health care

BC Lawsuit Highlights Harms of Opioid Prescribing Crackdown

A lawsuit in British Columbia details how a regulatory body is allegedly “harassing” doctors into taking pain patients off their…

July 19, 2024

My Old Doctor Gave Me Methadone. Being Forced Into a Clinic Ruined It.

I lost my leg in a car accident when I was 15. A little while after, I started having pain…

July 9, 2024

Few Medicare Recipients Getting Effective Care After Nonfatal Overdose

People who have already suffered a nonfatal overdose should be prioritized in receiving evidence-based care to reduce subsequent risk, but…

June 20, 2024

Wellpath, Fleeing GA Prisons Contract, Fails One Last Bid at Extortion

On July 1, three years into its nine-year contract, private health care provider Wellpath will leave behind its 50,000-plus patients…

June 6, 2024

Are We Ending Marijuana Prohibition Only to Criminalize Contraception?

The United States stands at a critical juncture: poised to decriminalize cannabis, but threatened with the criminalization of contraception. Progressive…

June 6, 2024

Arrests at North Carolina Methadone Clinic Raise Ethical, Legal Alarms

On a pleasant summer’s morning in North Carolina, a law enforcement officer was searching for a woman who had missed…

May 21, 2024

CoreCivic Manages Our Prison, and Tries Not to Manage Our Medical Care

Five years ago, abdominal pain drove James to the infirmary at South Central Correctional Facility, the Tennessee private prison where…

May 1, 2024

To End Smoking Harms in Rwanda, Educate Health Care Providers

Tobacco has long played a significant role in the culture of Rwanda—gifted and shared, and traditionally used at weddings, though…

April 23, 2024

A Close Look at Denial of Pain Meds to People Who Use Drugs

For people who use drugs, accessing prescription pain medication when needed can be a severe challenge. A new paper digs…

April 18, 2024

When You Need to Go to a Hospital, and Private Prison Says You Don’t

Let’s say you’re incarcerated and have a heart condition. You’re supposed to be see a cardiologist every six months, but…

April 10, 2024