BlueCross of Tennessee will stop covering OxyContin in 2019

Tennessee's largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction
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Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: PeptidesAuthor(s): Victor J. HrubyAbstractThe current opioid crisis has created a tragic problem in medicine and society. Pain is the most ubiquitous and costly disease in society and yet all of our “treatments” have toxicities, especially for prolonged use. However, there are several alternatives that have been discovered in the past fifteen years that have been demonstrated in animals to have none of the toxicities of current drugs. Many of the compounds are multivalent and have novel biological activity profiles. Unfortunately, none of these have been i...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
(Natural News) In yet another sign that our healthcare system is fraught with problems that Democrats have made worse and not enough Republicans see fit to address, federal prosecutors have charged dozens of pharmacists and doctors in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Alabama for illegally distributing opioids — even as an opioid epidemic sweeps...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: PrG patients seem to be at an even higher risk for psychiatric comorbidities compared to OMT patients. Raising awareness among practitioners for the high prevalence of psychiatric comorbidities among patients with gambling disorder and individuals with ADHD is crucial to initiate adequate treatment and to improve response. PMID: 30999811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 1423: Development and Validation of the Parental Smartphone Use Management Scale (PSUMS): Parents’ Perceived Self-Efficacy with Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081423 Authors: Yi-Ping Hsieh Cheng-Fang Yen Wen-Jiun Chou The psychometric properties of the Parental Smartphone Use Management Scale (PSUMS) and its prospective relationships with symptoms of smartphone addiction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were studies in a sample of parents of adolescent...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Last year I posted about Duh Sawx while they were steamrolling their way to the MLB championship. I reflected on the whole concept of fan loyalty and the seemingly irrational but culturally universal way that people live vicariously through their sports heroes. This year, mysteriously, despite bringing back pretty much the same team that flattened the competition last year, they are an abomination. I mean totally unwatchable. Can't hit, can't pitch, they stand around in the outfield watching balls bounce over the fence, they're listless and boneheaded.There is a lot of psychology in sports. You'll notice that the most expe...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether frequent drinking, use of drugs with addiction potential and the possible combination of frequent drinking and use of prescribed drugs with addiction potential were associated with all-cause mort...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Background: Tanning addiction is a dermatologic-psychiatric disorder with a defined ultraviolet radiation-dependent mechanism and carcinogenic sequelae. Although twin studies show contributions of both environmental and genetic factors for various addictions, no research exists regarding the heritability of tanning addiction. Our objective was to estimate concordance rates and heritability of tanning addiction in a twin cohort. Methods: The validated tanning-modified Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV-TR) scale was used to evaluate tanning addiction in twins at the largest annual twi...
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Hye Jin Cha, Jin Mook Kim, Young-Hsoon Kim, Soo Kyung SuhAbstractDesoxypipradrol (2-DPMP), a new psychoactive substance (NPS), acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). NDRIs can be addictive due to their action mechanisms similar to cocaine and methamphetamine. However, there is a lack of scientific information regarding the exact dependency of 2-DPMP. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate rewarding and reinforcing effects of 2-DPMP in rodents. The effective dose range of 2-DPMP was determined by climbing be...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday announced an ambitious new study that’s meant to reduce opioid-related deaths by 40% in communities that have been hardest-hit by the ongoing epidemic. The NIH awarded grants to four research sites — the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, Columbia University and Ohio State University — through the three-year, $350 million project, called the HEALing Communities Study. Each site will test the effectiveness of various strategies for combating and preventing opioid addiction in at least 15 communities in those states that are struggling with wid...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Research Source Type: news
Laura Uselding, MDE-cigarettes are the MOST COMMON tobacco product used by adolescents. According tothe 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey conducted by the University of Michigan, the prevalence of vaping increased by approximately 1.3 million teens from 2017 to 2018. It found that 37% of 12th graders and 10% of 8th graders reported using e-cigarettes in the last 12 months.  The use of e-cigarettes is likely putting a new generation of teens at risk of nicotine dependence. Here are some important things to know about e-cigarettes: E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid containi...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
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