In medical news:

New data from Blue Cross Blue Shield shows that rates of opioid addiction have not slowed down. According to a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) study, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) members were diagnosed with opioid use disorder at a rate of 493 percent from 2010 to 2016. The study also found that 21 percent of BCBS members filled at least one opioid prescription in 2015. Treatment rates were lower in the South and parts of the Midwest and women aged 45 and older have higher rates of opioid use disorder than men.

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