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Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015

Vital Signs: Changes in Opioid Prescribing in the United States, 2006–2015

Gery P. Guy Jr., PhD1; Kun Zhang, PhD1; Michele K. Bohm, MPH1; Jan Losby, PhD1; Brian Lewis2; Randall Young, MA2; Louise B. 2,601 more words

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Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure Meeting Could Grossly Impact You, Your Prescriptions and Telemedicine - Meeting on Dec. 15 at 1pm

I am sharing an update from state Senator Angela Hill in regards to some proposed changes being considered tomorrow at the Board of Medical Licensure’s meeting. 168 more words

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Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: expert

Family doctors should be on the front lines of addiction treatment but many are unwilling to learn about substance use even as a national overdose crisis worsens, the head of medical education at Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital says. 867 more words

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Opioid crisis straining foster system as kids pried from homes

Across the U.S., soaring use of opioids has forced tens of thousands of children from their homes, creating a generation of kids abandoned by addicted parents. 63 more words

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Marijuana Derivative Cannabidiol (CBD) Could Treat Epilepsy And Is Unlikely To Be Addictive, Says The WHO

The Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) met last month to review psychoactive substances (including new synthetics) and make recommendations about their safety. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) … 496 more words

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Killer Tide: Advocates Split On Safe Injection Sites

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – As the number of opioid deaths continues to climb, health care providers, addiction specialists and elected officials are taking a hard look at a highly controversial yet potent weapon against overdose deaths. 745 more words

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In Opioid Fight, Should States Consider Involuntary Rehab? -- Failed opportunities can be fatal

Proposal’s goal is to buy more time for addicts facing imminent risks to accept treatment

Alicia DeMarco died from an opioid overdose in 2014. Her mother said Ms. 2,059 more words