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Viewpoints: Shinseki's efforts haven't yet solved VA's problems; treating children with mental illness is complicated; abuse of painkillers

Viewpoints: Shinseki's efforts haven't yet solved VA's problems; treating children with mental illness is complicated; abuse of painkillers

Access to health care increases prescription opioid abuse

Access to health care increases prescription opioid abuse

Viewpoints: House Republicans help themselves, and the country, with smart, tough questions to Tavenner; Kentucky senators out of step with eager constituents; replace health law with single payer system

Viewpoints: House Republicans help themselves, and the country, with smart, tough questions to Tavenner; Kentucky senators out of step with eager constituents; replace health law with single payer system

State highlights: Calif. Gov. Vetoes 'biosimilars' bill; health data gateway opens in Calif.; L.A. health workers required to get flu shots

State highlights: Calif. Gov. Vetoes 'biosimilars' bill; health data gateway opens in Calif.; L.A. health workers required to get flu shots

First Edition: October 16, 2013

First Edition: October 16, 2013

State highlights: D.C. to use cash reserves to pay Medicaid providers off; Texas, Planned Parenthood reach overbilling settlement; Veteran health centers at colleges

State highlights: D.C. to use cash reserves to pay Medicaid providers off; Texas, Planned Parenthood reach overbilling settlement; Veteran health centers at colleges

Poor, less educated patients are less likely to receive opioid pain medications in emergency rooms

Poor, less educated patients are less likely to receive opioid pain medications in emergency rooms

Novel approach to pain therapy paves way for lower dosage painkillers

Novel approach to pain therapy paves way for lower dosage painkillers

1 in 4 teens misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime

1 in 4 teens misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime

Ameritox study shows correlation between positive marijuana tests, misuse of prescription drugs

Ameritox study shows correlation between positive marijuana tests, misuse of prescription drugs

Viewpoints: Looking for the budget's true bottom line; The debate on Plan B reignited; Medicare cuts have impact

Viewpoints: Looking for the budget's true bottom line; The debate on Plan B reignited; Medicare cuts have impact

OMT offers moderate to substantial pain relief from chronic low back pain

OMT offers moderate to substantial pain relief from chronic low back pain

Viewpoints: Other GOP governors should note what Scott wrangled out of HHS; Curbs on painkillers need to be tougher

Viewpoints: Other GOP governors should note what Scott wrangled out of HHS; Curbs on painkillers need to be tougher

Low testosterone levels occur more often among men on long-acting opioids

Low testosterone levels occur more often among men on long-acting opioids

Parents not very concerned about misuse of narcotic pain medicines by children and teens

Parents not very concerned about misuse of narcotic pain medicines by children and teens

NIDA's 2012 Monitoring the Future survey shows rates stable or down for most drugs

NIDA's 2012 Monitoring the Future survey shows rates stable or down for most drugs

Prescription pain medication abuse on the rise among current generation of adolescents

Prescription pain medication abuse on the rise among current generation of adolescents

Positive data from Nektar’s NKTR-192 Phase 1a study on acute pain

Positive data from Nektar’s NKTR-192 Phase 1a study on acute pain

Roundup: Texas probes Xerox in Medicaid overbilling; Miss. abortion clinic fights to stay open

Roundup: Texas probes Xerox in Medicaid overbilling; Miss. abortion clinic fights to stay open

Young adults, adolescents with mental health disorders more likely to become long-term opioid users

Young adults, adolescents with mental health disorders more likely to become long-term opioid users