Officials warn of new drug 100 times more potent than fentanyl

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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B.C.'s top health officer has recommended that the province urgently move to decriminalize possession of illegal drugs for personal use, saying the years-long overdose crisis needs to be treated more as a public health issue rather than a criminal justice issue.
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ’s latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) alarmingly reports a 286 percent increase in cases of HIV among heterosexual persons injecting drugs in King County, Washington from 2017 and mid-November 2018. The report recalls a similar outbreak for similar reasons in rural Indiana that took place between 2011 and 2014, and ultimately led the state to enact legislation permitting needle-exchange programs to operate there. As I explain in my  policy analysis on harm reduction strategies, needle exchange programs have...
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On Friday, the FDA approved the first generic of the opioid overdose-reversing drug, Narcan, the life-saving nasal spray that currently sells in packs of two for between $130 and $150.
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We examined the relationship between the metabolic processes of carbon catabolite repression (CCR), nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR) and virulence in a variety of A. fumigatus clinical isolates. A considerable amount of heterogeneity with respect to the degree of CCR and NCR was observed and a positive correlation between NCR and virulence in a neutropenic mouse model of pulmonary aspergillosis (PA) was found. Isolate Afs35 was selected for further analysis and compared to the reference strain A1163, with both strains presenting the same degree of virulence in a neutropenic mouse model of PA. Afs35 metabolome analysis ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Geng-Hong Xia1†, Chao You1,2†, Xu-Xuan Gao1, Xiu-Li Zeng1, Jia-Jia Zhu1, Kai-Yu Xu3, Chu-Hong Tan1, Ruo-Ting Xu1, Qi-Heng Wu1, Hong-Wei Zhou3, Yan He4*‡ and Jia Yin1*‡ 1Department of Neurology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 2Department of Neurology, The First People's Hospital of Zunyi, Zunyi, China 3State Key Laboratory of Organ Failure Research, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China 4Microbiome Medicine Center, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Zhujiang Hospital, Southern Medical Univ...
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In conclusion, it should be noted that a reduction of coercion in psychiatric settings appears promising if legal procedures and oversight are combined with multiprofessional, patient-centred, and recovery-oriented clinical work relevant to the complexity of any acute crisis situation.Author ContributionsLM, JM, AH, and AW conceived and wrote the paper.Conflict of Interest StatementThe authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.AcknowledgmentsWe acknowledge support from the German Research Foundation...
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Conclusions: Catching errors prior to treatment is the only way to “chase zero” in radiation oncology. Various types of errors may exist in treatment plans and our GCPR model succeeds in preventing many errors of all shapes and sizes in target definition, dose prescriptions, and treatment plans from ever reaching the patients. Background and Introduction Since the release of the seminal report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) titled, “To Err is Human,” in 1999, the importance of patient safety and avoiding medical errors have been recognized and endorsed by the physician community, as we...
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Marco Vacante1, Antonio Biondi1, Francesco Basile1, Roberto Ciuni1, Salvatore Luca1, Salomone Di Saverio2, Carola Buscemi3, Enzo Saretto Dante Vicari3 and Antonio Maria Borzì3* 1Department of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, Italy 2Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom 3Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Specialization School in Geriatrics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy There is a high prevalence of hypothyroidism in the elderly population, mainly among women. The mo...
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Opioid-related overdose deaths (OD) in the United States (U.S.) have increased substantially [1], with counties with increased poverty and unemployment rates at higher risk [2]. Evidence-based treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) exists, such buprenorphine (a partial opioid agonist medication), and can be initiated in the Emergency Department (ED) and hospital settings [3-5]. Although the majority of Medicare Part B plans cover buprenorphine, the medication can be prohibitively expensive for uninsured patients [6-8].
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Joseph Hocket got a $33,000 check in the mail from his insurance company to cover his broken jaw. They wanted him to pay his provider. Joseph used the money for drugs that killed him.
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