Mental Health

Latest Kaiser Health News Stories

Treating Domestic Violence As A Medical Problem

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Health care professionals increasingly collaborate with anti-abuse advocates to identify victims and ensure they get the help they need. One women’s center is opening a shelter on the campus of a large public hospital in Los Angeles.

Pharmacists Slow To Dispense Lifesaving Overdose Drug

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Laws in California and most other states allow pharmacists to provide naloxone to patients or their friends without a doctor’s prescription. But many don’t do so, citing lack of demand and awareness among patients, their own fears of insufficient compensation and the challenges of treating opioid users.