MNA Daily NewsScan, October 5, 2012: Health care leads jobs growth; Menengitis outbreak


Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.8%   The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent in September, down from 8.1 percent in July. That’s now the lowest level since January 2009. And, for once, the rate dropped because Americans are actually finding work—and not just dropping out of the labor force.

NNU Co-President Jean Ross Interviewed Regarding the Robin Hood Tax  What was once a movement—is now legislation—thanks to Minnesota Representative –Keith Ellison.  On NurseTalk Radio, RN Jean Ross explains why this is so important.


Menengitis Outbreak Spotlights Risk of Custom-made Drugs     All these disasters involved medicines that had been custom-mixed at what are  called “compounding pharmacies” — laboratories that supply hospitals, clinics  and doctors to a much wider degree in the U.S. than many people realize.


Reluctant Hospitals Slowly Join Community-Based Care   Under the Affordable Care Act, the Community-Based Care Transitions Program  tests models to reduce readmissions for high-risk Medicare patients from the  inpatient hospital setting to other care settings.