Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Should Be Addressed

TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Barriers to accessing treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) need to be addressed to help curb the epidemic, according to a report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Alan I....
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Cities and counties are suing major drugstore chains and Walmart, contending they distributed billions of painkillers that devastated communities.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Opioids and Opiates Drugstores Suits and Litigation (Civil) Drug Enforcement Administration Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals CVS Caremark Corporation Walgreen Co. Walmart Stores Inc Rite Aid Corporation Actavis PLC your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
Authors: Thulaseedaran NK, Kumar KGS, Kumar J, Geetha P, Jayachandran NV, Kamalasanan CG, Mathew S, Pv S Abstract During May 2018 there occurred an outbreak in Kerala, which started in Soopikkada Village, Changarothu Grama Panchayath in Perambra Taluk, Kozhikode district, of a febrile illness with altered sensorium and ARDS. The diagnosis was made from the second case that it is the dreaded nipah infection. Following that 18 cases tested positive for nipah virus infection of which 2 survived. Also there were four deaths with similar clinical picture but which occurred before the virus was identified. They were cons...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Tiwari SB Abstract Introduction: HIV AIDS epidemic currently in India is quite under control, the efforts of NACO and community at large has lead to this. The current prevalence of HIV among adults is around) 0.3%, the widespread prevention and control strategies are the main reason behind the same. HAART coverage has also increased significantly which has played a major role in not only controlling the epidemic but also in the change of clinical scenario and clinical affection in patients of HIV AIDS. The neurological complications arising in HIV patients, either due to opportunistic infections or due to ...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is significant geographic variation in prevalence of obesity, hypertension and hyperglycemia in Rajasthan. Significant correlation of obesity and hypertension with urbanization, human development and female literacy is observed.. PMID: 31315319 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: Effective MMA strategies have paved the way for OFA approaches to postoperative pain management, with goals to reduce opioid prescriptions, improve patient recovery, and reduce overall healthcare resource utilization and costs. However, institution-wide deployment and adoption of OFA is still in early stages and will require personalization and better management of patient expectations. PMID: 31315466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
One of MedicaSafe’s primary goals is to develop products for high-risk medication management. So it makes sense for the New York-based company to focus on opioid addiction, which claims the lives of more than 130 people every day in the U.S. (According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). The New York-based company recently received $1 million Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institute of Health, with a specific focus on opioid use disorder (OUD). The funding will support a clinical trial to examine the effect of MedicaSafe’s drug-device combina...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news
Source: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: STATES OF THE ART Source Type: research
[RFI] Uganda has fast-tracked testing of Ebola vaccines, as the WHO declared the outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern", a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Publication date: 20–26 July 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10194Author(s): Marco A Peres, Lorna M D Macpherson, Robert J Weyant, Blánaid Daly, Renato Venturelli, Manu R Mathur, Stefan Listl, Roger Keller Celeste, Carol C Guarnizo-Herreño, Cristin Kearns, Habib Benzian, Paul Allison, Richard G WattSummaryOral diseases are among the most prevalent diseases globally and have serious health and economic burdens, greatly reducing quality of life for those affected. The most prevalent and consequential oral diseases globally are dental caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease, tooth loss, and can...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsLimited peer-reviewed literature exists on AE-HLCT, including important aspects related to healthcare worker fatigue, alertness, shift scheduling, and clinical care performance. This hinders the sharing of best practices to inform evacuations and equip teams for future outbreaks. Despite the successful use of different aircraft and technologies, the unique nature of the mission opens the opportunity for greater coordination and development of consensus standards for AE-HLCT operations.
Source: Air Medical Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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