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Subject: FDA: IV fluid shortage expected to improve | Baylor Scott & White to close hospital Feb. 28, cut 711 jobs | Why the NYT featured MedStar Health in its style section | PharMEDium recalls 25k drug units due to sterility issues
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January 5, 2018
1. FDA: IV fluid shortage exacerbated by hurricane damage to Puerto Rico is expected to improve

2. Why the NYT featured MedStar Health in its style section    Full story
3. Baylor Scott & White proceeds with Garland hospital closure: Facility to shutter Feb. 28, affecting 711 jobs Full story

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8. Federal lawsuit: Duke, UNC agreed not to hire each other's physicians Full story
9. Walgreens' Q1 profit falls, but pharmacy sales up 8.9%       Full story
10. Providence St. Joseph Health CEO: 4 predictions on how the healthcare industry will change in 2018 Full story
11. Taking Systemness to the Next Level: Savvy Health Systems Focus on the Basics to Achieve Higher Goals Learn more

12. PharMEDium recalls 25k drug units due to sterility issues: 4 things to know Full story

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