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CDC: Middle-aged women are fastest growing segment of addicts who have overdosed

PHOENIX — America’s drug crisis is taking a deadly toll on a group you might not expect. A recent report from the Center for Disease and Control shows the number of “middle-aged” women who died of overdose has quadrupled since 1999. Staff at addiction treatment centers in the Valley are also reporting a spike in …

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Deregulating buprenorphine prescribing for opioid use disorder will save lives

The day each of us received our licenses from the Drug Enforcement Administration, we were able to write prescriptions for oxycodone and fentanyl, two drugs that have fueled the opioid overdose epidemic. But we couldn’t prescribe buprenorphine, a far safer partial opioid that is an effective treatment for opioid use disorder, without getting additional training, …

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Nearly 60 Doctors, Other Medical Workers Charged In Federal Opioid Sting

Federal prosecutors are charging 60 doctors, pharmacists, medical professionals and others in connection with alleged opioid pushing and health care fraud, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The charges came less than four months after the Justice Department dispatched experienced fraud prosecutors across hard-hit regions in Appalachia. The cases involve more than 350,000 prescriptions for controlled …

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Meditation could help manage chronic pain and reduce opioid use

Complementary practices such as meditation and mindful breathing helped patients manage chronic pain and in some cases reduced the need for medication such as opioids, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). The research was presented at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals annual meeting. “Opioid misuse and addiction …

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Beating breast cancer only to die of opioid use – a sad Appalachian story

  The availability of life-prolonging treatments such as hormonal therapies and other targeted chemotherapy has led to a sharp decline in breast cancer deaths in the United States. But despite these advances, there’s a troubling discrepancy in America. Breast cancer death rates continue to remain abnormally high in the Appalachian region of the United States, …

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How to combat the opioid epidemic

  In the U.S. 115 people die from opioids every day. The number of opioid overdoses increased fivefold from 1999 to 2016. While increased funding for resources like Narcan has helped—the opioid overdose-reversing drug now carried by emergency responders in cities throughout the country—changes to standard healthcare practices are still sorely needed. Ashwin A Patkar, …

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The Viral Obituary Of An Opioid Addict: ‘She’s Just One Face’ Of The Epidemic

Thirty-year-old Madelyn Linsenmeir, pictured on one of her routine walks with son Ayden. “Her addiction didn’t define her, but it did define the way she lived,” Linsenmeir’s sister, Kate O’Neill, wrote in an obituary that moved readers nationwide this week. Courtesy of Maura O’Neill Every day, the opioid epidemic claims an estimated 115 lives. But …

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