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A call to a friend....

Well as the summer goes so does this heat go up here in South Florida, The other night I thought I would call one of my friends from out at the Pike. 432 more words

Addiction

Politics in brief: Baird lauded, opioids targeted, citizenship conferred

Baird praised by U.S. radio host

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has received accolades for Canada’s staunch pro-Israel position, following his appearance on one of the most popular shows on U.S. 323 more words

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The Controversy over Zohydro Rages on

FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg was recently criticized for approving the opioid painkiller, Zohydro.  This is due to the fear of many around the country that it may lead to an even deeper prescription drug addiction problem, which ultimately is leading to a sharp increase in heroin addiction across the country. 377 more words

Pain Management

Welcome to "Night of the Living Pain!"


Is pain stalking you—or someone you love—laughing bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha as it sinks its sharp teeth into you? Never fear, Lou Paradise is here to help release us from pain’s grip and kick it to the curb. 76 more words

Lou Paradise

Triads, pentads and classic presentations (part 7)

The “triads, pentads and classic presentations” series is back with part 7!

Today, two triads are presented: opioid poisoning and chronic pancreatitis.

  • Classic triad of opioid poisoning : 1) CNS depression, 2) Respiratory depression, 3) Miosis.
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Opioid painkiller prescribing varies widely among states Where you live makes a difference

Opioid painkiller prescribing varies widely among states

Where you live makes a difference

Health care providers in some states prescribed far more painkillers than those in other states. 195 more words

Pain

Gordon: Toward a coherent opioid strategy

If we were to rank words that describe Canada’s strategy to tackle opioid abuse and addiction, “ineffective” would serve nicely as No. 1.

How else to characterize our handling of a problem that killed nearly 6,000 Ontarians between 1991-2010, a total researchers from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and St. 806 more words

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