A 5-state project aims to improve vaccination rates among low-income children and pregnant women, using registries to track the immunization of all residents.
The VA is adding naloxone kits to AED cabinets in its buildings across the country, an initiative that could become a model for other health care organizations.
A survey of 10th-graders in LA found that while smoking pot is still the most popular method to use marijuana, kids are turning to edible and vaporized weed.
Today, 10 million Texans live at least half an hour from a women’s health clinic, a common standard used to determine health care shortages.
Courts have ruled states cannot withhold potentially life-saving but expensive medications from Medicaid beneficiaries and prison inmates who have hepatitis C.
Many employers — ill-equipped or unwilling to confront an issue they are at a loss to handle — turn a blind eye to addiction within their workforce.
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.