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The package also extends many health programs that had expired, repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board, and adds $6 billion to address the opioid epidemic.Medscape Medical News
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A new study details the waves of the epidemic.
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A new Stanford University study reveals that the American opioid epidemic's third wave - driven by synthetic opioids like fentanyl - is surging not among Midwestern whites but Eastern blacks.
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Executives from Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of the powerful opioid painkiller OxyContin, admitted in federal court in 2007 that Purdue’s marketing practices and interactions with doctors had understated the strength and addictive potential of the drug — an omission that many experts believe contributed to an opioid epidemic that claimed nearly 50,000 American lives in 2017 alone. But on Thursday, the release of a previously sealed deposition from 2015 showed that Purdue executives knew of OxyContin’s strength long before that $600 million settlement. The deposition, which had been filed in court, reve...
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In an effort to fight the growing opioid epidemic, Google Maps has announced it has launched a pilot program to help people easily find prescription drug drop-off sites.
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You likely know that after several years, type 2 diabetes commonly leads to serious complications. Common complications include diabetic retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney disease and kidney failure, heart disease, and increased potential for dementia, not to mention an average of 8 years lost off your life. Prescription drugs have only a modest effect on reducing risk, sometimes none, for these complications. But there is a way to dramatically reduce potential for diabetic complications: become a NON-diabetic. We’ve done it many times, as have others. But you cannot accomplish this by just following conventional diets...
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Publication date: April 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish Immunology, Volume 87Author(s): Xianyun Ren, Ping Liu, Jian LiAbstractVibrio parahaemolyticus and white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) are pathogens that cause epidemics in kuruma shrimp (Marsupenaeus japonicus) during aquaculture, resulting in severe economic losses to local farmers. To characterise the mechanisms of the molecular responses to V. parahaemolyticus and WSSV infection in M. japonicus, the transcriptome of hepatopancreas was sequenced using next-generation sequencing after infection. A total of 29,180 unigenes were assembled, with an average length of 1,151 ...
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Abstract Simple, inexpensive, and rapid diagnostic tests in low-resource settings with limited laboratory equipment and technical expertise are instrumental in reducing morbidity and mortality from epidemic infectious diseases. We developed a smartphone-based fluorescent lateral flow immunoassay (LFIA) platform for the highly sensitive point-of-care detection of Zika virus nonstructural protein 1 (ZIKV NS1). An attachment was designed and 3D-printed to integrate the smartphone with external optical and electrical components, enabling the miniaturization of the instrument and reduction in cost and complexity. Quant...
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(MedPage Today) -- Once considered largely a Midwest problem, opioid mortality is rising quickly in Eastern U.S.
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While there's early evidence that the explosive rate of opioid deaths has started to slow, opioids killed more than 49,000 people in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data. A new study reveals which part of the country has been affected the most by the ongoing epidemic.
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(University of Texas at San Antonio) Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio have studied the opioid epidemic in a representative sample from the United States and found that the majority of people misusing prescription opioids are also using other licit and illicit substances.
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