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Gas station company tackles urgent care; ADHD medication shortage persists; Opioid treatment scarcity - Morning Medical Update


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Gas station company tackles urgent care

Gas station company QuikTrip owns 12 urgent care clinics operating under the name MedWise. “It’s about access. It’s about convenience,” Brice Habeck, who started as a gas station clerk and is now the Executive Director of MedWise.The two business don’t share locations.

ADHD medication shortage persists

As students prepare to head back to school, parents worry about the ongoing ADHD medication shortage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the overall dispensing of stimulants has increased by 45% since 2012. Doctors say supplies vary from month to month and to call around to multiple pharmacies to check availability.

Opioid treatment scarcity

A KFF study reveals that less than half of those with an opioid substance disorder receive treatment. The United States saw 110,000 fatal overdoses last year. Roughly three in 10 adults either have an opioid use disorder or know someone who has one.

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