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Article ID: 695169

Responding to 'Deaths of Despair' - Call for a National Resilience Strategy

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Startling increases in nationwide deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol, and suicides constitute a public health crisis – spurring an urgent call for a National Resilience Strategy to stem these "deaths of despair." The proposal is outlined in a special commentary in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Article ID: 695144

Four Factors Predict Chronic Opioid Use, Suggests Study by WVU Researchers

West Virginia University

Four factors increase the odds that a patient will wind up on chronic opioid therapy, suggests research conducted by a team of researchers led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

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29-May-2018 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694999

Widespread Unavailability of Critical Medications Jeopardizes Patient Care in U.S. Hospitals

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), the 45,000-member national association representing pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings, is calling for swift action from policymakers to address the persistent shortages of critical medications in hospitals and health systems. Survey results released today by ASHP reveal the extent to which limited inventories of injectable opioids, small-volume parenteral (SVP) solutions, and other critical medications dangerously interfere with patient care and place a tremendous strain on daily operations in most hospitals across the country.

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23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695029

American Pain Society Endorses Compromise Marijuana Studies Act

American Pain Society

The American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed compromise legislation in the U.S. Senate amending provisions of the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016, which removes excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants for studies to assess the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

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23-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695031

Opioid Epidemic, Suicide Rates Related, Expert Says

West Virginia University

Steadily rising suicide rates are related to the country’s opioid epidemic, a West Virginia University epidemiologist says. According to Dr. Ian Rockett, WVU’s newest study reveals that drug suicides are a significant public health issue.

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23-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694990

@floridastate Experts Available to Comment on America's Opioid Crisis

Florida State University

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23-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 694858

New Formulation of Local Anesthetic Does Not Reduce In-Hospital Opioid Use or Opioid-Related Complications After Knee Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The local anesthetic drug, liposomal bupivacaine, did not reduce in-hospital opioid prescriptions or opioid-related complications in patients who received the drug during total knee replacement surgery as part of a multimodal approach to manage postsurgical pain, finds a new study published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology.

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22-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694409

Inpatient Opioid Use and Insufficient Weaning Pre-discharge May Increase Outpatient Opioid Prescription Use

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients who receive an opioid for most of their hospital stay and patients who are still taking an opioid within 12 hours of being discharged from the hospital appear more likely to fill a prescription for opioids within 90 days of leaving the hospital, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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11-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694777

Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

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18-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694390

The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant

University of Utah Health

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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11-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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