Racial disparities exist in pain administration for children with appendicitis, study finds; HHS partners with Netherlands pharmaceutical company to develop Ebola vaccine;

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> Black children with acute appendicitis are less likely than white children to get painkillers in the emergency room and less likely to receive opioids for severe pain, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. Study

> As part of the international effort to develop vaccines that protect against Ebola and similar viruses, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will partner with Crucell Holland, B.V., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in the Netherlands, as part of a four-year $28 million agreement. Announcement

> Knoxville, Tennessee, police are investigating the stabbing of two nurses Monday at Physicians Regional Medical Center in North Knoxville, WBIR.com reports. Article

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> Providers are pushing back against a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to bundle payments for joint replacements. For example, the American Health Care Association the primary trade organization for skilled nursing facilities, said it considered the proposal premature, according to McKnight's. Article

> As open-heart surgeries become a dicier option for an aging patient population, a new catheterization procedure could wind up being a major money-maker for hospitals in the years and decades ahead, according to Kaiser Health News. Article

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