The opioid addiction crisis keep spreading and the federal government keeps marshaling more resources to try and roll it back.
The Health and Human Services Department said it’s not yet positioned to use data to predict what the next public health crisis might be, but it’s developing a new data sharing strategy to launch the agency in the right direction.
The opioid overuse crisis has drawn several federal agencies into the battle to mitigate it so Congress gave the National Institutes of Health $500 million this year.
The latest research and advancements from the Veterans Affairs Department include a power-wheelchair that can climb stairs and curbs, new prosthetics and a powerful study on the impacts of opioids.
The Food and Drug Administration uses a big data analytics approach to better understanding prescription patterns and the opioid crisis.
In its annual call letter to Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) carriers, the Office of Personnel Management urged insurance companies to consider new ways to cut costs for the next year.
Opioids to asteroids: agencies, industry and academia trade knowledge, but not dollars.