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Screen All Adult Patients for Drug Abuse, National Panel Urges

A national panel of health experts recommended on Tuesday that doctors screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, including improper use of prescription medications. But the group, the United States Preventive Services Task Force, stopped short of endorsing such screening for teenagers, a position that puts them at odds with major adolescent health groups.… Read More »

Gateway Health offers app aiding recovering substance abuse patients

Health insurer Gateway Health has teamed with mobile app vendor WEconnect Health Management to give Pennsylvania plan members ongoing help with recovery from substance abuse. Gateway is offering an app after inpatient treatment so those patients can join a support network during the first year of recovery. Each year, 23 million Americans seek substance abuse… Read More »