Weekly Dose of of Health News March 24-28 2014

The New York Times discusses the disparity in smoking rates between affluent and low income communities.  In poorer communities, the rate remains stubbornly high.

The Obama Administration has announced that it is providing more time to enroll in the health exchange for persons who had been delayed due to technical difficulties in the enrollment process.

This opinion piece makes the case for eating real food.

Read about this new initiative to collect and use health care data so that consumers can make better, affordable choices in accessing health care in their communities.

As of this week, over 710,000 New Yorkers have enrolled in NYStateofHealth, the state’s health insurance marketplace.

And Obamacare enrollees have exceeded the 6 million mark.

The state Senate passed a bill to make Naloxone more easily available as an antidote to opioid abuse.  According to this article, the Assembly will pass the bill soon.

The New York State Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) will meet on April 24.