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  THIS JUST IN September 2011  

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Half of hospitals buy drugs from "gray market" suppliers

According to a new study, amid growing reports of price-gouging for lifesaving drugs, half of hospital officials said they’ve bought medications from back-door suppliers during recent drug shortages.


Antidepressants increasingly prescribed for nonpsychiatric conditions

A study in Health Affairs found that it’s becoming more common for primary care doctors to prescribe antidepressants for conditions other than anxiety and major depressive disorder.


Should medical apps be regulated by the FDA?

The FDA has defined a small subset of medical apps that may impact on the performance or functionality of currently regulated medical devices and, as such, will require FDA oversight. Through October 19, the FDA is seeking feedback on how its proposal may support the balance between promoting innovation and ensuring safety and effectiveness.


A little exercise goes a long way

A new study suggests that just 15 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce the risk of death by 14% and increase life expectancy by 3 years.



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Take a cool look at therapeutic hypothermia
Jacqueline Harden, MHA, BSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC

Untangling enteral nutrition guidelines
Mary Ann Yantis, PhD, RN, and Robyn Velander, RD, LD, CNSD

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Growing up a nurse
Maureen P. Cardoza, PhD, RN

Action Stat: Spinal epidural hematoma
Dorothy S. Carlson, DEd, RN, and Ellen Pfadt, RN


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