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Physician Spotlight: TennCare CMO Victor Wu
Physician Spotlight: TennCare CMO Victor Wu

TennCare CMO launches programs aimed at improving health of Tennessee's Medicaid recipients.

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Bipartisan Group of Senate Health Committee Members Introduce Bill to Spur Development of New Non-Addictive Painkiller
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Cooper Sponsors Bill to Repeal Law Blamed for Restricting DEA Opioid Enforcement
Cooper Sponsors Bill to Repeal Law Blamed for Restricting DEA Opioid Enforcement

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), joined by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins (WV-03), U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13), today introduced bipartisan legislation repealing the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016.

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Innovative Meharry Program Helps Mothers with Opioid Addiction
Innovative Meharry Program Helps Mothers with Opioid Addiction

The Rainbow Program at Meharry offers pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse disorders new hope.

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The New Face of Opioid Addiction
The New Face of Opioid Addiction

From businessmen to housewives, today's opioid addicts are in a fight for their lives.

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Op Ed: Patients First, No Matter what Hat You Wear
Op Ed: Patients First, No Matter what Hat You Wear

When asked how I manage wearing the different hats of pediatrician and president of the Tennessee Medical Association, the state's largest professional organization for doctors, my answer is always the same. It's all about the patients.

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FDA Asks Endo Pharma to Pull Opana ER

In a highly unusual move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has requested Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market. In a release on June 8, the agency said it is seeking removal based on concern that the benefits of the drug may no longer outweigh its risks. This is the first time the agency has taken steps to remove a currently marketed opioid pain medication from sale due to the public health consequences of abuse.

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21st Century Cures
21st Century Cures

Calling it a 'Christmas miracle,' U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander discusses the importance of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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Babies Born With Opioid Withdrawal Increasing In Rural Areas
Babies Born With Opioid Withdrawal Increasing In Rural Areas

An increasing number of newborns are being born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids in rural areas of the United States as compared to births in urban areas, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.

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