Clinical CareAs Overdose Deaths Soar, DEA-Wary Pharmacies Shy From Dispensing Addiction Medication
The DEA is exacerbating the opioid epidemic by scaring pharmacies away from dispensing this medication when it's desperately needed.
Human ResourcesWatch: Going Beyond the Script of 'Dopesick' and America's Real-Life Opioid Crisis
The Hulu series dovetails with the broader reality KFF's journalists and analysts have been documenting in their work for the...
Clinical Care6 Months to Live or Die: How Long Should an Alcoholic Liver Disease Patient Wait for a Transplant?
A widespread practice requires patients with alcoholic liver disease to complete a period of sobriety before they can get on...
StrategyNeedle Exchanges Are Targeted by Eco-Rooted Lawsuits. A New California Law Will Stop That.
Opponents have deployed a novel strategy to shut them down: using environmental regulations to sue over needle waste.
StrategyListen: California Banks on a Bold Treatment: Pay Drug Users to Stop Using
One addict's story explains how California's unconventional treatment works.
StrategyMcKinsey Never Told the FDA It Was Working for Opioid Makers While Also Working for the Agency
In a decade-plus span McKinsey counted among its clients many of the country's biggest drug companies.
Clinical CareFrom Uber Vouchers to Patient Advocates: What It Takes to Increase ER Addiction Treatment
Despite widespread consensus on the importance of addiction treatment in the ER, many hospitals fail to screen for substance use.
StrategyWe Are Releasing the Full Video of Richard Sackler's Testimony About Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Crisis
A settlement is about to shield members of the Sackler family from civil litigation regarding their alleged roles in the...
StrategyAs Holdout Missouri Joins Nation in Monitoring Opioid Prescriptions, Experts Worry
Some in public health now argue that monitoring programs to cut off prescription opiate misuse, will push addicts to use...
Clinical CareHow ERs Fail Patients with Addiction: One Patient's Tragic Death
Addicts often fall victim to two huge gaps in the U.S. healthcare system: a paucity of addiction treatment and high...
StrategyCalifornia Lawmakers Push Feds to Allow a Therapy That Pays Meth Users to Abstain
Providers worry that by paying patients they'll violate anti-kickback regulations and thus jeopardize their federal funding through Medicaid.
Clinical CareWomen Now Drink as Much as Men — And Are Prone to Sickness Sooner
For nearly a century, women have been closing the gender gap in alcohol consumption, binge-drinking and alcohol use disorder.