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U.S. Health Panel Advises Doctors: Ask Adults About Both Prescriptions And Illicit Drug Use In Effort To Help Stem Opioid-Abuse Crisis

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says 7.5 million people ages 12 and older in the U.S. have been diagnosed with dependence or abuse of illicit drugs in the past year. The Task Force, in reversing a 2008 decision, is seeking public comments before finalizing the recommendation....
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Opioid Crisis Prompts Law Enforcement, Libraries To Embrace Experimental Solutions

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A controversial program in western Massachusetts designates a wing of the county jail for court-ordered addiction treatment for men who have not committed a crime. Meanwhile, a number of libraries nationwide add social workers to their staffs to help the growing number of patrons with drug addiction or mental illness. In other news on the drug epidemic: an alleged online opioid drug dealer goes on...
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Judge In Opioid Litigation Against Drugmakers Likes Proposal Put Forth By Thousands Of Cities, But States Say It Cuts Them Out

Aug 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The fate of who gets to manage settlements from opioid lawsuits against drug companies is playing out as the October trial approaches. Federal Judge Dan Polster is overseeing the consolidation of some 2,000 cases from a negotiating bloc of thousands of U.S. cities and towns affected by the opioid crisis. "There has to be some vehicle to resolve these lawsuits," said Polster. Also, opioid distributors offer their solution to settling claims. News on the opioid epidemic also looks at soaring use...
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39 State Attorney Generals Vie With Thousands Of Cities Over How To Resolve Settlements In Massive Opioid Lawsuit

Aug 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A proposal to allow all 34,000 jurisdictions to vote on settlement offers is being contested now at the state level. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Cleveland before the federal judge who is overseeing the cases. News on the opioid crisis comes from Minnesota, as well....
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Trump Wants To Take Guns Away From People In Crisis. Will That Work?

Aug 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
So-called red flag laws that let police take guns away from people with mental illness have support from both advocates and opponents of gun control. But it won’t alleviate gun...
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Federal Employee Health Care Plan Will Tighten Rules For Opioid Prescription Coverage

Jul 31, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Officials said that patients who need long-term painkillers will still be able to get them, but the new guidance is geared toward cutting down bad overprescription habits. Meanwhile, CMS has also released new options for Medicaid to help mothers and their children who are affected by opioids. In other news on the crisis: divvying up the winnings from lawsuits, a surge in meth, cocaine and stimulants, and post-jail opioid...
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As Another NYPD Suicide This Summer Rocks City, Officials Tell Cops: ‘It Is Okay To Seek Help From Others’

Jul 30, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Seven officers have died by suicide so far this year, including five since June. After one of those deaths last month, Commissioner James O'Neill referred to the deaths as a "mental health crisis" that the NYPD and "the law enforcement profession as a whole must take...
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Viewpoints: Lessons On Public Health Measures And Turning The Tide On AIDS Crisis; No, You Probably Can’t Keep Your Same Doctor. Here’s Why.

Jul 30, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages weigh in on these health care topics and...
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Prestigious Consulting Firm McKinsey Thrust Into Spotlight Over Advice It Gave To Drugmakers At Height Of Opioid Crisis

Jul 27, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Court cases over the opioid epidemic are putting an embarrassing spotlight on McKinsey's strategic advice that's usually kept strictly behind a curtain. One lawsuit stated that McKinsey advised a pharmaceutical company to “get more patients on higher doses of opioids” and study techniques “for keeping patients on opioids longer.” In other news on the epidemic: Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) rails against companies that he says have hurt Americans through the crisis, the Massachusetts...
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IMF says ready to aid Congo in Ebola crisis if needed

Jul 26, 2019 , Reuters
The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday it had ample scope to provide financial support to Congo if it needs help dealing with an Ebola outbreak that has been declared an international health emergency....
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State Highlights: Mass. Hospital Restricts Privileges Of Controversial Child Abuse Skeptic; California Faces Crisis With One Out Of Every Three Water Systems Compromised

Jul 25, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Georgia and...
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Unlocking Solutions to America’s Healthcare Crisis

Jul 25, 2019 , Forbes
The problem of access to healthcare is complex, but there is one key that could unlock a host of solutions to our current healthcare crisis and lead to a true transformation of the healthcare system here in the United...
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New Cholesterol Drugs' Cost Put Patients at Risk

Jul 25, 2019 , WebMD
Patients are 16% more likely to have a heart-related health crisis if their PCSK9 prescription is rejected than if it is covered and filled for a year, according to...
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Study: Journalists a top source for providing accurate news

Jul 24, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Earned media is more important than ever as organizations tackle the problem of fake news and waning public trust. In the current public trust crisis, many are turning to reporters for credibility. Journalists were deemed to be one of the most trustworthy occupations for providing accurate news and information in the inaugural 2019 Institute for Public […] The post Study: Journalists a top source for providing accurate news appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Viewpoints: Progress Against Opioid Epidemic Is Encouraging, But We Must Not Rest On Our Laurels Now

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers talk about the opioid crisis and other health care topics....
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As National Spotlight Shines Bright On Quality Of Detention Facilities, A Mental Health Crisis Flies Under Radar

Jul 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
One estimate puts the number of detainees with mental illnesses between 3,000 and 6,000. “This is a system that, for a long time, has failed to understand, neglected, and even ignored the mental health needs of folks caught up in it,” said Elizabeth Jordan, director of the Immigration Detention Accountability Project at the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center. “But under this administration ... it has gotten so much worse.” In other news on the border crisis: sleep deprivation...
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Prescription Drugs In The Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Research

Jul 23, 2019 , Forbes
New research carries a warning for both parents and doctors: prescription meds in the home are fueling the addiction crisis among kids and...
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Prescription Drugs At Home Are Fueling The Addiction Crisis Among Kids And Teens, Warns New Studies

Jul 22, 2019 , Forbes
New research carries a warning for both parents and doctors: prescription meds in the home are fueling the addiction crisis among kids and...
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Planned Parenthood Chief’s Ouster Raises Question: In This Landscape, Can Group Really Steer Away From Abortion Wars?

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Interviews with staffers suggest there were managerial problems beneath Dr. Leana Wen's tenure. But the former chief's departure also highlights an organization at a philosophical crossroads. Where Wen wanted to treat abortion less as a war and more as a health care issue, other leaders in the organization see an aggressive leader as necessary in this time of crisis. Meanwhile, cracks are appearing in the anti-abortion movement, as well, even as members rack up victories....
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Mothers Separated From Children At Border To Sue Trump Administration: ‘To Have Us Separated Was An Injustice.”

Jul 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Lawyers for the families are set to argue that the U.S. government intended to inflict emotional distress on them. They plan to make that assertion under a law that allows individuals to sue the U.S. government for negligence and misconduct. “The government clearly intended to inflict emotional distress,'' said Erik Walsh, a lawyer with the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Arnold & Porter. News on the border crisis also looks at: how an asylum ban could worsen overcrowding; many teens in...
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