Methadone is the most well known treatment for addictions to opioid drugs like heroin and prescription painkiller. While other treatments exist, methadone is the oldest and most well studied — but it’s also the most tightly regulated. Patients seeking methadone treatment in some parts of the state need to drive hours every day to the […]
Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Chris Taylor unveiled a package of bills that advocate for women’s access to health care today. Taylor says these bills are designed to support women in making their own reproductive healthcare decisions. “This important package of bills, shows what reproductive healthcare should look like,” Taylor says. “This is what […]
So far, this year’s Atlantic Hurricane season has produced several storms of Category 3 and higher that have devastated the Gulf Coast and Caribbean. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to a healthcare provider, Dr. Ruth Berggren, and a public health expert, Neil Grigg, to discuss the health issues these storms leave in their wake.
The current healthcare debate has been overtaking the news cycle for a long time. Today we break down the debate and system with doctor and writer Elisabeth Rosenthal. Her new book, “An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back,” explains how we got to where we are today, and […]
Congress may be in recess, and the Republican Health Care bill may be stalled for the moment, but many expect that current Senate bill to be revisited and modified to fit the needs of conservative holdouts like Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. At present, over 22 million people stand […]
Republicans in the U.S. Senate meet in secret–with no public hearings so far and no committee meetings–to craft amendments to the American Health Care Act. They, intend to replace the seven-year old Affordable Care Act. Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing spoke with Laurel Lucia, Director of the Health Care Program at the University of […]