The New York Times – New estimates show overdose deaths surpassed 72,000, a new high, in 2017

Drug overdoses killed more than 72,300 Americans last year, a rise of around 10 percent, according to new preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control.

Fox 59 – Measles outbreak hits more than 100 people in 21 states, including Indiana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is monitoring the spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana.

The Washington Post – A traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of suicide, study says

Research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that at least a fraction of the blame could be placed on traumatic brain injuries.

STAT – Tapered to zero: In radical move, Oregon’s Medicaid program weighs cutting off chronic pain patients from opioids

State officials are considering a first-in-the-nation proposal that would end coverage of opioids for many chronic pain patients who, like her, are enrolled in Oregon’s Medicaid program.

Medpage Today – Leverage tech to solve public health problems, expert urges

Healthcare leaders must partner with technology experts to effect real change in the public health sector, according to a former Obama administration official.