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In Aftermath Of Election Success, Democrats May No Longer View Health Care As A Liability

KHN Morning Briefing

“There has been a major change here,” says Robert Blendon, an expert on public opinion about healthcare at Harvard’s Kennedy School. “Democrats for years wouldn’t talk about healthcare. … Now, the implication is that if you are a Democrat running in 2018, you can talk about protecting healthcare for millions of Americans.”

Non-Addictive, Over-The-Counter Painkillers Alleviate Acute Pain As Well As Opioids

KHN Morning Briefing

A new study finds that for patients who went to the emergency room for things such as a sports injury or a fall can be served just as well with over-the-counter pain relievers. Experts have pointed to prescription practices in those scenarios as part of the cause of the opioid crisis. In other news, medical experts are the latest target of lawsuits over the epidemic.