Cook County Jail in Chicago is training its inmates to use the overdose-reversing drug naloxone and provides the nasal spray device to each at-risk inmate upon release, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, New Mexico, and Utah.
The conventional wisdom is that under Senate rules, the GOP's effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act will be officially "dead" if it doesn't pass by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. But a former Senate parliamentarian tells the Daily Briefing that things aren't so simple.
If you'd like to buy some happiness, you might want to start by spending money on services that help you avoid disliked chores, such as grocery shopping or housecleaning. Just be careful not to overdo it, according a new study in PNAS.
R. Alta Charo, a legal scholar and bioethicist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says the study "is the kind of research that is essential if we are to know if it's possible to safely and precisely make corrections" in human embryos.
The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis in an interim report says formally declaring the U.S. opioid misuse epidemic a national emergency would "awaken every American to this simple fact: If this scourge has not found you or your family yet, without bold action by everyone, it soon will."
The fiscal year (FY) 2018 payment increases, which were called for under MACRA, amount to a $75 million increase for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and a $370 million increase for skilled nursing facilities, compared with FY 2017.