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ER reduces opioids by more than half using laughing gas

ER REDUCES OPIOIDS BY MORE THAN HALF USING LAUGHING GAS

Doctors at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey use laughing gas and dry needling to treat pain associated...

Bio Roundup: Meldonium Slip, Kratom Crackdown, Zinc Fingers & More

BIO ROUNDUP: MELDONIUM SLIP, KRATOM CRACKDOWN, ZINC FINGERS & MORE

The 2018 Winter Olympics will end soon, and we did not skate through these games without a performance-enhancing drug allegation rearing...

 
 
 
US panel recommends new adult vaccine against hepatitis B

US PANEL RECOMMENDS NEW ADULT VACCINE AGAINST HEPATITIS B

Cases of the disease have been rising, a trend linked to the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Herbal drug kratom blamed for 20-state salmonella outbreak

HERBAL DRUG KRATOM BLAMED FOR 20-STATE SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

Consuming kratom, an herbal supplement marketed as an alternative to opioid drugs, has sickened 28 people with salmonella infections...

 
 
 
Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs

MAKER OF HIGHLY ADDICTIVE OXYCONTIN SAYS IT WILL STOP INCENTIVIZING DOCTORS TO PUSH ITS DEADLY DRUGS

The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115...

Bio Roundup: Trump's Budget, Biogen's AD Reveal, Hugin's Run & More

BIO ROUNDUP: TRUMP'S BUDGET, BIOGEN'S AD REVEAL, HUGIN'S RUN & MORE

Another week of White House chaos and American gun violence. Amid it all, we tried to parse what the Trump administration's 2019 budget...

 
 
 
Bio Roundup: Trump's Budget, Biogen's AD Reveal, Hugin's Run & More

BIO ROUNDUP: TRUMP'S BUDGET, BIOGEN'S AD REVEAL, HUGIN'S RUN & MORE

Another week of White House chaos and American gun violence. Amid it all, we tried to parse what the Trump administration's 2019 budget...

State data reveals groups hardest hit by opioid overdose deaths

STATE DATA REVEALS GROUPS HARDEST HIT BY OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS

State data reveals the demographic groups most affected by opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts.

 
 
 
FDA's No. 2 Official Sounds Off on Right to Try, Opioid Crisis

FDA'S NO. 2 OFFICIAL SOUNDS OFF ON RIGHT TO TRY, OPIOID CRISIS

During his first State of the Union address two weeks ago, President Donald Trump expressed his belief that patients with terminal...

Cost Of U.S. Opioid Epidemic Since 2001 Is $1 Trillion And Climbing

COST OF U.S. OPIOID EPIDEMIC SINCE 2001 IS $1 TRILLION AND CLIMBING

Economists tracking federal mortality data say the growth in costs of the opioid crisis doubled from 2001 to 2016. Opioids are undercutting...

 
 
 
Trump Offers Spending Blueprint, But Congress Already Wrote The Check

TRUMP OFFERS SPENDING BLUEPRINT, BUT CONGRESS ALREADY WROTE THE CHECK

President Trump has unveiled his spending priorities Monday, calling for more spending on the military, border security and the opioid...

 
 
 
Late 3 Doors Down Guitarist Matt Roberts' Family Files Lawsuit, Says Doctor Fed Opioid Habit

LATE 3 DOORS DOWN GUITARIST MATT ROBERTS' FAMILY FILES LAWSUIT, SAYS DOCTOR FED OPIOID HABIT

The family of a longtime guitarist for the rock group 3 Doors Down is accusing an Alabama doctor of fueling the musician's opioid addiction...

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

HERBAL DRUG KRATOM CONTAINS OPIOIDS, FDA SAYS

Nearly all of kratom's major compounds bind to opioid receptors in the human brain, and two of the top five most prevalent compounds...

 
 
 
The Science of Health Care Delivery

THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Since its founding Mayo Clinic has sought ways to improve how patient care happens. More than improving quality control or increasing...

Opioid Termination may be More Promising for Treating Depression

OPIOID TERMINATION MAY BE MORE PROMISING FOR TREATING DEPRESSION

Treating depression in non-cancer pain found to be more effective when opioid use is stopped completely.

 
 
 
Trump touts opioid work, but has actually done almost nothing

TRUMP TOUTS OPIOID WORK, BUT HAS ACTUALLY DONE ALMOST NOTHING

The Trump administration is fighting the opioid epidemic, President Trump said Tuesday in his first State of the Union address - but...

President Trump targets Big Pharma price monopolies, opioid addiction in riveting State of the Union speech

PRESIDENT TRUMP TARGETS BIG PHARMA PRICE MONOPOLIES, OPIOID ADDICTION IN RIVETING STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

President Trump took aim at Big Pharma's price monopolies in tonight's State of the Union speech, promising - perhaps even threatening...

 
 
 
Trump introduces New Mexico police officer who adopted baby from opioid-addicted mother

TRUMP INTRODUCES NEW MEXICO POLICE OFFICER WHO ADOPTED BABY FROM OPIOID-ADDICTED MOTHER

President Trump addressed the opioid addiction crisis by introducing a police officer from New Mexico who adopted a baby from an opioid-addicted...

Anti-diarrhea drug linked to soaring rate of deaths

ANTI-DIARRHEA DRUG LINKED TO SOARING RATE OF DEATHS

Loperamide, sold as Imodium, slows down the movement of the gut to make stool less watery using an opioid, which induces a high akin...