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New Study Shows Risk of Long-Term Opiate Use Nearly Triples Following Removal of Wisdom Teeth
New Study Shows Risk of Long-Term Opiate Use Nearly Triples Following Removal of Wisdom Teeth

A recent study conducted at the University of Michigan found that people who take opioids after having their wisdom teeth removed are nearly three times as likely to have another opioid prescription filled in the following year compared to their peers. Researchers dug into ...

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    A new study from the Mayo Clinic says the number of opioid prescriptions across the U.S. have not declined, and in fact have remained relatively ...

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  • Fentanyl Deaths Have Doubled in 10 States, but Speeded Forensic Data-Sharing May Help

    The epidemic of opioid overdose deaths across America has not responded to most efforts to slow it down, never mind stop it for good. The major reason ...

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  • Nearly Half of All Millennials Know Someone Affected By Opioids

    Approximately 42 percent of millennials reportedly know someone dealing with an addiction to opioids personally according to a recent NBC ...

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  • Could Lower Opioid Prescribing Be Due to Legalization of Medical Marijuana?

    A pair of studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that recent reductions in opioid prescribing could be the result of the recent medical ...

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  • Belief That Addiction Destroys Free Will Can Make Recovery Seem Impossible, Study Says

    A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors Reports has found that simply believing one’s free will has been compromised – whether it ...

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  • Opioid Abuse and Criminal Justice Link Strong

    More than half of all Americans who abuse prescription opioids, and nearly 80 percent of heroin users, have high levels of involvement in the criminal ...

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  • More Fatal Traffic Accidents Due to Drugs Than Alcohol

    44 percent of drivers who died in fatal car crashes in 2016 tested positive for drugs, the first year drug-related driver deaths have exceeded ...

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  • Chris Herren: "Hiding My Addiction Was a Full-Time Job"

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

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    Research has established that over-prescribing of prescription opioids has been a major contributor to the out-of-control opioid epidemic in America. ...

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