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2240 Articles Matching "opioid"

New York sues OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioids

Aug 15, 2018 , Reuters
New York state on Tuesday sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioids, and contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands....
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The US opioid crisis has 'peaked,' says one of the nation's leading health-care authorities

Aug 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
But Dr. Cosgrove says it remains a major health crisis, due especially to drugs laced with synthetic opioids such as...
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Ohio Postal Inspectors Play Detective Alongside DEA In Finding Shipments Of Opioids

Aug 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Postal Inspection Service reported that last year it gathered 40,489 pounds of illegal narcotics in light of the epidemic. In other news, an Ohio county wants to raise taxes to help children displaced by the opioid...
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Number of Opioid-Addicted Women Giving Birth Quadruples

Aug 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Number of Opioid-Addicted Women Giving Birth QuadruplesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Variety of factors drive wide variation in opioid treatment across the U.S.

Aug 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Data show a significant variation in utilization and cost of opioid-related treatment, which may be explained by provider capacity, coverage networks or financial...
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Doctors Reduced Opioid Prescriptions After Learning A Patient Overdosed

Aug 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Will clinicians become more careful in prescribing opioids if they are made of aware of the risks of these drugs first-hand? That was one of the core questions researchers set out to explore in a new study published in the August 2018 issue of Science. In doing so, they found that many clinicians do......
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Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose Death

Aug 11, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Doctors Write Fewer Opioid Scripts After Learning of Overdose DeathCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says

Aug 10, 2018 , CNN Health
Nationwide, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies more than quadrupled over the 15-year period ending in 2014, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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Insys To Pay $150M To Settle Criminal, Civil Investigation Into Marketing Techniques For Its Opioids

Aug 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The company has figured prominently in the ongoing federal investigation into drugmakers' role in the opioid epidemic because several former executives and employees have been arrested in connection with allegations of bribing doctors to boost sales of Subsys, its product that contains fentanyl. News on the crisis comes out of New York and Massachusetts, as...
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Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

Aug 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
More than 400 "Dear Doctor" letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face on the U.S. opioid crisis for many...
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Families, Health Care Teams Turn To New Approaches To Help People Caught Up In Opioid Epidemic

Aug 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Rather than immediately sending newborns dependent on opioids to foster care, Kansas City health officials are working to keep the families together. Other new ideas include not letting a family member hit "rock bottom" and using more medication-assisted treatments to keep people...
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FDA continues push for new opioid use disorder treatments

Aug 09, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The FDA has issued a new draft guidance to promote more widespread development, access, and adoption of medication-assisted treatment products for opioid use disorder. Read More...
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U.S. joins lawsuits against Indivior, Reckitt over drug Suboxone

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department has joined several whistleblower lawsuits against Indivior Plc and Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, alleging that the drugmakers improperly marketed the opioid addiction treatment Suboxone....
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Insys to pay $150 million to settle U.S. opioid kickback probe

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
Insys Therapeutics said on Wednesday it had reached a deal to pay at least $150 million to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation into claims that the drugmaker paid doctors kickbacks to prescribe a powerful opioid medication....
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App Warns Those Recovering From Addiction When They’re In A Location That Could Trigger Relapse

Aug 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
It can also send a notification when the person is around an acquaintance that could make them vulnerable to using again. The app -- Hey, Charlie -- is part of a new trend of technology focusing on the social-network of a person in recovery. In other news from the opioid crisis: lawmakers are seeking documents from painkiller-makers as part of an ongoing investigation; a letter-writing campaign finds success in getting doctors to cut back on overprescribing; and more....
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FDA Takes Steps To Encourage Development Of Medication That Can Be Used To Aid Addiction Treatment

Aug 08, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Currently, just three drugs exist to treat opioid use disorder: buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone. Adherence to the drugs is typically low, and addiction treatment experts have long said medication assisted treatment is vastly...
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FDA declines to approve Pain Therapeutics' opioid drug, shares plunge

Aug 07, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve Pain Therapeutics Inc's abuse-deterrent opioid treatment Remoxy for the fourth time, sending the company's shares down 35 percent to a record low....
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Viewpoints: Lessons From An Estranged Father On The Opioid Epidemic; Important Screenings For Mental Health Care

Aug 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers express views on these health topics and...
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FDA gives drugmakers new ways to prove opioid disorder treatments work

Aug 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The FDA has noticeably shifted its approach to drug approval, releasing new recommendations that give drug developers a wider array of outcome measures to prove the efficacy of new medication-assisted treatments for opioid use...
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Opioid Addicts Turning to Unapproved Antidepressant to Get High

Aug 04, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Addicts Turning to Unapproved Antidepressant to Get HighCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/3/2018 12:00:00...
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