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Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

Jul 21, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Could Botox Cousin Combat the Opioid Epidemic?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/20/2018 12:00:00...
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Pharma Companies Try To Shift Blame To Drug Dealers, Websites As Real Culprits Of Opioid Epidemic

Jul 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Endo International Plc and Mallinckrodt Plc are arguing that if they're added onto lawsuits for their role in the opioid crisis, they “are entitled to contribution from the illegal supply chain defendants." News on the crisis comes out of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, as...
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UK Communication Professor Seeks Drug Disposal Solutions

Jul 20, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
University of Kentucky health communication researcher Don Helme is partnering with the Kentucky Attorney General’s office to gauge public opinion on a new drug deactivation pouch, part of a larger effort to develop solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic. Last September Helme, an associate profes......
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U.N. says global fight against AIDS is at 'precarious point'

Jul 19, 2018 , Reuters
Complacency is starting to stall the fight against the global AIDS epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed, the United Nations warned on Wednesday....
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Trends With Anti-Anxiety Pills Hearken Back To Early Days Of Opioid Crisis

Jul 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Experts say that not only is overprescribing of "benzos" putting people at risk for dependence, but are also exacerbating overdoses from opioids. News on the drug epidemic comes out of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida, as well....
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If Defendants With Substance Abuse Disorders Relapse They Can Be Sent To Jail, Court Unanimously Rules

Jul 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The case was closely watched because it pitted the traditional method of punishment versus the new thinking that treatment is best for drug addiction. Justice David A. Lowy wrote that a judge has the power and discretion to determine probation requirements tailored to an individual and that further probation’s twin goals: rehabilitation and public safety. Judges, he said, “stand on the front lines of the opioid epidemic” and are “faced with difficult decisions that are especially...
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Within opioid abuse epidemic, infectious disease epidemic emerges

Jul 14, 2018 , Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is a new epidemic of hepatitis C, HIV, and other infections within the opioid abuse epidemic, according to participants in a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine workshop....
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Facebook Live: The Marketing Plan That Fueled An Addiction Epidemic

Jul 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
KHN senior correspondent Fred Schulte talks about a cache of files detailing Purdue Pharma’s early OxyContin marketing...
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To Reduce Opioid Deaths And Addictions, Massachusetts Lawmakers To Vote On Bill That Includes Naloxone Access

Jul 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Lawmakers and Gov. Charlie Baker are looking to build on a March 2016 law aimed at slowing the public health crisis that kills dozens of state residents weekly. News on efforts to curb the epidemic comes from Ohio,...
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Study On Opioids, Criminal Justice System Highlights Need To Have Law Enforcement Engaged In Fighting Crisis

Jul 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although a large number of people who have a substance abuse disorder are in the system, most jails and prisons don't offer medication-assisted treatment. The study's author urges alternatives to incarceration for people with addictions. "We need a response that will ideally prevent people from entering the criminal justice system," he says. News on the epidemic comes out of Tennessee and Massachusetts, as...
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Viewpoints: Incentives Paid To Doctors Still Help Fuel Opioid Epidemic; Vindictiveness Wins Out After Kentucky Medicaid Ruling

Jul 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages look at these and other health care...
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Despite Litany Of Red Flags, Purdue Continued To Pursue Profits Over People, Unsealed Lawsuit Claims

Jul 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The newly unsealed 274-page lawsuit from Tennessee against the opioid-maker provides deeper details about the warning signs Purdue allegedly ignored in pursuit of profits. News on the epidemic comes out of Illinois and Pennsylvania as well....
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Perspectives: Make Methadone Clinics Available To Help Break Opioid Addiction, Save Lives From Overdose Deaths

Jul 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views about how to address the opioid...
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Records suggest Puerto Rico saw a leptospirosis 'outbreak' after Hurricane Maria -- but officials won't call it that

Jul 04, 2018 , CNN Health
Puerto Rico's own records list so many cases of the bacterial disease leptospirosis that officials should have declared an "epidemic" or an "outbreak" after Hurricane Maria instead of denying that one occurred, according to seven medical experts who reviewed previously unreleased data for CNN and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI)....
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Viewpoints: Lessons From Doctors On Caring For Immigrant Children’s Health; Create A Team To Slow Opioid Epidemic

Jun 29, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers look at these and other health...
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As public outrage over the opioid epidemic grows, drug makers are cutting back on marketing payments to doctors

Jun 29, 2018 , CNBC Health
Drug makers have dramatically cut their marketing payments to doctors in recent years amid outrage over the opioid epidemic, ProPublica...
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U.S. charges hundreds in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

Jun 29, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people including doctors for taking part in healthcare frauds that resulted in over $2 billion in losses and contributed to the nation's opioid epidemic in some cases....
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As Pressure Mounts From All Sides, Purdue May Be Cutting Back On Marketing For Opioids

Jun 29, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In 2016, drugmakers spent $15.8 million to pay doctors for speaking, consulting, meals and travel related to opioid drugs. That was down 33 percent from $23.7 million in 2015 and is 21 percent less than the $19.9 million in spent in 2014. Meanwhile, federal regulators want internet companies to take a bigger role in fighting the epidemic....
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New York Lawmakers Want Pharma To Foot Bill Of Proposed Drug Take-Back Program Aimed At Curbing Opioid Crisis

Jun 28, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state is just the latest to propose such legislation, which reflects ongoing concern among local governments that seek to reduce contaminants in drinking water and lower the threat of drug abuse stemming from drugs that linger in household medicine chests. In other news, China officials says U.S. should look at domestic factors before pointing the finger at them over the epidemic and the tech industry asserts its interest in playing a role in curbing the crisis....
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Cancer Patients Face Difficulties in Getting Opioids

Jun 28, 2018 , RxList
Cancer patients have found it more difficult to receive opioids since the opioid epidemic has been in the news and since new policies to stem abuse have been...
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