Greater prescribing authority for NPs and PAs in Florida; Outpatient chemotherapy costs higher when oncologists work for hospitals;

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> The state of Florida will soon allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances, according to a Forbes report. Article

> Outpatient chemotherapy treatment costs are lower if oncologists have their own practices than if they work for hospitals or healthcare systems, a study by researchers at the University of Chicago found. Study

> A group of more than 50 physicians has formed the first national organization of doctors to support the legalization and regulation of marijuana in the U.S. Doctors for Cannabis Regulation officially launches today in New York City. Organization announcement

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> Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people a year by 2050--more than those who die from cancer, warned UK Chancellor George Osborne, who urged global and radical action to fight the threat from bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics, The Guardian reported. Article

> Lack of support for mental health services continues to adversely affect hospitals, with Minnesota emergency departments increasingly forced to act as holding cells for patients who pose a threat to both healthcare workers and other patients, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Article

And Finally… Oopsie. Article