Tami Luhby, CNN – Monday, he claimed credit for being “the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions in your Healthcare” in a tweet blasting an ad by former New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg that attacks the President’s record on health care.
Emergency department (ED) visits for opioid* overdoses rose 30% in all parts of the US from July 2016 through September 2017. People who have had an overdose are more likely to have another, so being seen in the ED is an opportunity for action.
As our nation debates the benefits of a National Healthcare System, unofficially called Medicare for All, a look at Great Britain’s national healthcare system should give all of us a moment of pause to consider alternatives. But then again, the current trajectory our healthcare system, a corporate conglomerate for profit system, is neither ideal nor beneficial for all American’s either.
In 2016 I testified at an FDA hearing about the “opioid crisis,” which was starting to make its way into the news in a big way. I was the last of 15 speakers, which included, among others, addiction specialists, physicians, patient advocates and parents whose children had died from drug overdoses.
America’s drug overdose crisis is still largely dominated by opioid overdose deaths. But stimulants like cocaine and especially methamphetamine seem poised for a comeback.
Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, which gave millions of low-income adults access to health insurance, was linked to a 6 percent reduction in opioid overdose death rates — potentially preventing thousands of deaths — according to a new study in JAMA Network Open.
In 2017, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) established that all services and programs funded under the act must help survivors regardless of substance use.
Despite a decade of indisputable evidence that we are not having an “opioid crisis.” but rather a “heroin/fentanyl crisis” you might think that people might start to figure this out and act accordingly.
After reading thousands of articles and opinions since 2000, on what caused the opioid crisis I fail to see any single cause or primary contributor. The majority of us contributed to how we got here. Through a trillion times a trillion individual choices, whether by action or inaction, by intent or ignorance, this is a problem of government, industry and it’s citizenry, there are few innocents, so ultimately it’s a problem not just with our systems but with our humanity.
Pre-release data reported by the Associated Press on 2019 opioid overdose deaths indicates that for the first nine months of 2019, opioid overdose deaths rose grew at a faster rate when compared to the same time period in 2018.