April 18, 2017 | Gary A. Enos, Contributing Editor
A congressional forum at the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit had one member saying the nation can't throw money at the crisis, while another warned of dangerous directions from the nominated FDA leader.
Insurance giant Cigna recently reported that use of prescribed opioids has declined 12% among its member population in the past year, almost halfway along its previously announced goal to reduce opioid use by 25% over three years.
Congressmen Hal Rogers and Stephen F. Lynch are bringing together Republicans and Democrats in the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse to discuss best practices to address the opioid crisis.
A higher percentage of patients with major depressive disorder do not want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, as compared to the general population, according to a study published this week by health network PatientsLikeMe.