1186 Articles Matching "crisis"

Boeing’s Dreamliner attracts scrutiny after damaging workplace report

Apr 25, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
While still trying to tamp down the crisis around the global grounding of its 737 Max, it faces new allegations of lax standards on another product line—and the stifling of whistleblowers. Boeing is seeing a crisis involving one product prompt scrutiny—and bad press—about another. The aircraft manufacturer has been scrambling to reassure consumers and airlines […] The post Boeing’s Dreamliner attracts scrutiny after damaging workplace report appeared first on Health Care...
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Trump says he is holding big Pharma accountable in opioid fight

Apr 25, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump touted progress in the fight against opioid abuse on Wednesday and promised to hold drugmakers accountable for their part in the crisis, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives....
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Viewpoints: Defunding Title X-Funded Health Centers Will Undermine Efforts To End HIV Crisis; Help The Homeless, Don’t Just Lock Them Up

Apr 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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A Serious Mental Health Crisis Is Turning Doctors To Drugs

Apr 24, 2019 , Forbes
Today, a new report by the British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union that represents all doctors in the UK, has highlighted a serious mental health crisis within the medical...
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Nurses Recognizing the Importance of Earth Day

Apr 23, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Happy Earth Day! In the midst of this climate crisis it is important to take some moments to celebrate the earth. I like to do so by hiking in the Camden Hills on the coast of Maine. Over the last year, many cities and states have taken the lead in addressing climate change. I know [...] The post Nurses Recognizing the Importance of Earth Day appeared first on Off the...
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Drug Distributors’ Role In Opioid Crisis Has Flown Under Radar, But A Reckoning Could Be Fast Approaching

Apr 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
As the financial muscle behind the opioid epidemic, drug distributors rank among the largest American companies by revenue, with the three leading companies distributing more than 90 percent of the nation’s drug and medical supplies. They've faced numerous accusations that they deliberately circumnavigated regulators in favor of profit. Now, in what could be a test case, the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York and the DEA are wrapping up an investigation...
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Northwell Health Opens Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub, Reducing ER wait Times

Apr 23, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Northwell Health on Thursday will be opening an Emergency Telepsychiatry Hub that provides remote, around-the-clock consultations for mental health patients in crisis coming to the health system's emergency departments (ED) throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester County. Telepsychia......
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U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

Apr 19, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation's opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states....
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The Battle Over Kratom: Is It A Life-Saver For Recovering Opioid Users Or Just Another Drug To Become Addicted To?

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The substance has offered hope to those recovering from opioid addiction, but the FDA contends that there is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use. The CDC weighed in last week with a new report citing a significant death toll linked to kratom. In other news about the crisis: the Sackler deposition has gone mainstream, CVS is fined for its Percocet prescription practices, President Donald Trump will appear at a summit in Atlanta to discuss the epidemic,...
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Dozens of doctors in Appalachia charged in opioid fraud bust

Apr 18, 2019 , Reuters
Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions and committing health care fraud, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday....
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Sheer Scale Of Opioid Epidemic Challenges Southern States’ Resistance To Harm Reduction Strategies

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The position of many Southern states on harm reduction strategies -- such as needle exchanges and policy carrying anti-overdose medication -- is that they encourage of drug use. However, as the crisis continues to ravage communities, there's growing support in these usually hesitant locations. Other news on the drug epidemic focuses on treating addiction, a "hub and spoke program" gaining national attention, a legal battle over a proposed safe injection site and a campaign to help pregnant...
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Measles cases are up nearly 300% over last year. This is a global crisis

Apr 16, 2019 , CNN Health
We are in the middle of a global measles crisis. Cases have soared across the world, including in places where measles had previously been eliminated -- like the United States. In this year to date, the United States has already seen its second-greatest number of cases since 2000. And this past week, New York City declared a public health emergency due to the rapid spread of the virus....
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Bending to pressure, Fisher-Price recalls motorized infant cradle

Apr 16, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
It had hoped to get by with a warning to consumers about its Rock ’n Play Sleeper, but public outrage compelled the company to take a more drastic measure. Is it too little, too late? Fisher-Price has been deliberate, perhaps excessively so, in its crisis response. The company has slowly ratcheted up its message to […] The post Bending to pressure, Fisher-Price recalls motorized infant cradle appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Are Home Offices Fueling a Mental Health Crisis?

Apr 13, 2019 , Forbes
Working remotely is proven to increase productivity, but stronger output is coming at a dangerous...
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At Opioid Rehab Facilities, New Suicide Prevention Guidelines Are Rolling Out

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While some programs already screen for suicide and have fewer deaths, Michael Johnson, managing director for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, said “Right now, there’s no real standards for suicide prevention in addiction treatment programs. We want to change that.” Other news on the opioid crisis looks at chronic pain patients and injections...
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Widow of Arthur Sackler says her husband shouldn't be blamed for the opioid crisis

Apr 12, 2019 , CNN Health
In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday, the widow of Dr. Arthur Sackler, Jillian Sackler, pleaded for the public to stop blaming her late husband for the opioid crisis. She also said she fully supports using legal settlements in suits against the company and the family to fund treatment centers....
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Invidior lashes out over opioid-related fraud charges

Apr 11, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
The U.K. drug maker offers two-pronged pushback: first, that the indictment is without merit and, second, that prior owners are at fault. Investors seem not to care, as its stock plummets. A PR crisis can be devastatingly costly, as drug companies are discovering from fallout over efforts to end the opioid crisis in the U.S. […] The post Invidior lashes out over opioid-related fraud charges appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards

Apr 11, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Categories include crisis management, thought leadership, cause marketing, media pitch and more. Complete your entry by the extended deadline on April 24. The post There’s still time to enter PR Daily’s 2019 Media Relations Awards appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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America's $103 billion home health-care system is in crisis as worker shortage worsens

Apr 10, 2019 , CNBC Health
America's $103 billion home health-care system is straining to keep up with the number of elderly and chronically ill patients seeking care at...
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Early Opioid Evangelist Now Helping Plaintiffs In Return For Charges Against Him Being Dropped

Apr 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Dr. Russell Portenoy spent decades of his career touting the benefits of powerful prescription painkillers. Now, Portenoy will testify that companies “overstated the benefits of chronic-opioid therapy" and “understated the risks of opioids, particularly the risk of abuse, addiction and overdose," according to a federal-court filing. In other news on the drug crisis: foster care and the epidemic, Purdue Pharma's connection to Tufts Medical School, addiction treatment, and...
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