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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…

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Varying Painkiller Prescribing Practices in Hospitals Examined

Emergency departments and doctors’ offices are traditionally where many people get their prescription painkillers. Because of this, policy makers and healthcare officials have taken a closer look at physicians when it comes to the prescription narcotic problem in the United States. For instance, many hospitals have instituted policies where doctors…

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Opioid Medication Study: Majority of Patients Keep their Painkillers

The results of a study conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and published in JAMA Internal Medicine have revealed information about how prescription opioid medications are stored, shared and disposed of. As the problem of prescription drug addiction continues to grow, understanding how the pills reach…

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New Video From Macklemore Targets Modern Day ‘Drug Dealer’

GRAMMY Award-winning artist Macklemore is once again making headlines, and this time it is for combining his anti-drug activism along with his music. The video (below) for his song ‘Drug Dealer’ is turning heads and bares the harsh realities of prescription painkiller addition. Unlike more stereotypical anti-drug messages, this one…

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