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    Three Possible Measures for Quality Medical Care May Help Cut Deaths from Opioid Addiction by One-Third

    Jun 27, 2017

    Following three possible recommendations for medical care for people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third. Deaths were much lower among patients who were not prescribed opioids or common types of anxiety medications, those who received psychosocial counseling, and those who had quarterly visits with a physician.

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    Ingredients for Health Care Reform

    Jul 10, 2017

    Despite their differences, the Affordable Care Act and the current proposals to replace it take a similar approach to providing health insurance. What might some alternatives look like? And how could they provide coverage to more Americans?

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