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2769 Articles Matching "opioid"

Tate galleries to stop accepting donations from Sackler family amid opioid crisis

Mar 23, 2019 , CNN Health
As criticism mounts over its purported connection with America's opioid crisis, the Sackler family may be falling out of favor with the art world....
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Viewpoints: Doctors Need To Stop Saying No To Patients Who Need Opioids; FDA’s E-Cigarette Policies Could Make It Tough On U.S. Troops

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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House Democrats Want More Information On Sackler Family’s Role In Opioid Epidemic

Mar 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The family that found Purdue Pharma has come under intense scrutiny as of late after it was revealed just how deeply involved some of the members were in the early aggressive marketing tactics pursued by the opioid-maker. Meanwhile, an advocacy group is calling on the FDA to impose a moratorium on approving new...
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Fentanyl deaths skyrocketed more than 1,000% over five years in the US. Here's who it's killing

Mar 22, 2019 , CNN Health
Deaths from the synthetic opioid fentanyl skyrocketed more than 1,000% from 2011 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday....
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British Gallery Latest Institution To Give Sackler Family’s Charitable Arm The Cold Shoulder Over Role In Opioid Crisis

Mar 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Britain’s National Portrait Gallery has announced it won’t proceed with a $1.3 million pledge from a charitable organization overseen by some members of the Sackler family, which founded Purdue Pharma. A recent court case has been shedding light on just how large a role the family played in the aggressive marketing of the painkillers....
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Tweeted An Opioid Proposal: Here's The Reaction

Mar 21, 2019 , Forbes
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Gardner "introduced legislation to limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to 7...
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Opioid prescriptions after plastic surgery tied to long-term use

Mar 21, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Opioids account for more than 90 percent of the painkillers used after plastic surgery, according to a U.S. study that questions how often these addictive narcotics are necessary to ease discomfort after operations....
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Minn. House Passes Bill That Would Raise Registration Fees For Drugmakers With The Money Going Toward Opioid Crisis

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The fees would bring in $20 million a year and would be used for education, intervention, treatment and recovery strategies. Meanwhile, a report finds that opioid and suicide deaths in the state are still on the rise....
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Woman Going To Jail Sues For Access To Methadone Treatment: ‘I Will Lose Control Of My Addiction… I Will Die.’

Mar 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The federal prison does not allow anti-craving medications as ongoing treatment for opioid addiction except for pregnant women, who can take methadone. Meanwhile, Massachusetts advocates want hope to revolutionize the way the criminal justice system treats people who are...
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Blue Shield Of California Helps Reduce Opioid Use Among Its Members By 56 Percent

Mar 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Blue Shield of California's Narcotic Safety Initiative results show a 56% reduction in overall opioid use by members with chronic, non-cancer pain compared to 2014, exceeding the nonprofit health plan's year-end 2018 goal by 6 percentage points. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 4......
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Mike Bloomberg: Here Is The Next State In The Opioid Crisis Initiative

Mar 18, 2019 , Forbes
Bloomberg recently announced that he won't be running for President in 2020. But that apparently won't keep him from tackling a nationwide public health...
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Electronic Health Records: A Promising New Way To Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Mar 16, 2019 , Forbes
Electronic health records can equip health workers on the front lines with access to real-time data about patient prescribing patterns and is a key aspect of the CMS’s roadmap for combatting the opioid...
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NACDS praises Arkansas e-prescribing law preventing opioid abuse

Mar 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The bill, which requires electronic prescribing of Schedules I through VI controlled substances, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021. Read More...
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Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All Doctors

Mar 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioid Rxs Decreasing, But Not for All DoctorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/14/2019 12:00:00...
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OxyContin's maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

Mar 15, 2019 , CNN Health
The US Food and Drug Administration granted Purdue Pharma's experimental opioid overdose drug fast-track designation. According to Purdue, its drug, nalmefene hydrochloride injection, has a longer effect than naloxone, another opioid antagonist that is approved to reverse overdoses....
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Engineering Treatments For The Opioid Epidemic

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. is reeling from a public health crisis driven by the misuse of prescription and illicit opioids with nearly 12 million people abusing the drugs annually. The Midwest saw opioid overdoses increase 70% from July 2016 to September 2017, and every 15 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid......
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Dramatic Shifts In First-time Opioid Prescriptions Bring Hope, Concern

Mar 15, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A national call for restraint in opioid prescribing has yielded dramatic progress in clinician prescribing patterns, with some notable room for improvement. These are the findings of a new study from Harvard Medical School showing a drop of more than 50 percent in monthly opioid prescribing for new......
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Cutbacks by some doctors halved new opioid prescriptions over 5 years

Mar 14, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - The rate of first-time opioid prescriptions declined 54 percent between 2012 and 2017 in the U.S., largely because many doctors stopped prescribing the painkillers, according to a study of more than 86 million people covered by private insurance....
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AmerisourceBergen Foundation supports opioid education, disaster relief

Mar 14, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
This month the AmerisourceBergen Foundation has supported more than 30 organizations through its Opioid Resource Grant Program and committed $25,000 to relief efforts in areas recently affected by tornadoes. Read More...
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Ocasio-Cortez Makes Comparison Between Trump’s Opioid, Border Wall Emergency Declarations, But The Situations Aren’t Similar

Mar 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) criticized President Donald Trump for not transferring money to other agencies for the opioid epidemic like he has for the border wall. But the Washington Post Fact Checker points out that the situations can't be compared. Trump wanted almost $6 billion for his wall, which Congress refused, however Congress acted to give the administration more than $6 billion for the opioid crisis, so there was little need for him to transfer funds without congressional...
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