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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.… Read More »

Insurer group urges CMS Administrator Seema Verma to reconsider pass-through funding for non-ACA plans

America’s Health Insurance Plans is urging Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to prevent subsidies from being used to purchase plans that are not compliant with the Affordable Care Act. In a December 20 letter to Verma, AHIP said CMS’s October proposal to offer new flexibility through ACA waivers would destabilize the… Read More »

Women nearly as ‘distressed’ as men over compulsive sexual urges and behaviour, study finds

A significant proportion of the population is grappling with a new and controversial disorder: compulsive sexual behaviour, a new study has found. And it’s not just men, as a surprising number of women say they have trouble controlling their sexual urges. Of 2,325 U.S. adults surveyed, 10 per cent of men and seven per cent… Read More »