Record Spending and Other Top Medical News

April 16, 2015

Get highlights in 6 slides of headlines that made news this week: billions spent on medicine; patient myths about opioids; heart and lung health; transparency in research.

We have collected details from top stories in the news this week including: Record medical spending ($374 billion in 2014); opioid confusion in the ED (patients believe opioids taken as prescribed won't cause addiction); workplace heart health recommendations (employers are being urged to participate more fully in programs to reduce cardiovascular diseaese); lung health issues (American mortality from lung disease is higher than in many other nations); medical research transparency advocated (WHO says show all trial results, good and bad).The slides above highlight key facts and figures from studies and other reports that made headlines this week. Sources and additional information Drug Spending  Hits Record PacePatients Confused About Opioid AddictionAHA Heart Recommendations for Workplace WellnessTop Issues That Affect Lung HealthMedical Research Goal: More Transparency