Why are nurses hiding drugs in ceiling tiles? Blame America's health care 'workarounds.'

When Theresa Brown heard about nurses hiding patients' drugs in the ceiling to work around their hospital's slow pharmacy, she "wasn't surprised." In a New York Times opinion piece, Brown, a clinical faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, explains why these workarounds are all too common in the U.S. health system.

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OxyContin maker Purdue files for bankruptcy. What does that mean for opioid lawsuits?

Purdue Pharma on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a tentative settlement the drugmaker reached with nearly two dozen states and thousands of U.S. cities, counties, and territories that are suing the company for allegedly contributing to the U.S. opioid epidemic.

Weill Cornell is the latest to offer free med school (but not to everyone)

Weill Cornell Medicine on Monday announced that starting in the 2019-2020 school year it will provide a "full ride" scholarship that covers tuition as well as room and board, books, and other expenses to all students who qualify for financial aid.

Is the US measles outbreak almost over?

Public health officials last week reported no new cases of the measles, suggesting the United States might not lose its World Health Organization designation as a country that has eliminated measles, as officials have feared.

Around the nation: Nurse donates part of liver to 8-year-old boy

When none of the boy's family members were found to be a match, Cami Loritz, a nurse at the transplant ICU at Froedtert Hospital, decided to donate a portion of her liver, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Why health care leaders don't understand millennials

It's time to 'move beyond' stereotypical understandings of millennials and diversify leadership teams with younger professionals, Travis Bias, a physician, and Ashley Ramirez, a nurse practitioner, write in a STAT News opinion piece.

FDA finds cancer-causing chemical in another US drug

FDA on Friday announced that it has found low levels of a chemical that could cause cancer in some batches of medications commonly used to treat heartburn, but it has not issued recalls of the drugs at this time.

'A risky national experiment:' Why private equity firms are still investing in orthopedics groups

Beacon Orthopaedics, based in Cincinnati, recently partnered with Denver-based Revelstoke Capital Partners to launch a new network of orthopedics groups to help the practice compete in a more consolidated marketplace—a partnership that some observers warn could "produce both successes and disasters," Harris Meyer reports for Crain's Detroit Business.