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FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

May 18, 2018 , WebMD
The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling of sickness that often keep patients from withdrawing from...
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FDA approves first nonopioid drug to ease withdrawal symptoms

May 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
The U.S. FDA approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids....
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Six More States File Suit Against Purdue Pharma Over Its Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

May 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
U.S. state attorneys general of Nevada, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee say Purdue Pharma violated state consumer protection laws by falsely denying or downplaying the addiction risk while overstating the benefits of opioids. These states are just the latest in a long line of local and state governments suing drugmakers over the epidemic....
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Doctors Who Receive Freebies From Drug Companies Tend To Prescribe More Opioids

May 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
And the ones who didn't, cut back on their prescription practices. The freebies most often came in the form of meals. In other news on the crisis: the Justice Department is joining a kickback case; hospitals are experiencing an opioid shortage; Delaware officials are releasing strategies on combating the epidemic; and more....
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Week Ahead: 340B will get attention from federal watchdogs

May 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Congress' so-called upper chamber will be busy this week. Senate hearings are set for 340B, opioids and the 2019...
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Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

May 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2018 12:00:00...
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U.S. judge blocks DEA from suspending drug distributor over opioid sales

May 10, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - A federal judge blocked the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from suspending a Louisiana drug distributor from selling controlled substances over allegations it failed to identify suspicious orders of opioids that were diverted for illicit uses....
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Opioid Monitoring Programs Drive Some to Heroin

May 09, 2018 , WebMD
Opioid prescribing in the United States rose 350 percent between 1999 and 2015, and the rate of overdose deaths from both prescription opioids and heroin also increased exponentially during that...
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U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

May 05, 2018 , Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Friday it had suspended a Louisiana pharmaceutical distributor from selling controlled substances for allegedly selling unusually large quantities of opioids to pharmacies without reporting the sales....
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The Other Opioid Crisis: Shortages at Hospitals

May 03, 2018 , WebMD
The top five drugs in shortest supply are opioids like hydromorphone (Dilaudid), fentanyl and morphine, the local anesthetic bupivacaine, and the lifesaving allergy drug epinephrine, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) survey...
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Synthetic drugs killed more people than prescription opioids in 2016

May 02, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids killed more people than prescription opioids in 2016, marking a new phase in the opioid...
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Fentanyl: What You Should Know

May 02, 2018 , WebMD
Illegal versions of fentanyl were largely responsible for the tripling of overdose deaths from synthetic opioids in just 2 years -- from 3,105 in 2013 to 9,580 in 2015, according to the National Institutes of...
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Synthetics now killing more people than prescription opioids, report says

May 02, 2018 , CNN Health
Synthetic opioids such as fentanyl have overtaken prescription opioids as the No. 1 killer in the opioid epidemic, according to a new report....
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Few Patients Maximize Opioid-Sparing Medications After Orthopaedic Surgery, Study Finds

May 01, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers adds to growing evidence that patients underuse nonopioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after spine and joint surgery. A report on the findings, which also shows that patients improperly store and dispose of unused opioids, was publ......
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Is A Heart Ever Not Worth Fixing? Doctors Grapple With Treating Patients Who Get Bacteria From Injecting Opioids

May 01, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the midst of the opioid crisis, endocarditis cases are on the rise. The effects from the bacteria are costly and hard to treat, and doctors are warning patients that if they come back with the same problem, they might not get medical care for it. Meanwhile, drugmakers are pushing back against opioid taxes and the Department of Agriculture is sending money to needy communities to help boost services to treat addiction....
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Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills

Apr 30, 2018 , CNN Health
In 2016, opioids killed more Americans than breast cancer. The drug overdose epidemic has become one of the most concerning public health issues of recent time, and in an effort to stem the tide, moreg and more patients and doctors are turning to pot over pills....
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

Apr 28, 2018 , CNN Health
Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions,...
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McKesson Absolves Itself Of Blame In Opioid Crisis, Claiming Managers ‘Worked In Earnest’ To Meet DEA Rules

Apr 27, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
But the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which has accused the pharmaceutical wholesaler of exacerbating the opioid epidemic, is dismissing the company's internal investigation findings. In other news on the crisis: Democrats are concerned lawmakers are moving too quickly on bipartisan opioid package; common pain relievers are found to be safer than opioids for controlling dental pain; the FDA concludes a painkiller that's had a bad reputation for more than a decade is actually safer...
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Advil & Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain

Apr 27, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Advil & Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/26/2018 12:00:00...
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Advil + Tylenol Better Than Opioids for Dental Pain

Apr 26, 2018 , WebMD
In the study, Aminoshariae's team reviewed more than 460 published studies and found that a combination of 400 milligrams of ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) and 1,000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Tylenol) was more effective than opioid medications (for example, Vicodin, Oxycontin) for...
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