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Opioid Prescriptions Drop Sharply Among State Workers

The agency that manages health care for California’s massive state workforce is reporting a major reduction in opioid prescriptions, reflecting a national trend of physicians cutting back on the addictive drugs. Insurance claims for opioids, which are prescribed to help people manage pain, decreased almost 19% in a single year among the 1.5 million Californians… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »

Addiction Medicine Mostly Prescribed To Whites, Even As Opioid Deaths Rose Among Blacks

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near-exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs the craving for opioids and reduces the chance of a fatal overdose. That’s according to… Read More »