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Article ID: 700916

National Recognition for Einstein Montefiore Addiction Specialist

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., M.S., a New York City-based expert in opioid use disorder will serve on a national board advising the CDC on best approaches to address the nation's opioid epidemic.

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21-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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    21-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700590

Researchers Successfully Train Employees to Respond to Opioid Overdose, Administer Naloxone

New York University

A small study shows that business managers and staff—such as those running coffee shops and fast-food restaurants—can be trained to reverse opioid overdoses, which are known to occur in public bathrooms.

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17-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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    20-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700574

Drug Overdose Epidemic Has Been Growing Exponentially For Decades

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Death rates from drug overdoses in the U.S. have been on an exponential growth curve that began at least 15 years before the mid-1990s surge in opioid prescribing, suggesting that overdose death rates may continue along this same historical growth trajectory for years to come.

Released:
16-Sep-2018 8:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700843

Opioid controlled substance agreements safely reduce health care visits, Mayo study finds

Mayo Clinic

The medical community has long known that patients on long-term opioid therapy often have significantly more health care visits. But adhering to a standardized care process model for opioid prescriptions appears to reduce the overall number of health care visits for these patients while maintaining safety, shows new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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20-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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    17-Sep-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 700596

Witnessing Violence in High School as Bad as Being Bullied

Universite de Montreal

Over the long term, being a bystander of high-school violence can be as damaging to mental health as being directly bullied, a new study finds.

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14-Sep-2018 4:25 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 700523

Cocaine Addiction Traced to Increase in Number of Orexin Neurons

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A study by researchers at Rutgers Brain Health Institute identifies a promising avenue for treating addiction and clues to why people in recovery relapse

Released:
13-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700436

Poorest Americans Most Likely to Have Used Prescription Opioids — and Most Users View Opioids Positively

University at Buffalo

Among older Americans, the poorest are the most likely to have used prescription opioids, according to a University at Buffalo study providing new insights into unexplored contours of the opioid crisis. The study also raises important questions about access to pain management options for the disadvantaged in the current climate of the opioid epidemic.

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12-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    10-Sep-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700167

Clinical Need Absent, Unclear in Nearly 30 Percent of Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions

Harvard Medical School

Nearly 30 percent of outpatient opioid prescriptions in the United States lack documented clinical reasons to justify dispensing the drugs.

Released:
6-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 700053

A Nursing Perspective on the Opioid Crisis – Special Issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Addictions nursing specialists have a unique role to play in caring for patients, families, and communities affected by the crisis. A series of original research and expert commentaries provide the nursing specialist's perspective on the opioid crisis, appearing in the July/September special issue of Journal of Addictions Nursing (JAN), the official journal of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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5-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT

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