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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation names winners of $50,000 AI, opioid challenges

Sep 20, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Buoy Health’s chatbot for patient health education and Sober Grid's social addiction support platform each received top honors after pitching their platforms live at Health...
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In 2014, One State Had Political Ads Mentioning Opioids. This Year There’s 25.

Sep 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Ads about the opioid crisis are particularly prominent in hard-hit states, such as Ohio and West Virginia. In other news from the epidemic: pain patients push back on new restrictions on medication and businesses are encouraging workers to be up front about their addiction....
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Addiction recovery app integrates social network with certified coaches for 24-7 support

Sep 20, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Chris Pesce, chief operating officer at Sober Grid, talks about how the company won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation opioid challenge for its mobile app integrating a peer support social network with certified and trained peer recovery...
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Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Sep 19, 2018 , CNBC Health
Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed and tested a way to block cocaine craving and addiction, protecting addicts from high doses that would otherwise be...
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E-cigarette warnings to arrive in high school bathrooms nationwide

Sep 19, 2018 , CNN Health
In a new push to education the nearly 11 million youth at risk of e-cigarette addiction, the FDA announced a new campaign that will take the message into high school bathrooms....
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Addiction recovery app integrates social network with certified coaches for 24/7 support

Sep 19, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Chris Pesce, chief operating officer at Sober Grid, talks about how the company won the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation opioid challenge for its mobile app integrating a peer support social network with certified and trained peer recovery...
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Free Gyms Help Those Recovering From Addiction Create Drug-Free Social Network

Sep 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the midst of the opioid epidemic, new strategies of coping with the crisis are emerging as advocates recognize the need for a multi-pronged recovery plan. In other news: homeless outreach teams take the fight to the streets; a new product allows users to test their drugs for deadly contaminants; California lawmakers target prescriptions practices with potential database requirements; and...
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Instagram rolls out a pop-up to address drug addiction

Sep 15, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
The social media platform is introducing a feature that will direct users who search for drug-related items or services to treatment and recovery...
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Inhaled Version Of Blood Pressure Drug Shows Promise In Treating Anxiety, Pain

Sep 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Anxiety disorders are usually treated with different types of medications, such as antidepressants, and......
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Doctors Are So Ill-Trained To Fight Opioid Crisis Experts Say It’s Like ‘Trying To Fight World War II With Only Coast Guard’

Sep 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
There has been little addiction training in medical schools across the country, but a decades-long push may be changing...
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Oxycontin Maker Selling Opioid Addiction Drug, Too

Sep 11, 2018 , WebMD
The new anti-addiction drug is a fast-acting form of buprenorphine, which helps control drug cravings, CBS News...
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Young people with opioid addiction not getting proper treatment

Sep 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The vast majority of young people struggling with addiction to opioids are not receiving medications that have been recommended to treat their disease, a new study shows....
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Orexo soars after winning opioid drug appeal against Teva

Sep 11, 2018 , Reuters
A U.S. appeals court on Monday revived Swedish pharmaceutical company Orexo AB's lawsuit accusing a unit of Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd of infringing a patent for its opioid addiction drug Zubsolv....
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Most doctors are not trained to support patients struggling with opioid addiction

Sep 11, 2018 , CNBC Health
While most medical schools now offer some education about opioids, only about 15 of 180 American programs teach addiction including alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, The New York Times...
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A Nursing Perspective On The Opioid Crisis

Sep 07, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Addictions nursing specialists have a unique role to play in caring for patients, families, and communities affected by the crisis. A series of original research and expert commentaries provide the nursing specialist's perspective on the opioid crisis, appearing in the July/September special issue o......
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'It Starts With Mindset': What Portugal's Drug Policy Experts Taught Me About Addiction Treatment

Sep 05, 2018 , Forbes
How Europe's 14th-largest country responded to its public health crisis, and the lessons the U.S. needs to learn and implement NOW if it has any hope of addressing the escalating opioid...
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He lived in a crack house. Now he's guiding people out of addiction, with meditation

Sep 01, 2018 , CNN Health
Vinny Ferraro makes his way to a chair at the front of a dim, chatter-filled room. Most Friday nights in San Francisco, he leads a meditation and an open discussion group session. And tonight is that night....
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"It's Starts With Mindset": What Portugal's Drug Policy Experts Taught Me About Addiction Treatment

Sep 01, 2018 , Forbes
How Europe's 14th-largest country responded to its public health crisis, and the lessons the U.S. needs to learn and implement NOW if it has any hope of addressing the escalating opioid...
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Senate opioid package lets providers share records, punts IMD bill

Aug 30, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate opioid package includes a bill to let HHS loosen privacy rules for addiction treatment records, but lawmakers will punt the controversial privacy roll-back as well as the so-called IMD exclusion until they confer with their House...
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Teens See Benzos As Safer Than Opioids, But The Anti-Anxiety Meds Can Be Just As Deadly And Harder To Kick

Aug 25, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Addiction specialists say that they're seeing a sharp upswing in teens abusing benzodiazepines, which can cause seizures during withdrawal. "We see things first. So, I’m not surprised that the spike in Xanax use isn’t reflected in national data yet," said Sharon Levy, director of adolescent addiction treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital. “When I ask them if they’re using opioids, they say, ‘No. I wouldn’t touch the stuff.’” News on addiction and the opioid crisis also comes...
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