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Article ID: 713477

US dentists out prescribe UK dentists when it comes to opioids

University of Illinois at Chicago

Researchers have found that dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England. And, the type of opioids they prescribe has a higher potential for abuse.

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24-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713340

As more veterans die of opioid overdoses, study shows need to focus beyond prescription opioids

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A dramatic rise in opioid overdose deaths among veterans in recent years has happened mainly among veterans dying from heroin and synthetic opioids, a new study shows.

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22-May-2019 1:50 PM EDT
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    22-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713186

Risk of suicide attempt by children doubles if parent uses opioids

University of Chicago Medical Center

In a tale of two epidemics, researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh found that children of parents who use opioids have an increased risk of attempting suicide.

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20-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 713299

New Pain Management Protocol Sends 92 Percent of Cancer Surgery Patients Home with No Opioids

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight percent going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to 100 percent who would have received them without this enhanced recovery protocol.

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22-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713150

WVU social workers support opioid recovery through new trainings

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Researchers at West Virginia University are fighting West Virginia’s opioid epidemic with new professional development opportunities for social workers.

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21-May-2019 9:45 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    21-May-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712963

CBD Reduces Craving and Anxiety in People With Heroin Use Disorder

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai study highlights the potential of cannabidiol as a treatment option for opioid abuse

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15-May-2019 4:35 PM EDT

Article ID: 713198

American Chiropractic Association Joins Voices Coalition to Increase Access to Non-opioid Pain Treatments

American Chiropractic Association

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has joined forces with Voices for Non-Opioid Choices (“Voices”), a nonpartisan coalition of more than 20 organizations committed to preventing opioid addiction before it starts by increasing patient access to non-opioid therapies and approaches for managing acute pain.

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20-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713091

New Project Funded by NCI, NIDA, Aims to Eradicate Hepatitis C in Eastern Ky. County

University of Kentucky

With $15 million from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse and a donation of 900 doses of a 12-week treatment from Gilead Sciences Inc., University of Kentucky's Jennifer Havens has the goal of eradicating HCV in Perry County, Kentucky.

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17-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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    16-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712795

Embargoed AJPH research: Heroin overdose decline, global health aid and U.S. image, ACA disability disparities

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find new public health research on heroin overdose rates, global health aid, and the Affordable Care Act.

Released:
13-May-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 712943

China Unlikely to Curb Fentanyl Exports in Short-Term

RAND Corporation

Strict policies traditionally embraced by Asian nations to discourage illicit drug use are beginning to change

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15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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