insurance to tens of millions of lower and middle-income Americans, according to Bloomberg, may play a significant role in how hospitals fare in the coming years. Article

> As the federal government continues to push new guidance regarding how the 340B drug discount program operates, the American Hospital Association and its members continue to prod Congress to ensure that the changes do not go too far. Article

And Finally… Only win-deep. Article

 

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