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Article ID: 706527

Is Marketing of Opioids to Physicians Associated With Overdose Deaths?

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Media advisory: To contact corresponding study author Scott E. Hadland, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., email Jenny Eriksen at The full study, invited commentary and a summary podcast are linked to this news release and a visual abstract is below.

15-Jan-2019 2:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 706620

New Study Shows Physician-Targeted Marketing is Associated with Increase in Opioid Overdose Deaths

NYU Langone Health

New research from NYU School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center published online January 18 in JAMA Network Open shows that increased marketing of opioid products to physicians -- from consulting fees to free meals -- is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the U.S.

16-Jan-2019 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 706701

Chiropractors Advocate for Increased Coverage of Non-drug Pain Management for Seniors, Military Retirees

American Chiropractic Association

Chiropractors from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. today to urge members of Congress to increase coverage of non-drug approaches to pain management to help combat the opioid crisis. The Advocacy Day event is part of the American Chiropractic Association’s annual meeting, the 2019 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC).

17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 706426

GPs prescribe more opioids for pain in poor Northern areas, study reveals

University of Manchester

English patients living in poorer areas are likely to be prescribed more opioids by their GPs, according to a study led by the University of Manchester and University of Nottingham researchers. The research also shows how smoking, obesity and depression are all associated with more prescribing of the drugs for problems such as lower back pain and arthritis.

14-Jan-2019 12:55 PM EST

Article ID: 706397

Pain and substance abuse interact in a vicious cycle

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Pain and substance use interact in a vicious cycle that can ultimately worsen and maintain both chronic pain and addiction, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

14-Jan-2019 9:40 AM EST

Article ID: 706283

Congress Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Chiropractic Access to Military Retirees, National Guard and Reserves

American Chiropractic Association

Congress introduced bipartisan legislation this week that would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.

10-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST

Article ID: 706241

Long-Duration Space Missions Have Lasting Effects on Spinal Muscles

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

9-Jan-2019 3:50 PM EST

Article ID: 706061

Opioids Fueled a Doubling of Suicides and Overdoses in the U.S.

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Suicides and drug overdoses kill American adults at twice the rate today as they did just 17 years ago, and opioids are a key contributor to that rise, according to a new review and analysis. Reversing this deadly double trend will take investment in programs that have been proven to prevent and treat opioid addiction, the researchers say.

7-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST

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