Proportional mortality ratios (PMRs) for heroin-related overdose deaths and methadone-related overdose deaths from 2007 to 2012 were highest among construction workers, according to research published in the Aug. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Read More.
Minnesota’s Medicaid program will remove one of the biggest obstacles facing patients who need drug therapy, cutting the red tape that doctors say had impeded their ability to prescribe treatment medications for opioid addiction. Read More.
A cannabis initiative team at UCLA plans to conduct a high-quality clinical study of the painkilling properties of pot—and perhaps stem the opioid epidemic. Read More.
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A9: We must address not only the stigma against people with opioid use disorder, but also the stigma among treatment providers against the use of agonist medications to treat #OUD. https://t.co/I8HzRtAsHK
Young people with opioid addiction not getting proper treatment https://t.co/QCtgqada2n
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STAT News reports that the opioid crisis has the potential to be responsible for nearly half a million fatal overdoses over the next decade. Experts agree: it will most likely get worse before it gets better. But you can make a difference today. Use our...