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This Should Scare You More Than Terrorism: The Opioid Epidemic
Real Leaders  |  RealLeaders.com
The U.S. is one of only two developed countries that permit direct marketing of pharmaceuticals to consumers. Many of those consumers are dying at unprecedented rates. 

Patients with Mental Disorders Get Half of All Opioid Prescriptions
Vickie Connor  |  Kaiser Health News
Roughly 16 percent of the U.S. population consumes half of all prescribed opiates, which are more addictive for this population because they alleviate both pain and mental health issues. 

The Role of Telemedicine in Mental Health
Lawrence Gleit  |  Health IT Outcomes
There are 4,627 designated mental health shortage areas in the U.S., leaving more than 100 million people without access to the care they need. 

Without Interoperability, EHRs Are Too Expensive
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITinsight
You wouldn’t buy a car with the promise that it will get great gas mileage in the future, would you? So why do we pay so much for EHRs that can’t deliver complete patient data?

Age-Related Memory Loss and What Can You Do About It?
Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD  |  The Doctor Weighs In
Why can we remember multiplication tables but can’t find the car keys? There reason is explained by the difference between short- and long-term memory.

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Congress Must Preserve Mental Health Coverage

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