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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...

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New study finds that one-quarter of working-age adults and one-third of children in Kansas and Missouri live in households carrying medical debt and many with chronic illness and mental health conditions go without needed care

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— With stakeholders concerned about rising costs and access to health care, a new study finds that roughly one-quarter of adults (ages 19 to 64) in both Kansas and Missouri, and one-third of children in both states, live in households carrying medical debt. Those...