Public health leaders nationwide are searching for any innovative intervention that can help turn the tide in fighting the opioid epidemic, and they may have found one.
The study will examine the risk of infection of Zika and how the virus affects medications that prevent HIV from passing from a mother to her fetus.
HHS Secretary Tom Price on Friday named Georgia's top public health official, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Despite an overall decline in recent years in the amount of opioids prescribed nationally, large disparities have been found among counties due largely to inconsistencies in prescribing practices, a new government report found.
President Donald Trump nominated Dr. Jerome Adams, the health commissioner of Indiana since 2014, to serve as the 20th U.S. surgeon general. Adams garnered national attention for his handling of an HIV outbreak in a rural Indiana county.
Top Republicans have agreed to add $45 billion for battling opioid abuse to their struggling healthcare bill, but the measure's fate remained uncertain Thursday as leaders confront an expanding chorus of GOP detractors.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon. The ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections.
The funding supports the Trump administration's larger effort to combat the opioid epidemic by integrating substance abuse treatment into primary care.
Senate Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act deals a heavy blow to public health efforts by eliminating key funding created by the landmark healthcare reform bill.
Public health officials on Thursday said cuts to the National Institutes of Health proposed by President Donald Trump will weaken the global response to infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola.
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday he hasn't talked to the GOP senators working on an ACA replacement about what will happen if millions of Americans lose access to treatment.
Providence St. Joseph Health's behavioral health foundation on Wednesday unveiled the first three recipients of grants from its $100 million fund to improve mental health treatment access and outcomes.