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Patients with mental illness account for more than half of all opioid prescriptions

June 28, 2017

More than half of the opioids distributed in the United States annually are prescribed to adults with psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety, according to research recently published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

The most recent data from the CDC indicate that more than six out of 10 drug overdose deaths involve opioids, and 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdose.

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Imodium abuse increasing in US as opioid users seek alternatives

June 22, 2017
Opioid users in the U.S. are increasingly abusing the over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug loperamide, commonly sold under the trade name Imodium, following the…
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Patient engagement is critical to treat chronic pain, opioid use disorder

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  Successfully treating patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder must involve the patient being actively engaged in self-management of…
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Yoga seen as noninferior to physical therapy for treatment of chronic low back pain

June 19, 2017
For patients with non-specific chronic low back pain, a manualized yoga program was non-inferior to physical therapy for both function and pain, according to recently…
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In the Journals

Patients with mental illness account for more than half of all opioid prescriptions

June 28, 2017
More than half of the opioids distributed in the United States annually are prescribed to adults with psychological conditions such as depression and…

In the Journals

Imodium abuse increasing in US as opioid users seek alternatives

June 22, 2017
Opioid users in the U.S. are increasingly abusing the over-the-counter anti-diarrheal drug loperamide, commonly sold under the trade name Imodium…

Meeting News

Patient engagement is critical to treat chronic pain, opioid use disorder

June 22, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  Successfully treating patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder must involve the patient being actively engaged…

In the Journals

Yoga seen as noninferior to physical therapy for treatment of chronic low back pain

June 19, 2017
For patients with non-specific chronic low back pain, a manualized yoga program was non-inferior to physical therapy for both function and pain…

In the Journals

Opioids over prescribed after cesarean delivery

June 16, 2017
Two separate studies recently published in Obstetrics and Gynecology suggest women are being prescribed excess opioids after cesarean delivery, and…

FDA calls for removal of Opana ER due to abuse risks

June 9, 2017
Due to concerns that risks related to abuse outweigh the benefits of reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) the FDA is requesting that…

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Experts outline priorities for addressing opioid use in women who are pregnant

June 9, 2017
Leaders of NIH, CDC, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the AAP, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the March of…

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Even small quantities of opioids may increase possibility of long-term use

June 1, 2017
Patients who received their first opioid prescription for 30 or more pills for an ankle sprain were twice as likely to fill an additional opioid…

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NIH announces new initiative to fight opioid crisis

May 31, 2017
The NIH has begun a new round of public-private partnerships with scientific-based industries to fight the opioid epidemic, according to an article…

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Speaker discusses opioid crisis through a population health perspective

May 17, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The key issue in opioid abuse is that addiction thrives among populations marked by violence, homelessness and employment…

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