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Medicare will allow mental health counselors, as well as marriage and family therapists, to provide services starting in January 2024, The Washington Post reports. Medicare will also add up to 19 hours a week of intensive outpatient care.
The Food and Drug Administration this week met to discuss the pros and cons of “candy-like” nonprescription medications such as gummies, NBC News reports. Many speakers stressed potential pitfalls of these products, such as accidental overdose.