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Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.

Three years ago this month, as alarms about the over-prescription of opioid painkillers were sounding across the country, the federal government issued course-correcting guidelines for primary care doctors. Prescriptions have fallen notably since then, and the Trump administration is pushing for them to drop by another third by 2021. But in a letter to be… Read More »

'When the specialist came to talk to us, our world fell apart' – Little boy born with heart condition

Freddie, Padraig, Harry, and Niamh together on holidays. Freddie was diagnosed with hypoplastic right heart syndrome, a serious heart condition, in the first few days of his life. Freddie started school last September ‘When the specialist came to talk to us, our world fell apart’ – Little boy born with heart condition Independent.ie The mother… Read More »

Hospital-acquired conditions fell 13% since 2014, CMS chief says

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday touted new patient safety data showing a significant decline in patient harm occurring in hospitals due to infections. From 2014 to 2017, the number of hospital-acquired conditions dropped by 13% — or about 20,000 avoidable deaths. Savings to the healthcare system totaled $ 7.7 billion. “While I… Read More »