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No new funding in Trump's emergency opioid declaration

No new funding in Trump's emergency opioid declaration

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 26, 2017

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.

Editorial: Help the addicted, not the conflicted

Editorial: Help the addicted, not the conflicted

By Merrill Goozner  |  October 21, 2017

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.

Addressing mental health is vital long after tragedy strikes

Addressing mental health is vital long after tragedy strikes

By Maria Castellucci  |  October 07, 2017

Behavioral health experts say that caring for the mental health of victims and their families after traumatic events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas last week is an essential part of disaster response.

Puerto Rico's healthcare system faces a long road to recovery

Puerto Rico's healthcare system faces a long road to recovery

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 30, 2017

Years of systemic issues within Puerto Rico's health system and a delay in government aid following Hurricane Maria could make for a much more difficult and longer recovery compared with similar relief efforts in Texas and Florida.

Data Points: Sniff sniff...pass the chicken soup!

Data Points: Sniff sniff...pass the chicken soup!

By Modern Healthcare  |  September 30, 2017

Fall is here and so is flu season, which typically stretches from October to April. Five percent to 20% of the U.S. population is hit with the virus annually and roughly 200,000 people are hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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