Modernizing the Cuban Healthcare System by Updating Medical Immigration Rules

Lopez D. Modernizing the Cuban healthcare system by updating medical immigration rules. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. Cuba’s healthcare system is globally known for providing aid in medical crisis to multiple countries. It is acknowledged that the “healthcare and education are the two jewels in the Cuban crown” (Kirk 79). After hearing these flattering statements, […]

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic: Using the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Principles to Manage Gynecological Post-Op Pain

Etemadi K. Tackling the opioid epidemic: using the enhanced recovery after surgery principles to manage gynecological post-op pain. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;25. Since the 1990s, the opioid epidemic has had detrimental consequences including unnecessary prescriptions, misuse leading to addiction, and death from withdrawal symptoms. In the last few years, there has been an increase […]

Buprenorphine Prior Authorization Removal: Low Hanging Fruit in the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Beetham T. Buprenorphine prior authorization removal: low hanging fruit in the opioid overdose crisis. Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;25. The overdose crisis in the United States is not abating. The number of overdose mortalities has never been higher, and synthetic opioid mortalities increased 45% from 2016 to 2017 (Scholl, et al., 2019). The scope is […]

The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts: Can Current Legislation Address New Challenges?

Gumidyala S. The opioid epidemic in Massachusetts: can current legislation address new challenges? Harvard Public Health Review. 2019;22. In 2016, Massachusetts had an opioid related death rate of about 33 for every 100,000 people, one of the highest rates among all 50 states, and much higher than the national average of about 20.[1.Drug Overdose Mortality […]