Opioids
Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids more
US awards $350M in research funds to fight opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 3 days
U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40% more
60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Federal authorities say they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegal prescribing and distributing of opioids and other dangerous drugs more
PCORI’s newly approved awards focus on cancer pain and opioid use disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $44.6 million to fund 12 studies comparing the best ways to treat a... more
Medical News Today: Experimental drug may ease opioid withdrawal symptoms  MNT · 1 week
New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction. more
Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss. more
The U.S government may account for up to $37.8 billion due to opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due... more
New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Targets to eliminate pain after surgery have driven increases in the use of opioids, and are a major cause of the opioid... more
Cancer patients and those with anemia should not be denied opioids, says CDC  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. CDC has issued a letter clarifying that people suffering from severe pain caused by cancer or sickle-cell anemia should not... more
Nurses use local, real-time maps of opioid overdoses to inform clinical practice in real time  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Nurse practitioners and nursing students can use local, real-time maps of opioid overdoses to inform their clinical work... more
Nurses use FDNY geospatial mapping of opioid overdoses to inform clinical practice in real time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Nurse practitioners and nursing students can use local, real-time maps of opioid overdoses to inform their clinical work... more
Penn State-led project focuses on opioid addiction treatment in teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Substance use disorders continue to rise at alarming rates among adolescents, with opioid abuse contributing to this significant public health problem. more
Anti-opioid addiction drug maker charged with fraud  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Federal prosecutors in Virginia say the company that makes a Suboxone strips to curb opioid addiction has been lying for years about the relative safety of its product more
Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ohio, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have the highest disparity between opioid-related deaths and access to treatment providers... more
Bringing Maine researchers together to identify solutions to opioid epidemic in Maine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of New England are bringing Maine researchers together to discuss how they can collaborate to identify solutions... more
Prescribed medication reduces arrests, incarceration among people with opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When it comes to addressing the national opioid crisis, most of the research has focused on the physical health risks faced by people with opioid use... more
US warns docs not to abruptly halt opioid pain treatment  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
FDA warns doctors about risks of abruptly halting opioid prescribing to patients dependent on powerful drugs more
Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using opioids and marijuana... more
Opioids advocate now working with plaintiffs in lawsuits  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A doctor who spent decades promoting a broader use of prescription painkillers is now helping state and local governments that are suing the drug industry over the toll of the opioid crisis more
Blocking opioid receptors could reduce hormone-therapy-fueled increases in sugar intake  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research,... more
Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place,... more
Film explores rural health care amid poverty, opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new documentary explores the world of rural health care workers amid poverty and a persistent opioid crisis more
Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of some infectious diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The US faces a public health crisis as the opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, heart infections, and skin and soft tissue infections. Infectious... more
Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The United States faces a converging public health crisis as the nation's opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of certain infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, heart infections, and skin and soft... more
UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New UMN research recently published Blood Advances, Kalpna Gupta, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School, demonstrates the... more
Family behind OxyContin calls opioid suit false, misleading  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The wealthy family who owns the company is calling a Massachusetts lawsuit false and misleading in its first court response to allegations that the family helped fuel the deadly opioid epidemic more
Next-generation single-dose antidotes for opioid overdoses  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Fentanyl's powerful effects are long-lasting, and even tiny amounts of the drug can lead to an overdose. Antidotes, such as naloxone, do not last long enough in the body to fully counter the drug, requiring repeated... more
China to regulate all fentanyl drugs as controlled substance  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
China next month will begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change U.S. officials had long advocated as a way to stem the flow... more
China changes all fentanyl varieties to controlled substance  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
China is designating all fentanyl-related drugs, as a group, as controlled substances _ a step U.S. officials have long advocated to stem the flow of lethal opioids from China more
Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Recent reports have shown a 1,000 percent rise in opioid abuse (especially synthetic drug Fentanyl) in the United States over the past one decade. In 2017 for example there have... more
Next-generation single-dose antidotes for opioid overdoses  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The U.S. opioid epidemic is being driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opiates. Fentanyl's powerful effects are long-lasting, and even tiny amounts of the drug can lead to an overdose.... more
A single-dose antidote may help prevent fentanyl overdoses  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Packing overdose medication into nanoparticles could help it better counteract dangerous synthetic opioids. more
Judge: Jail must provide drug used in opioid treatment  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal judge has ordered a Maine jail to provide medication-assisted treatment to an inmate who contends it's necessary to keep her opioid use disorder in remission more
New York sues billionaire family behind maker of OxyContin  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York sues the billionaire family behind the company that created OxyContin, joining a growing list of state and local governments seeking to hold not only the firm but its... more
The Latest: OxyContin maker says lawsuit aims to 'vilify'  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The company and family behind the creation of OxyContin say New York state's lawsuit against them baselessly blames them for fueling the opioid crisis. more
Columbia receives award for piloting Opioid Education and Naloxone Training on College Campuses  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Rachel Shelton, ScD, MPH, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health assistant professor of Sociomedical Sciences, and Lisa Rosen-Metsch, PhD, dean of Columbia... more
Impact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Legislators believe that the passage of cannabis access laws will play a significant role in addressing the ongoing opioid crisis. more
People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are... more
Hearing loss before 50 may mean higher risk of drug and alcohol issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
People under age 50 with hearing loss misuse prescription opioids at twice the rate of their hearing peers, and are also more... more
Long term opioid medications impacts production of important hormones  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. more
Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. more
New model more effective in predicting risk of opioid overdose than traditional models  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Current approaches to identifying people who are at high risk for overdosing on opioids target many who are not truly at high... more
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