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Delirium Following Topical Application of Compounded Creams Containing Multiple Analgesic Medications in Geriatric Patients: Two New Cases

Compounded topical formulations containing multiple classes of analgesic medications are becoming increasingly common; however, the current literature is sparse regarding complications such as delirium and inadvertent overdose in the elderly.
Source: Psychosomatics - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research

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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...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Following the ACA Medicaid and CHIP Public Health Quality Medicaid expansion opioid epidemic Source Type: blogs
In June, Arizona declared a health emergency to address the growing number of opioid deaths, and these firefighters are on the front lines.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nightline Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2017 Source:Journal of Health Economics Author(s): Alex Hollingsworth, Christopher J. Ruhm, Kosali Simon We examine how deaths and emergency department (ED) visits related to use of opioid analgesics (opioids) and other drugs vary with macroeconomic conditions. As the county unemployment rate increases by one percentage point, the opioid death rate per 100,000 rises by 0.19 (3.6%) and the opioid overdose ED visit rate per 100,000 increases by 0.95 (7.0%). Macroeconomic shocks also increase the overall drug death rate, but this increase is driven by rising opioid deaths. Our fin...
Source: Journal of Health Economics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Few receive medication - assisted treatment after hospital discharge, researchers find
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
At the overdose prevention site in Moss Park, harm reduction workers will soon have another tool to help drug users avoid fatal overdoses — test strips able to detect the presence of fentanyl.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news
Researchers say hospitals are missing an opportunity to help people with opioid addiction get into treatment by not doing enough when they show up in emergency rooms after an overdose.(Image credit: FangXiaNuo/Getty Images)
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After an opioid overdose, many Medicaid patients continue to receive prescriptions for the same type of drugs that nearly killed them, researchers say.
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Few receive anti-addiction medications after hospital discharge, researchers find Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Opioid Abuse and Addiction
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Conclusions: These findings suggest that SGB could have antioxidative effects against AMI, and the protective effect of right SGB was more effective than that of left SGB. Thus, the right SGB could be an effective and safe method of local anesthesia to protect against cardiac damage due to oxidative stress.
Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain: Original Articles Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 -- After treatment for an opioid overdose, many Medicaid patients continue to receive prescriptions for the same type of drugs that nearly killed them, researchers say. Moreover, few overdose patients are prescribed...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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