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America’s drug deaths shifting from West to East – CDC

In 1999, North and South Dakota were the only states in America with zero deaths from drug overdoses. America’s escalating prescription opioid epidemic had begun a few years earlier, and everywhere else in the country drug deaths were increasing. The highest drug overdose rates in the country…

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Police Need a Standard, Reliable Test for Marijuana DUI

As the legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, the dangers of driving under its influence (DUI) have become a very real problem. The situation has courts and traffic cops scratching their heads. Unlike the ubiquitous alcohol breathalyzer, standard equipment in almost every cop car…

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New Physician Training Method May Help Prevent Opioid Addiction

Conventional medical practice generally holds that bringing up the subject of dependence and addiction can alienate patients - especially those already dependent and needing more pills. In fact, many doctors, if not most, tend to refill such patients' opioid painkiller prescriptions to avoid…

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Feds Launch Largest Ever Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action

Department of Justice (DOJ) officials are calling it the “largest ever health care fraud enforcement action.” More than 400 people in 30 states were arrested almost overnight for their roles in defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers of roughly $1.3 billion – mostly involving…

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DEA Warns First Responders of Fentanyl Overdose Risk

Just how dangerous is fentanyl? The synthetic opioid painkiller that’s usually mixed into heroin is turning up almost everywhere. Fentanyl is so dangerous that the Drug Enforcement Agency has issued a formal warning to law enforcement and paramedic first responders to be super-careful…

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FDA Takes Aim at Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

New FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, says the agency wants to know whether abuse-deterrent prescription opioids "are having their intended impact on limiting abuse and helping to curb the epidemic." To help get a meaningful answer, Gottlieb has called a public meeting for July 10 and 11, 2017,…

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FDA Moves to Get Opana ER Off the Market

In a surprise move that won't please Endo Pharmaceuticals, newly-appointed FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says the agency is asking drugmaker Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove its opioid painkiller Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) from the market. "We are facing an opioid epidemic - a…

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Billie Joe Armstrong: I Had No More Choices

(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.) On September 21, 2012, in front of thousands of…

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Opioid dependent babies benefit from buprenorphine when suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome

Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome do better when treated with sublingual buprenorphine than the usual oral morphine, says new study There’s been a lot of attention on the so-called “opioid epidemic” in America recently, and media coverage regularly echoes the call for wider…

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Prescribing more opioids than needed can be dangerous

A recent study at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, has found that most orthopedic surgery patients go home with far more opioid pain pills than they need – some times as many as 80 pills too many. And it’s not uncommon for other types of patients to be overprescribed. So what’s wrong…

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