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455 Articles Matching "opioids"

A Single Pharmacy In A Tiny West Virginia Town Was Shipped 12.3 Million Doses Of Opioids Over 8-Year Period

Feb 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has launched an investigation into how that slipped by regulators' attention. News on the opioid crisis comes out of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Arizona, as...
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North of the border, Rexall now stocks naloxone in all pharmacies

Feb 17, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
In addition, Rexall’s pharmacists have received enhanced training that will enable them to educate patients, family members or friends on the risks associated with opioids. Read More...
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Minnesota renews push for tax on prescription opioids

Feb 15, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Citing rising opioid fatalities, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced a renewed legislative proposal to tax prescription opioid pills to help fund treatment....
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Opioid Use Increases Risk Of Serious Infections

Feb 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Opioid users have a significantly increased risk of infections severe enough to require treatment at the hospital, such as pneumonia and meningitis, as compared to people who don’t use opioids. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, released today by the Annals of Internal Medicine, found ......
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Cheaper and Easier To Find Than Opioids, Meth Is Making A Comeback

Feb 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Drugs tend to go in cycles, and although meth may seem like a thing of the past, it turns out it was only on hiatus. In other public health news: antibiotics, ovarian cancer, fertility, autism, high blood sugar and memory, the science of love, and more....
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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Feb 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to...
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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Feb 11, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers....
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OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

Feb 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
OxyContin has long been the world's top-selling opioid painkiller, bringing in billions in sales for privately-held Purdue. Now, Purdue said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to...
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U.S. budget deal grants $1.5 billion for drug-affected babies, families

Feb 10, 2018 , Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids....
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Colorado ERs work together to lower opioid prescribing by 36%

Feb 10, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot focuses on replacing opioids with other alternative medications to treat pain. The 10 EDs in Colorado that participated in the project decreased prescribing by 36% over six...
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After GAO Report On Opioids And Infants, Advocates Say States Are Sending Distress Signals HHS Is Ignoring

Feb 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The Government Accountability Office recommends more federal guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services on what states and hospitals should do when it comes to infants affected by the opioid crisis, but the agency says it's doing enough. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump in recent speeches seems to be focusing on law enforcement over treatment to curb...
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Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

Feb 09, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2018 12:00:00...
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Exclusive: States need U.S. help to protect drug-affected infants - GAO

Feb 08, 2018 , Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal government needs to take more steps to help states protect infants born affected by drugs such as opioids, the U.S. Government Accountability Office says in a new report released Wednesday....
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Senate budget deal would boost spending on health programs and the fight against opioids

Feb 08, 2018 , CNBC Health
The proposal calls for funding the popular Children's Health Insurance Program for the next...
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Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

Feb 08, 2018 , WebMD
Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top five most prevalent compounds activate those receptors, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a...
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Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says

Feb 07, 2018 , CNN Health
US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned the public about the herbal supplement kratom in a statement on Tuesday, saying "There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use" and likening its chemical compounds to opioids....
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I Lost My Best Friend To Opioids. Yet As A Surgeon, I Overprescribed Them

Feb 06, 2018 , Forbes
Reductions in prescribing opioids through guidelines and, even more importantly, through surgeon recognition has arrived. Why it took so long is a question surgeons everywhere need to...
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Can Vending Machines That Dispense Prescription Opioids Help Addicts Survive The Opiate Crisis?

Feb 01, 2018 , Forbes
Public officials in British Columbia, Canada are using carefully regulated and secure vending machines to dispense prescription hydromorphone pills to addicts with chronic opioid use disorder, to help shield them from the deadly scourge of fentanyl-laced drugs currently circulating on the...
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ACA Mandate Repeal, Drug Prices, Opioids

Feb 01, 2018 , eMedicine Health
ACA Mandate Repeal, Drug Prices, Opioids in State of the...
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ACA Mandate Repeal, Drug Prices, Opioids in State of the Union

Feb 01, 2018 , RxList
In his first State of the Union address tonight, President Donald J. Trump said he would work to reduce prescription drug prices, urged Congress to pass a "right-to-try" law, and applauded the elimination of the Affordable Care Act requirement that individuals purchase insurance. He also highlighted the need to take action on the opioid...
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