CDC: Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses

Besides 91 deaths in which kratom use was at least a factor, victims in 61 other fatal drug overdoses were found to have kratom in their bloodstreams, the CDC said.
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BACKGROUND: In Canada, the rise in prescription opioid (PO) overdoses and addiction is a major public health concern. Various health authorities have recently recommended that physicians use caution when prescribing opioids, especially to people with histo...
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Canada continues to experience an escalating opioid overdose crisis that has claimed more than 8000 lives in the country since 2016. The presence of the synthetic opioid fentanyl and its analogues is a central contributor to the increases in preventable op...
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INTRODUCTION: Opioid overdose deaths quintupled in Massachusetts between 2000 and 2016. Potentially inappropriate opioid prescribing practices (PIP) are associated with increases in overdoses. The purpose of this study was to conduct spatial epidemiologica...
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ConclusionsA quarter of opioid overdose patients have ≤90 days all-cause readmissions, although opioid overdose readmission is uncommon. Effective strategies to reduce readmissions will address substance use disorder as well as comorbid physical and mental health conditions.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
(NEW YORK) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death. The brains could not think or sense anything, researchers stressed. By medical standards “this is not a living brain,” said Nenad Sestan of the Yale School of Medicine, one of the researchers reporting the results Wednesday in the journal Nature. But the work revealed a surprising degree of resilience among cells within a brain that has lost its supply of blood and oxygen, he said. “Cell death in the brai...
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Officials in San Diego County have issued an alert after three people suffered fatal overdoses from a drug called carfentanil, which is many times more potent than the powerful opioid fentanyl, KOVR-TV reports.
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The drug is not new, but until now it had been on the fringes of the opioid epidemic. Now it is being cut into street-sold versions of prescription drugs, causing people to overdose.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announces a formula for distributing funding to states to provide temporary housing for individuals recovering from substance use disorder as part of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). The formula identifies states with the highest, age-adjusted, overdose mortality rate and then adds additional weights based on unemployment and labor force participation.
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Conclusions The treatment used for PD, particularly DA, is associated with the development of ICDs and related behaviors. Susceptibility to these disorders depends on the associated risk factors. ICDs can have serious personal, family, psychosocial, financial, and medical consequences. However, in contrast, artistic activities have been described in patients with PD while undergoing treatment with DA. These patients are compulsive but report a positive influence on quality of life. These findings highlight the need for a very critical approach at the moment of Dopaminergic Replacement therapy choice. Author Contributio...
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Three people have suffered documented fatal overdosed from a new form of the drug fentanyl know as carfentanil, officials in California say
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