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New payment model targets addiction recovery

New payment model targets addiction recovery

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  September 07, 2018

Intermountain Healthcare, Anthem and other healthcare leaders have launched an alternative payment model intended to provide patients with long-term, comprehensive and integrated care for addiction recovery.

Tests show more than half of Americans misused prescription drugs

Tests show more than half of Americans misused prescription drugs

By Alex Kacik  |  September 07, 2018

More than half of Americans tested by Quest Diagnostics in 2017 misused prescription drugs, a statistic that has remained relatively flat and suggests that medication adherence is more difficult as the opioid epidemic swells.

Purdue Pharma to pay for overdose-antidote development

Purdue Pharma to pay for overdose-antidote development

By Associated Press  |  September 07, 2018

Purdue Pharma, a company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the addiction and overdose crisis, says it's helping to fund an effort to make a lower-cost overdose antidote.

Ex-medical examiner gets 8 years in opioids-for-sex case

Ex-medical examiner gets 8 years in opioids-for-sex case

By Associated Press  |  September 04, 2018

A highly regarded former Georgia medical examiner has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison for trading opioid prescriptions for sex in what former colleagues say is a sad and shocking turn for a man they knew as an ethical and dedicated public servant.

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