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Lansing State Journal: State police want access to prescription drug monitoring system to fight opioid crisis

Lansing State Journal: State police want access to prescription drug monitoring system to fight opioid crisis. https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2018/12/16/opioid-crisis-prescription-drug-monitoring-bill-pitched-lame-duck/2257458002/

Washington Post: Dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine

Every year as flu season emerges, so too do myths and misconceptions about the flu shot. Some people avoid getting the vaccine because they don’t think it works well enough to be worth it. Some think they are too healthy

Medicine: My Sacrifice (A Letter to my Family) — Jessica K. Willett, MD

https://jessicakwillettmd.com/rabble-rabble/2017/3/26/7mkf3gvhl665ni3k294kako7g1742t

CNBC: Here are some reasons why people don’t get the flu shot — and why they’re wrong

CNBC: Here are some reasons why people don’t get the flu shot — and why they’re wrong. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/02/heres-why-people-dont-get-a-flu-shot-and-why-you-should.html

An earlier flu season is expected this year | 13 WTHR Indianapolis

https://www.wthr.com/article/earlier-flu-season-expected-year

The New York Times: A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing

The New York Times: A Sense of Alarm as Rural Hospitals Keep Closing. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/upshot/a-sense-of-alarm-as-rural-hospitals-keep-closing.html

Quartz: Opioid addiction may be the key to America’s inflation risk

Quartz: Opioid addiction may be the key to America’s inflation risk. https://qz.com/1437456/opioids-could-be-key-to-understanding-americas-inflation-risk/

New initiative is reducing the amount of prescription drugs in circulation

http://mynorthwest.com/1162003/initiative-reducing-opioids-circulation/

The Washington Post: The Health 202: Here’s how to tell when the opioid crisis is starting to recede

Trump signs opioid bill There was lots of back slapping and handshaking at the White House yesterday as President Trump signed Congress’s bipartisan bill targeting the country’s opioid crisis. Yet the problem of addiction and overdose is still raging across the United States. There

CDC records drop in vaccination rates during last year’s killer flu season

Only 37 percent of Americans got vaccinated against flu last season, just as one of the deadliest flu season in decades hit, health officials reported Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its final estimates on the past

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