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Casi 1 de cada 3 pacientes no consumió los opioides recetados después de la cirugía, descubre estudio de Mayo Clinic

Casi un tercio de los pacientes respondió a una encuesta de Mayo Clinic e informó que no consumió ninguno de los analgésicos opioides recetados después de la cirugía. Los resultados también revelaron que solo alrededor del 8 por ciento de los pacientes se deshizo de los opioides restantes.

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Dr. Stulberg, Expert on Opioid Reduction and Safe Disposal, Is Available for Reporters Covering the Take Back Day

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Northwestern Medicine, Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Drug Enforcement Administration team up for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Every day, nearly 100 Americans die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain medications. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Approximately 16.7 million people used prescription drugs for a nonmedical purpose in the past year. Of the nonmedical users of prescription drugs, nearly 70% obtained their pills from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. Appropriate disposal of unused medications is a critical component of curbing the opioid crisis.

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New AJPH Research: Race and Opioids, Heroin Overdose Death Undercount, Folate During Pregnancy, Age of Sexual Initiation and Health Outcomes

In this issue, find research on Race and opioids, heroin overdose death undercount, folate during pregnancy, age of sexual initiation and health outcomes

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Evidence Mounts that Daily Opioid Users May Fare Worse After Spine Surgery, Study Finds

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In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcomes, such as longer intensive care unit stays and more severe postop disability, compared with those who did not use opioids preoperatively.

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Buffalo State Experts: Hazing Reflects Power Struggle and Desire to Belong

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Approximately, 1.5 million high school students are hazed each year, according to the National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention.

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American Pain Society Endorses NIH Initiative to Curb Opioid Addiction

he American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed aggressive action by the National Institutes of Health to accelerate scientific solutions to help resolve the nation’s opioid crisis by doubling funding for research on opioid misuse and pain management.

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Study Links Rising Heroin Deaths to 2010 OxyContin Reformulation

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Researchers at Notre Dame and Boston University found that while prescription opioid consumption stopped rising in August 2010, heroin overdose deaths began climbing the following month, and the rate of growth was greater in areas with greater pre-reformulation access to heroin and opioids. 

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Frequent, Public Drug Users May Be Good Candidates for Overdose-Treatment Training

The most frequent and public opioid users may be the best available candidates for naloxone training, according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.







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