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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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Blog posts in Addiction

  • U.S. Opioid Prescriptions Aren't Falling, Says New Study

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • NIH-Funded Scientists Discover Clues to Safer Painkillers

    Research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that the mechanism of medically used opioids, such as morphine and oxycodone, has ...

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  • Innovative NIH Research Initiative Targets Opioid Addiction and Pain

    A new, innovative opioid research plan has been launched by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), aimed at helping end the nation's devastating ...

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  • You can become addicted to marijuana and the problem is increasing, says Pew Research

    Marijuana addiction isn’t a common topic of conversation among most groups, but according to a significant new study from Pew Research, the problem is ...

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  • Moneyed Interest Groups Lobby Congress to Tailor New Opioid Bills to Their Liking

    Lobbyists for interest groups including insurers and drug makers are "engaging in a concerted drive" to alter to their own liking new legislation ...

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  • Failure to refer overdose patients for treatment should be malpractice, says NIDA's Volkow

    How important do you think it is to steer someone to treatment who has just been saved from a near-fatal opioid overdose? If you answered “very” – and ...

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  • Drugmaker Recalls Contaminated Naloxone Syringes

    Hospira, maker of Carpuject naloxone syringes, has begun a voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of the life-saving drug injectors. The company said ...

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