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Baltimore Sun
The myth of more medicine and better healthMaryland is the only state testing an "all payer" model for Medicare insurance
The myth of more medicine and better health
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
Maryland is the only state testing an "all payer" model for Medicare insurance payments. This model pays hospitals a fixed amount for each patient, in contrast to standard fee-for-service payments for each test or doctor's visit. A recent report in... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Life sciences industry weighs how to address opioid crisisBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts life sciences executives are considering what their
Life sciences industry weighs how to address opioid crisis
WWLP Springfield / Posted 13 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts life sciences executives are considering what their industry should be doing to address the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic. That topic will be the focus of a panel discussion Wednesday morning at the Massachusetts... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Life sciences industry weighs how to address opioid crisisBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts life sciences executives are considering what their
Life sciences industry weighs how to address opioid crisis
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts life sciences executives are considering what their industry should be doing to address the nation's opioid abuse epidemic. That topic will be the focus of a panel discussion Wednesday morning at the Massachusetts... Read more
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Boston Herald
Medical professionals say opiate crackdown has risksDoctors and dentists said they worry a new law enforcement crackdown on opiate
Medical professionals say opiate crackdown has risks
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Doctors and dentists said they worry a new law enforcement crackdown on opiate prescriptions could have a chilling effect on those who help patients manage chronic pain. “I think we need a balance,” said Dr. Jonathan M. Davis of Tufts Medical... Read more
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Boston Herald
Tough pill to swallow for doctors, dentistsDoctors and dentists said they worry a new law enforcement crackdown on opiate
Tough pill to swallow for doctors, dentists
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
Doctors and dentists said they worry a new law enforcement crackdown on opiate prescriptions could have a chilling effect on those who help patients manage chronic pain. “I think we need a balance,” said Dr. Jonathan M. Davis of Tufts Medical... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Attorney general announces task force in opioid abuse fightBOSTON (AP) � State and federal law enforcement agencies pledged Wednesday to b
Attorney general announces task force in opioid abuse fight
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
BOSTON (AP) � State and federal law enforcement agencies pledged Wednesday to band together to crack down on doctors and other health care providers who illegally prescribe or dispense opioid painkillers. Attorney General Maura Healey said the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
House OKs sweeping opioid billBy Katie Lannan and Andy Metzger State House News Service BOSTON -- House Democ
House OKs sweeping opioid bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 23 days ago
By Katie Lannan and Andy Metzger State House News Service BOSTON -- House Democrats put up a unified front on Wednesday against Republican-led efforts to reinsert into a major opioid-abuse prevention bill controversial measures backed by Gov. Charlie... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Insurers say ACA program, prescriptions are driving cost increasesBOSTON, JAN. 11, 2015….As health insurers sat before state officials Monday to
Insurers say ACA program, prescriptions are driving cost increases
WWLP Springfield / Posted 25 days ago
BOSTON, JAN. 11, 2015….As health insurers sat before state officials Monday to explain the math behind their rate increases, several pointed to an Affordable Care Act program and pharmaceutical spending — including six-figure price tags for annual... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Doctors open to 7-day limit on prescriptions in House opioid bill By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- The House's move to counter
Doctors open to 7-day limit on prescriptions in House opioid bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 25 days ago
By Matt Murphy State House News Service BOSTON -- The House's move to counter Gov. Charlie Baker's proposal to limit the supply of opioids that can be prescribed to first-time... Read more

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