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‘The poor man’s methadone’ More and more opioid addicts these days are turning to a common type of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-diarrhea drug to help stave off withdrawal symptoms, or just to get high. Why anti-diarrhea drugs? The common active ingredient in Imodium A-D, Ultra A-D oral,…

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It was like a scene out of a zombie movie, one witness told a local news reporter recently in New York City. Another just called it "a horror movie." In one afternoon, a single neighborhood in Brooklyn was suddenly overrun with nearly three dozen young people stumbling and staggering up and down…

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Since Colorado made recreational legal marijuana in 2012, the number of kids requiring hospital admission from accidental exposure to the drug has doubled. Admissions at Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora because of unintentional exposure to marijuana rose from 1.2 visits per 100,000 kids two…

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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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Two major drugstore chains, CVS and Walgreens, will be offering the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone to the public without the need for a prescription in at least 35 states and DC by the end of this year. Under physician-approved protocols, CVS has already established the program in…

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Newborns are suffering and dying from drug withdrawal, and Congress and the White House need to strengthen regulations governing their care and protection, says a federal commission studying child neglect and abuse. The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) has…

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Tired of waiting for federal action, a number of states are introducing legislation to control the prescribing of opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin, Percocet and OxyContin. Motivated by the soaring numbers of deaths from overdoses of prescription opioid painkillers and to a lesser extent heroin,…

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In recent years, numerous Big Pharma companies have been fined hundreds of millions and even billions of dollars for "off-label marketing" - promoting uses for its drugs that have not been ruled "safe and effective" by the FDA. Restrictions on what drug companies can say to promote their products…

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Here's a little message for anyone contemplating a special visit to Colorado to sample the recently-legalized local weed. Don't go. Just say no. Or you might just wind up in the hospital. The state's legalized recreational marijuana has sparked flocks of visitors from out of state. But they're…

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