It's in our salad dressing, bread and most everything else we eat -- and it's doing tremendous harm to our bodies. How can we kick the salt habit?
Filling a prescription these days can be as easy as a few mouse clicks for doctors, and a quick trip through the CVS drive-through for patients. But one category of potent drugs remains stubbornly on paper: controlled substances like painkillers and sedatives that carry high risk of addiction. But with recent federal regulations and technological advances, pharmacies and care providers are now permitted to handle these drugs online, a move that could have a powerful impact on a growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Kojo explores how this new IT initiative in healthcare is affecting doctors, patients and the fight against addiction.
- Dr. Peter Kaufman Chief Medical Officer, DrFirst; Gastroenterologist, Capital Digestive Care (Bethesda, MD.)
- Paul Uhrig Chief Administrative and Legal Officer; Chief Privacy Officer, Surescripts
- Dr. Sean Kelly Chief Medical Officer, Imprivata; Emergency Medical Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Most Recent Shows
If your school offers in-person learning, will you send your kids?
The commonwealth has gone from red to purple to blue in the past two decades. Is the political divisiveness we're seeing at the national level reflected in Virginia?
We check in on how voting is going in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Plus, what issues are top of mind as residents cast their ballots?