Medicaid Contributing to Opioid Crisis: Senate Report

Medicaid is contributing to the nation’s opioid crisis by establishing incentives that make it profitable to abuse and sell opioids, a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee concludes. The report notes that at least 1,072 people have been convicted or charged nationwide since 2010 for improperly using Medicaid to obtain prescription … Continue reading Medicaid Contributing to Opioid Crisis: Senate Report

You May be Safer Taking a Nap in Front of an Oncoming Train than at your Doctor’s Office or Hospital

A new public health crisis: Preventable harm in healthcare Preventable harm in healthcare is now a public health crisis and requires a nationwide, coordinated response, said a leading patient safety organization. Indeed, studies point to medical errors as a leading cause of death in the United States, and the National Patient Safety Foundation Monday issued … Continue reading You May be Safer Taking a Nap in Front of an Oncoming Train than at your Doctor’s Office or Hospital