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In other news on the substance abuse crisis, two federal advisory panels take steps that could lead to a ban on Opana, a reformulated opioid billed as crush resistant, making it harder to snort. But instead people are injecting the drug, leading to fatal overdoses and the spread of HIV. And, The New York Times reports that teen drug use is down.
In the lawsuit in federal court, Everett, Wash., officials are seeking to hold Purdue Pharma liable for “supplying OxyContin to obviously suspicious pharmacies and physicians and enabling the illegal diversion of OxyContin into the black market.” In other news on nation’s opioid epidemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledges increased funding and resources to fight the growing number of overdoses.
Opinion writers examine expectations of what the Congressional Budget Office might have to say about the Republican’s plan to dismantle Obamacare, handicap how that repeal-and-replace effort is proceeding and take a hard look at how it could play out.
In other news on the national crisis, a judge waives a California state law in order to allow registered nurses to administer overdose antidote to inmates. And Kaiser Permanente makes moves to review opioid prescriptions.
Modern Healthcare reports on the problem of violence at work and the debate on how to protect nurses, doctors and other medical staff.
Outlets report on news from Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Iowa, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Washington, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Minnesota.
News outlets analyze the specifics of what’s in the House Republicans’ repeal-and-replace legislation, compare it with Obamacare, identify who wins and loses as a result of its changes, and detail issues such as taxes, subsidies and mental health coverage.
In other news on the nation’s opioid epidemic, a New Hampshire hospital sees benefits after telling surgeons to cut back on prescribing painkillers, dentists in New Jersey also curb the use of opioids and an Ohio coroner works to fight the state’s heroin crisis.
Outlets report on news from Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Texas, Ohio and Arizona.
A new study finds a link between unemployment rates and abuse of prescription painkillers. Meanwhile, an advocacy group’s funding is called into question and more people are taking opioids.
Outlets report on news from California, Florida, Kansas, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Georgia.
Gov. Larry Hogan announces that the state will spend $10 million a year on prevention and treatment services as well as increased law enforcement efforts. And news outlets report on other stories on the epidemic from Pennsylvania and Virginia.
In response to recent episodes in which deeply troubling moments play out in real time, this social media platform hopes to play a role in curbing suicide attempts.
And, news outlets cover how government officials like the U.S. attorney general, Massachusetts governor and lawmakers in New Hampshire are approaching the opioid crisis.
An aging writer discovers there are worse things than going bald after examining the side effects of a popular hair loss drug purportedly used by President Donald Trump.
A bipartisan group of House members continues to push for increased financial support to the states for prevention and treatment programs. Meanwhile, news outlets report on the national epidemic from Maryland, Washington and California.
Also in the news, President Donald Trump’s nomination to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says she will recuse herself from mental health policy decisions because of her husband’s child psychiatry practice. Meanwhile, fallout from the travel ban snags some physician rural recruitment efforts.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Outlets report on news from Minnesota, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Kansas, Alabama and Michigan.
The powerful opioid is responsible for nearly 20 percent of fatal overdoses, and lawmakers want assurance that the federal government recognizes the lethal threat. In other news on the crisis, researchers try to understand why there are so many relapses when it comes to opioid addiction, Virginia’s governor takes steps to address the problem, lawmakers ask for an investigation into a rash of overdoses at Connecticut “sober homes” and hundreds rally to support preserving substance abuse treatment.