Tackling prescription drug abuse will hardly make a dent in America's ongoing opioid crisis in the coming years, a new study suggests.Reducing access to powerful painkillers – through dose limits,prescribing guidelines and prescription drug monitoring programs – has been prioritized as a key response to the epidemic. But without more aggressive action to rein in the … [Read more...] about Study predicts alarming opioid trend over the next decade
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Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him. From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it and to his health insurer. … [Read more...] about You snooze, you lose: Insurers make the old adage literally true
It was a very public way to die. Public, that is, to the few thousand people on The Well. On March 25, 1995, Tom Mandel sat down at his computer and wrote: It's bad luck to say goodbye before it's time to do so and there's no point in embracing death before one's time, but I thought maybe I'd sneak in a topic, not too maudlin I hope, in which I could slowly say goodbye to my … [Read more...] about The Epic Saga of The Well
When historians look back at the 2010s, I suspect two tech trends will be readily apparent: the rise in popularity of the subscription-based model and the emergence of the gig economy. What may not be immediately evident is that these two movements helped solve a dilemma that has perplexed some of the world’s brightest minds for decades. Among the many start-ups priming … [Read more...] about Grocery Delivery in 2018: Does It Finally Work?
Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Adderall, a brand name, is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, which are central nervous system stimulants. Taking Adderall may help increase the ability to focus, pay attention and control behavior. The drug increases the synaptic concentration … [Read more...] about Adderall: Uses, Abuses & Side Effects