Opioids
Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the company more
UCI-led study reveals link between early life adversity and opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Individuals with a history of early life adversity are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new UCI-led study reveals why. more
Opioid dependence found to permanently change brains of rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In a new study, researchers... more
Early life adversity and opioid addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Individuals with a history of early life adversity (ELA) are disproportionately prone to opioid addiction. A new study reveals why. The study examines how early adversities interact with factors such as increased access to opioids to... more
APRNs have expanded roles in national response to opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses in terms of practice authority,... more
APRNs to have expanded roles in national response to opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses in terms of... more
Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10 percent developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. more
Majority of people knowingly use fentanyl, UBC research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Fentanyl use by people who use drugs has doubled since 2015, and two-thirds of people are aware they've taken it, finds new research out of British Columbia, the Canadian province... more
Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing opioid  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel... more
Treatment for low back pain in older adults does not match guidelines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Many Medicare patients with new episodes of low back pain receive care inconsistent with current guidelines - including high use of opioids and advanced... more
Ex-pharmaceutical exec to be sentenced for pushing opioid  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company is expected to be sentenced in Boston's federal court Thursday for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the... more
Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release hydromorphone are three times more likely to develop endocarditis,... more
Ex-pharma CEO gets over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The former head of a drug company has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say... more
Pain management program uses new approach to reduce narcotic prescriptions after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Surgeons at Houston Methodist Hospital are stemming the tide of addiction to prescription opioids by managing patients' pain after surgery. more
Increasing opioid addiction in the US but young addicts being missed  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Opioid addiction has been increasing over the last decade or so in the US, with many deaths occurring as a result of opioid overdose. As a... more
Ex-drug execs get over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Two former drug company executives have been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the... more
Simple computer settings can affect opioid pills prescribed to patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Simple, no-cost computer changes can affect the number of opioid pills prescribed to patients, according to a new UC San Francisco study. more
FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing except in the youngest group  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An analysis of national data on buprenorphine use found that treatment with the FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing in all age groups... more
Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The nation's drug addiction crisis has morphed in a deadly new direction with more Americans hooked on meth and cocaine more
Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The University of Arizona is partnering with the Tucson Police Department, CODAC Health, Recovery & Wellness, and Pima County as part of a three-year, $1.47 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... more
Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The nation's drug addiction crisis has been morphing in a deadly new direction: more Americans struggling with meth and cocaine more
Focus on opioids and cannabis in chronic pain media coverage  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found. more
Daily chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to the challenges of relieving pain among patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The combination of more Americans reporting daily chronic pain and the rapidly increasing prevalence of opioid misuse and... more
Ex-pharma exec sentenced to nearly 3 years in bribery scheme  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A former executive for a drug company has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid... more
Oklahoma attorney general sues distributors of opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he is suing three distributors of opioids more
Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are being sentenced in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic more
Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults permitted by the Affordable Care Act was associated with a six percent reduction in total opioid... more
Opioid-dependent kids' guardians seek to form class in suit  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Attorneys representing guardians of children born dependent on opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland to include them as a group in a class action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical... more
Oklahoma reaches $8.75 million settlement with opiate maker  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The state of Oklahoma will receive $8.75 million from two pharmaceutical companies in a deal that will end legal action the state was considering against the opioid manufacturers more
Guardians of opioid-addicted kids seek to form class in suit  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Attorneys representing guardians of children born addicted to opioids are asking a federal judge in Cleveland to include them as a group in a class action lawsuit against... more
Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dr. Angela Gatzke-Plamann didn’t fully grasp her community’s opioid crisis until one desperate patient called on a Friday afternoon in 2016. more
Study: Opioid addiction care is scarce in Medicaid work requirement states  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Low-income people with addiction, especially those with addiction to opioids, may find it hard to access the kind of care they need to recover no matter... more
University of Kentucky receives $3 million for opioid-related research in criminal justice setting  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The University of Kentucky recently received $3 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on General Medical Sciences... more
Opioid addiction care is harder to access in states considering Medicaid work requirements  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Low-income people with addiction, especially those with addiction to opioids, may find it hard to access the kind of care they need... more
Changing the underlying structure and culture of a clinic to address opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For the 20 percent of Americans who suffer from chronic pain, prescription opioids may bring relief, but also risks. An estimated 21... more
Study examines trends in drug overdose rates with and without opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fatal overdoses involving stimulants (cocaine and other psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine) have been increasing over the past few years. more
FDA’s risk-management program to curb improper opioid prescribing may not have been effective  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A risk-management program set up in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to curb improper prescribing of extended-release and long-acting... more
Nasal spray found to be quickest, easiest way to deliver antidote naloxone for opioid overdose  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Of three possible ways for people to deliver the life-saving antidote naloxone to a person experiencing an opioid... more
Effort to control opioids in an ER leaves some sickle cell patients in pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
India Hardy has lived with pain since she was a toddler — ranging from dull persistent aches to acute flare-ups... more
Scaling up use of opioid agonist therapies could help combat Ukraine’s HIV epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study led by Yale University researchers finds that scaling up use of methadone and buprenorphine -- medications for treating opioid... more
Effort To Control Opioids In An ER Leaves Some Sickle Cell Patients In Pain  NPR · 3 weeks
People with sickle cell disease aren't fueling the opioid crisis, research shows. Yet some ER doctors still treat patients seeking... more
Deal will let more companies make an overdose antidote spray  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
More companies could begin making an easy-to-use version of an opioid overdose antidote under a deal announced by New York's attorney general more
Deal will let more companies make overdose antidote spray  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
More companies can make a nasal version of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone under a deal struck between New York's attorney general and the one company that sells it now more
Proper disposal of leftover medication can help reduce antibiotic resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Proper disposal of leftover medication, particularly antibiotics and opioids, can help reduce antibiotic resistance, prevent children from being poisoned and stop the misuse of addiction-forming drugs. more
Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to rise in opioid overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led... more
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