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Week ahead: Senate panel gears up to debate opioid legislation

Week ahead: Senate panel gears up to debate opioid legislation

By Susannah Luthi  |  April 14, 2018

The Senate will be finishing its portion of the upcoming opioids legislation on April 24. The House and Senate will need to combine their bills in a comprehensive package congressional leaders want passed by the end of May.

Mapping the impact of social determinants of health

Mapping the impact of social determinants of health

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 31, 2018

Physicians increasingly need to address food security, housing and transportation when treating patients. Systems and hospitals are arming themselves with the tools to do that successfully.

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

CDC director pledges to bring opioid epidemic 'to its knees'

By Associated Press  |  March 30, 2018

Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. called the opioid-driven surge in drug overdose deaths "the public health crisis of our time," and he stressed the importance of getting treatment for addicts and enhancing the CDC's tracking of the epidemic.

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