The state's move to ban the disposable, flavored products is intended to curb youth use of the devices, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Missouri, and New Hampshire.
Officials on Thursday announced an additional 15,152 cases of the new coronavirus after broadening their criteria for identifying new cases of the virus. The increase marks the largest single-day jump in cases since the outbreak was first reported.
In recent years, pharmacists are raising more concerns to state regulatory boards about the increasing demands of their jobs and the resulting implications for patients, but some pharmacy chains are pushing back, saying patient safety is a top priority, Ellen Gabler reports for the New York Times.
Providers increasingly are focusing on social determinants of health (SDOHs) as a way to improve their patients' outcomes, but a recent CMS report suggests providers have been slow to adopt new SDOH codes.