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703 Articles Matching "opioids"

Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 12, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller HeadsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/10/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 12:00:00...
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Opioids Exact Another Toll on Newborns: Smaller Heads

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
Infants born addicted to opioids had significantly smaller head circumferences, researchers have found, potentially putting them at higher risk for mental health and developmental...
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Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy Users

Dec 08, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Plus Other Drugs a Deadly Mix for Heavy UsersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 12:00:00...
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Health Tip: Manage Pain With Opioids

Dec 07, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Manage Pain With OpioidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 12:00:00...
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Viewpoints: Laws Needlessly Hurt Patients In Pain Who Really Need Opioids; #ThisIsOurLane Rightfully Aims To Resume Science Of Gun Safety

Dec 07, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and...
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Oregon task force backs controversial opioid plan

Dec 07, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
An Oregon proposal to expand alternative treatments for certain chronic pain conditions while limiting the use of opioids has moved forward with minimal changes, despite outcries from chronic pain patients and criticism from pain...
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Teens’ Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery Can Often Open The Door To Opioid Addiction

Dec 06, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
In the year following the surgery, close to 6 percent of patients who left their dentist’s office with a prescription for opioids had a “health care encounter” in which a diagnosis of opioid abuse was documented. That’s well over 10 times the rate at which a comparison group. In other news on the crisis: addiction counselors, life insurance and naloxone, supervised injection sites, and...
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Youth Addiction: Opioids Prescribed by Dentists

Dec 06, 2018 , eMedicine Health
Opioids Prescribed by Dentists Tied to Addiction Among...
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Opioids Prescribed by Dentists Tied to Addiction Among Youth

Dec 06, 2018 , RxList
Teens and young adults who are prescribed opioids by dental clinicians are at increased risk for persistent use and for abuse in the subsequent year, a retrospective cohort study...
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Doctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to Kids

Dec 06, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Doctors More Cautious Now When Prescribing Opioids to KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/4/2018 12:00:00...
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More Pregnant Women Are Using Meth And Opioids, Study Finds

Dec 04, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new Michigan Medicine-led study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties. Among pregnant women in all parts of the country, amphetamine-affected births (mostly attribute......
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Opioids May Increase Risk for Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Dec 01, 2018 , CardioSmart
Study adds to growing concerns about prescription opioid use and heart...
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CDC: Opioids, Suicides Drive Life Expectancy Drop

Nov 30, 2018 , WebMD
U.S. life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row, largely because of opioid abuse and suicide, new government statistics...
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Opioids Increasingly Tied to Deaths of Pregnant Women

Nov 22, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Increasingly Tied to Deaths of Pregnant WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 12:00:00...
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A Unique New York Law Allows State To Collect Taxes From Opioid Makers To Defray Cost Of Crisis. Companies Are Not Happy About It.

Nov 21, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The state has sent the companies bills totaling about $600 million under the new Opioid Stewardship Act. In other news from the drug epidemic: pharmacists are trained on dispensing naloxone; a company hikes the price of an anti-overdose drug by 600 percent; Rhode Island develops a strategy to get prisoners effective addiction treatment; bixsexual women are more prone to misusing prescription opioids; and...
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Geisinger tackles post-op pain management without opioids

Nov 17, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Geisinger on Thursday announced the launch of a surgical redesign program aimed at expediting healing, improving pain management and reducing opioid...
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Mercy Health and Ohio State's Wexner Medical ally against opioids

Nov 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Healthy State Alliance identified 10 objectives to improve care in Ohio, with opioids, transplant services and cancer care topping the...
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Data Points: Opioid prescription numbers are down, but still a problem

Nov 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The FDA on Nov. 2 approved a new super-potent opioid tablet for use in hospitals. While prescribing numbers for opioids have been declining for the past few years, prescription use of painkillers still present a major challenge for combating...
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HHS Wants Popular Herbal Supplement Kratom Placed In Same Class As Heroin For Its ‘High Potential For Abuse’

Nov 10, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Scientists worry, however, that such a ban would stifle research on chemicals that could be developed into alternatives to the addictive prescription opioids. In other news on the crisis: needle exchanges, employee injuries, medical devices, and a controversial death certificate...
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Surgery Patients Use Only 1/4 Of The Opioids A Surgeon Gives -- But The Bigger The Prescription, The More They Take

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Many surgeons write prescriptions for opioid pain medications four times larger than what their patients will actually use after common operations, a new study shows. And the size of that prescription may be the most important factor in how many opioid pills the patient will take – outweighing thei......
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