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961 Articles Matching "crisis"

The Medical Minute: Suicide: A Public Health Crisis

Sep 19, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Each day in the United States, 123 people take their own lives. For each of those deaths, at least 25 more people attempt suicide. The statistics from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention support Dr. Ahmad Hameed’s opinion that suicide has become a public health crisis. Hameed, a psychi......
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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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There’s A Crisis In Confidence For Americans In What Anyone In Washington Is Doing To Curb Drug Prices

Sep 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Just 23 percent approve of steps President Donald Trump has taken to lower high drug costs, but only 20 percent approve of what Democrats in Congress are doing and 16 percent approve of how Republicans are handling the problem. Meanwhile, HHS Secretary Alex Azar promises the administration has "disruptive" changes coming....
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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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Pharma's Innovation Crisis, Part 2: How To Fix It

Sep 12, 2018 , Forbes
Multi-national pharma is optimized for late-stage clinical research and international marketing. As a result, discovery has become the limiting factor in productivity. The industry needs a business model, a road map, that would enable it to operate effectively in the entrepreneurial...
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Pharma's Innovation Crisis, Part 1: Why The Experts Can't Fix It

Sep 12, 2018 , Forbes
Scientific excellence is the foundation of the industry, but the solution to the innovation crisis, if there is one, lies not in technology but a new business...
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Nearly 30% of all opioid prescriptions lack medical explanation

Sep 11, 2018 , CNN Health
How large a role do doctors play in the opioid crisis? Nearly 30% of all opioids prescribed in US clinics or doctors' offices lack a documented reason -- such as severe back pain -- to justify a script for these addictive drugs, new research finds....
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Perspectives: During Opioid Epidemic, Boost Funds, Efforts To Reverse Number Of Overdose Deaths

Sep 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on issues surrounding the opioid...
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Blacks' Rate of Blood Pressure Crises 5X Higher

Sep 11, 2018 , WebMD
Hypertensive crisis, or blood pressure higher than 180/120, is five times more common in African Americans than in the general population, according to research presented at the American Heart Association meeting last week in...
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Week Ahead: Senate to vote on opioid legislation; docs comment on pay rule

Sep 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate is expected this week to vote on legislation aimed at combating the opioid crisis. Meanwhile, physicians submit comments on the CMS' massive 2019 fee schedule...
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Tanezumab's Phase 3 Results: A Promising Sign For Non-Opioid Pain Treatments

Sep 07, 2018 , Forbes
As the opioid crisis has unfolded concerns have grown about dependency and the potentially addictive nature of opioid-based pain treatments. Having satisfactory non-opioid treatment alternatives will need to be an integral part of effective pain...
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Why Experts Can't Fix Pharma's Innovation Crisis (Part 1) And What to Do About It (Part 2)

Sep 07, 2018 , Forbes
Scientific excellence is the foundation of the industry, but the solution to the innovation crisis, if there is one, lies not in technology but a new business...
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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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Viewpoints: Lessons On Cutting Health Care Costs, Changing The Opioid Crisis

Sep 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these health issues and...
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Perspectives: Keeping Medications Away From Pain Sufferers During Opioid Epidemic Is No Solution

Sep 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views about how to ease health problems stemming from the opioid...
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Scientists Take Big Step Toward Finding Non-Addictive Pain Killer

Sep 05, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
With the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country. And they may have done just that, though in an animal model. Known as AT-121, ......
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Sunascen Therapeutics LLC Announces A New Line Of OTC Pain Relievers In Addition To A Simplified Pain Rating Scale

Sep 05, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
At Sunascen Therapeutics, we are well aware of the long term effects from the chronic use of various pain relievers, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).1-4 Moreover, the current Opioid Crisis has raised concerns throughout the world over current practices for pain management, and......
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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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"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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Viewpoints: Demand Answers From Politicians On Common Sense Gun Laws; States Need Recovery Studies During Opioid Crisis

Aug 31, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers focus on these health issues and...
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