More evidence that the prevailing opioid narrative must be dropped.
The people who set the prices for a lot of Medicare‐funded services point out many of the problems that leads Michael Cannon to conclude that the behemoth of government health care provides “junk” coverage.
The top four implicated drugs—illicit fentanyl and its analog, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine—were involved in far more deaths than any prescription opioid. Yet surgeons are repeatedly encouraged to use IV acetaminophen—which is simply Tylenol—to treat postoperative pain in order to spare their patients the risk for addiction.
Big players expanding telehealth offerings while a great deal of state regulation is temporarily suspended might mean a vast expansion of telehealth offerings going forward. Jeff Singer comments.