Federal health officials recently proposed to revamp strict patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to make it easier to share a patient’s drug treatment history with doctors treating that person for other problems. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the goal is to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people affected by the nation’s opioid epidemic. A patient’s consent would still be required.

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