The United States has invested substantially in screening and brief intervention for illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse, based in part on evidence of efficacy for unhealthy alcohol use. However, it is not a recommended universal preventive service in primary care, according to background information in an article published in JAMA by Richard Saitz, MD, of the Boston University School of Public Health, and colleagues .
Brief interventions ineffective for reducing unhealthy drug use
- Greater density of coronary artery calcium associated with lower risk of coronary heart disease
- Study finds large increase in type 1 and 2 diabetes among U.S. youth
- Rebecca Coelius, MD, of ONC at mHealth Summit 2013
- Extended follow-up of hormone therapy trials does not support use for chronic disease prevention
- Overall population health in U.S. has improved, but lags behind other wealthy nations