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Article ID: 693335

Doctors Prescribe Opioids at High Rates to Those at Increased Overdose Risk, but Trends Improving, Study Finds

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

The number of first-time prescriptions for opioid drugs has not risen since about 2010, according to UCLA researchers. However, patients taking a class of drug known to increase the risk for overdoses were likelier to receive a first-time opioid prescription — a combination that could be linked to the current surge in opioid-related deaths.

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Article ID: 693332

Cannabis Is Legal in California: What's Different?

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

There's never been a market as big for legal recreational marijuana as California. CSU experts weigh in on what it will mean for the state, now and in the years to come.

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Article ID: 692769

Researchers See Promise for Safer Opioid Pain Reliever

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers at the University of Michigan have engineered a new compound that animal tests suggest could offer the pain-relieving properties of opioids such as morphine and oxycodone without the risk of addiction. With more than 100 Americans dying from opioid overdoses every day, there is an urgent need for drugs that offer strong pain-relieving properties without leading to addiction.

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Article ID: 693245

Body's Natural High, Prescription Drug Misuse, Health Implications of Legalized Marijuana, and More in the Marijuana News Source

Newswise

The Latest News On Marijuana Research

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20-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693224

Recent Study Proves Value and Importance of Electrodiagnostic Testing to Patient Care

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

A recent article in Muscle & Nerve – “The Usefulness of Electrodiagnostic Studies in the Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Disorders” proves the value and importance of electrodiagnostic testing to patient care.

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20-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693211

NUS Study: Pharmacist Follow-Ups Cut Diabetes Costs and Reduce Health Risks

National University of Singapore

People with diabetes can expect 15 per cent cost saving and three-fold reduction in hospital admissions with pharmacist-managed care

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20-Apr-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 692144

Advanced Development of Primary Pancreatic Organoid Tumor Models for High-Throughput Phenotypic Drug Screening

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

A multidisciplinary team of scientists share recent advancements in innovative in-vitro cancer biology methods for screening drug-like molecules in cancer tissue relevant models in a new report published online ahead-of-print at SLAS Discovery. Entitled "Advanced Development of Primary Pancreatic Organoid Tumor Models for High-Throughput Phenotypic Drug Screening," the report can be accessed for free.

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Article ID: 693206

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

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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19-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693205

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

Northwestern University

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