Tag Archives: Progress

Doctors Can Change Opioid Prescribing Habits, But Progress Comes In Small Doses

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). When they started practicing medicine, most surgeons say, there was little or no information about just how many pain pills patients needed after specific procedures. As a result, patients often were sent home with the equivalent of handfuls of powerful and addictive medications. Then… Read More »

OIG: Washington PDMP makes some progress with enhancements

Federal funds used by the Evergreen State to enhance its prescription drug monitoring program appear to be at least partially well spent, according to Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. Washington received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve its PDMP capabilities. PDMPs are electronic databases that help… Read More »

Viewpoints: Are Lower Health Care Prices Going To Be Break The GOP Needs?; Progress After Parkland Isn’t Nearly Enough To Slow Gun Violence

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other health topics. The Wall Street Journal: Will Republicans Start Winning On Health Care?  Prices of health care products and services have been rising very slowly in the Trump era. Meanwhile the President’s opponents are embracing increasingly radical plans for the sector. The issue that enabled Democrats to… Read More »