The length of time spent in the United States by first-generation immigrants is associated with opioid use, according to a recent study in JAMA Network Open. There are an estimated 41.5 million adult immigrants in the United States, of which approximately 3.2 million (7.8%) report using prescription opioids. Because the current opioid crisis originated from…
The ACOG supports over-the-counter hormonal contraception access with no restrictions on age. Over-the-counter access should be expanded to include oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, the contraceptive patch, and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate.
Healthcare costs in the United States are approaching 18% of the country’s GDP, a figure greater than any other nation in the world. However, according to a 2012 analysis, up to 34% of this spending could be categorized as waste.
Free distribution of essential medicines was shown to improve treatment adherence. Bettering access to essential medicines can improve quality of care and move toward achieving univer-sal health coverage.
The researchers found that 17 percent of nonelderly adults with diabetes, including 33 percent of those with low income, were uninsured in 2009 to 2010. Adjusted uninsured rates decreased by 12 percent after ACA implementation among nonelderly adults with diabetes and by 27 percent among those with low income.
The magnitude of therapeutic effects plays an important role in US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of treatments based on nonrandomized clinical trials (RCTs), according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. RCTs are widely used to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new clinical interventions and medical devices. However, RCTs are often…
The framework for risk-benefit evaluations used in research can shed light on ways of balancing potential social benefits and individual risks that are missing from existing ethical frameworks for public health.