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.
StrategyOpioids like 'Lean' Permeate Hip-Hop Culture, but Dangers Are Downplayed
Drug use in the hip-hop community has an ever increasing presence that is intertwined with the music ? and one...
StrategyAddiction Treatment Providers in Pa. Face Little State Scrutiny Despite Harm to Clients
A KHN-Spotlight PA investigation found that Pennsylvania has allowed providers to continue operating despite repeated violations of state regulations and...
Covid-19Doctors More Likely to Prescribe Opioids to COVID 'Long Haulers,' Raising Addiction Fears
Experts fear that even a small increase in the inappropriate use of addictive pain pills will lead to a resurgence...
TechnologyTech Helps Reach High Utilizers to Lower ER Costs
Alaska's Mat-Su Health Foundation project provides a model that its proponents say can be replicated anywhere.
Clinical CarePandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Disease
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before the pandemic, with 15 million people diagnosed with the condition around...
Clinical CareImproving Medication Adherence
Starting with basic needs to improve chronic conditions during COVID-19 and beyond.
StrategySan Francisco Wrestles With Drug Approach as Death and Chaos Engulf Tenderloin
San Francisco is on track to lose an average of nearly two people a day to drugs in 2020, compared...
StrategyThe Justice Department Sues Walmart, Accusing It of Illegally Dispensing Opioids
Two years after the Trump administration walked away from charging Walmart criminally for its role in the opioid crisis, the...