Save lives by enforcing fair compensation for mental health services
“Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it.” This statement by President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is in response to drug overdoses now killing more people than gun homicides and car crashes combined. Since 1999, more than 620,000 people in... Read more
The high cost of surviving rabies
Brenda Goodman is senior news writer at WebMD. Andy Miller is CEO and editor of Georgia Health News. Feb. 20, 2018 — A brown bat the size of a mouse with teeth like a stapler may or may not have bitten Tamara Davis in Georgia. But it certainly took... Read more
House panel weighs legislation to ease access to vital medications
Brannen Whirledge was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, two years ago at age 4. His family tried for months to find an effective medicine for him that didn’t produce unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and fatigue. Finally, they found what his mother, Melissa, calls “a... Read more
Georgia Senate approves bills on opioid epidemic, health council
A key state senator said Wednesday that she expects Georgia’s fight against the opioid epidemic to draw funding from the Legislature through the budget process. Sen. Renee Unterman, a Buford Republican, made the remarks after the Senate unanimously approved a bill that would establish a Georgia director of substance abuse, addiction... Read more
No major shortage of flu drugs, but pharmacies face supply gap
This flu season — the worst in several years – has stretched the supply chain of flu drugs to the limit. Drug stores have scrambled to keep up with demand for the antiviral flu drug Tamiflu and its generic brand, and that’s resulting in spot shortages, especially for the... Read more

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