Anxiety and Depression Patients More Likely to Take Opioid Medications

A recent report published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine reveals that patients struggling with two of the most common mental disorders are also more prone to take opioid medications. Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Michigan have discovered that anxiety and depression patients receive more painkillers than others at more than triple the rate. …

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Ohio Community Considering Tough Policy for Repeat Overdose Calls to 911

The City of Middleton, Ohio, is feeling the effects of the opioid crisis like so many other municipalities in the US. Under a proposed plan by a City Council member, people who dial 911 for help for a person who is overdosing on opioids may be told that help is not on the way. Councilman Dan Picard has put forth …

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Women More Likely to be Hospitalized for Opioids than Ever Before

More long term studies are being published on the effects of opioids in the United States. As researchers are able to obtain a broader scope of the damage, the data is revealing more about what could help combat the opioid crisis. For instance, a new report shows that women are being admitted into emergency rooms across the country at a …

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Study: Even Short-Term Opioid Use can Cause Dependency

At the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, researchers presented a new study that warns against prescribing opioids for minor pain. The room full of doctors and medical professionals listened to Kit Delgado, an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, explain how even small amounts of opioids can trigger an …

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Research Warns of Dangerous Opioid and Benzodiazepine Combinations

Despite the general understanding that combining opioids and benzodiazepines can be deadly, doctors throughout the country are still prescribing the two drugs together to patients, and addicts are still abusing them simultaneously as well. In fact, the trend seems to be rising, as more people are winding up in the emergency room or worse. In an effort to further explain …

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High Mortality Rate for Opioid Use Indicates Gaps in Healthcare System

Researchers at UCLA School of Medicine recently compiled a study monitoring the mortality rate among more than 2,500 patients with opioid use disorder in a general healthcare setting, such as a primary care physician or hospital. What they found was that the patients were seemingly slipping through the system either undetected or inadequately treated. Nearly 20% of the patients with …

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