OxyContin maker gets patent to treat opioid addiction

Purdue Pharma, accused of fueling the opioid abuse epidemic, now stands to profit from treating it
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(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...
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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...
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(Bloomberg) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Congress to raise the minimum age for tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 nationwide, seeking to curb teenage use the U.S. Surgeon General described as an “epidemic.” Speaking at event Thursday in his home state of Kentucky, the second biggest tobacco producer after North Carolina, the Republican leader said he plans to introduce legislation in May and expects it will get bipartisan support in the Senate. McConnell said he is motivated partly by the growing popularity of vaping products among young people, which stud...
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With the opioid epidemic now claimingnearly 2000 lives from overdose in the United States each month, the medical profession is increasingly accepting the assessment of noted surgeon and writer Atul Gawande, MD:“We started it.” Specialty societies such as theAmerican Academy of Family Physicians andAmerican College of Physicians are offering tools to reduce the unnecessary use of opioids for pain and the risk of addiction. The Federation of State Medical Boards has releasedguidelines for the treatment of chronic pain, and many state medical boards have adopted their own policies. Physicians are responding. Sinc...
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Emily G. Lattie1*, Sarah Ketchen Lipson2 and Daniel Eisenberg31Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States2Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Health Law Policy and Management, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States3University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, and Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United StatesIn recent years, there has been an increase in symptoms of depression, anxiety, eatin...
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The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc put profits over patients'safety by bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray, fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, a federal prosecutor said Thursday at the end of a landmark trial.Reuters Health Information
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The founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc put profits over patient safety by bribing doctors to prescribe an addictive fentanyl spray, fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday at the end of a landmark trial.
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Psychiatrists may wish to ask patients about vaping, particularly adolescents and young adults, in response to aspecial announcement released yesterday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the incidence of seizures following use of e-cigarettes.An FDA review of voluntary adverse event reports for e-cigarettes identified 35 cases of seizures following use of these products between 2010 and early 2019. Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine toxicity and have been reported following intentional or accidental swallowing of e-liquid. Some e-cigarettes deliver high concentrations of n...
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County, State, and Federal agencies are addressing the public health opioid crisis. Ohio's 51 county-based Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Boards finance and regulate opioid treatment services within their jurisdictions. This three-year comparative trial collaborated with ADAMHS Boards (n  = 14) to test the Advancing Recovery Framework, a suite of organizational and system change strategies designed to promote use of buprenorphine for opioid agonist therapy.
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