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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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23-Apr-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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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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23-Apr-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 670310

PTSD Therapies, Safety Measures in Low-Income Countries, Race and Opioids, and More in the Public Health News Source

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The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

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22-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692770

New Vaccine Could Help People Overcome Bath Salts Abuse

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant’s effects on the brain, which could help recovering drug users who experience a relapse.

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16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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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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    19-Apr-2018 5:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 692950

Almost 1 in 3 Patients Used No Opioids Prescribed After Surgery, Mayo Clinic Survey Finds

Mayo Clinic

Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research findings, presented Thursday, April 19 at the American Surgical Association annual meeting, also show that only about 8 percent of patients disposed of their remaining opioids.

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17-Apr-2018 10:25 AM EDT
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    19-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 692878

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

American Public Health Association (APHA)

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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16-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692961

Endodontists Emphasize Pain Management Without Opioids

American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

As experts in pain management, endodontists aim to make patients comfortable before, during and after their treatment. Endodontist from around the world will gather in Denver this month to learn about the latest research in pain control strategies to treat patients safely and minimize the risk of abuse.

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19-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693122

The Medical Minute: How to Safely Dispose of Opioids

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands.

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18-Apr-2018 10:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692988

Peer Support Specialists Offer Experienced-Based Help to Hospital Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Peer support specialists are people with a history of substance use disorder or mental illness who are in recovery and have been trained to provide personal, experience-based guidance and assistance to others with similar problems.

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18-Apr-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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