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Feds propose lowering opioid production quotas by 10% in 2019

Aug 18, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Justice Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration proposed to reduce manufacturing quotas for the six most frequently abused opioids by 10% in 2019 amid the historic...
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Trump pushes U.S. lawsuit against drug companies over opioids

Aug 17, 2018 , Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday again pressed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to sue drug companies over the nation's ongoing opioids crisis....
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Trump administration proposes production quota cuts for six opioids

Aug 17, 2018 , Reuters
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed that U.S. drugmakers cut production quotas of the six most abused opioids by 10 percent next year to fight a nationwide addiction crisis....
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First-In-The-Nation Plan Would Taper Oregon’s Chronic Pain Patients’ Opioid Prescriptions Down To Zero

Aug 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Officials say it's reducing the patients' exposure to harmful overprescribing practices, but critics warn that it will cause people to seek out opioids by any means necessary. In other news on the epidemic: the dangers of overdose for postpartum women who have been addicted to opioids; a look at grieving families on the frontlines of the crisis; how the issue could be a winning topic for Democrats; and...
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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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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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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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As Opioid Epidemic Rages, Painkiller Prescriptions Don't Drop

Aug 03, 2018 , WebMD
Prescribing of opioids remains high largely because of a medical culture that evolved over many years, said study lead researcher Molly Moore Jeffery, a health economist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester,...
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Research Roundup: Firearm Injuries; Mortality Among Homeless; And Opioids

Aug 03, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and...
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Antianxiety drugs — often more deadly than opioids — are fueling the next drug crisis in US

Aug 03, 2018 , CNBC Health
Even more of a crisis than the chilling number of people suffering from anxiety — 40 million in the U.S. — is the number of people who are addicted to the drugs that treat it, along with the rising number of people dying from...
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Nigeria recalls 2.4 million bottles of codeine cough syrup

Aug 01, 2018 , Reuters
Nigeria has recalled 2.4 million bottles of cough syrup containing codeine after national outrage earlier this year over endemic use of opioids....
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Without Opioids For Back Pain, Patients Explore Dangerous Treatment Banned In Other Countries

Aug 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Pfizer, faced with hundreds of complaints related to the injections of Depo-Medrol, asked the FDA to ban its treatment five years ago, citing risk of blindness, stroke, paralysis and death. The FDA declined to issue a ban. Also on the opioid epidemic, there's news on prescription drug monitoring and lawmakers' objections to the federal government's decision to withhold millions to fight the public health...
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Most Seniors Uninformed on Opioid Use

Aug 01, 2018 , WebMD
Researchers found that most older Americans who are prescribed opioids aren't advised about the dangers of the drugs, how to use fewer of them, when to use non-opioid alternatives, or what to do with leftover...
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Opioid laws hit physicians, patients in unintended ways

Jul 31, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New Michigan laws on opioids intended to save lives have physicians complaining about unintended consequences. They say regulations have added unnecessary administrative headaches, led to a climate of fear for doctors and left patients unable to...
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Study Showing A Quarter Of Adults Were Prescribed Opioids For Sprained Ankles Highlights Prevalence Of Crisis

Jul 31, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
“There was this leap to opioids, either in perception of patient expectations or to meet patient expectations,” said a leader of the study, Kit Delgado of the University of Pennsylvania....
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