Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased dramatically over the last decade. In 2017, the latest year for which the U.S. government has statistics on the trend, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses

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Want to see a group of parents shudder? Whisper that your kid has “pinkeye.” That one little word evokes images of ocular goop cutting a swath through a pre-K class like a lion through a herd of gazelles

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Researchers tracked prescriptions and pill use in 179 women discharged from an academic medical center after cesarean delivery. On average, they left the hospital with a prescription for the equivalent of 30 pills containing 5 milligrams of oxycodone or hydrocodone

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At the same time that so many are underserved, many more are overserved. This is a hard concept for many Americans to wrap their minds around, the notion that they might be “overtreated.” It’s against this backdrop that I spoke with Shannon Brownlee at Berkeley Uncharted, the annual ideas festival

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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to draw up list of 100 interventions to advise against in attempt to curb ‘unnecessary’ care, rousing fears of NHS rationing

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