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Updated News on Opioids
, Terry DeMio, Cincinnati Enquirer via USA Today, Dec. 15, 2019 Covering the opioid epidemic: Despair, bravery, helplessness, iron will and too much death
AP News, December 13, 2019 `Safer opioid’ has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries,
, Medpage Today, by Judy George, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today, December 05, 2019 Prescription Opioid Use Steady, NHANES Data Show-But what this means for the opioid epidemic is unclear
s, Medscape, Medscape > News > Medscape Medical News, by Liam Davenport, November 28, 2019 Prenatal Opioid Use Linked to Increased Mortality for Mom
, Medscape, News > Kaiser Health News, Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio, October 30, 2019 Hospitals Take Shot at Opioid Makers Over Treating Uninsured for Addiction
, The Rand Corporation, October 2019 Understanding America's Surge in Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids
, Medscape, Medscape News > Medscape Medical News > News Alerts, by Megan Brooks, July 02, 2019 Pain Societies Told to Disclose Financial Ties to Opioid Makers
Sebastian T. Tong, MD, MPH; Camille J. Hochheimer; E. Marshall Brooks, PhD; Roy T. Sabo, PhD; Vivian Jiang, MD; Teresa Day; Julia S. Rozman; Paulette Lail Kashiri, MPH; Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH; Ann Fam Med. 2019;17(3):200-206. Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care, Factors and Perspectives,
, NIH News, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 NIH scientists call attention to the impact of opioids on women and children
Health, substance use professionals must work together to thwart public health crisis. National Institutes of Health (NIH), News Releases. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Opioid epidemic is increasing rates of some infectious diseases.
Treat Opioid Use Disorder as Chronic Disease Kerry Dooley Young, Medscape, News > Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry News, March 22, 2019 Stop Limiting Access to Opioid Addiction Meds, Experts Say.
Diagnosis, Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Tied to State Laws in , Medscape, Medscape > News > Reuters Health Information, By Marilynn Larkin, March 17, 2019 US
Small study shows no superiority over opioids alone. By Judy George, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today, March 10, 2019 Gabapentin Plus Opioids for Chronic Pain?
, MedPage Today, Meeting Coverage > AAAAI, by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer, February 24, 2019 Asthma More Common in Opioid-Dependent Patients. Also, women taking opioids have greatest asthma risk
By Ben Tinker, CNN, Updated 11:30 AM ET, Fri February 22, 2019 These states have been hit the hardest by America's opioid epidemic.
But is co-prescribing the solution? Medpage Today --> Pain Management --> Opioids. By Barbara Feder Ostrov, February 21, 2019 More States Say Docs Must Offer Naloxone With Opioids.
Monthly buprenorphine injections . Study results on long-acting injection formulation now published. US Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Tuesday, February 19, 2019 effective for opioid use disorders
, Medscape-->Anesthesia & Analgesia, Opioid Oversupply After Joint and Spine Surgery, A Prospective Cohort Study
Mark C. Bicket, MD; Elizabeth White, RN; Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD; Christopher L. Wu, MD; Myron Yaster, MD; G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, Anesth Analg. 2019;128(2):358-364.
Two decades of data reveal overall Researchers measured pain’s impact on normal work activities, people’s health status, and health care use. National Institutes of Health, US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Wednesday, February 13, 2019 increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults ,
, Medscape, Medscape--> News > Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Newsby Alicia Ault, February 12, 2019 Endorsing Cannabis as an Opioid Substitute 'Irresponsible'
, Plan is engaging multiple institutes across NIH, NIHMedlpinePlus Magazine, US National Library of Medicine. Fighting the Opioid Crisis: NIH HEAL Initiative Takes on Addiction and Pain Management
Cody Colon-Berezin, MSPH; Michelle L. Nolan, MPH; Jaclyn Blachman-Forshay, MPH; Denise Paone, EdD; Medscape-->Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2019;68(2):37-40. Overdose Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs — New York City, 2000–2017 ,
; Alexander H. Gunn, MBS, EMT-B; Zachary P.W. Smothers, MBS, EMT-B; Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD; Caroline E. Freiermuth, MD; Mark MacEachern, MLIS; Andrew J. Muzyk, PharmD, MHPE; Medscape--> Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health, Western J Emerg Med. 2018;19(6):1036-1042. The Emergency Department as an Opportunity for Naloxone Distribution A Systematic Review
, Medscape, Medscape News, Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report by Macarena C. García, DrPH; Charles M. Heilig, PhD; Scott H. Lee, PhD; Mark Faul, PhD; Gery Guy, PhD; Michael F. Iademarco, MD; Katherine Hempstead, PhD; Dorrie Raymond, MA; Josh Gray, MBA. February 4, 2019, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2019;68(2):25-30. Opioid Prescribing Rates in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Counties Among Primary Care Providers Using an Electronic Health Record System — United States, 2014–2017
, Medscape, News > Medscape Medical News, By Gene Emery, January 24, 2019 Study Links Opioid Epidemic to Painkiller Marketing
, Preliminary data from the CDC show slight declines in overdose deaths in the first few months of 2018, Kim Painter, USA TODAY, Updated 1:29 p.m. EST Jan. 22, 2019 Hope in the opioid crisis? Overdose deaths appear to be leveling off as states intensify efforts to save lives
Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car , by Kevin Flower and Meera Senthilingam, CNN, Updated 10:06 AM ET, Mon January 14, 2019 accident
, Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, Published 5:00 a.m. ET, Jan. 10, 2019 Starbucks plans to install needle-disposal boxes in some bathrooms
Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure , News > Medscape Medical News, by Kerry Dooley Young, December 31, 2018
, Medscape, News > Medscape Medical News > Neurology News, by Damian McNamara, December 17, 2018 Steer Clear of Driving While Taking Prescribed Opioids?
