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FTC Sending Refund Checks Totaling More Than $210,000 to Consumers Who Bought Elimidrol ‘Opiate Withdrawal’ Product

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,379 refund checks totaling more than $210,000 to people who bought Elimidrol, a product marketed by Sunrise Nutraceuticals, LLC, as an effective treatment for opiate addiction withdrawal. The average refund amount is  $39.
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The opioid crisis has attracted increasing commentary during 2017. A recent study has shown that after surgery, in the USA, one in 16 patients will become a chronic opioid user.1 This number does not differ when comparing minor versus major surgery and largely represents inappropriate use of opioid analgesics triggered by overprescribing. This problem emphasises the need to optimise health-care delivery and to develop new, effective, and non-addictive drugs for the treatment of chronic pain.
Source: Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: 2017 Round-up Source Type: research
One Indiana addiction specialist doesn ’ t shy away from telemedicine, but he still requires in-person visits to begin and maintain his patients ’ Suboxone prescriptions.Kaiser Health News
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Story looks at the challenges of implementing telemedicine programs in rural areas for addiction and substance use treatment.
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(Natural News) The Beatles had it right: “pools of sorrow, waves of joy” do influence the universe you create — be that for the better or worse. Researchers of a new study emphasize what we’ve been told millions of times before. Abusing either alcohol or marijuana as a teenager or young adult increases the likelihood...
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On November 12, 2017, NIMH hosted a mini-symposium to introduce new and burgeoning field of computational psychiatry. Computational psychiatry applies cutting-edge quantitative methods and theoretical models to investigate neural or cognitive phenomena relevant to psychiatric diseases. Presentations covered practical examples of theory- and data-driven computational models of cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia, emotion regulation, anxiety, and drug addiction.
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Conclusions With comprehensive treatments, 27.9% of patients had successful opioid tapering with opioid abstinence for over a year. The use of mirtazepine, topiramate, or likely bupropion was associated with successful opioid tapering in the medication assisted treatment with temporary use of methadone. Opioid tapering may be a practical option and should be considered for managing prescription OUD. Implications For patients with OUD, indefinite opioid maintenance treatment may not be necessary. Considering the ethical values of autonomy, nonmaleficence, and beneficence, clinicians should provide patients with OUD the opti...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIncreasing the reach of group‐based behavioural support, financial incentives and varenicline for smoking cessation by just 1% of current annual quit attempts provides a strategy to German policymakers that improves the population's health outcomes and that may be considered cost‐effective.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
ConclusionProviding internet‐based smoking cessation interventions to complement the current provision of smoking cessation services could be a cost‐saving policy option in the Netherlands.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
Abstract Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are the most frequently used tobacco product among U.S. youths, and past 30-day e-cigarette use is more prevalent among high school students than among adults (1,2). E-cigarettes typically deliver nicotine, and the U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that nicotine exposure during adolescence can cause addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain (2). Through authority granted by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits e-cigarette sales to minors, free samples, and vending machine sales, except in ...
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