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Not only can button battery ingestion cause esophageal injury, but it can also injure the stomach. Dr Racha Khalaf describes important research presented at this year's Digestive Disease Week. Medscape Gastroenterology
Piedmont Healthcare says the patients who will face the new charge fall into two categories: those whose are uninsured and pay for their own care and those who have insurance with high deductibles. Georgia Health News
At least 25 families of patients have reportedly filed suits, and the former Mount Carmel physician charged with fentanyl overdose murders has pleaded not guilty in a related criminal case. Medscape Medical News
A Florida owner of a substance abuse treatment center has pled guilty to money laundering in connection with a hospital "pass-through" billing scheme, the Department of Justice has announced. Medscape Medical News
With the new data showing similar patient outcomes, one expert stressed that the discussion now needs to shift from the total number of hours in the hospital to how those hours are spent. Medscape Medical News
Trump administration officials are divided over part of a proposal to crack down on illicit versions of fentanyl, the deadly synthetic painkiller that U.S. President Donald Trump targeted in declaring a national opioid abuse emergency. Reuters Health Information