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First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain Released

FIRST KETAMINE GUIDELINES FOR PAIN RELEASED

A driving force behind this is the growing effort to find a long-term replacement for opioids, an addictive painkiller that has plunged...

NIH Outlines $500M Plan to Develop New Pain Drugs and Fight Opioid Crisis

NIH OUTLINES $500M PLAN TO DEVELOP NEW PAIN DRUGS AND FIGHT OPIOID CRISIS

In an article published yesterday, National Institutes of Health leaders detailed how the NIH will spend the $500 million it got from...

 
 
 
Lawsuit aims to hold pharmaceutical executives accountable in opioid crisis

LAWSUIT AIMS TO HOLD PHARMACEUTICAL EXECUTIVES ACCOUNTABLE IN OPIOID CRISIS

OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and its executives are targeted in a new legal action.

Rob Reiner on Addiction

ROB REINER ON ADDICTION

“Being Charlie,” a film that educates audiences about the realities of opioid addiction and sheds light on the stigma associated with...

 
 
 

FDA GRANTS BREAKTHROUGH DEVICE DESIGNATION TO AUTOGENOMICS' INFINITI® NEURAL RESPONSE PANEL FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE RISK OF OPIOID DEPENDENCY

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - AutoGenomics, Inc., based in Carlsbad, CA, announced that its INFINITI® Neural Response...

One in every five young adults' deaths in US is an opioid overdose

ONE IN EVERY FIVE YOUNG ADULTS' DEATHS IN US IS AN OPIOID OVERDOSE

For every five young adults - those between 25 and 34 - that died in 2016, one was killed by an overdose, according to alarming research...

 
 
 
Drugged Driving Deaths Spike With Spread Of Legal Marijuana, Opioid Abuse

DRUGGED DRIVING DEATHS SPIKE WITH SPREAD OF LEGAL MARIJUANA, OPIOID ABUSE

It's easy for police to test drivers for alcohol impairment using a breathalyzer. It's much harder to detect and screen them for drug...

More people die driving while on drugs than alcohol, new report reveals

MORE PEOPLE DIE DRIVING WHILE ON DRUGS THAN ALCOHOL, NEW REPORT REVEALS

In 2016, nearly half of people killed in car wrecks were on drugs - mainly marijuana and opioids - surpassing drunk driving deaths,...

 
 
 
Mussels test positive for opioids and chemo drugs

MUSSELS TEST POSITIVE FOR OPIOIDS AND CHEMO DRUGS

Over the course of three months, previously clean mussels picked up a slew of contaminants from the waters of Puget Sound.

End-of-Life Care and the Opioid Crisis: Potential Implications and Unintended Consequences

END-OF-LIFE CARE AND THE OPIOID CRISIS: POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Reactions to the opioid crisis are affecting patients in need of hospice and end-of-life care in the United States. Hospice providers...

 
 
 
A confidential report reveals that Purdue Pharma knew OxyContin was being abused within the first few years after it launched

A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT REVEALS THAT PURDUE PHARMA KNEW OXYCONTIN WAS BEING ABUSED WITHIN THE FIRST FEW YEARS AFTER IT LAUNCHED

Thomson Reuters A New York Times investigation found after uncovering a chain of confidential internal communications that Purdue Pharma...

5 health tech companies addressing chronic pain that offer alternatives to surgery and opioids

5 HEALTH TECH COMPANIES ADDRESSING CHRONIC PAIN THAT OFFER ALTERNATIVES TO SURGERY AND OPIOIDS

The issue of chronic pain is one that more and more digital health companies have dought to address, particularly as the healthcare...

 
 
 
Mussels found in Washington inlet test positive for opioids, other drugs​

MUSSELS FOUND IN WASHINGTON INLET TEST POSITIVE FOR OPIOIDS, OTHER DRUGS​

Shellfish in the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of Washington, tested positive for the prescription...

Pain-Induced Changes in the Brain's Opioid System May Explain the Limited Effectiveness of Opioid Therapy in Chronic Pain

PAIN-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE BRAIN'S OPIOID SYSTEM MAY EXPLAIN THE LIMITED EFFECTIVENESS OF OPIOID THERAPY IN CHRONIC PAIN

Animal research suggests pain-induced changes in the brain's opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid...

 
 
 
Graphene Stimulator Paves Way for Optical Pacemakers, Smart Opioids, and Electronic Cancer Killers

GRAPHENE STIMULATOR PAVES WAY FOR OPTICAL PACEMAKERS, SMART OPIOIDS, AND ELECTRONIC CANCER KILLERS

Scientists dream big with the invention of a new graphene-based remote control for cell behavior

FDA Approves First Non-Opioid for Withdrawal

FDA APPROVES FIRST NON-OPIOID FOR WITHDRAWAL

The FDA found the drug to be safe and effective in easing symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, and an overall feeling...

 
 
 
US regulators approve the first non-opioid drug to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms 

US REGULATORS APPROVE THE FIRST NON-OPIOID DRUG TO TREAT OPIOID WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS 

On Wednesday, the FDA gave the green light to lofexidine , after years of success treating recovering addicts in Europe.

The government has approved the first treatment for a key factor in the drug overdose crisis, which kills more people than car crashes

THE GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED THE FIRST TREATMENT FOR A KEY FACTOR IN THE DRUG OVERDOSE CRISIS, WHICH KILLS MORE PEOPLE THAN CAR CRASHES

Iviewfinder/Shutterstock More than 63,000 Americans died of opioid drug overdoses last year, more than the number killed in car crashes. On...

 
 
 
In Rural Areas Hit Hard By Opioids, A New Source Of Hope

IN RURAL AREAS HIT HARD BY OPIOIDS, A NEW SOURCE OF HOPE

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it wants to be a strong partner for rural communities in the grip of the opioid epidemic.

Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse

WALMART ANNOUNCES NEW MEASURES TO CUT OPIOID ABUSE

On Monday, the company said that within the next 60 days, Walmart and Sam's Club will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to...