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Pediatric exposure to opioids increased by 86 percent from 2000 to 2009 but decreased overall for all ages under 20 from 2009 until 2015. Most of the exposures — 60 percent — were among children age 5 or younger.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the nation.
Major General Dana Pittard implemented a strategy at Fort Bliss in Texas so that it had the lowest suicide rate of any major Army installation in the world. But despite it being acknowledged as a model of success, the Army as a whole hasn’t implemented it.
That anxiety can interfere more with daily activities and responsibilities, researchers find. In other public health news, a group of doctors warns that Americans are sicker due to climate change. And experts looks to practices in Oregon as end-of-life examples.
Stat profiles the 41-day struggle of a West Virginia mother and father to get professional help for their 21-year-old daughter before it was too late. In other news on the nation’s drug crisis, Food and Drug Administration panels reconsider Opana, a pain doctor in Massachusetts faces fraud charges and a former drug policy director weighs in on the potential impact of Republicans’ replacement health plan.
A state with integrated systems for end-of-life care offers better treatment for the seriously ill, according to a new study.
Outlets report on news from California, Ohio, Kansas, Alabama, Georgia, Texas and Minnesota.
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.