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1598 Articles Matching "opioid"

Spike In Accidental Deaths In U.S. Attributed To Opioid Overdoses

Jan 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The category, which includes accidental drug overdoses, saw a 10 percent uptick in 2016. Meanwhile, states are starting to open their Medicaid programs to covering alternative pain treatments in an effort to combat the opioid...
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Walmart To Give Away Kits To Dispose Of Opioids At Home

Jan 18, 2018 , Forbes
In another private-sector effort to limit the availability of prescription opioids in the U.S., Walmart is introducing a new, free program for people who fill opioid prescriptions to help them dispose of unused pills safely at...
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CMS: New lock-in policy could turn tide in opioid fight

Jan 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS will propose limiting Medicare enrollees' ability to go to multiple providers or pharmacies to obtain pain medication, a tool that the agency believes will be crucial in combating the ongoing opioid...
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Walmart unveils one-of-a-kind opioid disposal effort

Jan 18, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walmart is taking action to help fight the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic. Read More...
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Walmart offers free opioid disposal product in effort to fight painkiller-abuse epidemic

Jan 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
The product, DisposeRX, mixes with drugs and warm water to form a solid that can be safely thrown out in the...
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Walmart offers free opioid disposal product in effort to fight painkiller abuse epidemic

Jan 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
The product, DisposeRX, mixes with drugs and warm water to form a solid that can be safely thrown out in the...
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Wal-Mart launches program to safely dispose of unused opioids

Jan 17, 2018 , Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Wednesday said it will provide customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that will help them dispose of leftover medication in order to help curb misuse and abuse....
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Maps Of Opioid-Related HIV Outbreak Show The Multiple Times It Could Have Been Stopped

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
New visualizations of Indiana's HIV outbreak that was linked to the opioid crisis give a clearer picture of who was affected and how it spread....
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Drug overdoses contribute to record number of organ donors

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Though the number of lives lost to the US opioid epidemic continues to spike, it has also contributed to a record number of organ donations....
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Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: Study

Jan 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Opioid Emergency: Why Is There Not More Action, Asks Michael Bloomberg And Others

Jan 13, 2018 , Forbes
Businessman, philanthropist, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered 7 steps to addressing the opioid emergency and stated that "the federal government continues to...
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FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids

Jan 13, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/11/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Solving opioid abuse will require more than well-designed digital interventions

Jan 12, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Opioid abuse is among the most pressing issues in healthcare, so it’s no surprise that the epidemic was a major topic of discussion at CES 2018’s Digital Health...
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Ex-Insys employee seeks ban on mentioning 'opioid crisis' at trial

Jan 12, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the "opioid crisis" at his trial....
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Ohio imposes strict rule on workers' back surgery, opioids

Jan 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Ohio residents with work-related back injuries in most cases must try remedies like rest, physical therapy and chiropractic care before turning to spinal fusion surgery and prescription painkillers under a groundbreaking new...
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Opioid Emergency: We Already Know What To Do, Say Michael Bloomberg And Others

Jan 12, 2018 , Forbes
Businessman, philanthropist, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered 7 steps to addressing the opioid emergency and stated that "the federal government continues to...
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Trump Promised To ‘Liberate’ Americans From Opioid Crisis. But States Say Little Has Been Done.

Jan 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The public health emergency President Donald Trump declared is set to expire later this month, and public health officials in the states are frustrated that there were more "thoughts and prayers" and than money to back it up. Meanwhile, Trump signs legislation aimed at tackling the epidemic, the Cherokee Nation's lawsuit against opioid makers is dealt a blow, Ohio issues new guidelines on painkillers and work-related back injuries, and more....
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FDA Bans Use of Opioid-Containing Cough Meds by Kids

Jan 12, 2018 , WebMD
These prescription medicines involve any that include codeine or oxycodone, the FDA...
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Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Stop Addiction

Jan 12, 2018 , WebMD
Tamper-resistant opioid pills -- one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse -- aren't stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research...
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Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)

Jan 12, 2018 , RxList
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo) is an opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is addictive and doctors should exercise care in prescibing...
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