Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers

Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.

By KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN | SEPT. 17, 2017

This article was written through collaboration between The New York Times and ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit investigative journalism organization.

At a time when the United States […]

September 26th, 2017|Article, Link|0 Comments

‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist

A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said.

In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society.

And […]

September 25th, 2017|Article|0 Comments

Study: Relapse prevention medications like Vivitrol and Suboxone used in drug courts have minimal impact on recidivism

By Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A new evaluation of more than two dozen Ohio drug courts found that the only apparent result of giving participants medication for addiction was that some stayed in the court programs longer.

Beyond that, the state-funded study found,use of Medication Assisted Treatment, or MATs, had an otherwise minimal […]

September 7th, 2017|Article, Link|0 Comments