FDA considering reductions of nicotine in cigarettes
The goal is to lower the amount of nicotine to minimally or non-addictive levels, the agency said. Read more
Questions and answers about opioids and chronic pain
The findings from a recent study raise a lot of questions about the right approach to managing pain, particularly chronic pain. Read more
Opioids don’t beat other medications for chronic pain
A new study looks at the effectiveness of opioids for treating chronic pain over 12 months, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read more
Uber launches service to get people to doctor’s office
The Uber rides can be scheduled for patients through doctor’s offices, by receptionists or other staffers. And they can be booked for immediate pickup or up to 30 days in advance. Read more
Time running short for Congress to fix individual market
The lawmakers are up against both a legislative clock and the insurance companies’ timeline. Insurers have until summer to decide if they want to continue to sell policies on the ACA marketplaces, but many start making preliminary decisions as early as April. Read more

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