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Population Groups

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LEGISBRIEF

Methadone, a synthetic opioid medication used to treat narcotic drug addiction and to manage pain, has become a significant contributor to prescription drug overdoses. Preferred drug lists in most Medicaid programs identify methadone as a preferred drug for managing chronic pain, but most experts do not recommend it as a first choice.

 

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HELPING RURAL SENIORS

ELDERLY COUPLEThis new NCSL brief provides a number of strategies states may want to consider that will help rural seniors age in place and live with dignity.


 

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OVERVIEW | POPULATION GROUPS

The health priorities and needs of Americans vary based on age, gender, race, and geographic location, among others. This web portal organizes health policy information by population group, including children, adolescents, women, pregnant women, men, minorities, the elderly, rural residents, the uninsured and underinsured, and veterans.

STANDING COMMITTEE

HHS releases new guidance and FAQs for state policymakers on a number of health reform implementation issues.

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