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1004 Articles Matching "epidemic"

The Numbers Behind An Epidemic: More Than 2 Million Teens Have Used E-Cigarettes New Survey Finds

Sep 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
FDA officials are so concerned by the prevalence of vaping among teens that they've announced a crackdown on the devices. E-cigarettes were designed to be a healthier alternative to traditional smoking, but there's been little research about the long-term health effects of using the devices....
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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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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in southern province

Sep 17, 2018 , Reuters
Saudi Arabia confirmed one cholera infection and three other suspected cases in an area bordering Yemen, where an epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people, state TV reported on Sunday, citing a health ministry official....
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One-fifth of American adults experience chronic pain, CDC estimates

Sep 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
Pain can be debilitating and also challenging to treat, especially as opioids have come under scrutiny for their role in fueling a nationwide...
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Changing Opioid Patterns: Misuse Of Prescriptions Holds Steady While Illicit Drug Abuse Rises Sharply

Sep 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The results of Quest Diagnostics' analysis of nearly 4 million lab reports also had evidence of patients combining a prescribed medicine with one or more other drugs, including ones that are illicit. Other news on the epidemic includes insurers dropping coverage of OxyContin, schools stocking antidotes, and technology to fight opioid...
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Senators ask CMS to include opioid treatment in Medicare Advantage model

Sep 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A bipartisan group of senators urged the CMS to expand a Medicare Advantage experiment and include substance abuse disorder treatment in the program. The move could help combat the opioid epidemic, they...
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FDA proposed crackdown on flavored e-cigs puts Juul on notice

Sep 13, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes from Juul Labs and other companies as it grapples with an "epidemic" of youth e-cigarette use that threatens to create a new generation of nicotine addicts, the agency's head said on Wednesday....
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FDA puts e-cig makers on notice: Fix 'epidemic' teen use or products may be pulled from market

Sep 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
The FDA said it cannot tolerate "a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine as a trade off for enabling adults to access these products," and so it has launched a crackdown on sales of e-cigarettes to...
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FDA takes 'historic action' on youth e-cigarette 'epidemic'

Sep 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Concerned with an "epidemic" surge in teen use of e-cigarettes, the head of the US Food and Drug Administration announced today a "historic action" against more than 1,300 retailers and five major manufacturers for their roles in perpetuating youth access to the devices in the US....
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Summer just ended, but the CDC urges the public to prepare for another potentially nasty flu season

Sep 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
The CDC estimates that more than 700,000 people were hospitalized with the flu during last season with epidemic levels of influenza or pneumonia for 16 consecutive weeks. Some 180 children died from the most recent bout of flu....
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Doctors Gave No Medical Explanations For Nearly 30% Of Opioid Prescriptions

Sep 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
What the researchers discovered during a study of prescriptions made between 2006-2015 gives rise to questions about physicians' prescribing process and the impact on the opioid...
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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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After Weeks Of Delay On Opioids Legislation, Senate Keys Up Bipartisan Package For Vote Next Week

Sep 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The sweeping legislation promises $500 million dollars for the states to fight the opioid epidemic -- an important issue going into the midterms for both parties -- and is similar to what the House produced. Other news on opioids looks at efforts to stem foreign fentanyl supplies, Colorado's lawsuit against Purdue, Maryland's misconduct charges against Insys Therapeutics, Endo's attempt to limit lawsuits, a decision by Blue Cross to stop paying for OxyContin, and more....
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Blockchain being put to work by IBM, Intel, CDC to combat opioid epidemic

Sep 06, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Add this to blockchain’s growing list of innovative use cases: tracking prescription and population health...
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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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'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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MetroHealth pursues legal action against opioid drug manufacturers, marketers

Aug 30, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Cleveland's MetroHealth System, which will pursue damages related to the opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County, has taken on the public health crisis through a number of...
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Congo Republic confirms yellow fever near Angolan enclave

Aug 29, 2018 , Reuters
Congo Republic has confirmed a case of yellow fever near the border with an Angolan enclave, the health ministry said on Tuesday, and has warned of "an emerging event of epidemic proportions"....
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‘I Sat My Wife Down And Told Her Life Wasn’t Worth It’: Opioid Crackdown Driving Pain Patients To Drastic Measures

Aug 29, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“My pain exceeded my ability to handle it," Jon Fowlkes said after he was cut off from his opioid prescription. "We had a very frank discussion. … We even discussed what gun I would use.” Fowlkes is one of many chronic pain patients who feel angry and betrayed by the recent efforts to curb the opioid...
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