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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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Passed in a sweeping bipartisan 92-to-2 vote, the "Opioids Bill" is the first ever drug addiction legislation to support long-term treatment and recovery. But there's no funding in the bill to pay for any of the forward-looking measures. The U.S. Senate has approved a new "opioids bill" which…

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It’s okay to share your Tylenol or Advil with a friend or family member, but it’s definitely not okay to share your Vicodin, Percocet or OxyContin or other extra painkillers. Tylenols are OTC – over-the-counter drugs – and they’re approved for everyone. But opioids like OxyContin are…

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Higher drug spending in the USA than any other country on earth. And not only are drugs more expensive here than anywhere else. Apparently we take more of them. The figures just came in for last year, and they’re staggering. In 2015, US consumers coughed up a record $310 billion for their pills…

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Every doctor in the country should be required to attend mandatory advanced training in pain management and the prescribing of opioid painkillers, says a joint FDA advisory panel. The panel of experts was meeting to ascertain the effectiveness of the FDA's 2013 risk evaluation and mitigation…

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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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A new study reveals that most prescription opioid overdose patients who survive the overdose go right on getting more opioids prescribed to them after they recover. And that's not all. A significant number of those patients - as many as one out of every six - suffers another overdose fairly…

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Yet another study (there have been many) shows that methadone replacement therapy for opioid addicts can lower HIV and hepatitis infection rates. The latest study, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, was carried out in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where methadone…

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(Novus reports to professionals in the treatment industry to help support the help needed to handle the epidemic of addiction in the US.) Delaware has announced a four-pronged attack on heroin and opiate addiction in the state, and educating doctors on the dangers of prescribing opioid painkillers…

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When the prescription opioid painkiller Numorphan in pill form was taken off the market 36 years ago in 1979, most people working in addiction treatment breathed a sigh of relief. Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, Numorphan (generic name oxymorphone) was seen to be responsible for countless…

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