Hospital chain pledges to cut opioid prescriptions 40 percent by 2018 in face of painkiller epidemic

If Intermountain Healthcare reaches its goal, it will prescribe 5 million fewer opioid pills annually to patients in Utah and southern Idaho. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

State Highlights: FEMA’s Recovery Efforts On U.S. Islands Lag Behind Those On Mainland, Report Says; Citing Opioid Epidemic Challenges, Maryland’s Chief Medical Examiner Announces Resignation

Media outlets report on news from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Maryland, New Hampshire, Minnesota, District of Columbia, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio and California. Kaiser Health News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Viewpoints: Warren Needs To Find New Way To Answer Question About ‘Medicare For All’ Costs; Finally, Mental Health Needs Of Children Get Important Boost During Opioid Epidemic

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care cost issues and other health topics, as well. Kaiser Health News BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Indigenous student’s disappearance just one in epidemic of missing native women | Nightline

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