The 57-year-old music icon officially became the most high-profile victim of the nation's opioid epidemic.
There may be an inexpensive way to reduce the risky use of pain medications by people at high risk of overdosing: using trained therapists in the emergency department to provide motivational interviews.
The poll found most Americans remain unaware of federal parity laws on access to mental health care, 2 years into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The intravenous acetaminophen Ofirmev has been shown to decrease hospital length of stay, opioid-related complications, and overall costs compared with traditional opioid analgesics.
The guideline is designed to improve decision-making when prescribing pain medication. CDC authors note that the sheer rise of opioid prescriptions cannot be explained by the underlying health status of the population.

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