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Data show link between childhood trauma, adult health

Data show link between childhood trauma, adult health

By Associated Press  |  December 10, 2018

While only 10% of adults with no adverse experiences during childhood reported being in fair or poor health, that percentage was 17% for those with at least one such experience, according to new data.

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

By Associated Press  |  December 06, 2018

An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the use of opioids has moved forward with minimal changes, despite outcries from chronic pain patients and criticism from pain experts.

Could Sanders' plan to lower drug prices backfire?

Could Sanders' plan to lower drug prices backfire?

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 26, 2018

Drug industry insiders are questioning whether Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposal to cut pharma patent protections if drug prices are too high will ultimately limit access to new therapies.

CMS may allow hospitals to pay for housing through Medicaid

CMS may allow hospitals to pay for housing through Medicaid

By Paul Barr and Virgil Dickson  |  November 14, 2018

The CMS might allow hospitals and health systems to pay directly for housing, healthy food or other solutions for the "whole person" through the Medicaid program, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

By Susannah Luthi  |  November 13, 2018

The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim meeting.

Data Points: Opioid prescription numbers are down, but still a problem

Data Points: Opioid prescription numbers are down, but still a problem

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 10, 2018

The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating the overall opioid crisis.

Data Points: Smoking pot while pregnant

Data Points: Smoking pot while pregnant

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 27, 2018

A study of data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health looked at marijuana use among women 18 to 45 years old. Here’s a snapshot of those who smoked pot in the last month while pregnant.

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