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℞ for an Epidemic

A surge of opioid prescriptions launched an epidemic of substance use disorder in the U.S. Harvard Chan School researchers are piecing together how it happened—and how to stop it from happening again.

Exploring solutions to the opioid epidemic

Nearly 100 researchers, health professionals, policymakers and community members gathered in Ypsilanti, Michigan on Friday, May 10, 2019 for a daylong summit, cosponsored by Harvard University and the University of Michigan, aimed at finding scalable solutions to the…

Better tech opens up new possibilities for telemedicine

Advances in wireless technology are helping expand the use of telemedicine and allowing doctors to remotely monitor patients’ vital signs, take x-rays, and provide input on surgical procedures, according to experts. A March 27, 2019 AFP article pointed…

The pros and cons of eConsults

Electronic consultations, or eConsults, which allow a primary care physician to connect quickly and securely with a specialist when a question arises that the primary care physician can’t answer, can cut down on unnecessary appointments for patients and…

How doctors see the opioid epidemic

The opioid epidemic, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives and contributed to a decline in American lifespans, has forced doctors and other medical professionals to reassess policies and practices that have contributed to it. A feature…