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trumpcare may worsen the opioid crisis


it’s well established that the u.s. is facing a crisis of opioid addiction. since 1999, the number of opioid-related drug overdose deaths has quadrupled, and half a million people have died from overdoses in the last 15 years, according to the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention. people with opioid addiction face a long course…






why there's an opioid crisis


the opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in the united states. loads of media outlets, including john oliver, have done stories on the opioid crisis, but few of them are digging into the science of the opioid crisis. this scishow installment explains what opioids do to your brain, why they’re so addictive, and what scientists are doing to help save people from overdosing on opioids. unfortunately, despite the work being done, there’s a still long way to go.full story at youtube.more science. posted by josh urich






long-term opioid addiction can start in the er


there’s a common thread in many accounts of opioid addiction: it all started with a single prescription after a minor injury or other medical issue.there are plenty of culprits in the opioid epidemic raging across the country, including the pharmaceutical industry, drug traffickers and economic stagnation. but there is little doubt that many thousands of opioid users got their first introduction to an opioid from a physician who wanted to treat their pain. and we’ve found unsettling evidence that whether you are prescribed an opioid, and whether a first opioid prescription turns into many, could be just a matter of chance.as medical researchers, we wanted to know how much pain treatment, and opioid prescribing in particular, depends on the practice style of the physician who happens to tre






long-term opioid addiction can start in the er


there’s a common thread in many accounts of opioid addiction: it all started with a single prescription after a minor injury or other medical issue.there are plenty of culprits in the opioid epidemic raging across the country, including the pharmaceutical industry, drug traffickers and economic stagnation. but there is little doubt that many thousands of opioid users got their first introduction to an opioid from a physician who wanted to treat their pain. and we’ve found unsettling evidence that whether you are prescribed an opioid, and whether a first opioid prescription turns into many, could be just a matter of chance.as medical researchers, we wanted to know how much pain treatment, and opioid prescribing in particular, depends on the practice style of the physician who happens to tre






nevada database expected to accurately depict opioid crisis


carson city, nev. (ap) — officials say a new state database will help paint a better picture of the opioid crisis in nevada, as existing data shows opioid-related deaths dropped in 2016 even though hospitalizations and prescription rates rose.the las vegas review-journal reports (http://bit.ly/2xmlgip ) that the database is expected to help fight the opioid crises by letting the state create its own opioids database and allowing for disciplinary action against practitioners who inappropriately prescribe the drugs.doctors have said this could make it more difficult for their patients to access opioid prescriptions for legitimate medical ailments, but nevada chief medical officer john dimuro promises the program won’t handcuff providers.at an opioid state action accountability meeting on mon






can legal marijuana solve the opioid crisis?


u.s. attorney general jeff sessions recently said he was “astonished” by claims that legal marijuana could solve the opioid crisis devastating the nation. however, a new study firmly linked legalized weed to decreased opioid abuse and overdoses. after analyzing hospitalization records from 1997 to 2014 in 27 states, nine of which legalized medical marijuana within that…






opioid crisis: trump shares brother's fatal addiction story


declaring a us opioid emergency, president donald trump warned about the perils of addiction by sharing a story about the "very, very tough, tough life" of his older brother, fred, who died an alcoholic at the age of 43 in 1981.trump declares opioid public emergency






report shows differences in chicago, suburban opioid problem


chicago (ap) — the chicago urban league has released a report indicating the opioid problem in the city of chicago, especially among african-americans, is far worse than many believe. cbs chicago reports the study’s co-author is kathie kane-willis. she contends last year the opioid death rate among african-americans in the city was 56 percent higher than for whites. she notes that the narrative about the opioid epidemic from is about its impact on white, suburban and rural america.kane-willis claims that in the suburbs and among whites the main approach to the epidemic is treatment, the main strategy in chicago among african-americans is arrest and prosecution.kane-willis said she hopes the report raises awareness about the opioid problem among african-americans. and she hopes it leads to






opioid prescriptions down, but numbers still dramatically high in some places, c


opioid prescribing varies widely throughout the country, with some counties prescribing six times the amount than others, a report by the cdc says.        






