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President Donald Trump is creating a panel led by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to seek answers on the crisis and has hinted at bringing back policies like criminalization of drug misuse.
Editorial pages in Kansas urge Gov. Sam Brownback to follow the state legislature’s lead and sign the Medicaid expansion while Kentucky’s opinion writers urge state lawmakers to reverse Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of a mental health bill.
Media outlets report on news from California, Connecticut, Maryland, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Iowa, Texas and Florida.
A collection of opinions on health care from around the country.
A small but growing number of pain doctors and addiction specialists are overseeing the use of marijuana as a substitute for more potent and dangerous drugs. In other public health news: the opioid epidemic, lead standards, childhood trauma, multiple sclerosis, Zika, HPV vaccines and concussions.
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Texas, Kansas, Connecticut, Washington, Tennessee, California and Wisconsin.
Stat interviews the West Virginia senator about his focus on a national epidemic that has hit his state particularly hard. In related news about the crisis: a New Jersey family files suit against a fentanyl manufacturer, doctor and pharmacy; Maryland lawmakers rush to pass an opioid bill; a New Hampshire physician assistant faces criminal charges over his Subsys prescriptions; and more.
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Mississippi, Tennessee, Iowa, Wisconsin, California, Texas and Minnesota.
Republicans seek lower cost and more choice for health insurance sold to individuals, but cutting coverage standards could leave fewer comprehensive plans, analysts say.
Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
Media outlets report on news from New York, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Louisiana.
Michael Botticelli, who speaks openly about his history of alcohol and drug abuse, said his leadership of the new Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine will be rooted in his philosophy that addiction is a public health issue best remedied by treatment.
Husband-and-wife economists find links between the job market and the mortality-rate jump among middle-aged, less-educated white Americans from drugs, alcohol-related diseases and suicide.
Purdue Pharma argues that the lawsuit by Everett, Washington, has “multiple, independent legal failings.” In other stories on the nation’s drug crisis: the nominee for New Hampshire attorney general has defended a major opioid manufacturer; an Ohio toxicologist develops a test for carfentanil; kids call 911 when they wake up to find their overdosed parents; and the debate over needle exchanges goes on as hepatitis C spreads.
And that tally does not include expensive emergency room treatment. Today’s stories cover other public health news related to cancer and breast implants, Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, smoking, “synthetic biology,” teen marijuana use, heart disease and more.
Opinion writers around the country examine what is at stake for individuals, the health insurance market and the entire health system as the debate over the GOP’s American Health Care Act continues.
In other news on the nation’s drug crisis, two studies give cautious hope that opioid use among teens and poisonings of young children may be declining. And a Maryland sheriff’s office publicly counts the county’s fatal overdoses. The number just hit 100.
Also in public health news, the traditionally high U.S. infant death rate is making a promising decline and a new study highlights a connection between global warming and diabetes rates. Media outlets also report on a range of other developments, including ketamine being used to treat severely depressed patients and insurers weighing a simple treatment for artery disease.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the nation.
Outlets report on news from Virginia, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Connecticut.