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In the war on this country’s opioid epidemic, physicians deemed “super-prescribers” have come under fire for dispensing opioids for long-term use when a medical situation warrants a shorter course, or for refilling prescriptions for patients who may be struggling with …

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Each year, more than one million people in this country develop a serious condition known as sepsis, and for around half of them, it proves fatal. Sepsis begins with the body’s natural response to combating infection (pneumonia and urinary tract …

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If it’s really the thought that counts, then universal healthcare in the Golden State would count for more than what some experts are seeing as a pipedream. And actually, the Healthy California initiative that would eliminate insurance premiums, deductibles, and …

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Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County is on a mission. According to their website: “Our mission is to improve the oral health of children in Orange County through collaborative programs directed at prevention, outreach and education, access to treatment, …

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The opioid epidemic continues to rage in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, both from prescription opioids as well as heroin. Fatalities stemming from …

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If you were asked to think of the most dangerous prescription drug on the market, you might zero in on an opioid. Indeed, the country’s deadly opioid epidemic is raging without apparent abatement. But another class of medication has been …

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Posted in Fraud and Abuse Long-Term Care Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Recent Healthcare News

Freedom Health and Optimum Healthcare — managed care companies owned by the holding company America’s 1st Choice Holdings of Florida — are in the process of settling up with the government. According to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the providers …

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