the terrible toll of the opioid crisis is even worse for women


the opioid epidemic’s disproportionate impact on women is the latest, and most destructive, symptom of wider gender-based disparities that leave millions of american women in worse health than men.data show that deaths among women from opioid overdose have increased at a much faster rate than for men, 400% compared with 265%. and states where doctors write the most opioid prescriptions per 100 residents are also the states with the widest overall disparities between men’s and women’s health.alabama has the worst ranking in the assessment i did of gender-based health disparities. it is the nation’s biggest dispenser of opioids, with 125 prescriptions written for every 100 residents in 2015. and it is just the beginning. in all, seven of the 10 worst states for gender disparities also show u






li churches, schools form group to fight opioid addiction


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe rev. eric olsen, seen on sunday, april 23, 2017, is one of the founders of the long island covenant to end the opioid epidemic, which is planning its first event, action against opioids, at st. anthony's high school on wednesday. (credit: steve pfost) churches, school districts and students are forming a new front against the opioid crisis on long island as they prepare for their first event next week.the long island covenant to end the opioid epidemic was developed over the past year by a multifaith coalition with the goal of providing “pastoral care and support” for victims of substance abuse after clergy had become frustrated with the...






the other side of the opioid debate: what to do about the pain?


jerry larson loved being an active babysitter for his 9-year-old granddaughter — chasing her outdoors after school and exploring the science museum on weekends.all that changed after doctors reduced his monthly dosage of prescription opioids.“now all i do is sit on the chair,” said larson, 67, who suffers from severe back pain.amid a national movement to reduce opioid usage, the burnsville man just wants his painkillers back.larson and others with severe, chronic pain are counterpoints to a state and nationwide effort to reduce opioid prescribing. first they followed doctors’ orders and became dependent on the drugs. now they fear losing them.the campaign to limit prescriptions has emerged in response to an epidemic of opioid addictions and overdoses. opioid-related deaths in minnesota ros






fda chief warns about kratom to treat opioid addiction; will seek more regulator


the fda will warn consumers to stop using an herbal supplement called kratom that claims to ease symptoms of opioid withdrawal.        






officials credit new rules for drop in opioid prescriptions


dover, del. (ap) — delaware officials are crediting new regulations enacted earlier this year for a drop in the number of prescriptions being written for dangerously addictive opioid pain medicines.the new regulations, which took effect april 1, were designed to help prescribers more closely monitor and control the use of opioids by their patients.the division of professional regulation, which licenses controlled substance prescribers, says the number of opioid prescriptions statewide dropped 12 percent after the regulations were enacted, compared to the first quarter of 2017. the number of delawareans being treated with opioid medications declined by 8 percent over the same time period.under the new rules, first-time opioid prescriptions cannot exceed a one-week supply, and subsequent pre






confronting the opioid epidemic: women are affected disproportionately


the opioid epidemic’s disproportionate impact on women is the latest, and most destructive, symptom of wider gender-based disparities that leave millions of american women in worse health than men.data show that deaths among women from opioid overdose have increased at a much faster rate than for men, 400 percent compared with 265 percent. and states where doctors write the most opioid prescriptions per 100 residents are also states with the widest disparities in men’s and women’s health.alabama has the worst ranking in the assessment i did of gender-based health disparities. it is the nation’s biggest dispenser of opioids, with 125 prescriptions written for every 100 residents in 2015. and it is just the beginning. in all, seven of the 10 worst states for gender disparities also show up i






senator demands docs from big pharma as she probes their role in opioid epidemic


sen. claire mccaskill of missouri is investigating the role of five top opioid manufacturers in the national drug epidemic.






cvs to limit opioid drug prescriptions amid national epidemic


the cvs pharmacy benefits division will limit opioid distribution in an effort to combat an epidemic wreaking havoc on the lives of millions.        






