Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

Ducey calls special session on opioid crisis

By Fortesa Latifi and Eric Jakows / Cronkite News Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday called a special legislative session to battle the opioid epidemic in Arizona, asking lawmakers to fund and expand healthcare. The governor, under what he calls the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, is asking lawmakers to dedicate $10 million to improving health care access for […]

The opioid crisis is being felt in hospitals, too

The opioid crisis is being felt in hospitals, too

New research presented this week at the American Thoracic Society’s annual meeting suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis is making waves across the country’s intensive care units (ICU) every bit as much as it is inside people’s homes. The authors analyzed hospital admissions from 2011 to 2015 for adults over the age of 18 in […]