The Washington Post – To combat anti-vaxxers, U.S. needs a national campaign, top Washington state official says

The top official overseeing Washington state’s worst measles outbreak in two decades is calling on the federal government to launch a national campaign to counter anti-vaccine groups spreading false information.

Fortune – The Case for a ‘Health New Deal’

Today, the US is in the midst of another crisis, one larger than the Great Depression, larger even than climate change. It is a crisis of health.

The Daily Beast – U.S. has record numbers dying from drugs, alcohol, and suicide

A record number Americans died due to alcohol, drugs, or suicide in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available.

The New York Times – The opioid dilemma: saving lives in the long run can take lives in the short run

Limiting prescriptions seems logical, but a simulation study shows it would actually increase deaths, not decrease them, in the initial years.

STAT – It’s old news that vaccines don’t cause autism. But a major new study aims to refute skeptics again

A massive new study from Denmark found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism.