Tag: Expert

Los Angeles Times: With opioid abuse surging, expert panel recommends drug screening for all U.S. adults

Soaring rates of painkiller abuse are one factor that prompted an expert panel to recommend that primary care doctors screen all their adult patients for illicit drug use. (David Maialetti / Philadelphia Inquirer) By MELISSA HEALY STAFF WRITER  AUG. 13, 2019, 4:22 PM It’s time for doctors to start asking every patient, every time: Have you…

Opioid expert: ‘I don’t really see’ the Trump administration doing a lot to help.

Adriana Belmonte Yahoo Finance, July 18, 2019, 7:27am PDT “GO TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW TO VIEW VIDEO.“ The opioid crisis is drawing attention from all sides. Fed Chair Jerome Powell even mentioned it during recent testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, speaking to how it’s affected labor force participation. Legislation to provide funding for drug abuse treatments has received bipartisan support,…