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Opioids

Healthcare professionals and policymakers are struggling to come to terms with the epidemic of opioid abuse and overdose in the United States – perhaps nowhere more than here in Massachusetts, where the presence of premier medical institutions has not been able to stem the state’s record high rates of opioid-overdose deaths (which are among the…

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According to statistics compiled from the CDC, more than 165,000 people in the US died as a result of overdoses due to prescription medications from 1999 to 2014. The rate continues climbing with over 14,000 deaths in 2014 alone. While death is the most dangerous end-point, that is just the tip of the iceberg. It…

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The year 2016 saw many changes happening in the medical arena; some good, some bad, and some just interesting.  Many familiar characters played a role on the medical stage, more observed quietly, and some new voices rang out expressing what needs to be fixed and where medicine should journey. A look back at healthcare in…

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