The US Government Has Charged Hundreds of People With Health Care Fraud and Aiding the Opioid Crisis

Federal prosecutors have charged hundreds of people with allegedly defrauding the US government’s health care system out of a combined $2 billion. And many of the charged are doctors who are also being accused of aiding the opioid crisis by illegally prescribing more than 13 million doses of powerful, addictive…

US Health Officials' New Plan to Fight the Opioid Crisis: Stop Chronic Pain Before It Starts

On Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health revealed its new plan to tackle the opioid crisis, which it dubbed the Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or HEAL, initiative. Among the ideas presented are research programs devoted to better understanding chronic pain, developing new non-opioid painkillers and addiction…

Congress Demands Release of 'Public Relations Nightmare' Health Study EPA and White House Blocked

The Environmental Protection Agency cares more about its image than public health—and Republicans and Democrats ain’t having it. Emails released last week show the agency, along with the White House, intervened to block the release of a health study earlier this year that would have led to a “public relations…