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Tracing the trajectory of painkiller abuse in America

Abuse of prescription drugs, especially painkillers, has become a major health epidemic in the United States, with millions of overdose deaths occurring every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 183,000 people died due to the overdose of prescription painkillers from 1999 to 2015. In fact, a huge percentage of people in..

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Opioid abuse disorder has high death risk, finds study

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) defines opioid use disorder (OUD) as a problematic pattern of opioid use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress. It is characterized by a range of symptoms including a nagging desire for opioids and experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms in the absence of the drug. Another attribute common..

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Abuse and misuse of prescription drugs on college campuses

While alcohol and illicit drug abuse has dominated the college campuses since decades, the consequences arising out of chronic abuse of prescription drugs, particularly stimulants, sedatives and pain relievers, have affected millions of American teens and adolescents. Although there have been several advances in the field of new and upgraded treatments for chronic pain, attention..

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Treatment of chronic wounds with opioids may hinder healing process

It is common to prescribe painkillers to patients afflicted with chronic wounds. This is despite the fact that limited knowledge is available regarding the effects of opioids on wound healing. A group of scientists in their study titled “Relationship between opioid treatment and rate of healing in chronic wounds” have examined the relationship between exposure..

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Unsafe storage adding to America’s opioid abuse menace

A new study by the researchers of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that the majority of homes with children in the United States do not follow safe storage norms when it comes to storing prescription pain medications. Using the Health Belief Model, the researchers determined the association between beliefs and safe..

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Long-term prescription opioid use can lead to addiction, says survey

In the wake of the opioid addiction plaguing the United States, the greatest need of the time is to identify the reasons behind this outbreak. A telephonic survey by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation found that one-third of the respondents who had taken prescription opioids for two months or more in the past two years..

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Recreational amphetamines more damaging to arteries than methadone and tobacco, finds study

Lately, illegal drugs have invaded all aspects of the American society. Young adults are exposed to illegal substances earlier in their life, resulting in serious repercussions. And now a recent study published online in the journal Heart Asia revealed that recreational amphetamines, also known as speed, ice, snow, etc., can substantially hasten the process of..

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