• Brainstorm Health: Prescription Heroin, Joy of Cooking, Health Care Spending

    7 days ago - By Fortune

    Just how bad is America's epidemic of opioid painkiller addiction and overdose epidemic? A new expert analysis from the RAND Corporation suggests that prescribing heroin could be an effective tool for combating the crisis in extreme circumstances.
    "Given the increasing number of deaths associated with fentanyl and successful use of heroin-assisted treatment abroad, the U.S. should pilot and study this approach in some cities," says Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, in a statement. "This is not a silver bullet or first-line treatment. But there is evidence...
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