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665 Articles Matching "opioids"

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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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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Demerol vs. Stadol

Oct 10, 2018 , RxList
Demerol (meperidine) and Stadol (butorphanol tartrate) are opioids (narcotics) used for treatment of moderate to severe pain. Stadol is also used as part of anesthesia for surgery, or during early labor (if childbirth is expected to be more than 4 hours...
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Congress Targets Misuse Of Hospice Drugs

Oct 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the bipartisan opioid bill headed to the president’s desk, hospice workers would be allowed to destroy patients’ unneeded opioids, reducing the risk that families misuse...
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Viewpoints: Change Laws That Make It Hard To Get Prescription Opioids; Make Dating Violence Part Of Teen Sex Ed

Oct 05, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on these public health issues and other health...
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Administration Emphasizes Need To Focus On Keeping Opioids From Entering Country Illegally

Oct 04, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
DEA officials spoke of the importance of cracking down on the international pipeline into the country at a Senate caucus forum created as part of lawmakers' efforts to pass a sweeping opioid package. Other news on the crisis comes out of California, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Missouri....
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While Lawmakers Ask DEA To Crackdown On Opioids, They Nudge Agency To Approve Marijuana Facility Applications

Oct 03, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The desire to expand the research into medical marijuana underscores how eager lawmakers are to shift patients toward alternatives to opioids. News on the crisis comes out of Virginia, California and Ohio, as...
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National Physical Therapy Month - #ChoosePT!

Oct 02, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
October 2018: National Physical Therapy Month Americans continue to be prescribed and to misuse opioids at alarming rates. This October, APTA will carry on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions via its award-win......
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Proposed Legislation Would Allow Doctors To Prescribe Drugs To Treat Opioid Addiction Through Telemedicine

Sep 29, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The push is part of a renewed focus on medication-assisted treatment for those addicted to opioids. It's often hard for patients to find a doctor who is able to prescribe the necessary drugs. Meanwhile, in Congress' sweeping opioid package is a provision to shield people who are trying to buy cheaper, needed prescription medication from other countries. More news on the drug crisis comes from Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina and Kansas, as...
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While America wages war on opioids, meth makes its comeback

Sep 27, 2018 , CNN Health
America is focused on combating the devastating impacts of opioid addiction, but states like Oklahoma are struggling to fight a new battle against an old foe: methamphetamine....
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Trump Calls For UN Countries To Pledge To Fight Illicit Drug Problem, But Focus On Opioids Causes Some To Balk

Sep 26, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The pledge called on countries to develop national action plans to reduce demand for illicit drugs through education, expand treatment efforts, strengthen international cooperation on justice, law enforcement and health, and cut off the supply by stopping...
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Congress keeps IMD provision in final opioids package

Sep 25, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Congress finalized its deal on opioids legislation, including one longshot measure to free up Medicaid funds for inpatient addiction treatment in the...
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Opioids Driving U.S. Life Expectancy Decline: CDC

Sep 21, 2018 , WebMD
Babies now can expect to live 78.6 years on average, based on 2016 data that's the most recent, according to NCHS...
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Pharma push for Medicare donut hole change tangles opioid negotiations

Sep 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A push by Big Pharma to claw back Medicare Part D donut hole money as part of the opioids package has hit against sharp Democratic...
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In 2014, One State Had Political Ads Mentioning Opioids. This Year There’s 25.

Sep 20, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Ads about the opioid crisis are particularly prominent in hard-hit states, such as Ohio and West Virginia. In other news from the epidemic: pain patients push back on new restrictions on medication and businesses are encouraging workers to be up front about their addiction....
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U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill

Sep 19, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: U.S. Senate Passes Opioids BillCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2018 12:00:00...
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Senate clears opioids, 'gag clause' legislation

Sep 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Senate passed its opioids legislation, laying the groundwork for a final bicameral deal. The upper chamber also cleared a stand-alone healthcare bill to target insurer gag clauses on...
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Post-op opioids used far more in U.S. than Hong Kong

Sep 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Head and neck surgery patients in Hong Kong are far less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients undergoing similar surgeries in the U.S., new research shows....
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