Healthleaders newsbite 10/29/01

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    Today's News:10/29/01

    The American Hospital Association says the task of getting America's hospitals ready for a bioterrorism attack could cost $10 billion. Also, a federal review has found that the painkiller OxyContin is suspected of playing a part in the overdose deaths of 282 people in the last 19 months, more than twice some previous estimates.
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  3. by   Mijourney
    Hi Karen. Hmmm, where is the money coming from to cover the costs the AHA quote? Do you have any idea of where most of these oxycontin deaths are taking place?