US launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

Органы здравоохранения США в четверг заявили, что они инвестируют 350 миллионов долларов США в 4 штатах для изучения методов, позволяющих лучше всего справиться с опиоидным кризисом в стране на региональном уровне, с целью минимизации смертности от передозировки, связанной с опиоидами, на 40 процентов в течение 3 лет в отдельных районах в эти состояния. ПРЕДОСТАВИТЬ ФОТОГРАФИИ: … Read more

Nurses use FDNY geospatial mapping of opioid overdoses to inform clinical practice in real time: Using data from emergency responders, study illustrates importance of interprofessional collaboration

Nurse practitioners and nursing students can use local, real-time maps of opioid overdoses to inform their clinical work with adolescents in community health settings, finds new research from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. “Analyzing community maps with data from emergency response teams can help us to design interventions that have the potential to change … Read more

Indivior shares plummet, Reckitt hurt on US charges over opioid prescriptions

Indivior Plc lost three-quarters of its stock market value on Wednesday and former parent Reckitt Benckiser also fell after the U.S. Justice Department accused the British drugmaker of illegally boosting prescriptions for its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment. FILE PHOTO: Pharmacist Jim Pearce fills a Suboxone prescription at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program in Boston, … Read more

US indicts Indivior over Suboxone opioid treatment marketing

REUTERS: The U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday the indictment of Indivior Plc and a subsidiary on charges they engaged in an illegal scheme to boost prescriptions of the film version of its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone. An indictment filed in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia, alleged Indivior made billions of dollars by deceiving doctors … Read more

Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms: In rats, rapastinel reverses signs of withdrawal with no side effects

While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place, which can lead to relapse before treatment is completed. New research offers hope that a better solution may be on the horizon. Rapastinel, … Read more

Blocking opioid receptors could reduce hormone-therapy-fueled increases in sugar intake: Findings of rat study suggest the opioid system is responsible for hormone treatment’s effect on sugar consumption

Estradiol is a commonly prescribed estrogen therapy. Previous research has found that rats treated with the hormone experience an increase in sugar consumption. But according to new research, blocking the body’s opioid receptors can reverse this effect. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 … Read more

Dramatic shifts in first-time opioid prescriptions bring hope, concern

First-time opioid prescriptions drop by 50 percent iStock Yet this all-or-nothing approach may not be to patients’ advantage A national call for restraint in opioid prescribing has yielded dramatic progress in clinician prescribing patterns, but leaves some notable room for improvement. These are the findings of a new study from Harvard Medical School (HMS) showing … Read more

Experimental drug shows promise for opioid withdrawal symptoms

While medicines are available to relieve withdrawal symptoms in people recovering from opioid addiction, they cause side effects and can maintain the brain changes that led to addiction in the first place, which can lead to relapse before treatment is completed. New research offers hope that a better solution may be on the horizon. Rapastinel, … Read more

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