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ACA may have helped mitigate opioid epidemic

January 10, 2020
The Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was linked to a reduction in opioid overdose deaths, study findings in JAMA Network Open show. …
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Study claims CDC underestimates number of drug overdose deaths

January 7, 2020
The CDC’s Multiple Cause of Death database underestimated the number of drug overdose deaths that occurred in the state of Florida over a…
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Kratom’s risk obscured by ‘soft data’

January 6, 2020
The FDA has repeatedly stated that kratom is dangerous, saying it can lead addiction and in some cases, death. However, some experts continue to…
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High opioid dosages increase overdose risk in young patients

January 3, 2020
High daily opioid dosages are associated with a heightened risk for overdose in adolescents and young adults, according to results from a study…
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Prediction model shows potential for identifying cancer survivors at risk for opioid misuse

January 3, 2020
A novel predictive model appeared to identify cancer survivors at increased risk for opioid misuse, according to study results published in Journal
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Cause-specific opioid mortality research reveals need for combination interventions

December 31, 2019
Individuals who use illicitly manufactured opioids or pharmaceutical opioids outside the bounds of a medical prescription experience significant yet…
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Inpatient opioids linked with future opioid use in IBD

December 30, 2019
Patients who received intravenous or non-intravenous opioids while in the hospital are more likely to be exposed to opioids after they are…
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Automotive plant closures linked to 85% increase in opioid overdose mortality

December 30, 2019
Opioid overdose mortality rates among working-age adults increased 85% in manufacturing counties in the 5 years after an automotive assembly plant…
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Mind-body therapies linked to improved pain, lower opioid dose

December 26, 2019
Mind-body therapies — including meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnosis — were associated with improvements in pain and…
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Suicides account for 4% of opioid-related overdose deaths, much lower than previously thought

December 19, 2019
Researchers have estimated that only 4% of opioid-related overdose deaths are due to suicide, which contradicts recent estimates that classified 20%…