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Newswise: Epidemic levels of chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to challenges of managing patients in pain

Epidemic levels of chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to challenges of managing patients in pain

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

A series of seven articles in AACN Advanced Critical Care focuses on the challenges of safe, effective pain management in the ICU, including more Americans reporting daily chronic pain and the rapidly increasing prevalence of opioid misuse and opioid use disorder.

Channels: All Journal News, Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pain, Substance Abuse,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 9:50 AM EST
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    10-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Medicaid Expansion Associated with Fewer Total Opioid Overdose Deaths Across the U.S.

NYU Langone Health

The expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults permitted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with a six percent reduction in total opioid overdose deaths nationally, according to new research from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and University of California, Davis.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Healthcare, Substance Abuse, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
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Overdose rates are higher, but opioid addiction care is harder to find, in Medicaid work requirement states, study finds

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Low-income people with addiction, especially those with addiction to opioids, may find it hard to access the kind of care they need to recover no matter where they live, a new study suggests. But treatment for opioid problems is especially scarce in states that may drop people from their Medicaid health insurance rolls -- unless they can show that they’re working, in school, have a disability or are medically frail or receiving treatment for substance use disorder.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Healthcare, Poverty, Substance Abuse, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 3:50 PM EST
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Shifting Clinic Culture to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Tufts University

At a family medicine clinic in the Boston area, a team led by faculty from Tufts University School of Medicine conducted a five-year case study where they found medical facilities can help physicians to treat chronic pain in a way that will deter opioid misuse, while creating better processes to identify and treat patients who develop an opioid use disorder.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Pain, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 4:20 PM EST
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This drug could save their lives, but less than 2% of them get it

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Only a tiny minority of people at risk for an opioid overdose actually are prescribed a drug that could save their lives, a new study suggests. And the odds of having a dose of the rescue drug were very low among some of the most at-risk groups, including those who had already survived a previous opioid overdose.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Substance Abuse, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 3:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Research shows nasal spray antidote is easiest to give for opioid overdose

Research shows nasal spray antidote is easiest to give for opioid overdose

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Of three possible ways for people to deliver the life-saving antidote naloxone to a person experiencing an opioid overdose, the use of a nasal spray was the quickest and easiest according to research conducted by William Eggleston, clinical assistant professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and colleagues at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Channels: Addiction, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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    30-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST

When Automotive Assembly Plants Close, Deaths from Opioid Overdoses Rise

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Closing of local automotive assembly plants may lead to increases in deaths from opioid overdose, according to a study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts General Hospital. The findings highlight fading economic opportunity as a driving factor in the ongoing national opioid epidemic, and build on previous research that links declining participation in the labor force to increased opioid use in the U.S. The findings are published today in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Economics, In the Workplace, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, Automotive, JAMA, Staff Picks,

Released:
27-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
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Parents: Turkey makes great leftovers—opioids do not

University of Michigan

Leftover prescription opioids pose big risks to kids, yet most parents keep their own and their child's unused painkillers even after they're no longer medically necessary for pain.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Education, Family and Parenting, Pain, Substance Abuse, In the Home,

Released:
23-Dec-2019 12:05 AM EST
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