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Study Finds 91% of Opioid Overdose Patients Who Survive Continue to be Prescribed More Opioids
Study Finds 91% of Opioid Overdose Patients Who Survive Continue to be Prescribed More Opioids

A new study reveals that most prescription opioid overdose patients who survive the overdose go right on getting more opioids prescribed to them after they recover. And that's not all. A significant number of those patients - as many as one out of every six - suffers another ...

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Blog posts in April 2016

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    It may be weeks before we can confirm or deny the shocking news, but there's a story flying around the world that the late pop/rock star Prince was ...

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  • Kevin Polito Finds a New Life After a Dozen Rehabs

    (Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction. This is not to infer that these people are connected to Novus ...

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    In its second move in a week aimed at beefing up regulations concerning the nation’s opioid addiction epidemic, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ...

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    Newborns are suffering and dying from drug withdrawal, and Congress and the White House need to strengthen regulations governing their care and ...

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  • States Reach for More Control Over Prescribing of Opioid Painkillers

    Tired of waiting for federal action, a number of states are introducing legislation to control the prescribing of opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin, ...

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  • FDA finally adds black box warnings labels to the most widely-used single-dose painkillers

    After years of foot-dragging, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally decided to call for its most stringent “black box warnings” to be ...

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