Opioids
Vermont attorney general sues owners of opioid manufacturer  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan says he's filed suit against eight members of the family that owns the drug company that manufactures OxyContin, one of the drugs believed to be part of... more
Can CBD Reduce Cravings And Stress In Opioid Users?  NPR · 5 hours
Researchers wanted to know if CBD can help people who are former opioid users resist relapse. Their double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial suggests CBD can help reduce stress and cravings. more
Mindfulness may reduce depression symptoms for mothers with opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Mothers with opioid use disorder face many challenges as they work towards a more stable life for themselves and their children, depression not least among them. more
Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
The agency that manages health care for California's massive state workforce is reporting a major reduction in opioid prescriptions, reflecting a national trend of physicians cutting back on the addictive drugs. more
New project involves understanding link between opioid crisis and cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Jennifer Havens, Ph.D., professor of behavioral science in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, faculty member in the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research and member of... more
Can Touching Fentanyl Really Kill You?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Myths about mere exposure to the drug don't match with what doctors know about opioid toxicity. more
University of Virginia chemist identifies potential addiction-free pain reliever  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer from substance abuse disorders related to opioid use for pain relief, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. more
Chemists ID possible addiction-free pain reliever  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer from substance abuse disorders related to opioid use for pain relief, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This causes an economic burden of more than $78 billion per... more
Babies exposed to opioids prenatally react more strongly to pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State research. more
Opioid-exposed newborns may react to pain differently after birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to new research. more
Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Chronic opioid prescribing in primary care varies significantly by patient and clinician characteristics, according to a new study. more
Study finds persistently high rate of long-term opioid prescribing for older cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Using Medicare data, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show for the first time that the rates... more
The Latest: Pennsylvania sues OxyContin maker over opioids  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic more
Maker of OxyContin gets hit with another state lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The attorney general of Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit accusing the company that makes OxyContin of fueling the opioid epidemic more
Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new research... more
Hard-hit Pennsylvania to sue drugmaker over opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The attorney general of Pennsylvania is filing a lawsuit accusing a pharmaceutical giant of fueling the opioid epidemic more
Misapplication of opioid guidelines?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is clarifying its guidelines on opioid prescribing, citing the findings of a review panel that many clinicians, policymakers and payers are misapplying the CDC's guidelines, and those actions are negatively affecting patients. more
New research highlights need to decrease amount of opioid medication available for misuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy "shopping" by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals... more
GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
GPs must be better-equipped to support patients to manage the psychological challenge of reducing their opioid use - according to new research from the University of East Anglia. more
Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to battle the nation's drug addiction problem drew an enthusiastic response in a small West Virginia community waging its own fight against the cost of dealing... more
SLU researchers reveal how to turn off neuropathic pain in a laboratory setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid... more
Warren bringing opioids message to hard-hit W.Va., Ohio  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Democratic presidential Elizabeth Warren is traveling to West Virginia and Ohio on Friday to share her plan to tax the wealthy as a way of fighting the U.S. opioid addiction crisis more
Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed an implant that has shown promise for reducing addiction rates. However, there are major ethical and financial concerns, which we have tried to cover in this news... more
Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
White drug users addicted to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids have had near-exclusive access to buprenorphine, a drug that curbs the craving... more
Warren releases $100 billion plan to combat opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America's opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences... more
Experimental surgery gains support as opioid deaths rise  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch more
Warren releases $100 billion plan to combat opioids epidemic  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has unveiled a new version of her plan to combat America's opioid epidemic, proposing to spend $100 billion over 10 years on battling the consequences... more
Doctors eye deep brain stimulation to treat opioid addiction  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Clinical trials in China using deep brain stimulation may hold the key to treating drug users, literally with the flip of a switch more
Emails: Purdue executive cast blame on opioid victims  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma cast blame on victims of the opioid epidemic in nearly 20-year-old emails that have been made public in a lawsuit brought by Connecticut's... more
