Posts Tagged ‘Opioid’

Getting An Abortion In Alabama Is Hard. The Opioid Crisis Is Making It Even Harder.

In a state hit hard by opioids, abortion providers are scrambling to help women whose addictions make things more complicated. Healthy Living Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants […]

More Than Half Of Opioid Prescriptions Go To People With Mental Illness

People with mood disorders receive 60 million prescriptions for painkillers a year. Healthy Living Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants […]

Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says healthfinder.gov Daily News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the […]

Medicare Survey Could Be Contributing To Opioid Epidemic

Photo by Creative Commons user Images Money. “Healthcare Costs.” The nation’s addiction to opioid drugs claimed greater than 28,000 lives in 2014-nearly four times more than they did in 1999–and more than half involved prescription drugs. The tragic growth in opioid-related deaths is not an aberration; it’s part of a 15-year-long trend the Centers for […]

New CDC Guidelines Seek Doctors’ Help In Fighting Opioid Epidemic

In an effort to curb America’s deadly opioid crisis, federal health officials are urging doctors to largely avoid prescribing highly addictive painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin when treating patients for chronic pain. The new guidelines, issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are directed at primary care providers, who issue about half of all […]

Doctors Play A Role In The Opioid Addiction Epidemic, Study Finds

We know how opioid addictions end: all too often, in death by overdose. About 16,000 Americans every year die of an overdose of opioid painkillers, such as oxycodone or fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know less about how opioid addictions start. It’s much harder to find and study people who […]

Opioid Maintenance Therapy: Questions and Controversies

Opioid maintenance therapy, or using a legal opiate to reduce a person’s urge to take illicit drugs, has long generated controversy. Scientific evidence supports it as a practical, cost-effective strategy that prevents death and illness generated by street drug use and allows people who suffer from addiction to resume “mainstream” lives. But opponents argue that […]

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