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Blow to President Trump’s efforts: ACA open enrollment for 2018 witnesses increase in sign-ups

11-10   Blow to President Trump’s efforts: ACA open enrollment for 2018 witnesses increase in sign-ups

Despite the Donald Trump administration’s efforts to take down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, its popularity does not seem to die down. In the first week of its open enrollment for 2018 beginning Nov. 1, 2017, more than 600,000 people have signed up for coverage. As per the latest figures shared by the […]


Legislators insist on revisiting law that facilitates influx of addictive opioids

10-23   Legislators insist on revisiting law that facilitates influx of addictive opioids

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Hours after Congressman Tom Marino withdrew his nomination for drug czar following allegations of hindering the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) war against the opioid epidemic, legislators across the nation are pressing for the repeal of a law that facilitates the flow of addictive prescription opioids. According to an investigative report by The Washington Post published […]


Pharmacogenetics: A Personalized Approach to Drug Prescribing

09-27   Pharmacogenetics: A Personalized Approach to Drug Prescribing

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By Michael Cala The fact that medications work differently for different people is not news. When it comes to curing a headache, for example, people tend to know what medication works for them – some people might rely on aspirin, for example, while others may find ibuprofen more effective. In terms of prescription medications, physicians […]


Pain Awareness Month: Know how to manage pain

09-18   Pain Awareness Month: Know how to manage pain

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Attempting to alleviate her throbbing back pain, Valerie (name changed), 43, of San Francisco landed in the emergency room of a neighborhood hospital. Her ordeal is an eye-opening account into the dark bottomless pit of painkiller abuse. For years she struggled to make it in the hospitality sector, and finally, after a lot of hard […]


Heroin deaths increase six-fold since 2002 in US, reveals data

09-13   Heroin deaths increase six-fold since 2002 in US, reveals data

According to the latest government data, heroin deaths have seen a six-fold rise since 2002, increasing by a whopping 640 percent. From 2,089 fatal heroin overdoses in 2002, the death toll has risen to an estimated 15,446 in 2016. Further, the number of heroin users soared by 135 percent from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 […]


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