President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.
West Virginia, which has the nation's highest rate of babies born dependent on drugs, will now offer Medicaid coverage to treat those babies.
The CDC will launch a national study to determine which treatments work best for people battling opioid addiction and when medication-assisted treatments are appropriate.
President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes an $18 billion cut to HHS funds while encouraging the agency to launch more initiatives to battle the opioid epidemic.
The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot focuses on replacing opioids with other alternative medications to treat pain. The 10 EDs in Colorado that participated in the project decreased prescribing by 36% over six months.
OxyContin has long been the world's top-selling opioid painkiller, bringing in billions in sales for privately held Purdue Pharma. Now, the company said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors.
The Bipartisan Budget Act, passed early Friday following a short-lived government shutdown, includes Congress' most significant healthcare legislation since the 21st Century Cures Act.
America's Health Insurance Plans says its assessment of opioid prescribing practices can serve as a "road map" for stakeholders to concentrate their efforts on improving patient safety and lowering the risk of misuse.
The Senate reached its long-awaited two-year budget deal, extending CHIP for a full 10 years, appropriating funds to combat the opioid epidemic and repealing the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board.
The costs and social toll of the opioid epidemic are only growing, and hospitals on the frontlines say it will take a generation to reverse. More than a year after Congress' last funding measure to help combat the crisis, advocates and providers ask: What's next?
Guest Commentary: Pursuing constructive addiction treatment at the height of the opioid abuse crisis
While increased focus and attention to the opioid epidemic is an important step in addressing addiction, data show we still have many challenges ahead of us.
Dr. Michael Jaff has embarked on ambitious community-awareness and physician-recruitment campaigns to ensure that residents don't overlook Newton-Wellesley Hospital as a provider of choice.