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Vermont Governor Proposes Limits on Painkiller Prescriptions

Vermont Governor Proposes Limits on Painkiller Prescriptions

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposal is his latest step to combat the opioid crisis that has ravaged Vermont over the past five years.
Vermont Governor Proposes Limits on Painkiller Prescriptions

Vermont Governor Proposes Limits on Painkiller Prescriptions

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s proposal is his latest step to combat the opioid crisis that has ravaged Vermont over the past five years.
Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

A worker sprayed chemicals to kill the mosquito that transmits Zika in Bangkok in September, left; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were bred for research at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil, right.
Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

A worker sprayed chemicals to kill the mosquito that transmits Zika in Bangkok in September, left; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were bred for research at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil, right.
Fentanyl Outpaces Heroin as the Deadliest Drug on Long Island

Fentanyl Outpaces Heroin as the Deadliest Drug on Long Island

Kristin Clarino, a toxicologist in the Suffolk County medical examiner’s office in Hauppauge, handling recently tested samples of fentanyl. The drug has killed at least 220 people on Long Island in
Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Readers Respond

Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Readers Respond

A heroin user prepares to inject himself in New London, Conn.
Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Readers Respond

Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Readers Respond

A heroin user prepares to inject himself in New London, Conn.
Fixes: Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye

Fixes: Injecting Drugs, Under a Watchful Eye

A client at the Insite supervised injection center in Vancouver, Canada.
Picking the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever

Picking the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever

Pain relievers were near the top of over-the-counter medication sales in 2015.
Picking the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever

Picking the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever

Pain relievers were near the top of over-the-counter medication sales in 2015.
Picking the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever

Picking the Right Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever

Pain relievers were near the top of over-the-counter medication sales in 2015.
Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What?

Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What?

An opioid user in Rainelle, W.Va. Health officials say the Affordable Care Act has helped make progress in the opioid epidemic.
Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What?

Addiction Treatment Grew Under Health Law. Now What?

An opioid user in Rainelle, W.Va. Health officials say the Affordable Care Act has helped make progress in the opioid epidemic.
Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs

Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs

Tablets of the antidepressants Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. A new analysis, based on data from doctors’ office visits, suggests that inappropriate prescribing to older people is more common than
Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs

Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans’ Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs

Tablets of the antidepressants Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. A new analysis, based on data from doctors’ office visits, suggests that inappropriate prescribing to older people is more common than
A Spike in Overdose Emergency Calls Is Seen in Kentucky

A Spike in Overdose Emergency Calls Is Seen in Kentucky

An image from a YouTube video of Louisville’s metro emergency medical services responding to a possible overdose last week.
Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

Sommer Kleweno Walley at home in Seattle. After she slipped on steps and began having back pain, a doctor prescribed physical therapy and an anti-inflammatory drug. Her pain was gone in a few months.
Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

Sommer Kleweno Walley at home in Seattle. After she slipped on steps and began having back pain, a doctor prescribed physical therapy and an anti-inflammatory drug. Her pain was gone in a few months.