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760 Articles Matching "opioids"

Opioid epidemic spilling over onto roads, study says

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Patients who are prescribed opioids and the clinicians who prescribe them have more to be concerned about than steadily rising rates of opioid overdoses, according to a new study....
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Opioids May Signal Poorer Outcomes for Heart Patients: Study

Feb 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids May Signal Poorer Outcomes for Heart Patients: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2019 12:00:00...
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Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children's Fracture, Study Says

Feb 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Opioids Overprescribed for Common Children's Fracture, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/12/2019 12:00:00...
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FDA issues warning letter to drug distributor McKesson for tampered shipments of opioids

Feb 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
Some of the "illegitimate" products were discovered at three Rite Aid pharmacies in...
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FDA sends McKesson a warning over alleged tampered opioids

Feb 13, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Drug distributing giant McKesson Corp. was slapped with an FDA warning letter for allegedly shipping pharmacies opioid products with pills missing or non-opioid...
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Surgeons Investigate Modified Pain Management Strategies To Reduce Opioid Use In Trauma Patients

Feb 09, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A team of surgeons is working to identify the most effective strategy to treat acute pain after injury while minimizing the amount of opioids prescribed to trauma patients, building on a previous project that decreased use of the highly addictive class of drugs by 40 percent. John A. Harvin, MD, MS......
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Opioid prescriptions for pets surge, mirroring human crisis

Feb 09, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Many more Americans may be getting opioids for their pets, and veterinarians appear to be prescribing increasingly potent versions of these drugs to animals, a small study suggests....
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After Opioids, Benzodiazepine Use Raises Concern

Feb 07, 2019 , WebMD
There was a 570% increase in substance abuse treatment admissions with both benzodiazepine and prescription opioid abuse from 2000 to 2010, according to a 2016...
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From State Battles Against Opioids: Wis. Doctors Warned Over Prescribing; Minn. Governor Wants New Legislation

Feb 07, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News on efforts to combat the drug epidemic is reported from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arizona, New Hampshire and...
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Training The Prescriber: An Institutional Effort To Reduce The Amount Of Opioids Prescribed Following Lumbar Surgery

Feb 06, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
As we all know, opioid addiction in the US has reached epidemic proportions. In 2017 alone, opioids were involved in the overdose deaths of 47,600 people. Many victims of opioid abuse began their journey with physician-prescribed medications that initially were provided for the management of acute o......
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New Problem Emerges From Altering Opioids: Hep C Rates Soared When People Switched To Injecting Heroin

Feb 06, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
When people could no longer grind Oxycontin and snort it or inject, some switched drugs, a new study from Rand says, and that is leading to the spread of disease and costly treatments taxing Medicaid. Other news on the opioid epidemic looks at safe injection sites and palliative use of marijuana, also....
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Researchers Find Overdose Deaths Are Likely To Increase With ‘Changing Nature' Of Opioid Epidemic

Feb 05, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The opioid epidemic could be responsible for 700,000 overdose deaths in the United States between 2016 and 2025, according to a new study published today in JAMA Network Open. “Preventing people from misusing prescription opioids is important and could help prevent some overdose deaths in the long ......
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Purdue Pharma sought secret plan to become 'end-to-end pain provider,' lawsuit alleges

Feb 01, 2019 , CNN Health
Pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LP secretly pursued a plan, dubbed "Project Tango," to become "an end-to-end pain provider" by selling both opioids and drugs to treat opioid addiction, all while owners on the board -- members of one of America's richest families -- reaped more than $4 billion in opioid profits, according to a lawsuit newly unredacted on Thursday....
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Benzodiazepines: The Other Prescription Drug Problem

Jan 31, 2019 , RxList
The prescribing of benzodiazepines during office visits has risen over the past decade; benzodiazepines are often coprescribed with opioids and other sedating medications, frequently for conditions other than anxiety and insomnia, new research...
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Parents Worried About Risks, But Still Think Opioids Are Best For Kids' Pain Relief, Nationwide Survey Shows

Jan 30, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Headlines filled with frightening news of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90% of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. Yet parents remain conflicted about opioids: while more than half express concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thir......
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Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens' Pain

Jan 30, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Many Parents Conflicted About Opioids for Their Teens' PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/28/2019 12:00:00...
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Ohio Hospital Acknowledges It Waited Too Long To Remove Doctor Who Ordered Excessive Doses Of Opioids That Were Fatal

Jan 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Dr. William Husel kept working for four weeks after concerns were raised, and three patients died during that time after getting excessive doses. News on the opioid epidemic comes from Minnesota and Kentucky, as...
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Listen: ‘Death Certificate Project’ Aims At Opioid Crisis, But Doctors Cry Foul

Jan 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A radio report on an effort in California to hold doctors responsible when a patient overdoses on opioids. Doctors say it is unfair, but the state medical board defends the new...
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By Revamping Device Therapy, Tech Companies See New Hope For Trimming Reliance On Opioids

Jan 24, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Neuromodulation, which started appearing in the 1960s, works when electricity interrupts pain signals carried to the brain, providing relief to patients. But costs make them impractical for everyone and there are risks involved. In other news on the opioid crisis: Boston's mayor examines needle exchange programs; Ohio aims to lower HIV rates; Texas website focuses on education; and California doctors cry foul on...
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Payments To Physicians May Increase Opioid Prescribing

Jan 24, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
US doctors who receive direct payments from opioid manufacturers tend to prescribe more opioids than doctors who receive no such payments, according to new research published by Addiction. The report found that the association between payments and prescribing is strongest for hydrocodone and oxycodo......
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