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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(MedPage Today) -- Expert panel identifies endocarditis, skin abscess, others as flags for drug abuse
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Conclusions These findings support the hypothesis that aerobic exercise results in changes in the mesolimbic pathway that could mediate exercise-induced attenuation of drug-seeking behavior.
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Are you ready for this week’s Psychology Around the Net? We’ve got some pretty interesting updates in the mental health world for you this week! Keep reading for how one doctor believes we should change the conversation about mental illness, ways you can boost your productivity when that sweet summer sunshine keeps distracting you, the problem with studies claiming artists have higher rates of mental illness, and more. 15 Culture Perks to Boost Team Productivity During the Summer: Summer can cause us to get a bit restless in the work department. It’s nice out; we want to go play! However, there are some p...
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A U.S. court has granted Indivior a preliminary injunction blocking India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from selling cut-price versions of the British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States, Indivior said on Friday.
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A U.S. court has granted Indivior a preliminary injunction blocking India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories from selling cut-price versions of the British drugmaker's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the United States.
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As a physician licensed to prescribe narcotics, I am legally   permitted to prescribe the powerful opioid methadone (also known by the brand name Dolophine  ) to my patients suffering from severe, intractable pain that hasn ’t been adequately controlled by other, less powerful pain killers. Most patients I encounter who might fall into that category are likely to be terminal cancer patients. I’ve often wondered why I am approved to prescribe methadone to my patients as a treatment for pain, but I am not allowed to prescribe methadone to taper my patients off of a physical dependence the...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing Maine and New England.
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Hospitals nationwide are being overwhelmed with a rise in diseases caused by opioid addiction, including Hepatitis C, HIV, and invasive bacterial infections.
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In these proceedings from a March 2018 workshop, participants examine potential infectious disease spread, which results from the current opioid addiction crisis.
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