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Newsdesk Incarceration and infection: drug policy in the USA

The USA is in the midst of an opiate addiction crisis. Resurrecting the war on drugs will only serve to harm public health and risks spreading infections. Talha Burki reports.
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Molly Carney ’s team spends their days helping addicts get clean.
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Reducing nicotine in cigarettes could be a public health win -- depending on how the reduction is implemented.
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A short seller's allegations that PetMed Express markets pet medicine to human opioid addicts are "bogus," PetMed Chief Financial Officer Bruce Rosenbloom told Reuters on Wednesday.
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio revealed that use of prescribed opioids dropped dramatically over the past year for its 3.4 million individual and employer-sponsored health plan members, which the Mason-based insurer said was the result of its effort to help combat the state ’s epidemic of drug addiction.
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Geisel researchers take a close look at New Hampshire’s complex opioid epidemic, and one city’s novel response.
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ConclusionOur results provide support for the standing hypothesis that HCRTr1 blockade suppresses endogenous phasic dopamine signals, likely via actions at dopamine cell bodies. These results also elucidate a second process through which HCRTr1 blockade attenuates the effects of cocaine by reducing cocaine sensitivity at dopamine terminals.
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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio revealed that use of prescribed opioids dropped dramatically over the past year for its 3.4 million individual and employer-sponsored health plan members, which the Mason-based insurer said was the result of its effort to help combat the state ’s epidemic of drug addiction.
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Conclusion Some Medicaid recipients who gained coverage under the ACA may have become addicted to opioids, but we find little evidence that Medicaid expansion caused aggregate drug-related death rates to increase. Future research on the opioid epidemic should develop approaches that untangle the effects of Medicaid expansion from pre-existing economic trends and the spread of accessible illegal drugs. That said, by addressing the causes of addiction and promoting appropriate treatment, Medicaid could be an important tool for policy makers in the fight against opioid abuse. In January 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medi...
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Doctors should prescribe for the minimum numbers of days, researchers saySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction
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This study investigated the pattern of substance use and related factors in male prisoners in one of the p...
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