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Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Dec 15, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in MiceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2018 12:00:00...
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PT For Joint Pain Can Help You Avoid Opioids

Dec 15, 2018 , WebMD
A study,of nearly 89,000 U.S. patients found that people given physical therapy for their pain were 7 percent to 16 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an...
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Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer

Dec 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD KillerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/12/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Viewpoints: Time For Sen. McConnell To Lead Fight Against Maternal Mortalities; How Fake Science Helped Create The Opioid Epidemic

Dec 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these public health problems and...
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`Suspicious' Opioid Shipments? 5% to 86%, Depending On How You Count Them

Dec 14, 2018 , Forbes
Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very...
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Longer Looks: Free Pens And The Opioid Crisis; School Lunch Regulations; And Prison For A Stillbirth

Dec 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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Fentanyl Now the No. 1 Opioid OD Killer

Dec 13, 2018 , WebMD
According to the DEA, fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency, or is disguised as highly potent heroin. Although many drug users think they are buying heroin, they don't know they're buying fentanyl. Because of its potency, overdose deaths can...
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Five Things Anyone Can Do To Prevent Addiction Or Help People Suffering

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 72,000 drug overdose deaths are estimated to have occurred in 2017, with the sharpest increase among those related to fentanyl and synthetic opioids. Opioid- and addiction-related deaths continue to increase as physicians and governm......
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For Those Who Have Had Dramatic Overdose Videos And Photos Aired To Public, Life Will Never Be The Same

Dec 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
One trend that's emerged in the opioid epidemic is both the public and police departments releasing footage or photos of people who are experiencing some of the bleakest moments in their lives. The views on such videos can total in the millions, and some argue it's beneficial, but for those in the videos it can change their lives forever--not necessarily for the better. Meanwhile, experts wonder if fentanyl could become a weapon of mass destruction to be used against the United States, and the...
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Indivior wins fresh hold on Dr. Reddy's Suboxone copy

Dec 13, 2018 , Reuters
Indivior Plc has secured another hold on the launch of a generic competitor to its best-selling opioid addiction drug in the United States, the London-listed company said on Wednesday....
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FDA declines to approve Mallinckrodt's abuse-deterrent opioid painkiller

Dec 13, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an abuse-deterrent version of Mallinckrodt Plc's opioid painkiller Roxicodone, saying some parts of the company's application need further evaluation....
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Researchers Collaborating With National Institutes Of Health To Develop Nonopioid Drug For Chronic Pain

Dec 13, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug –- now in its earliest stages -– that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. ......
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Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through 2016....
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Opioid maker Insys paid kickbacks to physician assistant, jury hears

Dec 13, 2018 , Reuters
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative now married to the drugmaker's ex-CEO said on Wednesday she arranged to have a physician assistant in New Hampshire receive kickbacks to prescribe patients its addictive fentanyl spray....
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Kaléo to offer lower-priced opioid antidote

Dec 13, 2018 , CNN Health
Pharmaceutical company Kaléo announced Wednesday that it will offer a generic version of its opioid antidote Evzio for $178 for a carton containing two single-dose auto-injector pens....
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller HeadsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Pear's digital therapeutic reSET-O FDA cleared to treat opioid use disorder

Dec 11, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The prescription digital therapeutic will give users interactive therapy lessons to be use by patients under a clinician's supervision. ...
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
Infants born addicted to opioids had significantly smaller head circumferences, researchers have found, potentially putting them at higher risk for mental health and developmental...
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Perspectives: Until Fentanyl Flow From China Ceases, Deaths Will Mount; Enforce Laws To Help Kids In Foster Care

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on issues stemming from the opioid...
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Michael Bloomberg: Here Is $50 Million To Address The Opioid Crisis

Dec 10, 2018 , Forbes
For the third year in a row, U.S. life expectancy has dropped. Overdose rates jumped by 9.6% from 2016 to 2017. Here is what Bloomberg Philanthropies' new investment will...
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