What drugs have replaced opioid painkillers? The answers may surprise you

What drugs have replaced opioid painkillers?  The answers may surprise you

If you go to the doctor complaining of pain, don’t be surprised if your doctor prescribes anti-epileptic drugs, or an antidepressant, or even plain old Tylenol or ibuprofen. As healthcare providers move away from addictive opioid painkillers, other classes of drugs with pain-relieving properties are filling the gap. A Buffalo News review of nearly 10 … Read more

Medicare will pay for Alzheimer’s treatments

Medicare will pay for Alzheimer's treatments

Medicare will pay for fully approved Alzheimer’s disease therapies for patients whose doctors submit data about their treatment to a national registry, the agency that oversees the program said Thursday. The decision is in line with previous guidance from the agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. And while CMS framed its plan as … Read more