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2906 Articles Matching "opioid"

Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?

May 18, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Could Hypnotherapy Be Alternative to Opioids for Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00...
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Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

May 17, 2019 , Reuters
Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic....
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Opioids crisis has spread beyond United States: OECD

May 17, 2019 , Reuters
Opioid use has reached crisis proportions not only in the United States but also in Canada and some European countries, as prescription opioid painkillers have become much more common, the OECD club of wealthy nations said on Thursday....
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Purdue Continued Pitching OxyContin Despite Concerns Raised By Sales Reps, New Suit From Pennsylvania Alleges

May 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The suit says Purdue Pharma drug representatives made 531,000 calls on doctors in the state since 2007, when the company settled with Pennsylvania and 25 other states and agreed to stop illegal diversion of OxyContin and to promote it only for federally approved uses. The company is facing a barrage of legal challenges from local counties, states and other parties eager to hold it accountable for the role it played in the opioid...
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Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op Dependency

May 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Quantity, Not Type of Opioid Matters for Post-Op DependencyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00...
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Pennsylvania attorney general sues Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

May 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says Purdue Pharma is responsible for an opioid epidemic that has ravaged the state. On Tuesday, he announced that he had sued the pharmaceutical giant over it....
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More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.

May 15, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: More Than 600,000 Opioid Abusers Raising Kids in U.S.Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2019 12:00:00...
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Few black patients get buprenorphine for opioid addiction

May 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - While the number of Americans getting drug treatment for opioid addiction is on the rise, a new study suggests that gains may be concentrated among white patients and people who can pay cash or have private health insurance....
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Drugmaker Insys shares tank after saying opioid lawsuits may force it into bankruptcy

May 14, 2019 , CNBC Health
Insys Therapeutics shares tanked Monday after the company said it may have to file for bankruptcy because it can't afford legal costs related to a Department of Justice investigation into the company's sales practices of one of its popular...
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Opioid Litigation Divides Sackler Family Over How To Respond To Charges It Bears Responsibility For Deadly Epidemic

May 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
As communities seek billions in settlements, the family that owns OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma is reportedly growing uneasy about defense tactics and charges of misleading marketing. Other news on the drug epidemic looks at a new CDC report on cocaine and meth deaths and unethical practices by a Delaware...
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Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to 'Opioid Shop'

May 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to 'Opioid Shop'Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 12:00:00...
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Opioid Doctor And Pharmacy “Shoppers” May Also Shop At Home, Study Suggests

May 13, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine cabinets. For every 200 patients prescribed opioids in 2016, one had a family member whose opioid......
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Warren Hopes Opioid Message Will Reach Through Partisan Hostility In Ohio And West Virginia, Both Hit Hard By Crisis

May 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a plan this week that would funnel $100 billion toward combatting the opioid epidemic. She's on the road to talk about it, stopping in states that have been deeply impacted by the drug crisis. In other news: a Trump administration official talks about boosting funding; prescription opioid use plummets; spending on the epidemic sky-rockets; and more....
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US Prescriptions Hit New High in 2018

May 11, 2019 , eMedicine Health
US Prescriptions Hit New High in 2018, But Opioid Scripts...
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Some Drug Abusers Use Relatives to 'Opioid Shop'

May 11, 2019 , WebMD
For every 200 U.S. patients prescribed opioids in 2016, one had a family member who shopped for opioids, the study...
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Pharma rap video and lap dance: The tawdry details of an opioid criminal trial

May 11, 2019 , CNN Health
Among the details that emerged from a trial of opioid executives was a rap video with a top official dressed as a fentanyl bottle and testimony about another executive performing a lap dance for a doctor....
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Opioids: Leading Cause of Pregnancy-Related Death in New Utah Moms

May 11, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As the opioid epidemic rages on, one vulnerable group--new moms--have often been overlooked. A new study at the University of Utah Health found that drug-induced death is the most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in Utah. Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with subs......
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US Prescriptions Hit New High in 2018, But Opioid Scripts Dip

May 11, 2019 , RxList
Americans filled a record 5.8 billion prescriptions in 2018 — at a rate of 17.6 prescriptions per person — up 2.7% over 2017, according to a report released Thursday. One notable exception, though: Opioid prescriptions went down...
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Poor, Minorities Shortchanged on Opioid Addiction Treatments

May 10, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Poor, Minorities Shortchanged on Opioid Addiction TreatmentsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/9/2019 12:00:00...
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IQVIA: Drug spending tops $344 billion; opioid volume sees historic drop

May 10, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Prescription opioid volume declined 17% in 2018, which is the largest single-year drop ever recorded, according to IQVIA's annual "Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S." report. Read More...
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