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Independence Blue Cross Announces Big Drops in Opioid Prescriptions and Use Among Members

Independence Blue Cross says it’s making headway in fighting the opioid crisis. The insurer’s efforts over the last four years have led to a dramatic reduction in opioid use, prescriptions and abuse a... read more

BlueCross BlueShield Of Tennessee Sees 52 Percent Drop In Long-Acting Opioid Prescriptions

That represents a six percent decrease in the overall number of opioid prescriptions per member, per month. For long-acting opioids claim numbers dropped 52 percent from 2016 to 2017. Short-term opioi... read more

Turnbridge introduces new outpatient addiction treatment services

Turnbridge introduces outpatient addiction treatment services and announces it now accepts Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in-network coverage. Turnbridge, located in New Haven, Connecticut, has become ... read more

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Italian police arrest 163 alleged members of infamous 'Ndrangheta mafia gang in raids across the country

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When Fixing the Problem Makes It Worse

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Evidence that the opioid crisis has a way of finding you, wherever you are

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Covered California strong-arms hospitals into cutting services

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Pope's dove of peace almost ends in pieces: Seagull attacks bird seconds after Pontiff releases it from Vatican balcony

Releasing a dove is a symbolic appeal for peace. But when the Pope tried it yesterday, it led to quite a flap. Nobody had bargained on a resident seagull who apparently hadn't been listening to the Ho... read more

Preliminary hearing for Penn State frat members continues

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - The sixth day of a preliminary hearing for former members of a Penn State fraternity charged after the death of a pledge is underway with arguments over whether an adviser who lived ... read more

Mackenzie Ankrom

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Judge blocks Penn State fraternity's request for video

Fourteen members of the fraternity are currently face misdemeanor charges in the case. Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and throughout the state to be lowered to hal... read more



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