Mental health related insurance claims in the U.S. have risen

Mental health-related insurance claims in the United States have risen by 108% between 2007 to 2017, according to the new independent analysis from FAIR Health.

Opioid prescription drops among state workers

Every day, 115 Americans die due to opioid overdoses and about 40% of these deaths are due to overdoses of prescription drugs.

Medicaid tackles social determinants of health, but challenges lay ahead

State Medicaid programs are successful in deploying programs to address the social determinants of health, but are facing concerns about sustainable funding & community health partnership, as per the new research published in Health Affairs.

Congress considers pilot program to treat COPD patients through telehealth

Mike Kelly added that current law doesn’t qualify medical professionals to deliver disease management via telehealth services.

Walgreens to train pharmacists in mental health first aid

The Walgreens spokesman also mentioned that the training will lead to complementing the company’s efforts to address patients with mental health and substance abuse issues.