which state has the most opioid-dependent patients with private insurance?


kentucky doctors diagnosed more cases of opioid addiction for people privately insured than did doctors in any other state last year, a report finds.        






opioid prescribing is falling in the us, but not everywhere


new york — a new u.s. report finds overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but rising in more than 1 in 5 counties.the report released thursday is the latest to show a decline in opioid prescribing as regulators and others have pushed doctors to cut back.the overall prescribing rate fell 13 percent between 2010 and 2015. but researchers found local differences. opioid prescribing is six times higher in some counties than others.the report presents county-level data from 59,000 pharmacies. prescribing declined in about half of u.s. counties between 2010 and 2015, but rose in many others.the researchers say closing pill mills and other factors may have shifted rates from place to place.opioids are driving what is the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in u.s. histo






minn. opioid deaths are on the rise despite intervention


deaths from opioid overdoses increased again in minnesota last year, despite heightened law enforcement and a massive decline in doctors prescribing opioid painkillers.a star tribune analysis of state death certificate data found 402 opioid-related deaths in 2016, up from 344 in 2015.overdoses of illicit heroin and potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl drove the increase. there was little change in the number of deaths caused by common painkillers such as hydrocodone that have been blamed for starting the opioid epidemic.the trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won’t be enough to reduce fatalities, because many who started abusing prescriptions have switched to heroin.“it’s kind of like we let the cat out of the bag, and now there is a separate opioid epidemic






sen. claire mccaskill opens probe of opioid drugmakers


sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo.(photo: jack gruber, usa today) 23 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — a top senate democrat is investigating the role drug companies may have played in fueling the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic— demanding internal documents from five leading drugmakers on the marketing tactics for opioid painkillers and what, if anything, the companies knew about the dangers of those drugs.sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo., on tuesday requested reams of information from the nation’s top five opioid manufacturers, including:any internal studies that may have detailed the possible risks of addiction and abuse associated with painkillers such as oxycontin and other powerful opioid medicationsmarketing and business plans — including quotas for sales representatives — to increase s






sen. claire mccaskill opens probe of opioid drugmakers


sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo.(photo: jack gruber, usa today) 12 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — a top senate democrat is investigating the role drug companies may have played in fueling the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic— demanding internal documents from five leading drugmakers on the marketing tactics for opioid painkillers and what, if anything, the companies knew about the dangers of those drugs.sen. claire mccaskill, d-mo., on tuesday requested reams of information from the nation’s top five opioid manufacturers, including:any internal studies that may have detailed the possible risks of addiction and abuse associated with painkillers such as oxycontin and other powerful opioid medicationsmarketing and business plans — including quotas for sales representatives — to increase s






wall of 22,000 pills is memorial to opioid overdose victims


chicago — a memorial wall opens to the public in chicago on friday that includes 22,000 pills each engraved with the face of someone who died of an opioid overdose.the national safety council memorial will be in chicago through nov. 16 before making stops in pittsburgh, atlanta, ohio and washington d.c. the nonprofit organization calls the wall "prescribed to death: a memorial to the victims of the opioid crisis." a machine carves a new pill on site every 24 minutes to represent the frequency of fatal overdoses.the council also has created "opioids: warn me" labels for insurance and pharmacy cards intended to prompt prescribers and patients to discuss opioids before they're taken. the council says it has found one in three americans prescribed an opioid didn't know they were taking one.






