Psych drug events send 90K to hospital a year; Study finds marijuana addictive, causes withdrawal;

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> Psychiatric drug events cause nearly 90,000 emergency room visits annually, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. Study abstract

> A Massachusetts General Hospital study found that marijuana use can cause addiction and withdrawal symptoms, findings that may complicate the debate over whether to legalize pot for medical or recreational use, according to the Boston Business Journal. Article

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> A national system of registries should be implemented to better track the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, according to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and the Medical Device Epidemiological Network Science Infrastructure Center at Weill Cornell Medical College. Article

> Expansion to telemedicine coverage for Medicare beneficiaries recommended by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2015 generally was praised in comments recently submitted by industry stakeholders, including the American Telemedicine Association and the American Hospital Association. Article

> High performing IT workers want to surround themselves with other high performers--a key insight into hiring and retaining tech workers, according to Michael Restuccia, vice president and CIO of Penn Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Article

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