Glenn Landmesser

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Hospital emergency rooms shifting opioid prescription practices

<b>By Michaela Gibson Morris</b><p><b>Daily Journal</b><p>TUPELO – Hospital emergency departments across Northeast Mississippi are looking hard at how they use opioid …

A ‘civil war’ over painkillers rips apart the medical community

PALO ALTO, Calif. — For Thomas P. Yacoe, the word is “terrifying.”<p>Leah Hemberry describes it as “constant fear.”<p>For Michael Tausig Jr., the terror is …

Prosthetics

Drug Distributor McKesson to Pay $150 Million in Painkiller Reporting Case

Drug distributor McKesson Corporation will pay a $150 million fine and some sales will be suspended in four states after U.S. regulators alleged it failed to report suspicious orders of painkillers linked to the opioid addiction epidemic, authorities said.<p>The suspension of sales of controlled …

U.S. Department of Justice

Remitly Shaking Up Billion Dollar Remittances Industry Adds Massachusetts

Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in the United States that transfers over $1.5 billion (bn) annually from its customers in the U.S. and Canada, is now available in Massachusetts. It brings to fifty the number of U.S. states served by the Seattle-based firm, which offers …

FinTech

Overdose Fatalities From Opioids Hit New Peaks

Fentanyl remains chief culprit in early 2016 data in several cities, states<p>The U.S. opioid crisis shows no sign of receding as a new year begins, with the latest data from several hard-hit cities and states showing overdose fatalities reaching new peaks as authorities scramble to stem the tide.<p>The …

Opioids

Opioids without Addiction - MIT Technology Review

A new kind of opioid could offer patients pain relief with less risk of addiction and sedation.<p>In human tests, painkiller abusers found the …

Medicine

Pain patients face leery doctors

With arthritis in her neck, back, hands and shoulders, replaced hips and worn knees, Lisa Polkis could quit painting interiors, skip her workout and …

Pittsburgh

Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010–2015

The U.S. opioid epidemic is continuing, and drug overdose deaths nearly tripled during 1999–2014. Among 47,055 drug overdose deaths that occurred in …

Extreme Sports

We doctors are enablers: A physician's take on the opioid epidemic

My new patient didn’t mention his back pain until the very end of the visit. As he was rising to leave, he asked casually if I could refill his Percocet. I told him I am not a pain or a back specialist and that I generally prescribe muscle relaxants or anti-inflammatory medications for back pain — …

Rural Opioid Use Is Driving A Spike In Babies Born With Drug Addiction

The most vulnerable rural patients face a "perfect storm of barriers" to good health.<p>The number of babies born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal spiked between 2004 and 2013, driven by opioid use in rural areas, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.<p>In 2004, rates of …

100 million prescription opioids go unused each year following wisdom teeth removal

More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction — such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth — were left …

University of Pennsylvania

The great opioid epidemic

AN ALL-TIME record 52,404 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2015, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once rare, these avoidable deaths are now more common than auto-accident fatalities or gun-inflicted homicides and suicides. Some …

Medicine

After years of inaction, Congress finally put serious money toward fighting the opioid epidemic

The funding will treat opioids as a public health, not criminal justice, problem.<p>After years of a crisis that has killed tens of thousands of Americans annually since 2010, Congress has finally put some serious funding toward addressing the opioid painkiller and heroin epidemic.<p>The money is …

Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act, boosting research and easing drug approvals

Congress passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care.<p>The 94 to 5 Senate vote Wednesday followed a 392 to 26 House vote last week. The bill, known as the …

Mitch McConnell

Pain relief after a car crash: Ibuprofen or opioids? - Futurity

"As an emergency physician, I prescribe these drugs all the time," says Francesca Beaudoin, but do they have "any impact on the pain outcomes that …

One Employer Fights Against Prescription-Drug Abuse

Prescription opioid-related dependence and abuse cost the country an estimated $78.5 billion, new study shows<p>A handful of companies are trying strong medicine to limit employees’ use of prescription painkillers like OxyContin.<p>Engine-maker Cummins Inc. is one of the few large employers aggressively …

Medicine

CAMH urges Ottawa to take high-dose opioids off the market

Canada's largest mental-health and addictions hospital is calling on Ottawa to launch a review of all prescription painkillers available across the country and to pull high-dose opioid medications off the market.<p>The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is asking for the review as part …

The Opioid Epidemic Now Extends To Children Too

It’s hard to skim through health headlines and not come across another story about the opioid epidemic in the U.S. Now that our society has finally begun reaching a place where both health professionals and everyday folks recognize addiction as an illness requiring compassionate treatment, rather …

Prosthetics

Wolf takes aim at state opioid crisis

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed five new laws Wednesday to address the state's opioid addiction and abuse problem, including limits on …

Pittsburgh

John Oliver tackles America's opioid and heroin crisis, and boy is he mad at Big Pharma

"I would like to talk to you about drugs," John Oliver said on Sunday's <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, but not in some 1960s "reefer madness" way. "Unfortunately, …

A Safe And Legal Moneymaker: Did You Return Your Unused Pills Today?

As the 12th national prescription drug take-back day ended at 2 pm today, one new approach to fight opiate diversion—the misuse of prescription opiates–is whether offering economic incentives such as “store credit” at national pharmacy chains might help to reduce the temptation for people to keep …

Prosthetics

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills

<b>UNNATURAL CAUSES</b> SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: <i>Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring this trend and the forces driving it. Read the other stories in this series here.</i><p>Cancer patients …

Medicine

A mega-case puts opioids on trial

Nearly 19,000 people lost their lives to opioid overdoses in 2014, a quadrupling of these deaths in just 15 years. The devastation wrought by the prescription opioid crisis, and the subsequent related epidemic of addiction to chemically similar heroin, is spreading anguish across …

Medicine

Drug Laws, Obamacare, and Prescription Drug Abuse: What You're Not Being Told

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> A report released recently by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows one in every 20 Americans …

Health Care

Opioid epidemic kills record numbers

CLOSE<p>More than a half million Americans have died of drug overdoses since 2001.<p>VICKSBURG — It’s a typical workday, which means pharmacist John Storey …

Medicine

Abuse-Deterrent Drugs: A Growing Field

This new push for abuse-deterrent formulations ("ADFs") gives investors a new opportunity for profits.<p>What does the FDA want from future ADFs, and …

Biotechnology

Gov. Wolf pushes state lawmakers for bills to combat opioid addiction

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued a challenge Wednesday for more effective legislation on the state's drug epidemic.<p>Wolf addressed a joint …

Medicine

Overdoses now kill as many people per year as AIDS did in the late 1980s

As Julia Luria explains in a September 19 article for Mother Jones, that's largely a result of the the spike in opioid addiction in the United States.<p>Opioids include illegal drugs like heroin, but also commonly-prescribed painkillers like Vicodin and Oxytocin.<p>Prescriptions for opioids have climbed …