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‘This Pain Has Gone Too Far’: Family’s Search For A Drug Treatment Bed Is Hauntingly Common Story In U.S.

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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.

Trump Slashes Health Spending In Federal Budget Plan

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The administration’s budget blueprint proposes reducing the Department of Health and Human Service’s funding by 18 percent — with more than a third of the $15.1 billion in cuts coming from the National Institutes of Health, the government’s main engine of biomedical research.

Experts Fear That GOP Health Plan Could Harm Addiction Services Now Covered By Medicaid

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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.

Possibility Of Zika Contamination Flagged For Miami-Area Sperm Banks

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Today’s other public health stories report on developments related to a proposed bill requiring employees to submit to genetic testing, the concerning rise in suicides among middle-aged men, the fight against malaria, children’s impact on longevity, sugar and salt content in food and more.

City Sues OxyContin-Maker For Allegedly Allowing Drug To Funnel To Black Market

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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.

Medicare Could Go Broke Due To Mounting Costs Of Alzheimer’s Care, Report Says

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Caregiving for patients with the degenerative brain disease has already cost the federal program $259 billion. And in other public health news, research links the Zika virus to heart problems. And health officials confirm that a highly contagious form of bird flu was found at a Tennessee chicken farm.