Tag: United States

Deaths From Substance Abuse Rose Sharply Among Older Americans in 2020

In the pandemic’s first year, death rates linked to alcohol and drugs climbed among seniors as lockdowns and isolation spread.

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.

What if You Could Go to the Hospital … at Home?

Hospital-at-home care is an increasingly common option, and it is often a safer one for older adults. But the future of the approach depends on federal action.

Walmart Agrees to Pay $3.1 Billion to Settle Opioid Lawsuits Nationwide

The money would help pay for addiction treatment and drug education programs in communities across the United States.

Frustrations Grow Over Company’s Response to Breathing Device Recalls

Lawsuits claim the company, Philips Respironics, knew of problems with its CPAP and other machines long before notifying customers of potential health risks.