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Study Links Drug Maker Gifts for Doctors to More Overdose Deaths

WASHINGTON — A new study offers some of the strongest evidence yet of the connection between the marketing of opioids to doctors and the nation’s addiction epidemic. It found that counties where opioid manufacturers offered a large number of gifts and payments to doctors had more overdose deaths involving the drugs than counties where direct-to-physician… Read More »

Study shows impact of urgent care centers on nonemergent ED usage

Dive Brief: A new study suggests urgent care centers are impacting the use of emergency departments for minor illnesses and injuries, but only in locations with multiple UCCs. The multistate study by the National Bureau of Economic Research compared nonemergent ED use when UCCs were open and closed. The results showed a 1.4% uptick in… Read More »

Large Study Identifies Genetic Variants Linked to Risk Tolerance and Risky Behaviors

Based on genetic information from more than 1 million people of European ancestry, results suggest the neurochemicals glutamate and GABA, but not dopamine or serotonin, contribute to risk tolerance An international group that includes researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine has identified 124 genetic variants associated with a person’s willingness to… Read More »