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2631 Articles Matching "opioid"

CDC: What Opioid Use Has To Do With This Gut Spilling Birth Defect

Jan 20, 2019 , Forbes
Gastroschisis is a birth defect where your baby's intestines and potentially other organs stick out of the...
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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth Defects

Jan 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Use in Pregnancy Tied to Severe Birth DefectsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00...
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New Study Shows Physician-Targeted Marketing Is Associated With Increase In Opioid Overdose Deaths

Jan 20, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many individuals cite prescription opioids as their gateway to illicit opioid use. However, while prescription opioids are involved in more than one-third of all opioid overdose deaths in the U.S., examining any correlation between prescription opioid overdose deaths and pharmaceutical industry mark......
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Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban Americans

Jan 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Prescriptions Almost Twice as Likely for Rural vs. Urban AmericansCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00...
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More Americans Mixing Opioids With Sedatives

Jan 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: More Americans Mixing Opioids With SedativesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/17/2019 12:00:00...
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Opioid deaths linked to drug marketing to physicians, study

Jan 19, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
New research shows a link between increased opioid marketing to physicians and higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S. It's one of the first studies to make that...
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Details Of Sackler Family Members’ Actions In Aggressively Marketing Opioids Complicates Philanthropic Legacy

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Court documents that came to light this week show just how involved the Sackler family was in Purdue Pharma's strategies to flood the country with its painkillers. Activists are calling on institutions such as Harvard and the New York Metropolitan Museum to cut ties with the...
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Study: Marketing to Docs, Opioid Crisis Linked

Jan 19, 2019 , WebMD
A county-by-county analysis showed that opioid use increased in places where drug makers focused their marketing efforts to physicians, researchers...
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Study links opioid epidemic to painkiller marketing

Jan 19, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Researchers are reporting a link between doctor-targeted marketing of opioid products and the increase in U.S. deaths from overdoses....
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Viewpoints: Simplify Regulations That Keep Diagnostic Innovations Out Of Hands Of U.S. Physicians; New Opioid Policies Bring Harm To Patients Who Need Them

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers focus on these health topics and...
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Short Supply, Cost of Key Drugs Leave Hospitals Scrambling

Jan 19, 2019 , RxList
Major hospital groups on Tuesday highlighted the challenges created by both frequent shortages of critical products, including saline and injectable opioids, and rising prices for medicines, including decades-old generic...
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FDA clears the way to increase access and lower cost of life-saving opioid overdose treatment drug

Jan 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
The FDA's change clears the way for drugmakers to sell naloxone without a prescription. The life-saving treatment for opioids is also known as Narcan and...
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Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?

Jan 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Are Some Opioid Abusers Using Their Pets to Get the Drugs?Category: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/16/2019 12:00:00...
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Areas with high opioid prescription rates are seeing more babies born with a serious birth defect

Jan 18, 2019 , CNN Health
A potentially deadly birth defect in which babies are born with exposed intestines is on the rise, and the Centers for Disease and Prevention is concerned that it might be tied to the opioid epidemic....
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Opioid Use in Pregnancy Linked to Birth Defects?

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing...
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Pharma Owners Accused of Lying About OxyContin

Jan 17, 2019 , WebMD
A court filing appears to link the family that owns Purdue Pharma with specific decisions the company made about the marketing of OxyContin, which contributed to the U.S. opioid epidemic, The New York Times...
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1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving Helpline

Jan 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: 1-800-662-HELP: Too Few Opioid Users Aware of Lifesaving HelplineCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Americans more likely to die from opioid overdose today than car accident

Jan 17, 2019 , CNBC Health
Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose today than from a car crash, according to a study released Monday from the National Safety...
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Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents

Jan 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic AccidentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2019 12:00:00...
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Family behind Purdue Pharma pushed opioid marketing, Massachusetts says

Jan 16, 2019 , Reuters
Members of the wealthy Sackler family behind Purdue Pharma LP pushed it to boost sales of OxyContin and other opioids even as questions emerged about the extent its painkillers were being abused, Massachusetts' attorney general alleged on Tuesday....
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