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If you’ve been taking opioids for pain and found things getting worse the more you took instead of better, you’re not alone. A large study by researchers at the VA and Kaiser Permanente found that increases in frequency and dosage are associated with worse patient-reported outcomes – more…

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Not too long ago, younger Americans worried about their aging parents or grandparents dipping into the cooking sherry a little too often. Alcohol was the primary dependence problem troubling Americans of all ages. And in fact, serious drinking among the elderly was not all that unusual. Today…

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Are America's physicians responsible for the soaring rate of opioid abuse and overdose deaths across the country? "Not exclusively," says Dr. F. Perry Wilson. "But we can't deny that somewhere in the chain of events that leads to opioid abuse lies a prescription pad." Wilson, a MedPage Today…

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Americans 65 years of age and older make up less than 15 percent of the population, but they consume more than 30 percent of all prescribed medications. This puts seniors at even greater risk of prescription drug abuse and addiction than their children and grand-children. And according to all…

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There’s never been anything quite like this – a Big Pharma drugmaker formally agreeing with a big city to follow a “truth in advertising” program – essentially a code of conduct for marketing opioids that many officials hope will save lives, and become standard practice throughout the…

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A new study shows that long-acting prescription opioids (LAOs) not only increase the risk of unintentional overdose deaths, but also increase mortality from heart-related and other causes of death. In other words, we’ve put a lot of attention on the potential for opioid overdoses, without…

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Interview with Kent Runyon of Novus Detox regarding the findings that opioids can prolong chronic…

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The emergency department at New Jersey hospital St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., is one of the busiest ERs in the nation. And now it’s switching to non-opioid treatments for pain, says a story in The New York Times. The Times article says that the ER is using opioids…

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Opioid painkillers actually cause more pain than the pain they're supposed to be treating. And it can be long term and very severe, says a new study from the University of Colorado. The fact that opioids cause pain has been known for decades. But the phenomenon called "opioid-induced hyperalgesia"…

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The life expectancy of middle-aged and younger White Americans has slightly declined for the first time in decades, and scientists are blaming substance abuse as a main cause. Other driving factors include alcohol-related liver disease and suicides, says the National Center for Health…

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