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Category Archives: Abuse

Study: Range of Opioid Prescribers Play Important Role in Epidemic

 
A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, surgeons and non-physician health care providers, frequently prescribe opioids to high-risk patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns […]

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CVS Pharmacy, Others to Limit Prescriptions for Opioids

 
Beginning in February 2018, CVS Pharmacy will limit the dose of opioid pain medication and restrict new prescriptions for acute pain to a 7-day supply, which adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for prescribing opioids. This […]

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Opioid Prescribing Still High and Varies Widely Throughout U.S.

 
Opioid prescribing in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015, but remains at high levels and varies from county to county in the U.S., according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease […]

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STUDY: Patients Prescribed Opioids in the ER Less Likely to Use Them Long Term

 
WASHINGTON – Compared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to become long-term users and more likely to be prescribed these powerful painkillers in accordance with […]

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Trump: Opioid Epidemic “Worst Drug Crisis” in U.S. History

 
President Trump called the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis” to strike the U.S. in its history while declaring a public health emergency – not a national emergency as promised earlier in the summer. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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STUDY: Opioid Abuse Drops When Doctors Check Patients’ Drug History

ITHACA, N.Y. – There’s a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country, according to new Cornell University research: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions.
The most significant response to the opioid epidemic comes from state governments. Nearly […]

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