minnesota opioid deaths climbing despite attention, intervention


deaths from opioid overdoses increased again in minnesota last year, despite heightened law enforcement and a massive decline in doctors prescribing opioid painkillers.a star tribune analysis of state death certificate data found 402 opioid-related deaths in 2016, up from 344 in 2015.overdoses of illicit heroin and potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl drove the increase. there was little change in the number of deaths caused by common painkillers such as hydrocodone that have been blamed for starting the opioid epidemic.the trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won’t be enough to reduce fatalities, because many who started abusing prescriptions have switched to heroin.“it’s kind of like we let the cat out of the bag, and now there is a separate opioid epidemic






illinois sheriff helping people find opioid antidote drug


chicago (ap) — an illinois sheriff is launching an email helpline to help people find an antidote drug used to revive opioid overdose victims.in a news release on wednesday, cook county sheriff tom dart’s office also says it’s releasing the second installment of the sheriff’s awareness initiative video series on the opioid crisis.dart’s office says the public can learn how to obtain free naloxone by sending an email to [email protected] . the release says dart’s office will work with sources of naloxone to distribute the naloxone to those who need it.the helpline is part of a larger effort by dart’s office public health professionals to react to the opioid crisis. that effort includes a program in which naloxone is distributed to at-risk detainees when they’re release from custo






christie to join white house opioid effort


washington — new jersey gov. chris christie is expected to join a white house effort to combat opioid abuse.a white house official said monday that the governor would work on an opioid task force that will be announced later this week. the official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the plans in advance.christie's role in the effort was first reported by the washington post.the governor has dedicated his final year in office to curbing heroin and prescription drug addiction in his state. last month he signed legislation into law which includes a five-day limit for first-time opioid prescriptions and a requirement that insurance cover six months of substance abuse treatment.christie met with trump on the issue in february.






minnesota opioid deaths rise despite attention, intervention


deaths from opioid overdoses increased again in minnesota last year, despite heightened law enforcement and a massive decline in doctors prescribing opioid painkillers.a star tribune analysis of state death certificate data found 402 opioid-related deaths in 2016, up from 344 in 2015.overdoses of illicit heroin and potent synthetic opioids such as fentanyl drove the increase. there was little change in the number of deaths caused by common painkillers such as hydrocodone that have been blamed for starting the opioid epidemic.the trend suggests that efforts to reduce painkiller prescriptions won't be enough to reduce fatalities, because many who started abusing prescriptions have switched to heroin."it's kind of like we let the cat out of the bag, and now there is a separate opioid epidemic






opioid prescribing is falling in the us, but not everywhere


new york (ap) — a new u.s. report finds overall opioid prescription rates have been falling in recent years, but rising in more than 1 in 5 counties.the report released thursday is the latest to show a decline in opioid prescribing as regulators and others have pushed doctors to cut back.the overall prescribing rate fell 13 percent between 2010 and 2015. but researchers found local differences. opioid prescribing is six times higher in some counties than others.the report presents county-level data from 59,000 pharmacies. prescribing declined in about half of u.s. counties between 2010 and 2015, but rose in many others.most read storiessave over 90% on select subscriptions.the researchers say closing pill mills and other factors may have shifted rates from place to place.opioids are drivin






officials to spread the word about access to opioid antidote


st. paul, minn. — health officials are trying to spread the word about a law that allowing minnesotans to purchase an opioid antidote without a prescription.the minnesota department of health planned to host a training session friday showing how to use naloxone, also known as narcan, during an opioid overdose. officials at the event will also talk about who should buy the antidote.minnesota has been working to combat a spike in overdoses as the nation has dealt with the rise in opioid abuse. expanding access to narcan has been a major goal nationwide.the law allowing walk-in access to naloxone went into effect on january 1 after a bill was passed last year. health officials in the state have been working with pharmacists and public health boards to roll out the program.






opioid detox unit to open in duluth, adding help for the addicted


duluth – rushed into the emergency room, the overdose patients are still reeling just minutes after being revived from the brink of death with a shot of opioid antidote.typically, doctors monitor them for a few hours. they might offer more antidote along with phone numbers and pamphlets for treatment options. then, often, patients are simply sent home, where their intense cravings can lead to fatal relapses in the days or weeks they might wait to get more help.but soon, specialists in duluth will stand ready to bridge that treatment gap with the state’s first publicly funded opioid detox unit, according to the state department of human services.set to open later this month, the unit, with six beds and its own doctor, nurse and staff, is aimed at reducing the high rate of opioid deaths in t






medical examiner: probable opioid overdose killed 4-year-old


milwaukee — another young child has died of a suspected opioid overdose in milwaukee county.the milwaukee county medical examiner says the death of 4-year-old tyranne beckless last week is being investigated as a probable opioid overdose, the seventh child under five to die in a similar way in the last 19 months in milwaukee county.additional toxicology testing is being done. the case is still under investigation and details of how the boy may have gotten the drug have not been released.






trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency | news


us president donald trump has declared the country's opioid crisis a "public health emergency", but stopped short of issuing an order that would allocate more federal funds to address the epidemic.opioids are a type of drugs that include illegal substances, such as heroin, and legal painkillers - medications such as oxycodone, codeine and morphine are all types of opioids."effective today, my administration is officially declaring the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law," trump said during a speech addressing the issue on thursday."i am directing all executive agencies to use every appropriate emergency authority to fight the opioid crisis," he said. "we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic."according to the latest figures from the center for d






california atty. gen. xavier becerra announces probe of drugmakers over epidemic


citing an epidemic of opioid overdose deaths across the country, state atty. gen. xavier becerra said friday that california is joining with more than 26 other states to investigate whether drugmakers have used illegal marketing and sales practices.becerra said the probe would focus on whether drug manufacturers have played a role in creating or extending the opioid problem.makers of opioids have been under heat in recent years as the addiction crisis has intensified. a 2016 times investigation revealed that purdue pharma, which manufactures oxycontin, knew its drug's painkilling effects might not last as long as long as marketed, which could potentially promote addiction. the investigation also found purdue pharma collected extensive evidence of criminal trafficking of its drug but in man






state assembly to vote on bills to address opioid crisis


madison, wis. — wisconsin lawmakers are set to vote on measures meant to combat opioid addiction months after gov. scott walker called on the legislature to take action.the state assembly will vote tuesday on all but two of the 11 bills republican rep. john nygren wrote based on recommendations from walker's opioid task force. nygren has pressed for change since his daughter battled opioid addiction.the measures include $4.8 million to expand treatment programs, $50,000 to start a high school for students recovering from addiction, $126,000 to train more doctors in addiction, $420,000 annually for four new drug investigation agents and $200,000 to train school staff to screen students for addiction.if passed, the senate will still have to vote on the bills before they go to walker to becom






schimel warns seniors about opioid abuse


madison, wis. (ap) — attorney general brad schimel is telling senior citizens to be aware of the dangers of abusing opioid medication.schimel said during a news conference monday at the wisconsin state bar ahead of the first meeting of his new elder abuse task force that more than 4,000 state residents aged 55 or older were hospitalized for opioid addiction or overdoses last year.he urged seniors to use their drugs only as prescribed, not to share them and to dispose of them properly.schimel said the task force will look at ways to protect senior citizens from opioid abuse and how to keep people from stealing their prescription drugs. he said the task force also will examine how to protect senior citizens from financial fraud and improve assisted living.most read storiesunlimited digital a






opioid addicts may use this anti-diarrhea drug to get high


it's no surprise that opioid addicts may turn to an over-the-counter medications to get high, but health proffesionals warn they may a anti-...       






indonesia's moderate islam is slowly crumbling


jakarta, indonesia - in the struggle against islamic extremism, few groups have been fighting for longer than nahdlatul ulama (nu), the sunni organization that has become the global face of indonesia's pluralistic islam. founded in 1926 to prevent saudi arabia's bitterly intolerant wahhabism from taking root in indonesia, it's a cultural touchstone for indonesians proud of their heritage of religious tolerance - and a symbol of moderate islam worldwide.but nu's work seems to be collapsing at home. the national conversation of the last five months has been monopolized by a far-right islamist group called the islamic defenders front (fpi). fpi has around 200,000 members; nu - somewhat dubiously - claims 50 million worldwide. but it's the extremists who are setting the pace in indonesia and t