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A surgical gown shortage in the United States is causing surgeries to be postponed

Surgical Gown Shortage Reported in the United States

Recall of 9 million gowns due to possible contamination could affect timing of surgeries
A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

Nonprofit Civica Rx reached deal with Blue Cross Blue Shield and 18 of its member organizations
Considerable differences in histologic categorization are seen in sequential biopsies in deceased donor kidneys that undergo multiple procurement biopsies prior to transplantation

First-Biopsy Results for Deceased Donor Kidneys Questioned

No association seen between first-biopsy findings and posttransplant outcomes for deceased donor kidneys
Mental health outcomes do not appear to improve for obese adolescents undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB

Self-esteem improved after five years in surgical group, but no improvement seen in overall mood
A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election
Survivors of firearm-related injury have worse long-term outcomes compared with survivors of motor vehicle crashes

Long-Term Outcomes Worse for Firearm Versus Car Crash Survivors

Firearm injury survivors more likely to have daily pain, screen positive for PTSD, have worse HRQoL
The American College of Physicians says the U.S. health care system "is ill and needs a bold new prescription" that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates
Most external ventricular drain closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Intracranial pressure equilibrium reached in only 22.9 percent of external ventricular drain closures
The outpatient antibiotic prescribing rate for children was 1

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers
Certain surgical gowns and surgical packs made by Cardinal Health may not be sterile and should not be used

FDA Warns of Surgical Gowns That May Not Be Sterile

Issue affects Level 3 surgical gowns and procedural packs that contain these gowns