Provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that US overdose deaths in 2021 increased at half the pace of 2020 but are still up 15%.
The European Union announced that Europe is moving out of the emergency phase of the pandemic, and the EU will now focus on vaccination, surveillance, and testing in preparation for a possible COVID-19 surge next fall.
A large, sustained reduction in opioid prescribing by emergency clinicians is possible through an intervention using direct, personalized feedback to clinicians and an electronic dashboard for peer comparison.
A federal mask mandate for planes, trains, airports, and some bus services that was set to expire in five days will be extended until May 3, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
The nursing home industry is awash in ineffective care and staffing shortages, claims a new report that calls for sweeping changes in an industry whose failures have only been exacerbated by the pandemic.