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New study finds physician-owned hospitals aren’t outliers

Physician-owned hospitals (POHs) have gotten a bad rap for years. They’ve been accused of cherry-picking the healthiest patients and leaving the sickest ones for non-POHs. But a new study finds that bad rap may be unwarranted. 

Major pharmacy cuts off access to opioids for high-risk prescribers

Abuse of opioid prescription painkillers is the No. 2 cause of accidental death in the US.  And the problem is only getting worse. In 1999, the number of deaths due to overdose in the U.S. was 4,000. In 2010, it skyrocketed to 16,600. But one pharmacy is cracking down on doctors that overprescribe opioids and […] [MORE]