The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon restrict opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of an effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. That move is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association.
Read about medical advances and research in Seattle and worldwide. Topics include treatments; surgery; diseases such as Zika; studies of the human brain, heart and cancer; mental health; drugs and vaccinations; and Medicare, the Veterans Administration (VA) and the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Institutions include the Hutch, UW Medicine, Harborview, Virginia Mason, Group Health and Swedish.
After an investigation identified a range of recent troubles at Swedish Health’s Cherry Hill facility, federal officials said the site is at risk of being...
The project is seeded by a record-breaking $35 million donation from the family of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Drug deaths hit a record at 332 in King County last year, with two-thirds of them opioid-related. Heroin deaths dropped slightly, while deaths related to...
Has the smoky haze impacted your summer plans after the wettest rainy season on record? The Seattle Times wants to hear from you.
Bellevue voted to ban safe injection sites, although none has been proposed for King County’s second-largest city. The prospect of hosting an injection site is...
While Madeline "Maddy" Roskie was floating down the river with her boyfriend, her legs went numb, then within seconds she fell unconscious, a lawsuit alleges.