Tag Archives: Crisis

Flint official facing involuntary manslaughter charges in water crisis awarded high paying new job

(Photo: Adobe Stock) Although Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan’s chief medical executive, will face a jury trial on charges of involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and lying to a special police agent – all stemming from her handling of Flint’s 2014-15 water crisis – state officials just hired her as an “advisory physician” in the Michigan… Read More »

Harvard specialist focuses on opioid crisis as U.S. life expectancy drops

GAZETTE: Do you see the overdose epidemic continuing? McHUGH: It’s hard to say. Unfortunately, last year’s increase of 9.6 percent suggests that the efforts that are now ongoing — and there’s quite a bit of attention on this — are not sufficient. A big part is access to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, which are extremely potent opioids.… Read More »

In-Depth: Technology's role in tackling global mental health crisis

Globally more and more health professionals are stressing the importance of mental health services, but getting patients those services can be tricky. The shortage of trained professionals and the stigma of mental illness in many countries around the world have often created a barrier to treatment. But recently technology has come into play to tackle… Read More »

U.S. regulators snip red tape for medical devices to curb opioid crisis

(Reuters) – Laura Perryman expected her medical company, Stimwave Technologies Inc, would have to wait several years for its painkilling device to win U.S. approval as a treatment for chronic migraines. FILE PHOTO: A sign reads “Drug testing in session,” on the bathroom door of an outpatient treatment center in Indiana, Pennsylvania, U.S. on August… Read More »