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Separating Side Effects Could Hold Key for Safer Opioids

Separating Side Effects Could Hold Key for Safer Opioids
NIH-funded scientists may have revealed brain functions in pre-clinical research that widen the safety margin for opioid pain relief without overdose ...
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FEB
22

Connect People With Support Services to Fight Opioid Epidemic: Surgeon General

Connect People With Support Services to Fight Opioid Epidemic: Surgeon General
Connecting people with support services such as food and housing is a key step in curbing the opioid epidemic, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said recen...
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FEB
21

OxyContin Maker Announces It Will No Longer Market Drug to Doctors

OxyContin Maker Announces It Will No Longer Market Drug to Doctors
Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, said it will no longer market the drug to doctors. The announcement comes in response to lawsuits that blame th...
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FEB
13

“Deaths of Despair” Caused by Opioids, Alcohol and Suicides: Report

“Deaths of Despair” Caused by Opioids, Alcohol and Suicides: Report
The incresing rate of deaths due to opioids, alcohol and suicides are part of a public health crisis described as “deaths of despair” in a new report ...
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FEB
13

State and Local Law Enforcement Officials Protest Cut to Drug Prevention Program

State and Local Law Enforcement Officials Protest Cut to Drug Prevention Program
State and local law enforcement officials came to Capitol Hill last week to protest a Trump Administration proposal to move oversight of a drug preven...
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FEB
11

FDA Calls Kratom an Opioid

FDA Calls Kratom an Opioid
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the supplement known as “kratom” is an opioid and has been linked with 44 deaths, The Washingto...
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FEB
11

Naloxone Administration May Lead to Complications

Naloxone Administration May Lead to Complications
There seem to be a growing number of cases of high amounts of fluid in the lungs – known as noncardiogenic pulmonary edema – following administration ...
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FEB
08

New Treatment Guidance Issued For Pregnant Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder

New Treatment Guidance Issued For Pregnant Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released new Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with O...
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FEB
08

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal

Getting the Right Help for Opioid Dependence or Withdrawal
Do you know someone seeking treatment for opioid dependence or withdrawal? If so, it’s important to know this: products that promise miracle cures or ...
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FEB
07

Antipsychotic Drugs May Finally Be Poised For a Long-Overdue Makeover

Antipsychotic Drugs May Finally Be Poised For a Long-Overdue Makeover
Antipsychotic drugs – which transformed mental health care following their chance discovery in the mid-20th Century – may finally be poised for a long...
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