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2832 Articles Matching "opioid"

Surgery May Lead To Opioid Dependency For More Than 13,000 Australians Each Year

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Worldwide, warnings are growing about the widespread misuse of prescription opioids, as the use of this powerful class of painkillers has grown markedly over the past two decades. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost 150 people are hospitalised each day due to opioid ......
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The Battle Over Kratom: Is It A Life-Saver For Recovering Opioid Users Or Just Another Drug To Become Addicted To?

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The substance has offered hope to those recovering from opioid addiction, but the FDA contends that there is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use. The CDC weighed in last week with a new report citing a significant death toll linked to kratom. In other news about the crisis: the Sackler deposition has gone mainstream, CVS is fined for its Percocet prescription practices, President Donald Trump will appear at a summit in Atlanta to discuss the epidemic,...
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Dozens of doctors in Appalachia charged in opioid fraud bust

Apr 18, 2019 , Reuters
Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions and committing health care fraud, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday....
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Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes

Apr 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00...
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Sheer Scale Of Opioid Epidemic Challenges Southern States’ Resistance To Harm Reduction Strategies

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The position of many Southern states on harm reduction strategies -- such as needle exchanges and policy carrying anti-overdose medication -- is that they encourage of drug use. However, as the crisis continues to ravage communities, there's growing support in these usually hesitant locations. Other news on the drug epidemic focuses on treating addiction, a "hub and spoke program" gaining national attention, a legal battle over a proposed safe injection site and a campaign to help pregnant...
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NACDS’ Anderson urges drug abuse prevention bill sensitive to chronic pain patients’ needs

Apr 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Hill published a column by NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson on a bill that would serve as a “safety” mechanism for the use of opioids in treating temporary, or acute, pain. Read More...
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Viewpoints: Pass This Smart Pain Bill Creating A Safer Path For Temporary Use Of Opioids; Lack Of Trust In Government, Science Fuels Anti-Vaxxers

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Nurses Use FDNY Geospatial Mapping Of Opioid Overdoses To Inform Clinical Practice In Real Time

Apr 12, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Nurse practitioners and nursing students can use local, real-time maps of opioid overdoses to inform their clinical work with adolescents in community health settings, finds new research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. “Analyzing community maps with data from emergency response teams can h......
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Don't Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Apr 12, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Don't Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA WarnsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/11/2019 12:00:00...
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At Opioid Rehab Facilities, New Suicide Prevention Guidelines Are Rolling Out

Apr 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
While some programs already screen for suicide and have fewer deaths, Michael Johnson, managing director for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, said “Right now, there’s no real standards for suicide prevention in addiction treatment programs. We want to change that.” Other news on the opioid crisis looks at chronic pain patients and injections...
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Widow of Arthur Sackler says her husband shouldn't be blamed for the opioid crisis

Apr 12, 2019 , CNN Health
In an op-ed in the Washington Post on Thursday, the widow of Dr. Arthur Sackler, Jillian Sackler, pleaded for the public to stop blaming her late husband for the opioid crisis. She also said she fully supports using legal settlements in suits against the company and the family to fund treatment centers....
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NACDS commends Colorado e-prescribing law to prevent opioid abuse

Apr 12, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Roughly 64% of Colorado voters support an e-prescribing requirement as a fraud and abuse prevention strategy. Read More...
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Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid Treatments

Apr 11, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Nurse Practitioners Often Restricted From Prescribing Opioid TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 12:00:00...
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Invidior lashes out over opioid-related fraud charges

Apr 11, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
The U.K. drug maker offers two-pronged pushback: first, that the indictment is without merit and, second, that prior owners are at fault. Investors seem not to care, as its stock plummets. A PR crisis can be devastatingly costly, as drug companies are discovering from fallout over efforts to end the opioid crisis in the U.S. […] The post Invidior lashes out over opioid-related fraud charges appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines

Apr 11, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify GuidelinesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2019 12:00:00...
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Indivior shares plummet, Reckitt hurt on U.S. charges over opioid prescriptions

Apr 11, 2019 , Reuters
British drugmaker Indivior Plc lost nearly three-quarters of its share value on Wednesday and former parent Reckitt Benckiser also fell following U.S. criminal charges accusing Indivior of illegally increasing prescriptions for its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone....
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FDA: Don't Suddenly Stop Taking Your Rx Opioid

Apr 11, 2019 , WebMD
The FDA’s new warning says that stopping an opioid painkiller can cause uncontrolled pain or withdrawal symptoms. As a result, the patient may to try to get opioid pain meds from other sources. That’s behavior that can be confused with “drug-seeking” for abuse rather than pain...
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CDC Issues Key Clarification On Guideline For Prescribing Opioids For Chronic Pain

Apr 10, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) are pleased to acknowledge receipt of a key clarification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on prescribing opioids to manage pain......
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Early Opioid Evangelist Now Helping Plaintiffs In Return For Charges Against Him Being Dropped

Apr 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Dr. Russell Portenoy spent decades of his career touting the benefits of powerful prescription painkillers. Now, Portenoy will testify that companies “overstated the benefits of chronic-opioid therapy" and “understated the risks of opioids, particularly the risk of abuse, addiction and overdose," according to a federal-court filing. In other news on the drug crisis: foster care and the epidemic, Purdue Pharma's connection to Tufts Medical School, addiction treatment, and...
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CDC Clarifies Opioid Guidelines for Severe Pain

Apr 10, 2019 , WebMD
Some insurers had cited the CDC’s previous opioid guidelines and refused to pay for prescriptions for patients with cancer or sickle cell anemia, or other chronic pain...
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