Meth vs. opioids: America has two drug epidemics, but focuses on one  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Kim had been wine tasting with a friend in Sonoma, Calif. They got into an argument in the car that night and Kim thought... more
Study: Few patients at high risk of opioid overdose receive naloxone prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study based on a national database of private insurance claims suggests few patients at high risk of opioid overdose receive prescriptions for naloxone,... more
Research on Reddit identifies risks associated with unproven treatments for opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Using advanced machine-learning techniques, Georgia Tech researchers have examined nearly 1.5 million Reddit posts to identify risks associated with several of the most common... more
Pharmaceutical exec guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying millions in bribes to doctors to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray has been found guilty along with four ex-employees more
Drug firm founder guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The wealthy founder of a drug company has been convicted of scheming to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray more
Drug company founder convicted in opioid bribery scheme  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The wealthy founder of a drug company has been convicted of scheming to bribe doctors across the country to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray more
Cocaine deaths up in US, and opioids are a big part of it  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Amid a national opioid overdose crisis, cocaine deaths are also up, new report says more
News attorneys: Opioid distribution data should be public  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Attorneys for news organization have argued that the U.S. public should see federal data about how prescription opioids were distributed more
Federal court to consider news outlet access to opioid data  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A three-judge panel will hear arguments on whether federal data about how prescription opioid drugs were distributed should be made public more
UH College of Pharmacy PREMIER Center aims to tackle prescription drug misuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the first time in American history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a car accident. more
Court rules in favor of woman seeking opioid meds in jail  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge's order requiring a jail to provide medication to a woman to keep her opioid addiction in remission more
West Virginia hospitals sue opioid companies; want damages  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Hospitals in the state with the nation's highest opioid overdose rate have banded together to sue some of the country's largest opioid companies more
SLU researcher wins NIH grant to identify risk factors for opioid-related depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to study the pathways from chronic prescription opioid use to new onset mood disorder. more
Judge: Former opioid advocate can testify against industry  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A doctor who spent decades advocating for broader use of prescription painkillers will now be allowed to testify against the opioid industry in a trial set for October more
Filled opioid prescriptions are relatively rare in Medicaid-enrolled children, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study describes trends in filled opioid prescriptions by patient and clinical characteristics for Medicaid-enrolled children. more
New quality improvement tool shows signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new quality improvement tool called Eat, Sleep and Console shows consistent signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns in neonatal intensive care units. more
Study shines light on geographic variation in pediatric deaths from opioid poisonings  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study shines light on pediatric opioid deaths by U.S. region, the first time a study of this nature has been conducted. Findings... more
Impact of prescription drug monitoring programs on opioid exposures in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study measures the impact state-run, prescription drug monitoring programs, pain clinic legislation and opioid prescribing guidelines have on opioid exposures among children. more
AP-NORC Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Who's to blame for opioid crisis? Many Americans point to drug manufacturers and drug users more
Trump to keep fighting opioids 'until our job is done'  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
President Donald Trump is pledging to continue battling the deadly epidemic of opioid drug abuse "until our job is done." more
The Latest: Trump says he won't stop fighting opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
President Donald Trump says his administration is using every resource it has to fight the nation's opioid crisis more
Trump claims credit for progress in battling opioid epidemic  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
President Donald Trump is claiming credit for progress in battling the opioid epidemic more
Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A pharmacist in Celina, Tenn., was one of 60 people indicted on charges of opioid-related crimes last week, in a multistate sting. John Polston was charged... more
Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on criminal charges stemming from the opioid crisis more
Feds: Ex-CEO is first drug exec indicted in opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on what federal prosecutors say are the first-ever criminal charges against a drug company executive stemming from the... more
Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the US have increased over time. The study also found that patients... more
Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the U.S. have increased over time. more
Opioid dose variability could lead to increased risk of overdose, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Patients prescribed opioid pain medications whose doses varied over time were 3 times more likely to experience an overdose than patients prescribed stable opioid... more
FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan,... more
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