How the Americans With Disabilities Act could change the way the nation’s jails and prisons treat addiction. Most jails and prisons around the country forbid methadone and a newer addiction medication, buprenorphine, even when legitimately prescribed, on the grounds that they pose safety and security concerns

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Are not clear or adequate for non-communicable disease surveillance, finds new global stakeholder survey led by our Joseph Ali

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In 2003, epidemiologist Nicholas Thomson was doing HIV prevention work in Chiang Mai, Thailand, when the country’s president, Thaksin Shinawatra, launched an aggressive war on drugs

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Despite the mounting death toll of America’s opioid crisis, most facilities that treat substance use disorders don’t offer patients buprenorphine, naltrexone, or methadone—the three medications approved by the FDA for the long-term management of opioid use disorder, according to a new study

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Written by 37 scientists from 16 countries. “It’s not a blanket approach, but when you look at the data there are certain individuals or populations that don’t need that much red meat for their own health,” said our Jessica Fanzo, “There’s a real inequity. Some people get too much. Some people get too little.”

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Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care

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In a letter citing a ProPublica and Frontline investigation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has asked a U.S. district judge to ensure that people who have moved out of adult homes and into their own apartments have what they need to do so safely

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“This policy is a tiny step forward, but falls far short of what’s needed,” said Jeanne Pinder, the founder and chief executive of Clear Health Costs, a consumer health research organization. “The posted prices are fanciful, inflated, difficult to decode and inconsistent, so it’s hard to see how an average person would find them useful.”

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