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765 Articles Matching "addiction"

Five Things Anyone Can Do To Prevent Addiction Or Help People Suffering

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 72,000 drug overdose deaths are estimated to have occurred in 2017, with the sharpest increase among those related to fentanyl and synthetic opioids. Opioid- and addiction-related deaths continue to increase as physicians and governm......
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Buprenex vs. ReVia

Dec 13, 2018 , RxList
Buprenex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and ReVia (naltrexone) are narcotic drugs used for different purposes. Buprenex is indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain. ReVia is a special type of narcotic drug that blocks the effects of other narcotic medicines and alcohol used to treat narcotic drug or alcohol...
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Indivior wins fresh hold on Dr. Reddy's Suboxone copy

Dec 13, 2018 , Reuters
Indivior Plc has secured another hold on the launch of a generic competitor to its best-selling opioid addiction drug in the United States, the London-listed company said on Wednesday....
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Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show

Dec 08, 2018 , CNN Health
An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder....
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Teens’ Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery Can Often Open The Door To Opioid Addiction

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the year following the surgery, close to 6 percent of patients who left their dentist’s office with a prescription for opioids had a “health care encounter” in which a diagnosis of opioid abuse was documented. That’s well over 10 times the rate at which a comparison group. In other news on the crisis: addiction counselors, life insurance and naloxone, supervised injection sites, and...
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Youth Addiction: Opioids Prescribed by Dentists

Dec 06, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Opioids Prescribed by Dentists Tied to Addiction Among...
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Opioids Prescribed by Dentists Tied to Addiction Among Youth

Dec 06, 2018 , RxList
Teens and young adults who are prescribed opioids by dental clinicians are at increased risk for persistent use and for abuse in the subsequent year, a retrospective cohort study...
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Even Wisdom Tooth Removal May Spur Opioid Addiction

Dec 06, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Even Wisdom Tooth Removal May Spur Opioid AddictionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00...
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Evidence thin on medical pot, EU illegal drugs body says

Dec 05, 2018 , Reuters
Evidence is still thin on the benefits of medicinal use of cannabis, an EU agency that monitors illegal drugs and addiction said on Tuesday, urging more study into the topic as growing numbers of countries allow it....
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Substance Abuse Now Accounts For Nearly One Of Three Minnesota Children Being Removed From Their Homes

Dec 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The flood of children entering the state's care because of the opioid crisis is further straining a system already taxed. Meanwhile, a clinic in Virginia will be the first in the state to provide a program for pregnant women trying to fight addiction....
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AI-health startups account for 7 of 10 IBM Watson AI XPrize finalists

Dec 01, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The health startups use AI to tackle a range of problems including malaria, addiction and...
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Reducing the risk of readmission by talking about substance abuse before discharge

Dec 01, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A new program at Yale New Haven Health System provides patients with substance abuse disorder diagnosis and treatment from addiction medicine specialists before they are discharged from the...
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‘Recovery Friendly’ Employers Help Those Recovering From Addiction Overcome One Of Biggest Hurdles: Finding A Job

Nov 29, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
These workplaces are willing to overlook employment gaps and some brushes with police that accompany drug use. They also encourage open discussion of addiction in the workplace to reduce stigma, and treat substance abuse and relapse as medical issues like surgery or maternity....
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Ruling revives launch of Dr. Reddy’s generic Suboxone sublingual film

Nov 27, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Following a court ruling in its favor, Dr. Reddy's will resume launch activities for its generic Suboxone sublingual film, which provides a treatment for opioid addiction. Read More...
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Investors pour money into addiction treatment, but quality questions remain

Nov 24, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Some private equity investors are focused on developing high-end residential facilities for self-pay and commercially insured patients rather than comprehensive outpatient services for publicly and privately insured...
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FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatments

Nov 23, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/21/2018 12:00:00...
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Egypt says cheap new drug 'Strox' threatens its youth

Nov 21, 2018 , Reuters
For years, Mostafa Mahmoud struggled to pay for his expensive drug addiction, spending much of his meagre income on hashish. A few months ago, he switched to a cheaper way to get high which he says is pushing him to his death....
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Florida's opioid lawsuit against CVS and Walgreens takes aim at distributors with deep pockets

Nov 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
The Florida lawsuit accuses the drug stores and pharmaceutical distributors of playing as big a role in the proliferation of opioid addiction as the drug manufacturers of OxyContin and fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than...
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A Unique New York Law Allows State To Collect Taxes From Opioid Makers To Defray Cost Of Crisis. Companies Are Not Happy About It.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state has sent the companies bills totaling about $600 million under the new Opioid Stewardship Act. In other news from the drug epidemic: pharmacists are trained on dispensing naloxone; a company hikes the price of an anti-overdose drug by 600 percent; Rhode Island develops a strategy to get prisoners effective addiction treatment; bixsexual women are more prone to misusing prescription opioids; and...
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Perspectives: FDA Should Have Called For Nationwide Ban On Flavored E-Cigarettes; New Rules Are Major Player In Fighting Nicotine Addiction

Nov 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on the public health dangers of e-cigarettes and menthol flavored...
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