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July 23 news: ‘Post–antibiotic era,’ health care ruling, water fluoridation

Check out the latest in public health news for Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

July 21 news: Carbon rules, HIV diagnoses down, powdered caffeine

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 18 news: Chikungunya in Florida, HIV deaths, contraceptives

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, July 18, 2014.
Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

Health Insurance Marketplace: What did we learn?

In a briefing last week, Alliance for Health Reform and The Commonwealth Fund discussed outcomes from the six-month open-enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace.

July 17 news: CDC on Congress, stem cells, health and sexual orientation

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, July 17, 2014.

July 15 news: Health care change, best hospitals, drug assault

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

July 14 news: CDC on anthrax, quit smoking, dosage errors

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, July 14, 2014.

July 10 news: Tuberculosis, mental illness, breast cancer drug

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday July 10, 2014.

July 9 news: Women’s health, smallpox, how to quit smoking

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July 8 news: New York medical marijuana, contraceptive chip, Alzheimer’s

Check out the latest in public health news for Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

CDC: Overprescribing causes prescription painkiller abuse

In 2012 health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers — equaling a bottle of pills per American adult — according to data released by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

July 3 news: Dark chocolate, tick bites, Hurricane Arthur

Check out the latest in public health news for Thursday, July 3, 2014.