What Initiatives Actually Help Reduce Obesity?

Obesity has become the focus of a number of initiatives and policies in the U.S. in the last decade. The reason for this focus is clear: obesity is arguably the number one preventable cause of illness and death, leading to conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. The statistics for obesity in the U.S. are … Read more

New Opioid Initiatives And Laws Seek to Curtail Access

With a burgeoning opioid addiction epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives, the U.S. government is beginning to change drug laws to restrict access and stop the mounting public health crisis. One big change occurred in late 2014, when the federal government rescheduled hydrocodone combination medications, such as Vicodin, from Schedule 3 to Schedule 2. … Read more