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Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs

KHN Original

The $45 billion for opioid treatment in the Senate bill sounds like a lot of money, but an advocate estimates it would provide $1,000 to $2,000 per year for each person in Pennsylvania who might need treatment. Meanwhile, one year of methadone treatment for opioid addiction costs about $4,700 per year,

How D.C. Pulled Itself Back From The Brink Of An AIDS Epidemic

KHN Morning Briefing

A decade ago, city officials realized they had to take action, and they turned the numbers around. Stateline looks at how they did it. In other public health news: a breakthrough on cancer, mental illness, female homicide victims, antibiotics and birth defects, heart health and more.

Debate Flares Over Governor’s Drug Monitoring Program In Missouri

KHN Morning Briefing

Gov. Eric Greitens’ order to create a registry in Missouri — the last state to have one — does not allow doctors to see if a patient has already been prescribed an opioid. Some lawmakers say more legislative action is needed. In other news on the national drug epidemic, Ohio’s board on workers’ compensation wants fewer opioids prescribed for back pain. And a Kansas City doctor is under investigation for prescriber kickbacks and insurer fraud.

New CDC Director’s Track Record On Public Health Initiatives Worries Some Advocates

KHN Morning Briefing

Brenda Fitzgerald chose to partner with Coke in an effort to fight obesity, a move that raises some eyebrows. “We hope Dr. Fitzgerald, as head of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, avoids partnering with Coke on obesity for the same reason she would avoid partnering with the tobacco industry on lung cancer prevention,” said Jim O’Hara of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.