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Opioid overdose laws may reduce opioid-related mortality, study indicates

Increased numbers of fatal opioid overdoses reflect a growing public health concern posed by nonmedical opioid use in the United States. The drug, naloxone, can quickly and effectively reverse opioid overdoses; recently, two formulations have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and...


Study Suggests Opioid Interventions Reduce Hepatitis C Transmission

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of liver disease and mortality around the world; 3.4 to 5 million people are currently infected in the United States alone. HCV-related deaths reached an all-time high in 2014, surpassing the total number of deaths from 60 infectious diseases...

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U.S. News & World Report 'Best Children's Hospitals' ranking released

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — U.S. News & World Report today released the 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals rankings of America's top pediatric facilities. Boston Children’s Hospital received the top position on the 2018-19 Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence across 10 specialty areas...