There are numerous health-related challenges facing rural areas of the U.S., including geographic isolation, an aging population, and a shortage of providers and hospitals, especially as rural hospitals close at unprecedented rates.
A record number of laws have been passed by states this year to increase affordability and access to prescription drugs, according to Kaiser Health News.
The American Medical Association on Sept.9 released a report to guide policymakers and states in responding to the opioid epidemic, detailing successful strategies and lessons learned in Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
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A new study on guidelines aimed at lowering opioid prescriptions to prevent addiction shows the potential success — and challenges — of changing prescribing habits, according to NPR.
Though the U.S. Justice Department has used data analytics to comb through prescription and billing information to detect healthcare fraud for several years, its recent data-driven approach to tackling the opioid crisis may be its most successful yet.
Americans are increasingly reluctant to give up their personal information to websites, even in return for an improved online experience, according to a new report from the Advertising Research Foundation.
Physician burnout can contribute to patients' own burnout as they navigate their care, wrote Aisling Carroll, an ovarian cancer survivor and freelance writer, in an op-ed for STAT.