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No easy path to reducing opioid overdoses

Efforts aimed at curbing access to opioids, including prescription drug monitoring programs and prescribing guidelines, will have only a modest effect on reducing the number of overdose deaths, according to new research. Researchers developed a mathematical model to…

How the U.S. opioid crisis is shifting family dynamics

As the opioid epidemic continues to ravage America, extended family members are increasingly stepping up to help raise children whose parents have overdosed, been incarcerated, or are in rehab. A January 28, 2019 U.S. News & World Report…

Opioid marketing linked to uptick in overdoses

Efforts to market opioids to physicians could have helped fuel an uptick in fatal overdoses from the prescription painkiller, according to new research. The study found that drug makers spent $39.7 million on marketing materials aimed at more…

A virtual visit with your doctor

New research shows that while telemedicine is on the rise in the U.S., it’s still relatively uncommon. In this week’s podcast we’ll explore ways to increase use of remotely delivered medical care among doctors and patients.

Opioid, amphetamine use spikes in pregnant U.S. women

Opioid use quadrupled and amphetamine use doubled among pregnant U.S. women over the past decade, according to a new study. Researchers found that opioid use jumped from 1.5 per 1,000 deliveries in 2004 to 6.5 per 1,000 in…

Use of telehealth rising—slowly

Telehealth—the provision of health care via smart phone, tablet, or computer—is on the rise in the U.S., but is still relatively uncommon even though 32 states have enacted laws mandating insurance reimbursement for such services, according to a…

Opioid prescribing rules may have unintended consequences

A set of new studies found that state and federal policies intended to keep doctors from overprescribing painkillers can sometimes have unintended consequences. One study showed that rules requiring doctors to check a database that would reveal patients…