Evaluating treatment effectiveness: changing our expectations
Policy-makers and society's attitude toward the effectiveness of drug treatment should shift from total and permanent abstinence to a broader perspective. The primary problem in the closed-minded perception of treatment effectiveness is the skepticism which prevents legislators from increasing drug spending. Instead, they consider throwing drug abusers in jail or welfare as a remedy. Viewing treatment effectiveness from a broader perspective will help greatly in pushing for improvements in substance abuse treatment programs.
Publication Name: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
The changing face of biomedical research?
Biology may be strongly influenced by physics, mathematics, and engineering in the future. Many biologists have little experience with complex systems, but physicists and engineers do.
Publication Name: Nature Medicine
N.C. Blues may face huge fine
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina may be disciplined by the state for not correctly submitting emergency room insurance claims.
Publication Name: American Medical News
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