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2406 Articles Matching "opioid"

FCC's Ajit Pai talks proposed $100M connected care pilot, rural telehealth funding, opioid epidemic initiatives

Oct 19, 2018 jonah.comstock@mobihealthnews.com (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Addressing the Connected Health Conference in Boston, the chairman described many ways the agency is working to improve access to connected...
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FDA Panel OKs Stronger Opioid Despite Concerns

Oct 19, 2018 , WebMD
The company says there's a need for opioid pain medicines that don't require swallowing, because some patients have difficulty taking oral medication and may not have access to IV opioids. The FDA had earlier flagged two safety...
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‘This Disease Would Not Let Her Go’: Powerful Obituary Sparks Flood Of Donations To Addiction Treatment Center

Oct 19, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“To some, Maddie was just a junkie — when they saw her addiction they stopped seeing her. And what a loss for them. Because Maddie was hilarious, and warm, and fearless, and resilient. She could and would talk to anyone, and when you were in her company you wanted to stay," read the obituary for Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir, who had struggled with opioid addiction. The words garnered a great deal of attention, putting a human face to the opioid epidemic holding the country in its grip. News on...
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Opioid Lawsuits On Par To Become Largest Civil Litigation Agreement In U.S. History

Oct 19, 2018 , Forbes
Recent months have seen a surge in opioid-related lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies and individual leadership of pharma, as well as retail pharmacies and dispensaries. Interestingly, they are being filed by cities, counties, state’s attorneys general and Native American tribal...
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A young mom's powerful obituary is shedding light on opioid addiction

Oct 18, 2018 , CNN Health
A young Vermont mother who died as a result of opioid addiction is being memorialized by her family in a fearless obituary calling for a more open understanding of the illness that took her life....
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Spike In Fentanyl-Related Deaths Has States Scrambling For Better Treatment Options, Not Just Penalties For Dealers

Oct 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Active drug users are at a greater risk of dying than ever before because of fentanyl, and the illicit drug is not going away, according to Jay Butler, an Alaskan health official. Other news on the opioid epidemic focuses on rural American attitudes, newborns, life-saving naloxone and...
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Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

Oct 17, 2018 , WebMD
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery...
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Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: Study

Oct 17, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Push-Button Pain Meds Curb Need for Opioids After C-Section: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00...
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Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op Pain

Oct 17, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Despite Opioid Crisis, Most Patients Want the Drugs for Post-Op PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2018 12:00:00...
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Nerve Root Stimulation May Help Back Pain More

Oct 17, 2018 , WebMD
Stimulating a specific set of nerves that are nestled along the spine may deliver relief to those who suffer from chronic back pain and cut the need for opioid painkillers, new research...
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Teamwork and technology: Facing the opioid epidemic head on

Oct 16, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
LexisNexis Risk Solutions' Richard Grape take a look at how providers are prescribing fewer medications and pharmacists are taking new leadership roles in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. Read More...
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Ky. initiative looks to curb rise of babies in opioid withdrawal

Oct 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Kentucky Hospital Association launched a program allowing hospitals to share patient information so they can better coordinate care for babies born with opioid withdrawal...
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Ketamine Is A Safe, Effective Alternative To Opioids In Treating Acute Pain In The ED

Oct 16, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Intravenous, low-dose ketamine (LDK) is as effective as intravenous morphine in the control of acute pain in adults in the emergency department (ED). That is the finding of a study to be published in the October 2018 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM), a journal of the Society for Academic E......
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Despite Crisis, Most Want Opioids for Post-Op Pain

Oct 16, 2018 , WebMD
The survey, of more than 500 patients scheduled for surgery, found that more than three-quarters expected to get opioids afterward. Most also thought opioids were the most effective treatment for post-surgery...
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HHS shells out more than $2 billion for HIV/AIDS care support

Oct 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The federal government doled out more than $2 billion in fiscal 2018 to support medical and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocates say the program's success should serve as a model for commitment needed to address the...
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Health Insurer Policies May Discourage Use of Non-Opioid Alternatives For Lower Back Pain

Oct 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Public and private health insurance policies in the U.S. are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Sch......
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Thoughts On The Opioid Crisis: Everybody Needs To Come To The Table Ready To Fight Epidemic

Oct 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Columnists discuss the challenges of curbing the opioid crisis, which has affected hundreds of thousands of...
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AcelRx shares surge after FDA staff says opioid safe

Oct 11, 2018 , Reuters
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc's shares surged 30 percent on Wednesday after U.S. Food and Administration staff said the company's opioid treatment was safe and effective, bringing it one step closer to a marketing approval....
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Better insurance coverage of non-drug therapies might help ease opioid crisis

Oct 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - When it comes to non-drug therapies for back pain, U.S. insurance plans vary widely in what they will cover, a new study finds....
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Counterfeit Prescription Drugs Laced With Fentanyl Falling Into Unsuspecting Hands Thanks In Part To Social Media

Oct 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
People buying drugs like Xanax online are taking the pills, not realizing that they are fake and some are tainted with a potent opioid. The mistake can be fatal. Meanwhile, a drug rehab center in North Carolina is facing a lawsuit over allegations that it sent its patients out to work while pocketing the wages....
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