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Article ID: 699165

Pharmacy and Health Partners Announce ONE Rx Program to Help Prevent Opioid Misuse

North Dakota State University

A new opioid misuse prevention program called ONE Rx was announced by pharmacy and health care partners in North Dakota. This continuing education program for pharmacists at community pharmacies moves opioid misuse and overdose prevention to the initial patient encounter, increasing awareness when patients first fill an opioid prescription.

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17-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698877

Johns Hopkins Experts Create Opioid Prescribing Guidelines For 20 Common Surgical Procedures

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A Johns Hopkins expert panel of health care providers and patients have announced what is, to their knowledge, the nation’s first set of operation-specific opioid prescribing guidelines. The guidelines are based on the premise that opioid prescribing limits should be based on the operation performed rather than a blanket approach. The ranges offered for each of 20 common operations generally call for reductions from the current rates of opioid prescription, and the researchers say that patients themselves favor using less of the drugs than physicians often prescribe.

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14-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698849

Experts available to discuss growing number of pregnant women that have opioid use disorders

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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10-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698431

Can Psychedelic Drugs Heal?

American Psychological Association (APA)

Psychologists explore potential benefits of hallucinogens for mental health disorders

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1-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698725

Support Increases When Opioid ‘Safe Consumption Sites’ Called ‘Overdose Prevention Sites’

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Safe consumption sites,” where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called “overdose prevention sites,” according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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8-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698566

Faculty Investigate Safety of Suboxone Use in Pregnant, Opioid-Dependent Women

West Virginia University

Two WVU researchers are studying how Suboxone and Subutex affect babies over the longterm when those medications are used by pregnant mothers.

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6-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698418

La cantidad de recetas de opioides no cambia, descubre estudio de Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

A pesar de la mayor atención puesta sobre el abuso de los opioides, su prescripción continúa relativamente igual para muchos pacientes estadounidenses, descubrió un estudio dirigido por investigadores de Mayo Clinic.

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Article ID: 698234

Number of Opioid Prescriptions Remains Unchanged, Mayo Clinic Research Finds

Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Despite increased attention to opioid abuse, prescriptions have remained relatively unchanged for many U.S. patients, research led by Mayo Clinic finds. The research, published in The BMJ, shows that opioid prescription rates have remained flat for commercially insured patients over the past decade. Rates for some Medicare patients are leveling but remain above where they were 10 years ago.

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31-Jul-2018 7:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698429

Psychologists Discuss Opioid Epidemic

American Psychological Association (APA)

As the national opioid epidemic continues to take its toll, the 126th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will include a variety of sessions focused on how psychologists can help people with opioid dependence and addiction. Following is a list of relevant sessions.

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1-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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