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Americans and Canadians use more post-surgery opioid pain pills

Americans and Canadians are seven times more likely to fill a prescription for opioid pain pills in the week after surgery than Swedes, says a study published Wednesday, one of the first to quantify international differences. More than 75% of patients in the U.S. and Canada filled a prescription for opioids following four common surgeries, compared… Read More »

Viewpoints: Lessons On An Old Single-Payer System That Just Might Appeal To Most Americans; Speak Up, Doctors, About Health Dangers Of Climate Change

Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. The New York Times: A Better Path To Universal Health Care As a Canadian living and studying health policy in the United States, I’ve watched with interest as a growing list of Democratic presidential candidates — Senators Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and… Read More »

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

Dollar stores such as Dollar General and Dollar Tree (which also owns Family Dollar) are becoming a primary source of food for many families. The chains feed more Americans than Whole Foods,1 which isn’t surprising when you consider there are 30,000 Dollar General and Dollar Tree stores across the U.S. — outnumbering Walmart’s and McDonald’s’… Read More »