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Drug shortages add millions to hospital costs, survey finds

Dive Brief: Hospitals in the U.S. spent more than 8.6 million hours of additional worker hours and just under $ 360 million per year to manage drug shortages, according to a first-of-its-kind survey from healthcare performance management firm Vizient. All 365 hospitals responding to the survey experienced shortages and two-thirds reported at least 20 shortages… Read More »

Critics call them ‘kickbacks’: Pot producers paying millions in fees to cannabis clinics for patient-customers

Some in the industry call them “referral fees,” others “educational grants.” To at least one bioethicist, they are simply kickbacks. Licensed producers of medical cannabis are paying millions of dollars to cannabis clinics across the country in exchange for patients who register their marijuana prescriptions with the companies, corporate documents and interviews reveal. What just… Read More »

New 'planetary health diet' will save millions of people — and the planet

The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change… Read More »