Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients’ drug history

ITHACA, N.Y. – There’s a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country, according to new Cornell University research: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The most significant response to the opioid epidemic comes from state governments. Nearly every state now has a database that tracks every prescription for opioids like OxyContin, […]

Huge increase in uninsured under GOP health care bill

Colleen Carey, professor of economics at Cornell University and an expert in healthcare regulation, insurance markets and public subsidies, comments on the two main findings in Monday’s congressional review of the American Health Care Act: the impact the bill would have on health insurance coverage and the federal budget.  Bio: http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=cmc528   Carey says: “The report […]