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Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

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.

AI shows success in reducing premature births

AI shows success in reducing premature births

Kentucky-based Medicaid managed-care health insurer Passport Health Plan has introduced a pilot program to address the high rate of premature births among its members by using analytics to identify at-risk patients earlier in their pregnancies.

Data Points: Smoking pot while pregnant

Data Points: Smoking pot while pregnant

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.

Trump signs bipartisan measure to confront opioid crisis

Trump signs bipartisan measure to confront opioid crisis

President Donald Trump pledged to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America as he signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the deadliest epidemic of overdoses in the country's history.

Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

Marijuana in babies? Colo. researchers find new evidence

Two Colorado specialists have found marijuana's psychoactive component lingers in breast milk for at least six weeks. As researchers worry that growing cannabis use by mothers could translate into a public health crisis for children, physicians are seeing impact on the ground.

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