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Prescription Drug Abuse

February 16, 2021
A low dose of naltrexone was found to be a promising alternative to opioids prescribed for patients with orofacial and chronic pain, according to a new study from the University of Michigan School of…
February 12, 2021
A study that was presented this month at the Association of Academic Psychiatrists Annual Meeting suggests that patients being treated for pain with chronic opioid therapy are more likely to live in…
February 01, 2021
With drug overdose deaths reaching historic levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University noted how inconsistent…
December 11, 2020
In study findings presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, women who received a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after a diagnosis of breast cancer were found to be at a…
October 21, 2020
Purdue Pharma, maker of the prescription pain medication OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal charges, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating anti-kickback laws, as…
October 19, 2020
Rates of positive tests for heroin, non-prescribed fentanyl and non-prescribed opioids each saw significant increases during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study…
September 11, 2020
In patients with comorbid chronic pain and substance use disorders, developing protocols for continuing opioid therapy are key for patient safety, W. Clay Jackson, MD, and Arwen Podesta, MD, DFASAM,…
August 31, 2020
Not-for-profit organization Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse, life sciences firm Emergent BioSolutions, and three Major League Baseball clubs are teaming up to raise awareness for overdose…
February 05, 2020
As a professor at West Virginia University, John Temple saw firsthand how opioids were decimating his state. Curious as to how prescription pain medications had become so pervasive, he traveled south…
January 29, 2020
It wasn’t until heroin began to infiltrate affluent local towns that her readers began to realize the havoc the opioid crisis could wreak anywhere, Roanoke, Virginia-based journalist Beth Macy says…
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