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An Opioid That’s One Thousand Times More Potent Than Morphine Is Approved at Height of Opioid Addiction Crisis

An estimated 202,600 Americans died from opioid overdoses between 2002 and 2015,1 and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.2 Despite all the public warnings and national efforts to rein in this lethal trend, overdose cases admitted into emergency rooms still increased by more than 30… Read More »

CMS continues to investigate information breach of more than 90,000 Healthcare.gov consumers

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services is continuing to work with law enforcement to investigate a breach of Healthcare.gov discovered on October 16 that could have affected 93,689 consumers, an increase from the 75,000 originally estimated, CMS said Tuesday. CMS has notified individuals whose personal information was exposed. THE IMPACT In a November 7… Read More »