Tag Archives: Viewpoints

Viewpoints: Lessons On Getting Frightening Health News In The Mail From 23andMe; Increase Funding, Strategies For Long-Term Impact Of Opioid Epidemic

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: 23andMe Had Bad News About My Health. I Wish A Person Had Delivered It I had just gotten home from the gym when I opened the email from 23andMe, saying a report was ready for me to read. That click changed my life forever:… Read More »

Viewpoints: Stopping Surprise Medical Bills Might Be Easier Than It Looks; Waiting To See Whatever Happens Next In Flint Water Cases

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Insurers Must Do More To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills At a time of hyper-partisanship, there is one issue around which both Republicans and Democrats have coalesced: protecting health-care patients and ending surprise billing. Since the beginning of the year, the House has… Read More »

Viewpoints: Latest Administrative Roadblocks To Getting Insurance Can Be Deadly; Urgent Care Centers Should Be For Everyone, Not Just Wealthy Neighborhoods

Editorial writers express views on these health care topics and others. Stat: Administrative Burdens Are Blocking Access To Health Insurance Despite a relentless eight-year Republican campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it remains largely intact. Through it, nearly 20 million Americans gained health insurance. Many others benefited from new protections, such as ensuring that… Read More »

Viewpoints: Dangers About New Opioid For Soldiers Extremely Overplayed; Make It Easy, Inexpensive To Buy Naloxone

Opinion writers weigh in on these and other health topics. The Wall Street Journal: The FDA Was Wise To Approve A New Opioid The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Dsuvia, a powerful new opioid. The typical scenario for use is in wounded soldiers being transported off the battlefield who lack intravenous access for… Read More »

Viewpoints: FDA Needs To Impose Limits On E-Cigarettes; Time To Defang The NRA, Address Gun Safety

Editorial pages look at these public health topics and others. Bloomberg: The FDA Wakes Up To The Danger Of E-Cigarettes Like a parent who’s just caught the kids vaping in the backyard, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been jolted into realizing that electronic cigarettes are a problem. The agency’s wake-up call came in… Read More »