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Drug Company Payments to Doctors Helped Fuel the Opioid Epidemic: Study
Drug Company Payments to Doctors Helped Fuel the Opioid Epidemic: Study

Research has established that over-prescribing of prescription opioids has been a major contributor to the out-of-control opioid epidemic in America. Most victims move from prescription to illicit opioids. Opioid prescriptions are declining across the country. Heroin and ...

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Blog posts in Opiate

  • 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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  • 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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  • FDA Approves a New Non-Opioid Medication for Opioid Withdrawal

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new non-opioid medication to help relieve the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Called Lucemyra™ ...

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  • Scientists are testing weight loss drugs to see if they can be used to treat addiction

    Over the past two decades or so, a number of so-called “obesity” or “weight loss” or “appetite suppressant” or “diet” drugs have come and gone in the ...

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  • House Committee Sends 57 Opioid Bills to Congress

    A total of 57 proposed bills targeting the opioid epidemic have advanced through the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and are on their way to the ...

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  • New report helps parents safeguard kids from addiction

    America is in the throes of a substance abuse crisis, and it’s killing more people than ever. Parents, teachers and other caregivers are worried they ...

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