VA choice program falls short; Earthquake deals blow to Nepali healthcare;

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> New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention address HIV and hepatitis C prevention among intravenous drug users. Recommendations

> The Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to allow vets facing long waits to seek private care is returning lackluster results, the Associated Press reports. Article

> The earthquake that devastated Nepal this weekend is overwhelming the nation's hospital infrastructure, NBC News reports. Article

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> The House has passed a second cyberthreat information-sharing bill, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act, which will be combined with the House Intelligence Committee's Protecting Cyber Networks Act before being sent to the Senate. Article

> Physicians under the age of 40 are more likely to believe the industry will reach a fully connected technology environment soon, while those older than 40 think that move is at least five years away, according to a survey by MedData Point. Article

And Finally… Promposal backfires. Article

 

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