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National Focus on Overdose Prevention Should Include Alcohol Too, Study Suggests

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For several years, the national spotlight has shone on the need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses.…
Researchers explore the role of psychology in responding to opioid addiction

September 30, 2019

The literature on addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco has developed consistently over decades of study within…
Opioid Prescriptions Filled After Eye Surgery Doubled from 2000 to 2014

September 27, 2019

From 2000 to 2014, rates of filled opioid prescriptions after eye surgery rose considerably, despite reduced invasiveness of…
Preparing practitioners for the frontlines of the opioid crisis

September 19, 2019

In 2018, more than 700 people died from opioid/heroin overdoses in Cuyahoga County, according to the Cuyahoga County Opiate…
Researchers working to develop vaccines to fight opioid addiction

September 10, 2019

There are many moments in the human experience when tragedy elicits not only compassion, but inspiration. When Mike…
Researchers find alarming risk for people coming off opioids

September 6, 2019

With a huge push to reduce opioid prescribing, little is known about the real-world benefits or risks to…
Naloxone: Wide distribution effective in preventing deaths

August 22, 2019

Broad distribution of the opioid reversal drug naloxone is highly cost-effective in reducing fatal overdoses, according to a…
Device could automatically deliver drug to reverse opioid overdose

July 25, 2019

Purdue researchers are developing a wearable device that would automatically deliver an antidote upon detecting opioid overdose, buying…
FDA panel considering higher-dose opioids for “pill burden” features CWRU’s Hoffer

July 9, 2019

The prescribed dosages of opiate-based medications have resulted in some chronic pain patients taking more than 70 opioid…
Legalized Cannabis Brings New Challenges for Health Care Providers

June 5, 2019

As more state laws shift to allow medicinal and recreational cannabis use, an unexpected but serious side effect has…
Media reporting of unused opioid medication disposal

May 31, 2019

Proper and timely disposal of unused prescription opioid medication can prevent accidental overdose or misuse of these medicines.…
Targeting the Opioid Crisis

May 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 Americans die every day from…
Opioid doctor and pharmacy ‘shoppers’ may also shop at home, study suggests

May 13, 2019

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals…
Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

May 9, 2019

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial…
Fighting the opioid epidemic with new knowledge: U-M teams up with Harvard, National Academy of Medicine

May 3, 2019

 With 130 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses, and 2 million suffering from disorders related to prescription…
Next-generation single-dose antidotes for opioid overdoses

April 4, 2019

The U.S. opioid epidemic is being driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic…
Medications to treat opioid addiction are effective, though not widely used

March 27, 2019

With more than 2 million Americans suffering from an opioid use disorder and the escalating rate of deaths…
Yale experts develop new free app to tackle opioid addiction

March 8, 2019

As the opioid overdose epidemic continues to take its toll, causing 47,600 deaths in 2017, researchers continue to…
Prescription opioid overdose deaths falling in Iowa; synthetics and heroin spike new concern

February 18, 2019

Stronger regulation and efforts to prescribe fewer opioids have helped reduce overdose deaths in Iowa, but an Iowa…
Opioid-Related Suicides and Overdose Deaths Have More Than Doubled Since 2000

January 14, 2019

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just nearly two…
After naloxone, when can opioid overdose patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department? Study confirms one-hour rule

December 31, 2018

Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just…
A new, virtual tool in the very real fight against opioid overdoses

December 13, 2018

In addressing the opioid crisis, a team at Penn is piloting a new solution: virtual reality. The FDA-approved nasal spray,…
Drug Wholesalers Drove Fentanyl’s Deadly Rise, Report Concludes

December 5, 2018

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths in the United States last year, most…
Drug overdose epidemic goes far beyond opioids, requires new policies

November 14, 2018

Most government-funded initiatives to address the overdose epidemic in the United States have targeted opioids specifically and have…
Fentanyl test strips prove useful in preventing overdoses

October 19, 2018

Among more than 72,000 deaths in the U.S. last year, fentanyl — a highly potent prescription opioid often used to…
Opioid overdoses, depression linked

October 3, 2018

A 1 percent increase in statewide depression diagnoses was associated with a 26 percent increase in opioid-related deaths,…
YSPH Responds to Overdose Crisis with Panel Discussion, Naloxone Training

September 11, 2018

What happened on the New Haven Green last month was not an overdose, but “a series of poisonings,”…
Predicting, preventing spread of opioid epidemic in rural and micropolitan areas

August 30, 2018

The rapid increase of opioid overdose deaths in rural communities across the country has far outpaced the overdose…
Notification of patient overdose deaths reduces clinician opioid prescriptions

August 13, 2018

Clinicians were more likely to reduce the number and dose of opioid drugs they prescribed after learning that…
Virginia Cooperative Extension forms key partnerships to tackle the state’s opioid epidemic

July 24, 2018

Imagine awakening to the news that a jetliner has crashed, killing all 115 men, women, and children aboard.…
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