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Study: Doctors reduce opioid prescriptions after learning a patient overdoses

August 16, 2018

Will clinicians be more careful about prescribing opioids if they are made aware of the risks of these drugs firsthand? That was one of the key questions researchers explored in a new study published in the August issue of the journal Science. The USC Schaeffer Center’s Jason Doctor was lead author of the study.

Aguila shares data on elderly pensions, effective implementation at OECD conference in Paris

August 16, 2018

Increasing poverty rates among the elderly have led more than 40 countries to introduce non-contributory pensions. And in many countries, the money is disbursed every two months – instead of monthly – because it’s more cost-effective for governments. However, research from USC Price’s Emma Aguila indicates that monthly disbursements provide greater health benefits. She presented these findings in June at the OECD in Paris.

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