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Cigna To Step Into War Against Opioid Epidemic

Jun 23, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The health insurer plans to use predictive analytics to identify customers who are at the highest risk for an opioid overdose and develop partnerships in those areas to help combat the crisis. In other news: the government pulls funding for a pain relief training; a lobbying blitz has been launched on Capitol Hill as lawmakers vote on opioid measures; and...
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Healthcare organizations develop joint roadmap to combat opioid crisis

Jun 22, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
More than 70 organizations representing physicians, hospitals, insurers, drug and device manufacturers and others released a comprehensive set of recommendations aimed at addressing the escalating opioid crisis in the United...
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Immigrant detention crisis could yield profit for some providers and payers

Jun 22, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The influx of immigrant children under HHS' care translates into big contracts for providers charged with the children's medical...
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New York Judge's Ruling Could Be Painful For Opioid-Makers Sued Over Addiction Crisis

Jun 20, 2018 , Forbes
The judge denied all of the arguments made by companies sued over their role in the opioid crisis, allowing claims made by New York counties to...
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First Generic Under-The-Tongue Film For Treating Opioid Addiction Approved

Jun 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The news is welcome as brand-name Suboxone film costs about $200 a month without insurance. In other news on the crisis: Kentucky sues Walgreens; vulnerable lawmakers look to win big political points with opioids package; mothers in treatment struggle to keep their children; and more....
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Viewpoints: During Opioid Crisis, Also Develop Treatments For Family Mental Trauma; Wrong Time To Legalize Marijuana At Federal Level

Jun 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers look at these and other health...
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Kentucky sues Walgreens for its alleged role in the opioid crisis

Jun 15, 2018 , CNBC Health
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear filed the suit against for Walgreens' dual role as a distributor and a pharmacy....
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Drug Shortages an 'Urgent Public Health Crisis'

Jun 14, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Drug Shortages an 'Urgent Public Health...
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Crisis Hotline Activity Jumps After Spade and Bourdain Suicides

Jun 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Crisis Hotline Activity Jumps After Spade and Bourdain SuicidesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 12:00:00...
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Calls to suicide prevention hotline spiked after celebrity deaths

Jun 14, 2018 , CNN Health
After the deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls and texts to crisis hotlines spiked dramatically....
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Drug Shortages an 'Urgent Public Health Crisis'

Jun 14, 2018 , RxList
Drug shortages, including those compounded by last year's hurricanes, are an "urgent public health crisis," according to a report prepared by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public...
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NIH Targets $500 Million At Opioid Crisis

Jun 13, 2018 , Forbes
The National Institutes of Health is explaining how it will spend $500 million in research funds Congress appropriated to address the current opioid...
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Can Aparito's Wearable Tech Solve Big Pharma's Billion-Dollar Crisis?

Jun 13, 2018 , Forbes
As many as 42% of pediatric clinical trials end up in failure and inconclusive results. This isn’t just a problem for the big pharma companies who are spending billions of dollars developing successful studies. It’s a problem for you, as we all pays a mark up on medication to cover these...
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Calls to suicide prevention hotline spiked after celebrity deaths, but what's the next step?

Jun 13, 2018 , CNN Health
After the deaths by suicide of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, calls and texts to crisis hotlines spiked dramatically....
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Perspectives: Rising Suicide Rates Demand New Approaches To Public Health Crisis

Jun 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on the CDC's report about a nationwide spike in suicides and the loss of Kate Spade and Anthony...
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California Takes Steps To Increase Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

Jun 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The California Department of Public Health issued a standing order for naloxone in a move geared toward helping parts of the state where there are physician shortages and treatment facilities often struggle to find a doctor who will write a standing order for the medication. News on the crisis comes out of Kansas and Minnesota as well....
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Rural hospitals take aim at root causes of opioid crisis

Jun 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Urban populations have higher rates of opioid abuse in the past 12 months than rural communities, but more rural people die as a result of opioid-induced...
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One More Dangerous Complication Of The Opioid Epidemic: Superbugs

Jun 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Infections are on the rise among those who inject drugs. MRSA "is on the skin, and as the needle goes into the skin it brings the bacteria with it," explained Dr. Isaac See of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In other news on the epidemic: the White House launches a public service ad campaign, the ACLU sues to require jails to provide withdrawal medication to prisoners, and states are moving forward with efforts to curb the crisis even as they keep an eye on federal legislation....
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Blame The Criminals, Pharmacies Facing Opioid Lawsuits Say

Jun 08, 2018 , Forbes
Large pharmacy chains are asking why they are being sued by hundreds of cities and counties over the opioid crisis instead of the criminals who pushed drugs to...
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States’ Abortion And Reproductive Health Regulations Under Investigation By Trump Administration

Jun 02, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Department of Health and Human Services is scrutinizing requirements in California that “crisis pregnancy centers” tell women about state-subsidized family-planning services, including abortion, and that most health insurance plans cover abortions. Hawaii confirms that its similar rules are under review as...
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