Virginia emergency departments saw nearly 500 opioid overdose patients in beginning of 2016; Miami Medical Center names new CEO;

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> Virginia emergency departments reported nearly 500 patients visited ERs in the first four months of 2016 due to unintentional heroin overdoses, more than double the number of visits for the same reason at the beginning of 2015, reports Fredericksburg.com. Article

> Confirmation that rock music legend Prince died from an accidental opioid overdose may spur potential legislation to combat the national opioid abuse epidemic, according to The New York Times. Article

> The Miami Medical Center has named Jeff Mason as its new CEO, writes Becker's Hospital Review. Article

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> Though the global market for cancer treatments rose to $107 billion in 2015, health insurers' efforts to curtail rising costs are having an effect, according to a new report from IMS Health. Article

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> Connecticut-based Stamford Podiatry Group is notifying more than 40,000 patients that their data may have been compromised after a cyberattack on its computer systems. Article

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