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Article ID: 704100

WVU first site to launch clinical trial utilizing non-opioid micropellet implant for chronic pain

West Virginia University

As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University today marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.

15-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 704068

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg American Health Initiative Releases Special Public Health Reports Supplement

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With U.S. life expectancy now on the decline for two consecutive years, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative is releasing a supplement to Public Health Reports, the scholarly journal of the U.S. Surgeon General. The supplement includes a series of special articles addressing five of the most complex and urgent health challenges facing the United States, specifically: addiction and overdose, violence, obesity and the food system, environmental challenges, and risks to adolescent health.

15-Nov-2018 11:10 AM EST

Article ID: 704066

Senate Introduces Bill to Expand Chiropractic Access to Military Retirees, National Guard

American Chiropractic Association

A bill introduced Nov. 14 in the U.S. Senate and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) 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.

15-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704063

Vanderbilt Research Hub to Examine Issues Faced by Children at Risk for Poor Health, Education Outcomes

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Experts from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development are joining efforts to establish a Policies for Action (P4A) Research Hub at Vanderbilt to better understand and develop recommendations to address the needs of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children, including children in immigrant families and children with prenatal exposure to opioids.

15-Nov-2018 9:30 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 703996

Pharmaceutical fentanyl connected with risk of fentanyl overdose

American Public Health Association (APHA)

44 percent of people who died from fentanyl overdose had previously been prescribed fentanyl by a medical professional, and 37 percent of those people had a prescription for fentanyl within 60 days of their death.

14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703935

UC San Diego Campaign Raises Awareness about “Drugged” Driving

University of California San Diego

As roadway safety remains a pressing public health concern in California, researchers at the Qualcomm Institute and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have received funding to expand a statewide program known as Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS). TREDS recently launched a public awareness campaign called “Higher Education: Driving High is DUI” to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs.

13-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703769

Georgetown University Medical Center Selects Nora Volkow for Highest Honor

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) will present Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, with its highest honor, the Cura Personalis Award, at a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m.

13-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 703735

In Buffalo emergency departments, a better way to treat opioid use disorder

University at Buffalo

An innovative, cost-effective program in Western New York provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments (EDs) and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment within about 48 hours.

9-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703720

Escalating Opioid Dose Is 'Critical Signal' for Increased Mortality

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Rising rates and doses of prescription opioids may be a warning sign of an increased risk of death – even for patients not recognized as having opioid use disorder (OUD), reports a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

9-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703288

People with Hepatitis C Who Actively Inject Illegal Drugs Have High Rates of Hepatitis C Treatment Adherence and Cure

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

SAN FRANCISCO – Preliminary data from a new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting® – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that people who inject drugs who are infected with the hepatitis C virus have high rates of hepatitis C treatment adherence (completion of their treatment), and sustained virologic response. Based on these findings, researchers conclude these patients should be included in HCV treatment programs.

2-Nov-2018 2:30 PM EDT

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