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655 Articles Matching "crisis"

Spike In Accidental Deaths In U.S. Attributed To Opioid Overdoses

Jan 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The category, which includes accidental drug overdoses, saw a 10 percent uptick in 2016. Meanwhile, states are starting to open their Medicaid programs to covering alternative pain treatments in an effort to combat the opioid...
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Maps Of Opioid-Related HIV Outbreak Show The Multiple Times It Could Have Been Stopped

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
New visualizations of Indiana's HIV outbreak that was linked to the opioid crisis give a clearer picture of who was affected and how it spread....
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Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: Study

Jan 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Ex-Insys employee seeks ban on mentioning 'opioid crisis' at trial

Jan 12, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the "opioid crisis" at his trial....
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Trump Promised To ‘Liberate’ Americans From Opioid Crisis. But States Say Little Has Been Done.

Jan 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The public health emergency President Donald Trump declared is set to expire later this month, and public health officials in the states are frustrated that there were more "thoughts and prayers" and than money to back it up. Meanwhile, Trump signs legislation aimed at tackling the epidemic, the Cherokee Nation's lawsuit against opioid makers is dealt a blow, Ohio issues new guidelines on painkillers and work-related back injuries, and more....
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Judge Overseeing Hundreds Of Lawsuits Against Opioid Makers Implores Sides To Work Together

Jan 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“What we’ve got to do is dramatically reduce the number of pills that are out there, and make sure that the pills that are out there are being used properly,” Judge Dan Polster said. In other opioid news: Native American tribes sue manufacturers over their role in the crisis, doctors start to shift from zero-pain goals for patients, officials in Philadelphia mull safe-injection sites, and...
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Viewpoints: Lessons Learned From Opioid Crisis And A Path To Ending It; Azar At The HHS Helm

Jan 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
A selection of opinions on health care from news outlets around the...
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5 tips for protecting your organization in 2018

Jan 11, 2018 , Healthcare Comm.
It’s a new year and a clean slate. Are you prepared for whatever crisis is lurking around the...
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The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster Care

Jan 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: The Opioid Crisis' Hidden Victims: Children in Foster CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00...
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Queen's University Professor's Skin Patch Offers Solution To Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

Jan 10, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, led by Professor Ryan Donnelly, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology are developing a new type of skin patch (microarray patch) that administers drugs directly into the bloodstream through thousands of individual “microneedles” which are being......
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Activist Investors Want Apple To Play Role In Combating Growing Crisis Of Kids’ Smartphone Addictions

Jan 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System control about $2 billion of Apple share, and want Apple to take responsibility for what they see as a public health...
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Different Takes On The Opioid Crisis

Jan 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the current national response to this drug abuse epidemic....
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Senate Finance Committee set to hear from HHS nominee; health committee to focus on opioid crisis

Jan 06, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Teed up on the Hill: Alex Azar before the Senate Finance Committee on Jan. 9 as the Senate health committee resumes focus on opioid...
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Thoughts On Curbing The Opioid Epidemic: Not All ‘Well-Intentioned’ Battle Plans Are ‘Good Ideas’

Jan 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on the current status of the nation's attempts to address the opioid crisis and the areas in which they are watching for action....
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Neurontin prescriptions surge amid opioid crisis

Jan 05, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Prescriptions for nerve pain medicines like Neurontin and Lyrica have more than tripled in recent years, driven by increased use among chronically ill older adults and patients already taking opioids, a U.S. study suggests....
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Profit Mining The Opioid Crisis: The Dark Underbelly Of Lucrative Addiction Treatment Industry

Jan 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The opioid epidemic has sparked a huge growth in the extremely profitably addiction treatment industry -- but there is little regulation around these centers that are making a lot of money off sick and needy patients. The New York Times offers a deeper...
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States Beef Up Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Amid Opioid Epidemic

Jan 03, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the past, few providers took advantage of the systems that were put in place to track prescribing practices. Now states want to use them as a key tool to fight the crisis. Media outlets also report on news from New England, Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois....
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China says U.S. should do more to cut its 'enormous' opioid demand

Dec 29, 2017 , Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States should take action to reduce demand for the drugs fuelling its deadly opioid crisis rather than simply accusing China of being the major source, a top Chinese drug control official said....
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Under Fire For Alleged Role It Played In Opioid Crisis, Purdue Tries To Change The Narrative

Dec 28, 2017 , Kaiser Health News
As lawsuits from cities and counties pile up, Purdue Pharma launches an advertising campaign....
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‘Nobody thought it would come to this’: Drug maker Teva faces a crisis

Dec 28, 2017 , CNBC Health
Management missteps and tectonic shifts in the pharmaceutical business have battered Teva, The New York Times...
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