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Long-term opioid prescription use on the rise in US

A new study has determined that long-term prescription opioid use is increasing in the U.S. and warrants further research on the potential pros and...

National drugstore chain becomes the first to limit opioid prescriptions

Drugstores that are a part of the national chain CVS Pharmacy are going to become the first in the country to set a limit...

Teen overdose deaths spike at alarming rate, new data

The rate of teenage drug overdose deaths spiked 19 percent from 2014 to 2015 in the U.S., a new report by the Centers for...

SAMHSA: Opioid misuse in older adults on the rise

About 9.5 million adults participated in opioid misuse in the past year in 2014, according to a recent government report.The CBHSQ Report — prepared...

About 60 percent of people who abused opioids did not have...

Almost 60 percent of adults who misused opioids didn’t have a prescription, and more than 40 percent of those cases involved people who obtained...

Unused prescription opioids have fueled the opioid epidemic

Over two-thirds of surgery patients in the U.S. are overprescribed opioids, and the leftover pills are often mishandled at home, a new study revealed.The...

FDA announces public meeting on abuse-deterrent opioids

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has announced that the FDA will host a two-day public meeting to consider whether or not abuse-deterrent...

What happens when surgeons limit postoperative opioid prescriptions?

What would happen if surgeons limited the number of opioid prescriptions written to manage postoperative pain among patients that had common surgeries? According to...

New data shows risks of opioid misuse among pregnant women

A recent government report revealed that approximately 21,000 pregnant women, ages 15 to 44, engaged in opioid misuse within the past month.The findings —...
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