The opioid crisis cost the economy $95 billion in 2016, with $21.4 billion spent on treating patients who suffer from opioid abuse, a new analysis from Altarum found.
Government ban on gun violence research funding leaves doctors with fewer tools when counseling patients
Trauma doctors say a lack of research into gun violence has left them without an understanding of the best evidence-based approaches to talk to patients about gun safety.
Community health centers fear federal funds will come too late, leading to cuts in prevention efforts
While community health centers remain cautiously optimistic that the latest effort to extend federal funding for their programs will succeed, when and where the money comes from is important to them as well.
While President Donald Trump's opioid commission made several recommendations Wednesday that highlighted the need for greater treatment access, the final report didn't address the insurance and cost issues that affect recovery.
Experts call for healthcare providers to use a more holistic approach when trying to address substance use disorder in patients.
President Donald Trump's opioid commission is set to wrap up nearly seven months of work with the release of its final set of recommendations Nov. 1.
Since January, nearly 1,000 people have contracted salmonella poisoning from chickens and ducks in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The CDC says that toll was four times higher than in 2015.
President Trump formally declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, but patient advocates and providers say a lack of new funding does nothing to help stem the impact of the epidemic.
The FDA is drafting guidance that it hopes will lead to more medication-assisted treatments for opioid abuse. But doctors are unsure if the effort will work.
Experts are hopeful President Donald Trump's emergency declaration will mark the administration's first meaningful action in its response to the opioid epidemic.
Special interests and lobbyists are undermining the campaign to combat opioid abuse, an epidemic that is now taking the lives of nearly 100 Americans a day.
One of the nation's leading medical journals calls for doctors to discuss the benefits and hazards of guns with at-risk patients.