Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Opioid abuse-related job losses have cost U.S. federal and state governments tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue, a new study claims. Penn State researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug...
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According to the World Health Organization, preventing violence is a multifaceted mandate of public health, which requires strategies that are adapted to local and national social contexts.1 In an editorial, Dr. Matthew Stanbrook argues that physicians ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
The objective of this study is to expand the current understanding of opioid poisoning through the use of data analytics to evaluate geographic, temporal, and sociodemographic differences of opioid poisoning– related hospital visits in a region of New York State with high opioid poisoning rates.MethodsThis retrospective cohort study utilized patient-level New York State all-payer hospital data (2010–2016) combined with Census data to evaluate geographic, patient, and community factors for 9,714 Long Island residents with an opioid poisoning–related inpatient or outpatient hospital facility discharge. Temp...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Jun 25, 2019. . Sponsored by HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
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Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) of a public meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Jackson, Mississippi on July 8-9, 2019. The meeting will include a presentation onEnding the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America and discuss recommendations regarding the prevention, treatment, and cure of HIV/AIDS. Mississippi is one of the 7 states with high rural rates of HIV/AIDS targeted by the President's plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
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[Deutsche Welle] Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more difficult. The WHO's decision proved controversial.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
I would like to thank the guest editors for this excellent review. They not only deal with the challenging scenario of assessing medical impairment but also take us through the labyrinth of decision-making strategies, dealing with known and less obvious consequences. Disability in our society is reaching epidemic proportions, costing the taxpayer billions of dollars, much of which is attributed to musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. It becomes paramount for our medical specialty to remain current in an effort to appropriately assess impairments and their subsequent impact on not only the individual but also our society.
Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Foreword Source Type: research
Philip Morris - the nation's largest cigarette manufacturer - is about to land a huge legislative gift from the most unlikely of sources: the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.Earlier today, the Board approved an ordinance that will ban the sale of all electronic cigarettes in the city, including both brick-and-mortar and online sales. Before it becomes law, the ordinance is subject to a final vote, which is expected to take place next week.The Philip Morris USA cigarette company could not have dreamed for a more favorable legislative gift from the city of San Francisco. Right now, the chief competitor to the sale of the ...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
In Reply We interpret the letter from Gagner regarding our 26-year report of revisional surgery in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study as yet another contribution to the current dispute of pros and cons of gastric bypass (GBP) vs sleeve gastrectomy. Gagner is a strong advocate of sleeve gastrectomy, and he predicts that this surgical method will be a “mass treatment for the global epidemic of severe obesity and diabetes.” However, the SOS study was started more than 30 years ago, and sleeve gastrectomy has only been widely used during the last decade. Thus, the results of the SOS study cannot contribute to t...
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2019Source: SexologiesAuthor(s): M. OhayonSummaryImprovements in the prognosis for HIV infection and the impact of biomedical strategies for the prevention of transmission have created very specific situations for men who live with HIV within the homosexual minorities. Originally focused on their duty in preventing transmission, the issue at stake gradually moved towards one of power, with the HIV-infected person, the hero/martyr of the 1980s and 1990s, becoming the hero who has vanquished the fear of Aids. Undetectable viral load, the standard of current treatment, makes the indiv...
Source: Sexologies - Category: Sexual Medicine Source Type: research
Demonstration grants for projects designed to to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system in high-risk rural communities and regions. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Bureau of Justice Assistance, Institute for Intergovernmental Research, U.S. Department of Justice
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