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New Study Shows Physician-Targeted Marketing Is Associated With Increase In Opioid Overdose Deaths

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry mark......
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Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding

Jan 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to SpeedingCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00...
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Opioid deaths linked to drug marketing to physicians, study

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New research shows a link between increased opioid marketing to physicians and higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S. It's one of the first studies to make that...
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Study links opioid epidemic to painkiller marketing

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses....
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State Highlights: Georgia Governor Seeks Changes To Medicaid Program; Ohio Hospital Draws Allegations Of Negligence After Patient Deaths

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Georgia, Ohio, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Kansas, Texas, California, New Hampshire, Minnesota and...
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Flu Season 2018-19: How Are We Doing?

Jan 18, 2019 , Forbes
This flu season has shown both higher immunization rates and lower rates of flu-like illnesses. There continue to be hospitalizations due to flu-like complications, and deaths due to flu, but, to date, the incidence of all flu-related illnesses has declined this...
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Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer Deaths

Jan 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Vaccine, Screening Can Prevent Cervical Cancer DeathsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00...
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250,000 deaths a year from climate change is a 'conservative estimate,' research says

Jan 17, 2019 , CNN Health
Climate change could "halt and reverse" progress made in human health over the last century....
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CDC: Flu season to be milder than last year

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Approximately 84,000 people have been hospitalized so far this flu season, which experts say points to signs of a milder season compared to last year that saw more than 80,000...
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E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Is Finished After Spreading To 16 States, CDC reports

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“Contaminated lettuce that made people sick in this outbreak should no longer be available,” the CDC said Wednesday. While there were no deaths, 25 people were...
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First Smartphone App To Detect Opioid Overdose And Its Precursors

Jan 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And in 2016, illegal injectable opioids became the most common drug involved in overdose-related deaths. This spike has led to a national public health crisis and epidemic. ......
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Drug overdose deaths skyrocketed among women

Jan 11, 2019 , CNN Health
As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report....
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U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

Jan 11, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Cancer Deaths Continue to DeclineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 12:00:00...
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Cancer Death Rates Fall For 25 Years, But The Good News Impacts More Whites And Wealthy Patients

Jan 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A drop in lung cancer deaths is the main reason. A new government report also shows while the country has seen increases in fatalities from seven of the 10 leading causes of death, the cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent from the 1990s to 2016. But minorities and poorer people are not faring as well....
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Airliner Crashes, Deaths Rose in 2018

Jan 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Airliner Crashes, Deaths Rose in 2018Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2019 12:00:00...
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‘I Felt Death At That Moment’: Puerto Rico Struggles With Growing Opioid Crisis After Hurricane Maria

Jan 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While the use of fentanyl is expanding and overdoses and deaths appear to be under-reported, the U.S. territory neglected to apply for a federal $7.8 million grant to help get people into treatment. News on the opioid epidemic comes from Pennsylvania and Massachusetts,...
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Cancer Deaths Fall for 25th Straight Year

Jan 09, 2019 , WebMD
Between 1991 and 2016, deaths from cancer dropped 27 percent. In real numbers, that's almost 2.6 million fewer cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer...
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Number of people killed in plane crashes jumped in 2018

Jan 03, 2019 , CNN Health
The number of people killed in plane crashes jumped in 2018 compared with the previous year, with more than 500 deaths recorded, new figures show....
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Looking to curb infant mortality rates, Columbus, Ohio pilots on-demand ride app, program

Jan 03, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The infant mortality rate in Franklin County, Ohio has reached 8.2 deaths per 1,000 live births, with black babies at three times the risk of white...
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Controversial tool emerges in opioid fight: fentanyl test strips

Jan 03, 2019 , CNN Health
A controversial tool has emerged in the fight against opioid overdose deaths. It's a strip that allows people who use street drugs such as cocaine and heroin to test whether their drugs are laced with fentanyl....
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