Tag Archives: Medicare

Medicare Going In ‘Right Direction’ On Opioid Epidemic

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). Prescriptions for two drugs used to treat opioid addiction increased significantly from 2016 to 2018 for people on Medicare, according to a federal report out Wednesday. About 174,000 Medicare beneficiaries received such a medication — either buprenorphine or naltrexone — to… Read More »

Making Medicare choices in a marketplace mess: emperor wears no clothes

November 19, 2018 Posted By Categories Gary Schwitzer is the publisher and founder of HealthNewsReview.org.  He tweets as @garyschwitzer. Good luck sorting through this stuff If you’re 65 or older, you may be in the middle of a Medicare decision-making mess right now because it’s open enrollment time. If you’re younger than 65, all I… Read More »