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'Silver lining' to Ohio's opioid crisis: Organs can be donated, used for transplants

'SILVER LINING' TO OHIO'S OPIOID CRISIS: ORGANS CAN BE DONATED, USED FOR TRANSPLANTS

Because of the opioid epidemic that's gripped Ohio, the number of organ donors has been rising, providing a second chance at life for...

Granite State Debate: Democratic candidates for governor offer potential solutions for opioid crisis

GRANITE STATE DEBATE: DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OFFER POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR OPIOID CRISIS

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Molly Kelly and Steve Marchand discuss the potential solutions for fighting the opioid crisis.

 
 
 
This new non-addictive painkiller that could help turn the tide of the opioid epidemic

THIS NEW NON-ADDICTIVE PAINKILLER THAT COULD HELP TURN THE TIDE OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have developed a chemical compound called AT-121 that can relieve as much pain as an opioid,...

Single Step Naloxone Nasal Spray Can Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths

SINGLE STEP NALOXONE NASAL SPRAY CAN REDUCE OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS

Single-step nasal spray Naloxone is the easiest to deliver and has been identified as a key intervention for reducing opioid-related...

 
 
 
The maker of a lifesaving overdose treatment just got acquired in a $735 million deal

THE MAKER OF A LIFESAVING OVERDOSE TREATMENT JUST GOT ACQUIRED IN A $735 MILLION DEAL

Reuters Adapt Pharma, the company that makes the only FDA-approved needle-free emergency opioid overdose treatment just got acquired...

Ketamine treats depression by triggering the brain's opioid system, study finds 

KETAMINE TREATS DEPRESSION BY TRIGGERING THE BRAIN'S OPIOID SYSTEM, STUDY FINDS 

A new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine had found that ketamine activates the receptors during its first phase...

 
 
 
New Target to Treat Pain During Operation Identified

NEW TARGET TO TREAT PAIN DURING OPERATION IDENTIFIED

New treatment could be developed for pain during surgery by identifying the potential target to prevent opioid overdose.

Opioid crisis impact on MetroHealth leads to lawsuit against drug makers, marketers

OPIOID CRISIS IMPACT ON METROHEALTH LEADS TO LAWSUIT AGAINST DRUG MAKERS, MARKETERS

MetroHealth joins peers and governmental bodies across the country in suing the drug manufacturers and marketers. "I do think that...

 
 
 
Senate Has the Power to Get Miracle Medications to Opioid Addicts

SENATE HAS THE POWER TO GET MIRACLE MEDICATIONS TO OPIOID ADDICTS

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood posted the following op-ed on Linked-In today , making the case for the U.S. Senate to act on legislation...

Pain Policy in the US: Majority of States Falling Behind

PAIN POLICY IN THE US: MAJORITY OF STATES FALLING BEHIND

We are in the midst of a national epidemic concerning opioid misuse and abuse, and lawmakers are rushing to address this concerning...

 
 
 
Pet owners are using their animals' drugs

PET OWNERS ARE USING THEIR ANIMALS' DRUGS

Vets often resort to prescribing human opioids to pets because only one is approved for animals. The FDA issued a plea to veterinarians...

Pain Drug Race Continues as Regeneron Posts Early Phase 3 Results

PAIN DRUG RACE CONTINUES AS REGENERON POSTS EARLY PHASE 3 RESULTS

A new class of pain drugs that might offer an alternative to addictive opioids-if they're safe enough to use chronically-is inching...

 
 
 
Nebraska executes inmate with powerful opioid fentanyl in state's first lethal injection

NEBRASKA EXECUTES INMATE WITH POWERFUL OPIOID FENTANYL IN STATE'S FIRST LETHAL INJECTION

Carey Dean Moore's execution is the first in Nebraska since 1997.

Study: Clinicians who hear of their patient's opioid overdose death modestly decreased prescriptions

STUDY: CLINICIANS WHO HEAR OF THEIR PATIENT'S OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATH MODESTLY DECREASED PRESCRIPTIONS

New research of more than 800 clinicians found those who knew about a patient's overdose death cut the overall volume of opioids they...

 
 
 
‘Bosch' Season 5 Adds ‘Transporter' Star Chris Vance In Recurring Role

‘BOSCH' SEASON 5 ADDS ‘TRANSPORTER' STAR CHRIS VANCE IN RECURRING ROLE

Vance will play an opioid kingpin in Prime Video's crime drama.

Doctors prescribed fewer opioids after they were told about their patients' overdoses

DOCTORS PRESCRIBED FEWER OPIOIDS AFTER THEY WERE TOLD ABOUT THEIR PATIENTS' OVERDOSES

More than 400 'Dear Doctor' letters, sent last year in San Diego County, were part of a study that, researchers say, put a human face...

 
 
 
Cheaper, purer meth piggybacks opioid crisis in Ohio

CHEAPER, PURER METH PIGGYBACKS OPIOID CRISIS IN OHIO

In Ohio, the number of people who are addicted to meth is increasing dramatically, authorities say. The drug's use has surged across...

Ohio police chief died after overdosing on drugs he allegedly stole from his department's evidence room

OHIO POLICE CHIEF DIED AFTER OVERDOSING ON DRUGS HE ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM HIS DEPARTMENT'S EVIDENCE ROOM

Kirkersville, Ohio Police Chief James Hughes Jr., 35, died of a fentanyl overdose in May. On Wednesday, investigators revealed that...

 
 
 
Number of opioid prescriptions has NOT dropped in 10 years

NUMBER OF OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS HAS NOT DROPPED IN 10 YEARS

Just as many people are getting prescribed just as many opioid drugs in the US, and dosages have hardly budged despite the ongoing...

A man is suing McDonald's after he says his Diet Coke was spiked with a 'heroin substitute'

A MAN IS SUING MCDONALD'S AFTER HE SAYS HIS DIET COKE WAS SPIKED WITH A 'HEROIN SUBSTITUTE'

Trevor Walker was rushed to the hospital on August 12, 2016 after drinking a Diet Coke that was later discovered to be laced with the...