Four-Fold Jump in Deaths in Opioid-Driven Hospitalizations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - People who end up in the hospital due to an opioid-related condition are four times more likely to die now than they were in 2000
Dec 5, 2017 - 11:25:07 AM
Patients Only Use About Half of Opioids Prescribed After Hysterectomy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. â€“ Doctors may be prescribing nearly twice the number of opioids than what the average patient needs after a hysterectomy, a new study suggests.
Dec 4, 2017 - 9:49:42 AM
Postsurgery Prescribing Guideline Could Reduce Opioid Prescriptions by as Much as 40 Percent
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Rising rates of opioid prescriptions have been linked to the opioid epidemic, and a significant number of opioid deaths have been linked to prescriptions written by surgeons.
Dec 1, 2017 - 10:38:41 AM
Range of Opioid Prescribers Play Important Role in Epidemic, Study Finds
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, surgeons and non-physician health care providers....
Nov 30, 2017 - 10:26:36 AM
Although Their Introductions as Treatment Are Different, Two Top Medications for Opioid Addiction Are Equally Effective
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - With opioid addiction officially declared a public health emergency in the U.S., medical intervention to treat the illness is increasingly important in responding to the epidemic.
Nov 15, 2017 - 10:44:42 AM
Drug Hospitalizations Increase Even as Prescription Opioid Supply Declines
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Atlanta, GA, Nov. 7, 2017 â€“ Preliminary research presented today at APHAâ€™s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis.
Nov 7, 2017 - 10:26:51 AM
Helping Clinicians Curb the Opioid Crisis
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The New Jersey medical examiner recorded close to 1,600 drug-related deaths in 2015, the most recent year data was collected â€“ a 16 percent increase from the year prior
Oct 31, 2017 - 12:34:18 PM
In Landmark Report, Public Health Leaders Outline Steps for Urgent Action on Opioids
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BALTIMORE, MD â€“ A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with the Clinton Foundation, today issued a new report....
Oct 30, 2017 - 10:46:21 AM
Trump Announcement on Opioid Epidemic a First Step but More Needed
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - WASHINGTON â€“ President Trumpâ€™s declaring the opioid epidemic a national health emergency is a critical first step, but it does not address the urgent need for more federal funds to fight this crisis
Oct 27, 2017 - 2:10:40 PM
Machine Learning Detects Marketing and Sale of Opioids on Twitter
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Using advanced machine learning, a cross disciplinary team of University of California San Diego researchers developed technology that mined Twitter to identify entities illegally selling prescription opioids online.
Oct 26, 2017 - 11:30:32 AM
Opioids in the ED (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A new study published in Annals of Emergency Medicinesheds light on where in the medical setting people are being prescribed opioids.
Oct 25, 2017 - 1:26:17 PM
Eliminating Opioids From Anesthesia Decreases Post-Surgery Nausea
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON â€“ Opioid-free general anesthesia is safe, effective and dramatically decreases postoperative nausea
Oct 24, 2017 - 10:20:49 AM
After Skyrocketing, Opioid Abuse Plateaus but Remains Too High
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON â€“ While the breakneck upswing in opioid abuse has leveled off, it remains disturbingly high and does not appear to continue its decline
Oct 23, 2017 - 10:39:53 AM
Screening for Hepatitis C Improves Opioid Abuse Treatment Outcomes
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, D.C. â€“ Research presented this week at The Liver MeetingÂ® â€“ held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases â€“ shows people in treatment for opioid substance abuse...
Oct 20, 2017 - 2:35:32 PM
How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal?
Oct 16, 2017 - 10:52:39 AM
The Opioid Disasterâ€”Who Benefits?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The opioid crisis in America is real, it is lethal, and it may be killing the nice family that lives next door to you.
Oct 3, 2017 - 4:13:54 PM
Plastic Surgeons Get Tips on Managing Opioid Addiction Risk
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Opioid medications prescribed for pain management after plastic surgery may contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic
Oct 3, 2017 - 12:56:59 PM
Larger-Dose Opioid Prescriptions Not Coming From Emergency Departments (VIDEO)
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - ROCHESTER, Minn. â€” Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic.
Sep 26, 2017 - 10:05:45 AM