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Draft Report on Pain Management Best Practices | HHS.gov — Patient Responses Are Needed!

Responses are needed from both the medical community and patients/caregivers that have had experience with opioids for pain relief.

The Department of Health and Human Services is making a request for comment on the ‘Draft Report, proposes updates to best practices and recommendations for pain management, including chronic and acute pain’. 143 more words


EurekAlert: HepVu Releases state-level maps showing impact of h=Hepatitis C epidemic across the US

EurekAlert: HepVu Releases state-level maps showing impact of h=Hepatitis C epidemic across the US . “Today, HepVu launched new interactive maps visualizing state-level estimates of people living with Hepatitis C across the United States that highlight a concentration of infections in some states most impacted by the opioid epidemic. 35 more words

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Pilot project to combat opioid crisis using HIV-reduction strategies expands across B.C.

Following a successful pilot project in Vancouver, an overdose prevention program is now rolling out province-wide.

For the past year the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS has been assisting Vancouver Coastal Health with BOOST (Best Practice is Oral Opioid Agonist Therapy). 213 more words


Purdue Pharma and the Opioid Drug Crisis

Before Purdue Pharma released OxyContin in the 1990’s, Richard Sackler, then senior vice president responsible for sales, and a member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma had these prophetic words to say “The launch of OxyContin Tablets will be followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition. 291 more words


Of Walls and Men

When talking about a wall for protection against outside forces, not a wall with wheels but a basic wall for security, one must consider the Berlin Wall. 525 more words


How we turned guns and opioids into epidemics

Not all epidemics come from things you can catch from a cough. Two public health threats with ever-growing ­casualty rates—gun violence and drug abuse—are just as worthy of the designation as the most virulent bug, and stopping a social contagion is no small feat. 11 more words

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Southwestern Public Health issue alert of highly toxic 'blue fentanyl'

Reports about a new batch of toxic fentanyl have prompted Southwestern Public Health — which covers Elgin, Oxford, and St. Thomas — to issue an alert. 229 more words