, CBS NEWS December 17, 2018, 7:36 AM Opioid overdose deaths plunge 31 percent in Ohio county thanks to free Narcan
, 60 Minutes, Bill Whitaker, December 16, 2018. The attorney behind a multibillion-dollar tobacco settlement in 1998 has turned his attention to the opioid epidemic. And he wants drug companies to pay. Opioid Crisis: The lawsuits that could bankrupt manufacturers and distributors
Novel , Medscape, News > Medscape Medical News > Conference News > AIPM 2018 by Pauline Anderson, November 19, 2018 'Blended Therapy' May Help Cut High-Dose Opioid Use
, Medscape, Medscape News > News > Reuters Health Information, By Lorraine L. Janeczko, October 28, 2018 Suicide Risk Factors Differ by Sex Among Opiate Users at High Risk
Medscape News > Medscape Medical News, By Alicia Ault, October 23, 2018 HHS Secretary Says Opioid Deaths Starting to Plateau, Medscape,
, Medscape, News > Medscape Medical News > Conference News > ACR 2018, Allison Shelley, October 22, 2018 Physicians Prescribe Too Many Opioids for Osteoarthritis
Nonopioid Approaches to Pain: The Hunt Is On , Medscape, News > Medscape Medical News > Neurology News, by Deborah Brauser, October 12, 2018
Black , ABC News, By JAKE HARPER | SIDE EFFECTS PUBLIC MEDIA, Oct 11, 2018, 2:26 PM ET market for opioid addiction drug helps some: 'I think that's what normal feels like'
, 11 States, July 2016–June 2017, Weekly / August 31, 2018 / 67(34);945–951 Opportunities to Prevent Overdose Deaths Involving Prescription and Illicit Opioids
CNN Digital Expansion 2016 By Jacqueline Howard, CNN, Updated 4:55 AM ET, Thu August 16, 2018 FDA warns of pet owners using animals to get opioids,
NIH-funded study shows clinicians reduced prescriptions following behavioral “nudge”. US Dept. of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Thursday, August 9, 2018 Notification of patient overdose deaths reduces clinician opioid prescriptions,
, The Council of State Governments, By Matt Oster|Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:12 AM State Strategies to Address Opioid Abuse
Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new resource guide to support responsible opioid prescribing for pain management in animals, US Dept. of Health & Human Services, US Food & Drug Administration, August 15, 2018 Statement by FDA Commissioner ,
, State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), August 09, 2018 The Changing Opioid Epidemic: State Trends, 2000-2016
, NIH Research Matters, National Institutes of Health (NIH), August 28, 2018 Learning about fatal opioid overdoses changes prescribing behavior
Opioid Use Disorder Documented at Delivery Hospitalization — United CDC, NNMR Weekly / August 10, 2018 / 67(31);845–849 States, 1999–2014 ,
To reduce opioid prescriptions, tell doctors when their patients , USA Today, Jason Doctor and Jonathan Lucas, Opinion contributors Published 2:00 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2018 | Updated 5:42 p.m. ET Aug. 9, 2018 overdose and die
NIH-funded study shows clinicians reduced prescriptions following behavioral “nudge”, NIH News Release, Thursday, August 9, 2018 Notification of patient overdose deaths reduces clinician opioid prescriptions,
, USA TODAY NETWORK, Meredith Lawrence, Tennessean, Opinion, Published 7:55 a.m. ET July 25, 2018 My husband committed suicide after doctors restricted his pain medication
Medscape, by Megan Brooks, July 17, 2018 Opioid Prescribing in Teens Still High, but Tide May Be Turning,
Medications reduce risk , NIH, News & Events, NIH Research Matters, July 10, 2018 of death after opioid overdose
Medscape, by Kerry Dooley Young, June 21, 2018 New Opioid 'Roadmap' Offers Suggestions to Combat Abuse,
Methadone and buprenorphine reduce risk NIH research confirms effective treatments for opioid use disorder are underutilized. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 of death after opioid overdose,
Medscape, by Megan Brooks, June 13, 2018 NIH Outlines New Game Plan to Combat Opioid Crisis,
Medscape via Reuters, By Sarah N. Lynch, June 12, 2018 U.S. House Panel Questions FDA's Track Record Combating Illegal Opioids,
Medscape, by Megan Brooks, June 08, 2018 Opioid Epidemic Turning Around, AMA Says,
A confidential Justice Department report found the company was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive. New York Times, By Barry Meier, May 29, 2018 Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused.
, National Institutes of Health, Thursday, May 24, 2018 NIH study explains why opioid therapy may not always work well for chronic pain
, Medscape, May 19, 2018 Opioid Overprescription Targeted by New Plans
, NIH Record, May 18, 2018, BY DANA TALESNIK Author Recounts How Opioids Took Hold in America
Study upends conventional view of opioid , National Institutes of Health, Thursday, May 10, 2018 mechanism of action
, Medscape, by Kerry Dooley Young, May 09, 2018 House Panel Advances Opioid Legislation, Readies More
, Ricki Lewis, PhD, Medscape Medical News, March 30, 2018 Individual Docs Underestimate Their Opioid Prescribing Habits
CNN Exclusive, March 12, 2017 The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make,
CDC, Vital Signs, March 6, 2018 Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments,
CDC Newsroom, March 6, 2018 Emergency Department Data Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses,
Early Release / March 6, 2018 / 67, CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Vital Signs: Trends in Emergency Department Visits for Suspected Opioid Overdoses — United States, July 2016–September 2017 ,
CDC, Vital Signs, July 6. 2017 Opioid Prescribing,
, CDC, Vital Signs, July 2014 Opioid Painkiller Prescribing