902, 2016

New president of Northern Kentucky Med Society pledges more physician help for heroin crisis

February 9th, 2016|Heroin, News|0 Comments

The new president of the Northern Kentucky Medical Society says he will ask the Society’s physicians to take a more active role in combating the region’s heroin addiction crisis.

“My new role starts in January,” Dr. Mark A. Schroer wrote in a guest column for the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper. “I have been thinking about priorities and the places where our group can make an impact.

“When I think about the challenges our community must face, and the places where physicians can make the most difference simply by giving of their time, the best place for us to start is in addressing the effects of heroin. Heroin has […]

2101, 2016

New CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: Only One Side of Long-Standing Clash Between Pain Relief and Addiction

January 21st, 2016|Get Help, Legal, News, Opiates|0 Comments

BREAKING NEWS: In spite of the controversy, a vast majority of physicians surveyed say they support and will implement the new guidelines in their opioid prescribing habits, which promises big changes in opioid use across the country.

The battle lines have been drawn for decades:

On one side, an army of determined pain management physicians advocating for tens of thousands of Americans suffering intolerable chronic pain who need their opioid prescriptions to obtain even a minimum degree of quality of life.
Opposite them stands another army of physicians (with considerably more ammunition because they represent the armed forces of government) equally determined to slow the escalating epidemic […]

1401, 2016

New Trend: Recovering Substance Abusers Are “Coming Out” to Help Change Public Attitudes

January 14th, 2016|Addiction, Drugs, Get Help, News|0 Comments

Back in 2014, a study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that public attitudes toward substance abuse are far more negative than toward mental illness.

While mental illness has become more acceptable to the public as a medical problem, “drug addiction” and addiction in general are still strongly associated with personal weakness and failure.

All that is about to change, according to a recent article in the Washington Post. Young people across the country are “coming out” – publicly admitting to substance use problems. They’re organizing to get media attention, to help sway public opinion away from condemnation and discrimination, and towards better […]

3012, 2015

Wishing You a Happy 2016!

December 30th, 2015|Inspiration, Novus Medical Detox|Comments Off on Wishing You a Happy 2016!

We thank you for being part of our community and look forward to staying in touch with you over the new year.

May your year be productive and fulfilling and an inspiration to others.

From the Staff of Novus Medical Detox Center

2312, 2015

Wishing You Happiness of Holiday Season!

December 23rd, 2015|News, Novus Medical Detox|Comments Off on Wishing You Happiness of Holiday Season!

Novus Staff Decorated to Celebrate the Holidays. Best Wishes to You and Yours.

112, 2015

Lionel Sanders: From Drug Addiction to World Ironman Championships

December 1st, 2015|Addiction, Inspiration, News|0 Comments

(Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction.  This is not to infer that these people are connected to Novus Medical Detox Center but simply to provide hope and encouragement to those fighting addiction.)

A Canadian athlete is proving not only that drug addiction can be overcome, but also that the lessons you learn about yourself while getting clean can lead to a better life than you ever dreamed possible.

Six years ago, Lionel Sanders was a drug addict with little hope for any kind of rewarding or meaningful future. Today, Sanders has not only put cocaine, alcohol and other drugs behind […]

1711, 2015

Ohio to Expand Prescription Drug Monitoring, Votes “No” to Legalization of Marijuana

November 17th, 2015|Heroin, Marijuana, News|0 Comments

Ohio’s Governor John Kasich has announced a $1.5 million project to link the state’s prescription drug monitoring system with the electronic medical records systems already maintained by doctors and hospitals.

The move makes Ohio the first state in the country to integrate its prescription database, called the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS), with medical records databases.

Meanwhile, Ohioans have voted “No” to a much-ballyhooed vote to fully legalize marijuana – both recreational and medicinal. The vote to amend the state’s constitution was defeated 64 percent to 36 percent – a crushing defeat if there ever was one.

As for the new linkup of the two databases, the […]

911, 2015

FDA Panelists Nix Purdue’s Avridi But Greenlight Collegium’s Xtampza ER

November 9th, 2015|Legal, News, OxyContin/Oxycodone|Comments Off on FDA Panelists Nix Purdue’s Avridi But Greenlight Collegium’s Xtampza ER

The FDA has said no-go to Purdue Pharma’s plan to bring a new immediate-release oxycodone painkiller to market. But the same panelists have approved an extended-release oxycodone painkiller from Collegium Pharmaceutical.

Purdue’s new painkiller, to be called Avridi if approved, was planned as an abuse-deterrent pill similar to its extended-release oxycodone painkiller, OxyContin.
Collegium’s Xtampza, also abuse-deterrent, is an extended-release oxycodone medication that apparently will go toe-to-toe in the marketplace against the wildly successful OxyContin.
Purdue takes a knock over Avridi

At a joint meeting of two FDA advisory committees, the Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee, Purdue provided […]

411, 2015

Kentucky’s Manchin and Vermont’s Shumlin Condemn FDA approval of OxyContin for kids

November 4th, 2015|Opiates, OxyContin/Oxycodone, Releases|Comments Off on Kentucky’s Manchin and Vermont’s Shumlin Condemn FDA approval of OxyContin for kids

Two very concerned politicians, from two of the country’s hardest-hit opioid-addiction states, are calling the FDA’s recent approval of OxyContin for kids reckless, shameful, disgusting and outrageous.

“I am disgusted by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent decision to approve OxyContin for use for children as young as 11 years old,” Joe Manchin, the Democratic Senator from West Virginia, wrote in a letter to the FDA following the OxyContin decision. “The FDA should be absolutely ashamed of itself for this reckless act.”

And Peter Shumlin, the Democratic governor of Vermont, said the FDA is “recklessly making the problem worse with its decision to approve OxyContin for […]

311, 2015

Drugged Driving on the Rise, May Be as Deadly as Drunk Driving, Says New Report

November 3rd, 2015|Legal, News|Comments Off on Drugged Driving on the Rise, May Be as Deadly as Drunk Driving, Says New Report

Comprehensive recommendations for both state and federal officials will help address the growing problem of drugs and driving, from understanding what’s actually happening in America, to driver testing, legal, prosecutorial and prevention issues.

 

The number of people driving while under the influence of drugs is creeping up every year, and is adding significantly to the accident tolls, says a new report on drugged driving.

Marijuana, especially with legalization in several states (and more to come), is of major concern, says a report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Roadside tests are showing an increase in driving while still high on pot, says the report.

When you add […]