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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.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

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I have blogged about the opioid crisis which is enveloping the entire country (see: Pharmaceutical Companies and PBMs Helped to Create Our Opioid Crisis). The Sackler family, owners ofPurdue Pharma, have been much in the news with assertions by some media that the company, when marketingOxyContin, conspired to downplay its addictive qualities (see: THE SECRETIVE FAMILY MAKING BILLIONS FROM THE OPIOID CRISIS; The Family That Built an Empire of Pain). It should therefore not come as a surprise that some governmental bodies such as Detroit/Wayne County are suing drug manufacturers for having caused the cha...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Medical Consumerism Medical Ethics Medicolegal Issues Source Type: blogs
The rising level of deaths from opioid overdoses is getting a lot of attention, including from aNobel laureate economist and theWhite House. In the rush to find a solution to the problem of opioids, I hope we don ’t forget the problem that opioids were intended to cure: chronic severe pain. Living with that kind of pain is awful, and it’s wonderful that science has found ways to help people in pain.But that ’s not the way President Trump’s surgeon general sees it. In anNPR interview this week, Dr. Jerome Adams had this to say:NPR ’s Elise Hu: Much of this crisis started in doctors’ offic...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
In addition, those born from 1947 to 1964 and 1979 to 1992 have increased risk of heroin overdose death
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
Dec 1, 2017. Garvin Building, Blacksburg, VA. Sponsored by Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Source: Rural events via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: events
Authors: Curtin SC, Tejada-Vera B, Warmer M Abstract Data from the National Vital Statistics System ● The death rate due to drug overdose among adolescents aged 15-19 more than doubled from 1999 (1.6 per 100,000) to 2007 (4.2), declined by 26% from 2007 to 2014 (3.1), and then increased in 2015 (3.7). ● The drug overdose death rate increased between 1999 and the mid-2000s for both males and females but only males had a subsequent decline between 2007 and 2014 ● For both male and female adolescents, the majority of drug overdose deaths in 2015 were unintentional. ● Death rates for drug overdoses among those ...
Source: NCHS data brief - Category: American Health Tags: NCHS Data Brief Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2017 Source:Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods, Volume 88, Part 2 Author(s): Bader Alyahya, Marjorie Friesen, Bénédicte Nauche, Martin Laliberté
Source: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Opioids have been a topic of discussion for months now, and every week it seems as though a new company or individual is in hot water over opioid prescribing practices, or over alleged opioid prescribing practices. One facet of the opioid epidemic that has not been touched upon is the requirement many pain management physicians and others have that when a patient is under their care and receiving opioids and/or habit-forming prescriptions, the patient must affirm that they are not seeing other physicians for prescriptions and/or that all prescriptions are being filled at the same pharmacy. To that end, the patient typical...
Source: Policy and Medicine - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Increasing numbers of American girls are overdosing on drugs, cutting themselves and causing other types of self-injury including suicide attempts
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) — Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study. However, rates of self-harm among boys and young men between the ages of 10 and 24 remained stable throughout the years 2001 through 2015, the researchers said. “Suicide is preventable,” said Melissa C. Mercado, lead author of the study published Tuesday in JAMA and a behavioral scientist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “These findings underscore the need for the...
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This paper estimates the economic cost of opioid overdose deaths using conventional economic estimates for valuing life routinely used by U.S. Federal agencies. It also adjusts for underreporting of opioids in overdose deaths, includes heroin-related fatalities, and incorporates nonfatal costs of opioid misuse.
Source: PHPartners.org - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
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