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One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery.
Heroin use in the U.S. was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015.
The agency sought removal of Opana ER from market based on its concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks.
States that allow doctors to treat a patient's sexual partner without an in-person visit may find more success lowering rates of STDs.
A bill that aims to protect blind and visually impaired people from taking the wrong medications has passed into law in Nevada.
People are dying of preventable causes at rates higher than expected, according to a new study.
Researchers have demonstrated screening techniques that can help prevent accidental exposure to synthetic opioids.
Patient-centered interventions were well received, but NIH guidelines alone can improve pediatric asthma outcomes.
Illinois Colon Cares seeks to become a model for other states so that health care can be accessible to the most vulnerable populations.
The current FDA standards pose an unnecessarily challenging hurdle that may be inhibiting investment in new Alzheimer's treatments, the authors said.
Drug users born in the 1980s and 1990s are turning to injection drug more quickly than previous generations.
University of Calgary kinesiology researchers led the process, which was endorsed by major world sport bodies.
We knew the Medicaid expansion had improved access to care, but this study gives us much more detail about what that really means for patient care.
There is an increased prevalence of a tick-borne pathogen responsible for a spike in babesiosis cases in Suffolk County.
The goal is to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.
Study findings could aid in interrupting transmission chains and reducing severe illness.
Pharmacists should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteria.
Guidelines address condition that halts menstruation in some athletes, women with eating disorders.
It's the first guidance tailored to multiple regions of the world with different levels of socioeconomic and structural resource settings.
Readmission rates were reduced for high-risk patients whose pharmacists took on a leading role in their care.
"I’m introducing a bipartisan bill to ensure that PBMs update their MAC lists for Medicare Part D, TRICARE and FEHBP every seven days."
The bill would establish a national age-18 requirement for the purchase of the medicines containing DXM.
New study says indoor tanning-related skin cancers contribute significantly to early deaths.
ESCMID member Prof. Evelina Tacconelli explains the report’s context and significance.
Leaders across the healthcare continuum on Thursday gathered in Washington, D.C.
A vital race is on in laboratories across the globe to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus.
The model predicts 20% compliance rate will reduce infections by half.
Eating fish and seafood with higher levels of mercury may be linked to a higher risk of developing ALS.
Together with patient education and support, WomenHeart sees potential in expanded treatment options.
Pharmacy plays a pivotal role in the national dialogue about health care, speakers said Monday at the conference.
Scientists are working to come up with new therapies to curb America's opioid addiction epidemic.
An international research group of 32 experts from nine countries has updated the guidelines for diagnosing CF.
The Lancet has mapped the scale of mcr-1-mediated resistance in clinical settings.
The study from Indiana University and Cornell is first to estimate the effect of the Affordable Care Act on health behaviors.
Early diagnoses of colorectal cancer up 8% in seniors, according to new University of Virginia research.
It urges lawmakers to adopt a reform plan prioritizing affordable and accessible health care.
In letters to Trump and Congress, the AGS has reinforced the importance of collaborating to support older Americans through critical programs and policies.
The specific CRE, Klebsiella pneumoniae, was isolated from a wound specimen collected on Aug. 19, 2016.
Provider status is "back on the Congressional menu."
The guide offers solutions to overcoming two specific obstacles that could impede optimal health outcomes.
New heart disease 'staging' system focuses on those previously considered at low risk.
Joint statement supports fewer vaccinations, urges action to increase national vaccination rates.
Democrat senators are roughly four times as likely to use their vote to positively affect public health policies than their Republican colleagues.
Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants.
The results could potentially reduce fatigue-related mistakes by allowing workers to recognize when they should take a break.
When patients suffer from atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, they are at considerably higher risk for blood clots and stroke.
The organization has issued a recommendation statement regarding the use of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults.
New guidelines include recommendations on the use of antiplatelet therapy to reduce the risk of blood clots and statin drugs to lower cholesterol.
The panel suggests an approach to investigating occupational and environmental causes when these are suspected.