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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Experts: Opioid Crisis Is Hitting Georgia Especially Hard

The most likely source — more than 54 percent of the time — is a friend.

Medical students in limbo as young immigrant program ends

DACA gives protection to about 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and who otherwise would lack legal permission to be in the country. The immigrants must meet strict criteria to receive two-year permits that shield them from deportation and allow them to work.

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 28, 2017

“Unfortunately, our very own medicine cabinets can be a hotbed for the opioid epidemic,” Carr said.

FDA approves better vaccine against painful shingles virus

Studies paid for by Glaxo found it prevents shingles in about 90 percent of people. Merck’s is about 50 percent effective.

Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize

States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act.

CDC: Americans in rural areas more likely to die by suicide

Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, but these numbers on rural areas are very interesting.

Anthem will turn to CVS after troubled Express Scripts deal

Anthem has found a new partner to help run prescription drug coverage after the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer’s rocky relationship with Express Scripts ends.

Georgia Mom: Hospital is endangering toddler son for dad’s mistakes

The father has had some issues with the law, so the hospital won't let him donate a kidney to his baby...who was born with no kidneys.

Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims

The therapy will be administered like an EpiPen, injected into a snakebite victim in the field to buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments.

Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report says

Nearly 26 million people around the world die each year with serious suffering in part because of a huge gap in pain relief: The U.S. may be awash in opioid painkillers, but they’re rare or unavailable in dozens of poor countries.
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