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PwC says US companies are expected to spend 6% more on employee health care next year as drug prices rise – CNBC

A pharmacist fills out prescription in New York City. Yvonne Hemsey | Hulton Archive | Getty Images The presidential hopefuls aren’t the only ones eyeing health-care issues for 2020. Large employers are putting together benefit plans for next year, and they are expecting the rise in employee health costs to hit a four-year high, in… Read More »

Viewpoints: Doctors Can Play Big Role In Slowing Opioid Epidemic; Rise In Gun Suicides Demands Smart Policies

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Want To Reduce Opioid Use? Nudge The Doctors Who Prescribe Them  An Orange County doctor was arrested by federal authorities in December on suspicion of illegally prescribing narcotics, “flooding Southern California with huge quantities of opioids,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.… Read More »

Obesity Continues to Rise: Alarming Statistics Promote Change Posted By : Johnson Author

Americans are fast becoming known as some of the old most obese an overweight in global populations. This is both worrisome and embarrassing to those living in the U.S., where, according to recent statistics. According to veteran news writer Bill Hendrick, writing for WebMD, obesity rates have increased in nearly half of the states in… Read More »