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08-04   Bullying tactics of Health Net pushes addiction rehab center to closure

Insurance giant Health Net’s hegemony and illogical refusals to pay the patients’ genuine insurance claims for the past two years have pushed Insight Treatment Center, an addiction treatment center, to the verge of shutting down. The center has been offering services relentlessly in the field of addiction treatment and recovery for the past 25 years. […]

07-24   House HHS Appropriations Bill cuts AHRQ fund, but backs NIH, rural health

A major change has been noticed in the budget approved by the House Appropriations Committee for the fiscal year 2018, in which the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is going to receive a fund of only $300. This is despite the fact that HHS would receive a boost of $5.8 billion. The AHRQ […]

07-17   Marijuana legalization becomes a bone of contention between states and Feds

For the U.S., marijuana is more than just a drug. Affinity toward the drug owing to its supposed medicinal effects and lack of information about its potential hazards had turned it into a major cause of disagreement among political rivals during the presidential elections in 2016. Democratic Party members expounding their views in favor of […]

07-14   Understanding threat posed by fentanyl transdermal patches

The United States has been reeling under an opioid crisis and the prevalence of fentanyl abuse is only making things worse. Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate, is an extremely addictive pain reliever 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Now, fentanyl patches are threatening to take the opioid epidemic to a new level. People rampantly […]

07-13   Opioid addiction goes up but not the rate of treatment, says report

The rate of opioid addiction is rising drastically among young Americans. However, very few of them are actually receiving treatment, which could help prevent overdose or relapse, says a recent study. Opioid addiction among youth jumped almost five-fold between 2010 and 2015, with the trend hitting the sky in 2014. However, medication-assisted treatment involving drugs […]

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