Cover-(1).jpgMay-June 2017 | Volume 100 | Issue 3


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Table of Contents


ON THE COVER

Expensive medicine
Drug prices are increasingly hard to swallow. Effective remedies prove elusive.
BY HOWARD BELL

Epinephrine entrepreneur
A Minnesota allergist aims to build a better—and cheaper—drug injection device for people with severe food allergies.
BY SCOTT A. BRIGGS

The merits of MIIC
Minnesota’s immunization information system excels at population health surveillance.
BY ZEKE J. MCKINNEY, MD, MHI, MPH


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS


Addressing the opioid epidemic in general medical settings
BY GAVIN BART, MD, PHD, FACP, DFASAM

Substance abuse and insomnia
BY MARK ROSENBLUM, PSYD, LP, CBSM

Tularemia in Minnesota: an emerging and underappreciated infection
BY TORY WHITTEN, MPH, JENNA BJORK, DVM, MPH, DAVE NEITZEL, MS, KIRK SMITH, DVM, PHD, MPH, MAUREEN SULLIVAN, MPH, AND JONI SCHEFTEL, DVM, MPH

 

EDITOR'S NOTE

Apples and oranges: Our drug pricing system does not compute.
BY CHARLES R. MEYER


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COMMENTARY

The changing landscape of drug abuse
What’s new? What can we do?
BY CAROL FALKOWSKI

Tackling addiction in primary care
In the exam room, providers can identify—and often treat—patients who need help with a substance use disorder.
BY BRIAN GRAHAN, MD, PHD


END NOTE

From the Island to Medical School
BY KIRSTEN LARSON, MS3