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Article ID: 696539

Nurse Anesthetists Applaud the House of Representatives Efforts to Curtail Opioid Crisis

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Breaking News!! The House of Representatives minutes ago just passed legislation to allow nurse anesthetists and other APRNs to administer medical-assisted medicine independently in an effort to fight the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment for individuals who are addicted.

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22-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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    22-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696312

Health Insurance Plans May Be Fueling Opioid Epidemic

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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19-Jun-2018 1:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696332

Overdose Risk Quintuples with Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

In the first 90 days of concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use, the risk of opioid-related overdose increases five-fold compared to opioid-only use among Medicare recipients, according to a new study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

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20-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    21-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696261

Embargoed AJPH research: Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

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18-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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25-Jun-2018 12:05 AM EDT
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20-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 696377

Rutgers Co-Author Available for Interviews on Study Showing High Risk of Dying Among Survivors of Opioid Overdoses

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Professor Stephen Crystal, who co-authored a pioneering study showing that U.S. survivors of opioid overdoses are highly likely to die within a year from drug use–related causes, suicide and wide-ranging diseases, is available for interviews. The study was published online in JAMA Psychiatry today.

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Article ID: 696001

Intravenous Acetaminophen Has Only Limited Benefit for Colectomy Patients, Mount Sinai Study Finds

Mount Sinai Health System

Results Do Not Support Routine Use of This Expensive Drug

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12-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695974

A New Prevention Approach: School-Based “Cooperative Learning” Can Reduce Deviant Behaviors

Research Society on Alcoholism

Cooperative learning refers to group-based learning activities that teachers can use to encourage academic involvement and achievement while simultaneously addressing deviant peer influences that may lead to alcohol use. Early results form a study of middle schools in Oregon show significant reductions in alcohol and tobacco use as well as deviant peer friendships. These results and others will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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Article ID: 695975

“Voices of Recovery:” An Important Reminder of the Humanity Behind Addiction

Research Society on Alcoholism

Many people have opinions about alcoholism and alcoholics, but few have heard the stories of those afflicted with the disease. A plenary session at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21 will feature three persons in recovery who have agreed to share their stories.

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    17-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695890

Psychologists Can Play a Key Role in Screening, Diagnosing, and Treating Alcohol Problems

Research Society on Alcoholism

Psychologists who are trained and experienced in treating alcohol problems can play an important role in treatment of both the affected individual as well as his or her family. This insight and others will be shared at the 41st annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in San Diego June 17-21.

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10-Jun-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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