West Side health center to combat opioid epidemic

Pinnacle-Covedale Treatment Services recently opened in a Westwood shopping center to provide treatment for patients battling drug  addictions.  Heroin and opiate abuse have reached epidemic levels in Greater Cincinnati, and the outpatient facility at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center offers medication-assisted treatment using either Methadone or Suboxone. Vivitrol will be an option in the future.   Medical, physical, spiritual and psychological challenges are addressed at the facility. The…
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Prompted by the statements of anti-tobacco groups throughout the country claiming that vaping causes popcorn lung, a new organization was launched this past Thursday to confront this new and alarming epidemic among young people. The organization is called the American Popcorn Lung Association (APLA) and it has aTwitter feed (@LungPopcorn)." Popcorn lung " is a serious, progressive lung disease that is technically known as bronchiolitis obliterans. The disease results in obstruction of the smallest airways in the lung. The disease is irreversible and can be fatal. A lung transplant is the only definitive treatment...
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A new report by the inspector general for HHS shows prescriptions to treat opioid addiction are way up in recent years, while prescriptions for the painkillers have fallen.Kaiser Health News
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Deal over addiction treatment marketing is largest fine so far in painkiller epidemic
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U.S. government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction also heal a brain damaged by addiction.
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SUNDAY, July 7, 2019 -- As America grapples with an opioid epidemic, it has become even more important to dispose of your leftover prescription medications properly, one pharmacist says. " Many people don't realize that simply throwing away leftover...
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A police officer who is using opioids illegally is breaking the very laws that he or she has sworn to uphold. This makes it even more difficult to reach out and get help for an addiction that may be spinning out of control. No one ever said being a police officer was easy. The job alternates between crushing boredom, bizarre situations, and unimaginable danger. When you’re a cop, much of the population that you’re paid to protect is afraid of you. You’re always being judged, whether it’s in the media or when you go to the corner store. Your hours are usually pretty awful, which means you don’t...
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CONCLUSIONS: A high level of willingness to wear an overdose detection device was observed in this setting and a range of factors associated with overdose were positively associated with willingness. Since some factors, such as homelessness may be a barrier, further research is needed to investigate explanations for unwillingness and to evaluate real world acceptability of a wearable overdose detection devices as this technology becomes available. PMID: 31269963 [PubMed - in process]
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This article first appeared on MassLive.com. The number of hospital visits related to opioid addiction declined between 2016 and 2017, another indication that Massachusetts may be making some progress in curbing the epidemic of opioid addiction. The Health Policy Commission released new data this week on opioid-related hospital discharges. The report found that opioid-related hospital discharges fell by 2.3% between 2016 and 2017, the first decline since the commission started tracking the information…
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC; 2018), an estimated 68% of the 70,200 drug overdose deaths in the United States (US) in 2017 involved the use of an opioid. In fact, the number of drug overdose deaths that implicated opioids increased six-fold between 1999 and 2017 (CDC, 2018). In the current climate of the opioid addiction epidemic, various stakeholders are calling for tighter opioid access policies, more rigorous prescribing standards, and increasingly tailored patient and community education mechanisms (Christie et al., 2017; National Academies of Sciences [NAS], 2017; National Academy of Medicine, 2017).
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By CLAIRE GALOFARO Associated Press The World Health Organization notified U.S. lawmakers last Wednesday that it will discontinue two publications on prescribing opioid painkillers in response to allegations that the pharmaceutical industry influenced the reports. The pledge to remove the guidelines comes a month after U.S. Reps. Katherine Clark and Hal Rogers accused the WHO of being influenced by Purdue Pharma, the American manufacturer of the potent painkiller OxyContin. The lawmakers' report claimed the guidelines, crafted in part by organizations with financial ties to the company, downplay the risk of opioids despite...
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