What the opioid overdose numbers tell us

A new RIT study of 2018 opioid overdoses in Monroe County details the scope—and deadliness—of this public health crisis. Opioid fatalities surpass deaths from many types of common cancers, and even car accidents.

A supply-side catastrophe

The behavior alleged in the recent civil and criminal actions brought against Rochester Drug Co-operative and other opioid distributors and manufacturers is reprehensible. But they are not the only ones responsible for the explosive, deadly growth in the supply of the addictive drugs.

Building a network

Physician organizations at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Syracuse’s St. Joseph’s Health have formed Concordia, an alliance to pursue value-based care. Will it be able to amplify the cost-saving and health benefits, that this approach aims to bring, to individual members?

A Medicaid reform side effect

The unreimbursed burden of new paperwork for therapists has led to long waiting lists for children needing speech, occupational or physical therapy.

Researching how teens’ brains develop

The University of Rochester Medical Center is part of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever undertaken in the United States.