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By Matthew Herper, Adam Feuerstein, STAT News
The rate of hospitalization among white patients also doubled between 2007 and 2013 -- the “largest and fastest-growing share of hospitalizations” in recent years, according to the study published Monday in the journal Health Affairs.
By Laura Santhanam
The PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat on the opioid crisis at 1 p.m. ET Oct. 5.
By Lora Strum
Only 2 percent of adults nationwide said the country’s opioid problem improved over the last year.
Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point. But Margie Skeer from Tufts University warns that pretending that opioid use is not a problem – or thinking that a child…
By Margie Skeer, Tufts University
https://youtu.be/dzg-WhYGSe4 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he never felt uncomfortable telling people about his mother’s lung cancer after she smoked cigarettes for decades. But he wonders if he would have been as open if she instead consumed heroin instead…
By PBS NewsHour
More than 90 percent of heroin users who detox cold turkey will relapse, but there’s a dispute over prescribing drugs to help addicts get clean and keep them from deadly overdoses. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Ryan Grim of The Huffington…
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.
New rules set standard to ensure mental health care coverage parity…
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