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Lakeview Health launches pain recovery program

October 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The Florida facility's new service for patients experiencing addiction and chronic pain will include a process group focused on pain recovery and peer support.

Sheriffs' association will support 2018 Rx Summit

October 11, 2017  |  Staff report
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The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Healthcare announces that the National Sheriffs' Association will be a supporter of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, to be held April 2-5, 2018 in Atlanta.

Data shows patterns in opioid prescribing

October 2, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Researchers have identified patterns in opioid prescribing nationwide, noting that the variations discovered aren't tied to clinical factors, bur rather are tied to factors such as age or insurance source.

Pharma ready to share if it helps beat the opioid crisis

September 18, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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A public-private partnership will advance new choices for medication assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorders as well as non-addictive drugs for pain.

Oral surgeons opt for ibuprofen over opioids

August 30, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Professional association recommends ibuprofen as a first-line therapy and notes that simultaneous use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can rival opioids for pain.

Kentucky law led to drop in opioid prescribing to injured workers

August 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute has documented a decline in opioid prescribing to injured workers in Kentucky following adoption of a state law establishing prescribing standards.

Hospitalized overdose patients sicker, costlier, more likely to die

August 29, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Research findings released this week point to growing critical care needs for opioid overdose victims, attributable in part to the transition to heroin.

Study examines opioid drug company payments to physicians

August 25, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A new study finds that one in five family physicians accepted some form of drug company payment related to opioid pharmaceuticals.

Cancer survivors more likely to use prescription opioids

August 11, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Results of a new study find that even for long-term cancer survivors, prescription opioid use is higher than for individuals who have not had a cancer diagnosis.

Missouri sets up PDMP at last, but with caveats

August 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Under Missouri's statewide prescription drug monitoring program, clinical professionals will not have access to patient-specific data to potentially prevent or treat addiction disorders.

Complex presentation a challenge for treating veterans

August 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study conducted by Cigna healthcare finds practitioners believe treating veterans with opioid use disorder is more challenging than treating civilians, and many feel they could benefit from more staff with direct experience.

Workers' compensation data shows slowing of long-term opioid prescribing

August 4, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Newly released data suggest that in a number of states, fewer injured workers are receiving long-term prescriptions for opioids.

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