RN residency program graduates its first class; FDA okays temporary Norwegian saline imports to curb shortage;

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> "Passport to Practice," a Rhode Island residency program for registered nurses, will soon graduate its first class of 19, according to Rhode Island Public Radio. Article

> In light of a critical saline solution shortage, the Food and Drug Administration will temporarily allow a Norwegian manufacturer to import its product. Announcement

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> With the shift to a consumer-focused insurance industry comes a greater need for consumer education. Americans have a few more days to purchase their own coverage, but many still don't understand fundamental health insurance concepts. Article

> As states continue to create their own versions of private Medicaid expansion, some advocates believe the approach could inhibit the overall effectiveness of the Medicaid program, Stateline reported.  Article

And Finally… Eating humble pie. Article