Maine mandates e-prescribing of controlled substances; The dangers of laundry detergent pods;

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> Medscape reports that Maine is now the second state to mandate electronic prescribing of controlled substances. New York was the first. Article

> Laundry detergent pods pose severe danger to children, according to a new study in Pediatrics. Study abstract

> The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians use a new term for brief events in infants--such as when they stop breathing for a few minutes. The new term "brief resolved unexplained event" will replace the older term "apparent life-threatening event." Announcement

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> A trio of experts believe mental health apps should be backed up by some form of clinical evidence before being released to consumers. Article

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> Acute care providers in the Midwest are reshaping themselves and the market through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Article

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