Partnership to treat veterans; Doctors prescribe antidepressants for off-label conditions;

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> To cut wait times for healthcare services, CVS Health is partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in California to offer care to veterans at the pharmacy chain's MinuteClinics. Read more at FierceHealthcare

> A review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that primary care doctors in Quebec, Canada, are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for conditions other than depression, including pain, attention deficit disorder and digestive system disorders. Study preview

> Attorneys general from 13 states have written a letter asking Congress to repeal a 1996 amendment and allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun deaths, according to the Boston Globe. Article

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> More than 60 percent of consumers enrolled in Medicaid or Affordable Care Act marketplace plans in 2016 said they had received medical care that was previously inaccessible or unaffordable, according to a Commonwealth Fund survey. Article

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 > A Huntsville, Alabama, hospital was able to reduce sepsis-related deaths by 53 percent through a program focused on staff education and an electronic surveillance system, according to research published at the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Article

And Finally… A few beans, raisins and potatoes. Article