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Even in Best-Case Scenario, Opioid Overdose Deaths Will Keep Rising Until 2022 Health
Even in Best-Case Scenario, Opioid Overdose Deaths Will Keep Rising Until 2022

In the nation’s opioid epidemic, the carnage is far from over. A new projection of opioid overdose death rates suggests that even if there is steady progress in reducing prescription narcotics abuse nationwide, the... Read More

What ‘Dope Sick’ Really Feels Like Health
What ‘Dope Sick’ Really Feels Like

Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know. For many users, full-blown withdrawal is often foreshadowed by a yawn, or perhaps a runny nose, a sore back, sensitive skin or a restless leg. Read More

Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault Health
Senators Murray, Murkowski Aim to Improve and Expand Health Care Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault
2019-02-08 20:51:25
by TWN Staff

This week, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), reintroduced the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA), a bipartisan, bicameral bill to help improve and... Read More

Trump Pledges to End HIV Transmission by 2030. It’s Doable, But Daunting Health
Trump Pledges to End HIV Transmission by 2030. It’s Doable, But Daunting

Noting that science has “brought a once-distant dream within reach,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday night pledged to eliminate HIV transmission within 10 years. Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare Health
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare
2019-02-05 23:01:54
by Tom Ramstack

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other states that seek to protect their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The state of Maryland filed a... Read More

Judge Dismisses Maryland Suit to Preserve Affordable Care Act Health
Judge Dismisses Maryland Suit to Preserve Affordable Care Act

BALTIMORE — A federal judge on Friday dismissed Maryland’s attempt to protect the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare,” from any Trump administration efforts to dismantle it. Read More

The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System Health
The First Step Act Set to Unshackle Women in the Prison System
2019-01-30 00:20:06
by Maria Volkova

A number of provisions in the First Step Act, signed into law by President Trump last month, are going to make the lives of federally incarcerated females a little less burdensome. The bill, which passed through the... Read More

Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact Health
Furloughed Federal Workers’ Health Coverage Intact

Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little more than a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one ... Read More

Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis Spotlight
Doctor Zero, How A Single Doctor Became His Own Opioid Crisis
2019-01-16 01:23:07
by Bill Myers

Most epidemics start with a patient zero. Here in northwest Illinois, the opioid epidemic features a doctor zero. About 10 miles west of Dixon, up Route 2 and following the Rock River, under the shadow cast by the husk... Read More

Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts Health
Health Law Appeal Paused as Shutdown Affects Federal Courts

The partial government shutdown halted a major challenge to the 2010 health care law among other civil litigation on Friday, as Justice Department lawyers sought the same in a challenge from three Senate Democrats... Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
2019-01-09 01:51:50
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities ... Read More

The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs Spotlight
The Town That Raised Reagan Wants Out of the War On Drugs
2019-01-02 00:11:38
by Bill Myers

Opioids have overwhelmed rural Illinois. Desperate, the cops in Ronald Reagan’s hometown have stopped arresting people and started getting them help. In an exclusive series, The Well News looks at “Safe Passage,” a... Read More

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