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Obamacare Is Helping West Virginia Fight the Opioid Crisis

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 — New research suggests that the Medicaid expansion the Affordable Care Act set into motion has played a key role in fighting America’s opioid epidemic. Ever since West Virginia expanded its Medicaid program under “Obamacare,” many more people with opioid addiction have been getting treatment, the new study shows. Experts said… Read More »

Viewpoints: Flawed Solutions To Opioid Crisis Are Hurting Thousands Truly In Pain; Industry Needs To Stem Teen Use Of E-Cigs

Editorial pages focus on these health issues and others. The New York Times: Opioid Overreaction Some Americans suffering from chronic pain have recently lost access to medicines that helped them live normal lives. Other patients have had to turn to invasive and dangerous treatments, like spinal injections. “Consequently, patients have endured not only unnecessary suffering,… Read More »