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Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds
NEWS MEDICAL Nothing seemed to help the patient — and hospice staff didn't know why. They sent home more painkillers for weeks. But the elderly woman,... 1 hour
New vaccine could someday fight the effects of opioid combinations
SCIENCE DAILY Substance abuse is a continuing problem in the US, to the point of being an 'epidemic.' Treatments exist, but far too often patients relapse with devastating impacts on... 23 hours
New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations
NEWS MEDICAL Substance abuse is a continuing problem in the U.S., particularly with heroin and other opioids, to the point of being an epidemic. 24 hours
US health chief lauds China for help with opioid control
ABC NEWS U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says China has been an "incredible partner" in cracking down on synthetic opioids seen as fueling fast-rising overdose deaths in... 1 day
Opioid crisis strains foster care system; programs aim to keep kids with mom
NEWS MEDICAL After Raven Mosser gave birth six years ago, she woke up to a social worker in her hospital room. Her newborn son... 4 days
Opioids overused in migraine treatment, regardless of race
SCIENCE DAILY African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, researchers report a different... 5 days
Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo
ABC NEWS An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son 5 days
Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever
SCIENCE DAILY Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used for pain relief called... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] Painful marks of childhood abuse
Science Magazine Adverse childhood experiences epigenetically regulate expression of kappa opioid receptors. 6 days
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
ABC NEWS Nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit opioids prescribed to first-time users; American Medical Association criticizes move 6 days
Starting opioid addiction treatment in the ED is cost-effective
SCIENCE DAILY The most cost-effective treatment for people with untreated opioid addiction who visit the emergency department (ED) is buprenorphine, a medication to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal, say researchers. 6 days
South Carolina sues drug manufacturer over opioid crisis
ABC NEWS South Carolina is the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing 7 days
Lawsuit accuses drug manufacturer of worsening opioid crisis
ABC NEWS South Carolina is the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing 7 days
Chinese teen internet addict dies after rehab
PHYS.ORG A Chinese teen has died after spending less than 48 hours at a centre that treats internet addicts, shining a spotlight on the controversial facilities that seek to unlatch people from their screens. 1 week
Physicians trained at lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study... 1 week
Doctors trained at lowest-ranked medical schools prescribe more opioids
SCIENCE DAILY Physicians trained at the United States' lowest-ranked medical schools write more opioid prescriptions than physicians trained at the highest-ranked schools, according to a study. The study suggests that better training... 1 week
Police try out new database for documenting opioid overdoses
ABC NEWS Police in Massachusetts are testing a new database documenting opioid overdoses they hope will help departments share information in real time and get people into treatment 1 week
Researchers reveal stark increase in opioid-related ICU admissions and deaths
NEWS MEDICAL Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Center... 1 week
Energy drinks among youth paving way for cocaine addictions later finds new study
NEWS MEDICAL It has been found that one third of college going American students eventually end up becoming cocaine addicts or have abuse problems... 1 week
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