Nurse practitioners play key role in opioid addiction treatment in very rural areas

Giving nurse practitioners the authority to prescribe buprenorphine has brought that gold standard treatment for opioid addiction to people who might not have had access to it before, according to a new study led by Tracy Klein, PhD, associate professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver.

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More than 1.1 million deaths among Medicare recipients due to high cost of drugs

ore than 1.1 million Medicare patients could die over the next decade because they cannot afford to pay for their prescription medications, according to a new study released today by the West Health Policy Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy research group and Xcenda, the research arm of the drug distributor AmerisourceBergen.

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More than 1.1 million deaths among Medicare recipients due to high cost of drugs

Beneficiaries skipping medications is causing early death and worsening medical conditions that will cost Medicare an extra $177.4 billion over the next 10 years

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