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3153 Articles Matching "opioid"

Viewpoints: Bans On Vaping Won’t Stop Sickness, Plus They Deny Adults The Right To Take Risks; Lessons On Trade, Opioid Deaths In Appalachia

Oct 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial writers focus on on these public health stories and...
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Cracks in Purdue's proposed opioid settlement as Arizona backs out

Oct 09, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. state of Arizona withdrew its support for a proposed nationwide opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma LP, saying the maker of OxyContin sought to "undermine material terms of the deal," according to a court filing on Monday....
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Problem Of Prescription Opioid Misuse, Abuse, Overuse, And Diversion Is Multifactorial

Oct 08, 2019 , Forbes
As nationwide litigation focuses on the putative role that marketing, according to plaintiffs, may have played in fueling prescription opioid prescribing, there is a tendency to overlook multiple factors that contributed to the problem of prescription opioid misuse, abuse, overuse, and...
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Rising heart infections tied to U.S. opioid epidemic

Oct 08, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - As the opioid epidemic continues in the U.S., more cases of an infection that damages the heart are being seen, researchers say....
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What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?

Oct 08, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/7/2019 12:00:00...
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It's not just opioids: What doctors want you to know about benzos

Oct 07, 2019 , CNN Health
There's no understating the extent of America's opioid crisis. In 2017, the same year it became a public health emergency, an estimated 1.7 million people in the US had substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioids. And this year, the National Safety Council found that the odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than those of dying in a car crash....
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Opioid Crisis Fast Facts

Oct 07, 2019 , CNN Health
Read CNN's Fast Facts about the opioid crisis and learn about the epidemic of addiction to painkillers....
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2 Ohio Counties Push Judge To Allow Opioid Case To Go Forward Despite Attorney General’s Request For Delay

Oct 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Judge Dan Polster said in an order Wednesday that he did not intend to honor Ohio’s request to stop the trial, agreeing that the counties’ case doesn’t get in the way of the state’s. Also, attorneys general from 24 states say Purdue Pharma should not be allowed to pay out bonuses during its bankruptcy proceedings. News on the epidemic is from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida, as...
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Prescription Opioids Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kidney Patients

Oct 05, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Prescription Opioids Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kidney PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/4/2019 12:00:00...
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Viewpoints: Drug Industry Was Allowed To Hijack Policymaking That Led To Opioid Epidemic; Build On The ACA To Reach Dream Of Universal Health Care

Oct 05, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Johnson & Johnson Settles Opioid Suit in Ohio

Oct 03, 2019 , WebMD
The federal lawsuit is scheduled to start in less than three weeks, and four companies have already settled. But companies are still facing 2,000 lawsuits for their part in the opioid...
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Three Chinese Nationals, Former Penn. Deputy Sheriff Charged In International Mail-Order Drug Operation

Oct 03, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Five overdose deaths are linked to the operation, which allegedly involved China-based websites where fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, was sold. Outlets also report on opioid news from Virginia and New Hampshire....
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For Rural Patients, Opioid Treatment Centers Often Too Far Away

Oct 03, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: For Rural Patients, Opioid Treatment Centers Often Too Far AwayCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/2/2019 12:00:00...
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DEA Was Slow To Respond To Opioid Crisis, Watchdog Says

Oct 02, 2019 , Forbes
The Inspector General found that the DEA failed to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the crisis....
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U.S. government watchdog faults DEA for slow response to opioid crisis

Oct 02, 2019 , Reuters
A U.S. government watchdog on Tuesday harshly criticized the Drug Enforcement Agency for its response to the opioid crisis, saying that amid a surge in opioid-related deaths the agency failed to use its most powerful deterrent and authorized an increase in pain pill output....
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Drug companies urge appeals court to remove judge from U.S. opioid litigation

Oct 02, 2019 , Reuters
Eight drug companies on Tuesday urged a federal appeals court to disqualify the judge overseeing nationwide opioid litigation, in a last-ditch effort to avoid having him preside over a landmark trial in three weeks....
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Johnson & Johnson settles Ohio lawsuits to avoid federal trial

Oct 02, 2019 , Reuters
Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it will pay $20.4 million to settle claims by two Ohio counties, allowing the U.S. healthcare giant to avoid an upcoming federal trial seeking to hold the industry responsible for the nation's opioid epidemic....
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'Alarming' Number of Lupus Patients Use Opioids for Pain: Study

Oct 02, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: 'Alarming' Number of Lupus Patients Use Opioids for Pain: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2019 12:00:00...
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Long drive times in rural areas may be a barrier to opioid addiction treatment

Oct 02, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Drive times to opioid treatment programs may be as much as six times longer in rural U.S. counties compared to urban ones, researchers report....
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Absence Of Opioids Makes Pain Management ‘Challenging’ In Operating, Delivery Rooms In Poorest Countries

Oct 01, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Unlike the U.S. where there's an abundance of opioids, orthopedic doctors in Gambia don't have the ability to medicate patients after painful surgeries. "I remember when I first turned up, I'd have to leave the ward when they were doing dressings because I couldn't handle the screams," says Dr. Kebba Marenah. Other news on opioids is on profits the Sackler family is making on sales of resorts in ski-areas hit by the...
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