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U.S. Courts, Jails Could Be Key Players in Curbing Opioid Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 -- Just 5 percent of people referred for opioid addiction treatment by the U.S. criminal justice system receive the best treatment, a new study finds. Use of medications such as methadone and buprenorphine is considered the...
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Everett, Washington, is deploying teams of social workers and police officers to connect services to the hardcore homeless living in the woods, in cars or on the streets
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High dose opioids? Validated diagnosis of addiction? Insufficient payer source? Concomitant psychiatric disorders? Where do you draw the line?
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The hardcore homeless with mental illness or drug addiction pose especially difficult challenge for a working class city in Washington
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by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)I ’m a little bored of all the discussion about physician-assisted suicide. Mostly it’s because legalizing PAS is going to have zero impact on nearly all of my patients, and I think the significant amount of press and energy it gets is a distraction from other things which actually would improve t he lives (and deaths) of the patients and families I care for as a palliative doc.The last time I blogged about PAS waspart of my euphemisms series last year, when I elaborated why I did not like terms like ‘assisted death’ or ‘aid-in-dying’ and prefer ‘assist...
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The working-class city of Everett, Washington, has tried an array of strategies as it confronts a surge in the number of people living on its streets with severe mental illness and drug addiction
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Tapentadol, a Schedule II opioid with a combination of µ-opioid activity and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition, is used for the management of moderate to severe acute and chronic pain. Its dual-mechanism of action is thought to reduce opioid-related side...
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