Opioid epidemic leads to increased robberies, drug charges; What to tell patients about Zika virus;

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> The opioid epidemic has led to an increase in the number of robberies at hospitals and pharmacies in New York State, along with the conviction of 80 people, including five doctors, on drug trafficking charges, according to Time Warner Cable News in Buffalo. Article

> With mosquito season coming, Arthur L. Caplan, at the division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center, tells Medscape what physicians should advise their patients about the Zika virus. Article

> Andrew Bomback, a nephrologist at Columbia University Medical Center, writes at The Atlantic about the reasons why physicians still carry stethoscopes. Article

Health Provider News

> Last year, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the presence of medical students in emergency departments has little effect on length of operations. Now a response, also published in JAMA, has corrected for what it says were omissions in the initial study model. Article

> Electronic monitoring tools may help promote hand-hygiene compliance, but ensuring that the habit sticks will require leaders to fully commit to enforcement, a study has found. Article

And Finally… You swallowed what? Article