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3037 Articles Matching "opioid"

Research Shows Improvement In Curbing Docs’ Post-Surgical Prescribing, But There’s Still A Long Way To Go

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
And the Connecticut Mirror pulls from a database obtained by The Washington Post that offers an up-close look at the rates of opioid-pill dispensing by the state's pharmacies between 2006 and 2012....
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Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed Opioids

Aug 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Doctors Refusing Care of People Prescribed OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery Pain

Aug 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Fewer Opioid Painkillers Can Still Control Surgery PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Massachusetts Considers Opening Safe Injections Sites In Boston Areas Hit By Open Drug Use, But Some Find Models Lacking

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Both the Boston City Council and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone are considering sites like one used in Toronto, where medical teams supervise drug use. Federal prosecutors sued Philadelphia to block the opening of a site there in February. News on substance abuse looks at Naloxone's role in saving lives in Minnesota; meth makes inroads in Massachusetts and opioids go missing in a Florida hospital, as...
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U.S. Health Panel Advises Doctors: Ask Adults About Both Prescriptions And Illicit Drug Use In Effort To Help Stem Opioid-Abuse Crisis

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says 7.5 million people ages 12 and older in the U.S. have been diagnosed with dependence or abuse of illicit drugs in the past year. The Task Force, in reversing a 2008 decision, is seeking public comments before finalizing the recommendation....
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Opioid Crisis Prompts Law Enforcement, Libraries To Embrace Experimental Solutions

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A controversial program in western Massachusetts designates a wing of the county jail for court-ordered addiction treatment for men who have not committed a crime. Meanwhile, a number of libraries nationwide add social workers to their staffs to help the growing number of patrons with drug addiction or mental illness. In other news on the drug epidemic: an alleged online opioid drug dealer goes on...
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Viewpoints: Lessons On Getting Frightening Health News In The Mail From 23andMe; Increase Funding, Strategies For Long-Term Impact Of Opioid Epidemic

Aug 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Buttigieg Rolls Out Rural Health Plan With Focus On Access, Opioids And Maternal Mortality Rates

Aug 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his plan that would increase subsidies for those who buy plans through the health law exchanges and implement a "Medicare for All Who Want It" approach at the same time. The plan also invests in telehealth and attempts to tackle health disparities across rural communities....
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Maryland Health Centers Receive Nearly $9M In Federal Grants To Help Lower Opioid Fatalities

Aug 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The funding is expected to increase medication-assisted treatments, which have increased 142% nationally from 2016-2018. News on the drug epidemic comes from Ohio and Massachusetts, as...
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Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy

Aug 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After TonsillectomyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2019 12:00:00...
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Fentanyl Deaths In San Francisco Soar Almost 150% In Largest Uptick The City Has Ever Seen

Aug 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Health experts say fentanyl wasn't available in California to the degree it was in the eastern U.S. until several years ago. The epidemic has unfolded in three waves, says UCSF professor Daniel Ciccarone. "Wave one: pills. Wave two: heroin. Wave three: fentanyl.'' News on the opioid epidemic looks at naloxone's impact on lowering death rates in Massachusetts and investors' worries over lawsuits, as...
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More Naloxone Being Dispensed, but Not Nearly Enough, CDC Says

Aug 09, 2019 , RxList
The number of high-dose opioid prescriptions decreased and naloxone prescriptions increased from 2017 to 2018, but far too little of the opioid overdose–reversing drug is being dispensed, particularly in rural areas where it is needed the...
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Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

Aug 08, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD AntidoteCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2019 12:00:00...
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Judge In Opioid Litigation Against Drugmakers Likes Proposal Put Forth By Thousands Of Cities, But States Say It Cuts Them Out

Aug 08, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The fate of who gets to manage settlements from opioid lawsuits against drug companies is playing out as the October trial approaches. Federal Judge Dan Polster is overseeing the consolidation of some 2,000 cases from a negotiating bloc of thousands of U.S. cities and towns affected by the opioid crisis. "There has to be some vehicle to resolve these lawsuits," said Polster. Also, opioid distributors offer their solution to settling claims. News on the opioid epidemic also looks at soaring use...
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China restricts opioid in tighter painkiller controls

Aug 08, 2019 , Reuters
China has imposed new restrictions on the opioid oxycodone, its drug regulator said, as the country tightens control of its painkillers industry in the battle against drug addiction....
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Opioid distributors said to propose $10 billion settlement to end state lawsuits, stocks fall

Aug 07, 2019 , CNBC Health
Whether the drug distributors and attorneys general can agree to a deal remains uncertain, according to the...
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39 State Attorney Generals Vie With Thousands Of Cities Over How To Resolve Settlements In Massive Opioid Lawsuit

Aug 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A proposal to allow all 34,000 jurisdictions to vote on settlement offers is being contested now at the state level. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in Cleveland before the federal judge who is overseeing the cases. News on the opioid crisis comes from Minnesota, as well....
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Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote

Aug 07, 2019 , WebMD
The new CDC report finds that too few doctors are prescribing naloxone as recommended to patients taking high-dose opioids or opioids plus benzodiazepines (such as Valium and Xanax), or to those with a substance use...
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States Given Until End Of Year To Outline Overhaul On How They Approach Opioid Use By Their Medicaid Populations

Aug 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Along with the opioid guidance, CMS also is directing states to design and implement a program to track and manage the prescribing of antipsychotic medications for children in Medicaid. Other Medicaid news comes out of New York, Louisiana and Kansas, as well....
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Longer Looks: Preparing For Pandemics; Escaping Paradise; Lessons From Covering The Opioid Epidemic; And More

Aug 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the...
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