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Amazon could supercharge its biggest weapon by getting into healthcare

People are thinking a lot about what Amazon could do to the healthcare industry if it decided to get involved.  Should Amazon get into the business of prescription drugs, analysts at Morgan Stanley say that building pharmacies at Whole Foods could be a good way to get more Amazon Prime members who are over 55.  Building pharmacies in Whole Foods could also generate $2.3 billion in sales and help grow Amazon's Prime Now business.  Read More...

Is There A Way To Keep Using Opioid Painkillers And Reduce Risk?

In response to the epidemic of opioid addiction and deaths, in 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines urging physicians to try non-opioid methods first for chronic pain. In a viewpoint published last month in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, CDC officials wrote that while illicit opioids such as fentanyl seem to be driving the recent increase in opioid-related overdose deaths, "unnecessary exposure to prescription opioids must be reduced to prevent development of opioid use disorder in the first place." Read More...