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These states have been hit the hardest by America's opioid epidemic

In a study of opioid deaths from 1999 to 2016, “we found that, in general, opioid mortality is skyrocketing,” said Mathew Kiang, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Population Health Sciences. More specifically, the study, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that the mortality rate from synthetic opioids in… Read More »

Innovation Amidst the Crisis: Health IT and the Opioid Abuse Epidemic | Part 1 – A Strategic Framework

Colin Konschak Dave Levin By COLIN KONSCHAK, FACHE and DAVE LEVIN, MD The opioid crisis in the United States is having a devastating impact on individuals, their families, and the health care industry. This multi-part series will focus on the role technology can play in addressing this crisis. In this article, we propose a strategic… Read More »

LA City Hall official is the latest struck by TYPHUS in the city's raging epidemic

‘It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes’: LA City Hall official is the latest struck by TYPHUS epidemic ravaging the county – and she blames fleas in her office Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood revealed she was diagnosed in November She is blaming the fleas in her office at LA’s City… Read More »