Toronto harm reduction advocates pushing for pop-up safe-injection sites
Harm reduction advocates in Toronto are calling on the city to allow pop-up safe injection sites amid a series of overdose deaths.
Occasionally, medical professionals turn out to be serial killers. There have been a few cases of nurses who have had a hobby of murdering patients here in the U.S. Offhand I can think of a single physician who not only murdered several patients but who tried to feed his colleagues poison doughnuts, among other unpleasant acts. (Sorry, I can't remember his name and I don't feel like searching for it. I wrote about it here at the time, several years back.)In the UK,Harold Shipman was a small town GP who murdered as many as 250 patients. He killed himself in prison without ever explaining why he did it. They were mostly elde...
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- There is a marked excess of deaths among U.S. adults who experience a non-fatal opioid overdose, according to a study published online June 20 in JAMA Psychiatry. Mark Olfson, M.D., M.P.H., from Columbia University in New...
Health insurer Cigna is intensifying its battle against misuse and abuse of opioids to reduce opioid overdoses.
(Natural News) On October 26, 2017, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, and with good reason: Overdoses linked to opioid abuse are the leading cause of death among Americans younger than 50, killing over 64,000 people in 2016 – more than either gun or vehicle accident deaths, and taking lives...
July 12, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. Join AAMC to review and provide feedback on what 10 academic health centers from across the country have accomplished after 2 years of efforts to " Build a Systems Approach to Community Health and Health Equity " . Topics include food insecurity, contact-sport concussion prevention, health-harming legal needs, unplanned pregnancy and opiate overdose reduction.
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(MedPage Today) -- Autopsy revised cause of death for nearly half, with many hidden overdoses
A staggering proportion of Americans survived an opioid overdose only to die within a year, Columbia University research found. About a quarter had a relapse, but 75 percent died of other diseases.
Patients revived from an opioid overdose who get methadone or Suboxone treatment for addiction afterward are much more likely to be alive a year later, says a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Kaiser Health News
"Hidden" drug overdoses account for nearly 1 in 7 sudden cardiac deaths, a new study says.