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What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

CVS to Become First Drugstore Chain to Stop Selling Cigarettes

By Bryan Le

The ubiquitous chain hopes to set an example as a health care provider, even though it stands to lose close to $2 billion in annual revenue. MORE  

Will Insured Addicts Overwhelm the System?

By Chrisanne Grise

Millions of addicts will soon become eligible for health insurance, but the system may not be able to treat them all. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

"Pharmerging Markets" Drive Rx Drug Growth

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug spending is expected to keep growing fast in countries like China, India and Brazil. MORE  

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

By May Wilkerson

The Supreme Court rules in favor of Obama's health care plan—and 40 million addicts in the US are likely to benefit. MORE  

Health Care Neglects 40 Million US Addicts

By May Wilkerson

A major new study reveals that 16% of US adults suffer from addiction, but only 10% ever receive treatment. MORE  

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The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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