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Health Headlines for Tuesday, November 20

One-third of US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids this season


Thirty-four percent of US parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

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Coming Together to Solve the Opioid Crisis

U.S. News

SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND medical barriers need to be lowered in order to address the multiple facets of the opioid epidemic, leaders from multiple industries said during the closing keynote discussion of the 2018 Healthcare of Tomorrow conference.

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Crain’s summit explores the future of population health

Crain’s New York Business

Population health—which aims to improve the health of a group of patients or even an entire neighborhood—offers potential for collaboration among community-based organizations, payers and health systems, but it’s still a work in progress, according to speakers at Crain’s 2018 health care summit on Nov. 15.

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Price of overdose antidote surged during opioid crisis


Kaleo raised the price of its life-saving opioid overdose antidote Evzio by more than 600 percent at the height of the drug crisis, according to a new Senate report from Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman and ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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Side effects of the opioid tax

Empire Center

Industry lawsuits filed against Governor Cuomo’s $100 million opioid tax, summarized in today’s Wall Street Journal, are raising fresh questions about the levy’s fairness and unintended side effects.

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