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Food Insecurity in the Medicare Population Associated With Income, Comorbidities, Psychiatric Health

Study data published in JAMA Internal Medicine highlight the significant burden that food insecurity poses to Medicare beneficiaries. Food insecurity was particularly prevalent among individuals under 65 years of age and those with dual Medicaid enrollment, low income, comorbid chronic conditions, depression, or anxiety. Investigators abstracted data from the 2016 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, which…

FDA Sends Warning Letter About OTC Drugs to Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree has been sent a warning letter for selling over-the-counter (OTC) drugs made by foreign companies with serious, multiple violations of federal manufacturing laws, the US Food and Drug Administration says.

Length of Time Spent in the US Impacts Opioid Use Among Immigrants

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…

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