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New Opioid Treatment Programs to Serve Rural Oregon

More Oregonians struggling with opioid use disorder will have access to treatment, thanks to Oregon Health Authority’s strategic investments of federal grant dollars in rural Oregon. 47 more words

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After toddler's dad dies, her mom shares a powerful message about drug addiction

“It breaks my heart that he didn’t feel like he could call me.”

Shyinne Anastacio will never forget the text she received from the father of her child on March 25, 2018. 584 more words

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A Minority: Women Who Need Alcohol Detox Treatment

Only about one third of people who need alcohol detox are women. Now, it’s every night and you know only alcohol detox can save her. She may be buying alcohol with fake IDs and drinking at a friend’s place. 442 more words

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Methadone clinic comes to Pendleton

The local battle against opioid addiction is ramping up.

A methadone clinic will open in Pendleton as soon as regulatory hurdles are cleared. The Pendleton Treatment Center will offer methadone and Suboxone — two medications used to combat addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin. 40 more words

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FDA approves drug meant to mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal

Lofexidine, which has long been used in Europe, will be manufactured by Kentucky-based US WorldMeds and marketed as Lucemyra.

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved for the first time a drug meant to mitigate the symptoms of opioid withdrawal — rather than an underlying dependency — giving American physicians a new tool to help patients begin treatment. 11 more words

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Party-Hard Thailand Is Going After Rehab Tourists

Thailand becomes a top spot for drug, alcohol treatment — Opioid, heroin and methamphetamine crises fueling demand

Thailand, a tropical paradise known as a place to let loose, these days is starting to get another reputation: as a low-cost option for foreigners looking to dry out. 742 more words

Texas Physicians Should Review New TMB Rules

Constant changes in medical board and other rules make it important that physicians and other health care providers stay up to date with new developments.  The Texas Medical Board, for instance, published a slew of new rules in March 2018 that impact Texas physicians and medical practice including many which provide relief from previously more burdensome maintenance of certification and other requirements..  4,566 more words

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