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Study shows opioid supply levels decline in most states

Study shows opioid supply levels decline in most states

WASHINGTON — New research from Avalere finds that the amount of prescription opioids sold across the US declined by 11% in 2017 compared to 2016. States that passed laws setting limits on opioid prescriptions in 2016 experienced steeper declines in opioids sold than the national average, with decreases in these states ranging from 13% to

What the budget deal means for health care

What the budget deal means for health care

WASHINGTON — Health care spending has been beefed up in some areas and reduced in others as a result of the federal budget legislation passed by Congress earlier this month. Chronic care funding was bolstered by the two-year spending plan, which was signed into law by President Trump, while some Affordable Care Act appropriations were

Time of testing for Affordable Care Act looms

Time of testing for Affordable Care Act looms

WASHINGTON — The upcoming enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act will be pivotal, as hikes in premiums, withdrawals by insurance companies and sign-ups that fell short of targets have combined to call the law’s sustainability into question. Federal officials say the problems is surmountable and are driving to bolster the statute before President Obama