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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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If someone you care about is abusing street-level opioids like heroin, this information could save their life. A new heroin-based mixture of opioids, nicknamed ‘the gray death’ by investigators, is causing record overdoses and deaths across several states, authorities say. Gray death is so…

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A 53-year-old car crash victim, suffering unimaginably intense pain from a thigh so badly shattered that pieces of bone were sticking out, begged doctors at a Baltimore, MD, trauma center recently to not give him opioid painkillers. The patient's surprising refusal to accept the standard treatment…

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Tom Price, M.D., the Trump administration's new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has announced a $485 million grant to help states and territories combat opioid addiction. The grants, to be made available shortly, will be distributed through the State Targeted…

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Developer says the new drug reduces pain without creating the euphoria that led to the opioid epidemic Drug developer Nektar Therapeutics has announced positive results from a phase III trial of its experimental opioid painkiller called NKTR-181. The drug “significantly reduced pain in patients…

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With all the attention and media coverage on the opioid epidemic these days, we can sometimes forget that the biggest substance use disorder is still very much with us. That's right - it's alcohol. In sheer numbers, alcohol-related "harms" far exceed heroin, crack and all the other drugs,…

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A recent study of the prescribing practices of emergency room physicians clearly shows that the more opioids you prescribe, the more long-term use and abuse will result - especially among the elderly. The study, published in New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed opioid prescriptions among…

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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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Neonatal abstinence syndrome among infants in rural areas increased 600 percent from 2004 to 2013 – more than double the increase in urban areas – according to a study by the University of Michigan. Neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, is the medical term for newborns suffering withdrawal…

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Back in the early days of the opioid epidemic, few people if any had the idea that the opioid painkiller OxyContin was going to precipitate the tsunami of addictions and overdose deaths that continues today across America. It was the late '90s and early 2000s, a heady time for OxyContin maker…

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