Despite an overdose epidemic that is killing nearly 200 Americans a day, the vast majority of hospitals do not offer addiction treatment to ER patients.
Black people and Native Americans are under-represented in clinical trials, even when the drugs are aimed at a cancer that disproportionately affects them.
Among the fastest growing group of pot users are people over 50, with especially steep increases being seen among those 65 and older.
The survey found a small increase in the number of people with substance use disorders who receive specialty treatment, but 92% do not.
Under the new rules, these private Medicare insurance plans could require patients to try cheaper drugs first.
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among 1 in 4 older adults who receive them.
Doctors and hospitals love to talk about patients saved with precision medicine, and reporters love to write about them, but success is, in fact, rare.
The hepatitis A vaccine is safe and effective; it is given as 2 shots, 6 months apart. Both shots are needed for long-term protection.
The 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed 50-100m people. A major influenza pandemic on this scale will happen again, and we’re unprepared.
His family thinks their son was rationing his insulin — using less than he needed — to try to make it last until he could afford to buy more.