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OPOS-Fullpower launches "The First 24/7 Opioid Compliance Solution"

OPOS-Fullpower launches “The First 24/7 Opioid Compliance Solution”

The opioid epidemic has revealed that these powerful pain medications have real risks. The more recent reductions in opioid prescribing have created new obstacles for patients who rely on these important treatments.

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Set aside money to help Oregonians harmed by opiods

Amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, communities across the country are reporting a rise in the number of opioid overdose deaths. The social isolation and closure of support services are placing enormous stress on those struggling with opioid use disorder. 28 more words

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Pulling Back the Veil in the Vale of Opioids: Beth Macy’s Dopesick

Photo by Volodymyr Hryshchenko on Unsplash

Three months into our current pandemic we know the scenario. “Epidemics unfold ‘like a vector phenomenon, where you have one individual who seeds that community and then the spread begins.’”(127) … 785 more words

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Winnipeg paramedics seeing continued increase in opioid abuse: WFPS

Winnipeg paramedics are administering record amounts of naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses, as the city’s drug problem continues unabated despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cory Guest, public education coordinator with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS), told 680 CJOB that one of the problems first responders are encountering on the streets is drug users taking… 403 more words

Crime

More Canadians are dying of drug overdoses — and coronavirus is to blame

Editor’s Note:  An earlier version of this story stated that Shawn Richards died at the end of March.  The story has been corrected to state that he died on April 30, 2020. 763 more words

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Opiate Addiction and the NICU: A Mom's Story That Changes Stereotypes

Opioid addiction and the NICU are common themes in the news. Yet, we never hear from the mothers in these situations. The author interviewed Victoria, a Mom who had an addiction and had desperately wanted to be clean. 67 more words

Wood Buffalo Mountie, Janvier resident hospitalized after suspected laced drug exposure overdoses

RCMP in northeastern Alberta are issuing a warning about contaminated drugs possibly in the area after three people, including a Mountie, were taken to hospital Friday night for suspected overdoses. 494 more words

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