GOP's health care rollback collides with the opioid epidemic

Republican efforts to roll back former President Barack Obama's health care law could mean deep cuts to treatment programs in states hard hit by the opioid crisis
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Juul founders Adam Bowen and James Monsees, who were named to the 2019 TIME 100 list, called vaping’s potential for helping adult smokers ditch combustible cigarettes “one of the greatest opportunities for public health in the history of mankind” at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday. Juul has dominated the e-cigarette market with its sleek devices, which deliver nicotine without many of the harmful, cancer-causing substances in combustible cigarettes. But while the devices are designed to give adult smokers an alternative to cigarettes, Juul and other brands have developed a massive following among teenagers &...
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The charges against the wholesaler, Rochester Drug Cooperative, and two of its former executives marked a new tactic for prosecutors in tackling the epidemic of addiction to prescription painkillers.
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The U.S. government on Tuesday filed its first criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives over their alleged roles in fueling the nation's opioid epidemic by putting profits ahead of patients' safety.
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Conclusion The African continent is home to diverse populations of livestock breeds that possess extremely valuable genetic materials but which are not utilized effectively to support economic development or to meet up with increasing demand. Owing to the rich genetic resources and availability of advanced breeding technologies, genomic breeding can be used to speedup livestock development on the continent of Africa. However, the promise and usefulness of genomic tools (especially genomic selection), which have supported livestock gains in many Western countries are yet to be implemented in most of Africa; the major const...
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In conclusion, genomic applications are currently benefiting African livestock systems in a variety of ways, including on genetic improvement and more broadly, such as assisting in system characterization. This has emerged relatively recently, largely within the last 5 years. The expectation for the future is that African livestock systems will increasingly benefit from genomics, particularly if the various issues constraining this (as discussed in this paper) are addressed. The rate at which this will occur will large depend on the level of investment in African livestock genetic improvement. Author Contributions KM and...
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Sarah Kaye1, Mark H. Sundman2, Eric E. Hall3*, Ethan Williams4, Kirtida Patel5 and Caroline J. Ketcham3 1Mailman Research Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA, United States 2Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States 3Department of Exercise Science, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States 4Office of the Dean of Students, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States 5Department of Sports Medicine, Elon University, Elon, NC, United States Previous consensus statements on sports concussion have highlighted the importance of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and loss of...
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Plague in San Francisco: rats, racism and reform, Published online: 24 April 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01239-xTilli Tansey extols a history of California’s chaotic early-twentieth-century epidemic.
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Opioid pain killers taken postoperatively are a common way for people to get on the road to becoming drug addicts. Targeted solutions that avoid exposing patients to opioids in the first place may do a great deal to avoid the onset of drug dependency...
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Speaking at the first Time 100 Summit in New York City on Tuesday, prominent geneticist George Church admitted that for about 10 years, he knew biological weapons could be specifically targeted to individual people. But he kept it to himself. Church, a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, participated in a panel discussing how to introduce breakthroughs in medicine, which can become life-saving miracles, in ethical and responsible ways. He discussed his decision not to share his knowledge widely as an example of a line he consciously decided not to cross for ethical reasons. “I kept that a secret and didn...
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Conclusion and Recommendations: Consistent condom utilization among HIV clients on ART was low (55.8%). Place of residence and condom use initiation during sexual contact were significantly associated with consistent condom use. It is better to give more emphasis on health education and counseling service about consistent condom use for PLWHA who are on ART during follow-up especially for those who came from rural areas. PMID: 31007955 [PubMed]
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