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President Donald Trump’s special commission will hold its first meeting Friday, but experts say it’s not necessary. “What we need is an enormous federal investment in expanding access to addiction treatment, and for the different federal agencies that have a piece of this problem to be working in a coordinated fashion,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, of Brandeis University.
Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
Media outlets report on health-related news from New Hampshire, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Florida, California, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia and Colorado.
The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition has advanced a local shift from a tough-on-drugs approach to harm-reduction philosophy. Other red states signal they may follow suit.
In Pennsylvania alone, 124,000 people received drug or alcohol addiction treatment through Medicaid. Republicans in Congress want to cut Medicaid by as much as $800 billion over the next decade, leaving people in recovery wondering what will happen to their treatment.
Media outlets report on health-related news from Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, Missouri, Illinois, Florida, California and Massachusetts.
It’s not a cure, experts warn. But the anesthetic injection, which interrupts messages along nerve fibers that control the fight-or-flight response, has shown promising results in early clinical experience.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
News outlets report on these and a variety of other state-related mental health developments.
These drugs — nootropics — are said to improve memory, attention, creativity and motivation. But researchers say there is no evidence that the drugs help in the long-run. In other public health news: baby boxes, genital mutilation, day passes at psychiatric hospitals, gene editing, and cancer.
Departments across the country are taking on different ways to help fight the crisis that don’t involve mass arrests. In other news, the drug epidemic is causing death rates to spike in the U.S.
The study also found that the largest percentage of medical coverage claims related to opioid abuse and dependence nationally come from older patients — those ages 51 to 60.
Due to poor doctor-patient communication, most people with advanced cancer don’t know enough about their disease to make vital decisions.
Media outlets report on health-related news from Nevada, Florida, Connecticut, California, Texas, Ohio, Oregon, Iowa, Georgia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and Arizona.
Media outlets report on health-related news from California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Washington, Arizona, Missouri, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Delaware approves legislation to protect abortion rights while Texas’ governor included an anti-abortion bill on his special-session wishlist. Meanwhile, an Ohio measure would keep mentally ill people off of death row and Colorado approves PTSD as a qualifying condition for the use of medical marijuana. News outlets also report on additional stated-based developments.
The substance, which people bought thinking it was Percocet, has not been identified, but officials said the street drug is “extremely potent and has required massive doses of naloxone to counteract its effects.’’ Media outlets report on the crisis out of Florida, Connecticut and California as well.
Media outlets report on health-related news from Delaware, Minnesota, Washington, Massachusetts, California, Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina and Connecticut.
A grass-roots effort to corral Montana’s meth crisis hinges on the idea that people who are successful in conquering addiction are uniquely qualified to coach others.