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Rescinding Affordable Care Act can be catastrophic for people battling drug addiction

“Health is a human necessity; health is a human right”— Dr. James Lenhart Insurance is pivotal in health care and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare is just the right support for every American in need of medical care. However, the act is indanger of being repealed in the coming days. And, if that..

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FDA warns about next wave of drugs to be abused

Few decades ago pharmaceutical companies were giving incentives to medical professionals to attend conferences on pain management, free travel, five-star hotel stays, gift hampers, toys to bring back to the kids, and much more, all the while introducing opioids and other prescriptive painkillers and encouraging them to prescribe them to pain patients. The whole strategy..

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Study suggests interdisciplinary model to fight opioid use disorder

In the wake of heavy losses incurred by both people and government in terms of productivity and finances due to opioid epidemic, there is an urgent need for an efficient therapy to control and curb the crisis. Scientists and medical practitioners recently highlighted the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary model of care for managing opioid use..

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Opioids taking heavy toll on children’s future in Indiana

From being termed an epidemic to a public health crisis, the opioid addiction problem has various names in the United States. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 11.8 million people aged 12 or older misused opioids in the past year. Significantly, 66 percent of drug overdose deaths involve an..

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North Carolina and Oregon join secure network of NABP PMP to combat opioid epidemic

Among the steps taken by different states to curb opioid addiction in the United States, North Carolina and Oregon have now joined the group of 43 other states participating in the prescription monitoring program (PMP) and data sharing system of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) known as NABP PMP InterConnect. The secure..

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Trump mentions making stringent laws to end opioid crisis, high schools take lead

The United States (U.S.) has been in the clutches of opioid addiction since many years and many lives have been lost because of this crisis, wreaking havoc on the health of the entire country. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdoses claimed 64,000 lives.  Of those, two-thirds were from opioids,..

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Minnesota Health Collaborative to tackle opioid misuse and mental health issues

As the nation is struggling to come to terms with two most disturbing health issues – opioids and mental health, a new collaborative between 13 largest health systems in Minnesota seems to fight these problems on a different scale. The Minnesota Health Collaborative has been active since January 2017 and is presently focused on identifying..

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New findings on opioid addiction give better insight into problem

Undoubtedly, opioids are the most effective compounds to successfully treat moderate to severe pain and their use has substantially increased over the past decades. According to the 2017 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 19.1 people out of every 100 received one..

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