Study: 1 in 3 young adults medicated within year of opioid overdose

A new Massachusetts study found that one in three young adults who experienced a non-fatal opioid overdose received opioid use disorder medication within a year.
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ConclusionThe analysis found that efforts to change prescriber behavior can be cost effective, and further studies into the implementation of such policies are warranted.
Source: PharmacoEconomics - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This study evaluates three warfarin dosing algorithms (Kimmel, Dawson, High Dose  ≥ 2.5 mg) for hospitalized older adults. A random selection of 250 patients with overshoots (INR ≥ 5 after 48 h of hospitalization) and 250 patients without overshoots were accessed from a database of 12,107 inpatients ≥ 65 years treated with chronic warfarin during hospitaliza tion between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2016. Algorithms were retrospectively applied to patients 2 days prior to overshoots in the overshoot group, and 2 days prior to the maximum INR reache...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Jack E. Henningfield, Judy B. Ashworth, Karen K. Gerlach, Bernie Simone, Sidney H. SchnollAbstractPain and addiction are complex disorders with many commonalities. Beneficial outcomes for both disorders can be achieved through similar principles such as individualized medication selection and dosing, comprehensive multi-modal therapies, and judicious modification of treatment as indicated by the patient's status. This is implicit in the term “medication assisted treatment” (MAT) for opioid use disorders (OUD), and is equally...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Background: Recently, there has been an increase in prescription drug abuse and related fatalities. Although opioid analgesics are commonly implicated, there have been significant increases in the prevalence of benzodiazepine exposures and overdoses...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Conclusions By using the reflective learning taught in the classroom, nursing students were able to establish the human connection needed to improve care for this vulnerable population.
Source: Nurse Educator - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Articles Source Type: research
Over the past two decades, the federal and state governments, industry, and professionals have taken significant actions to address opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose, including efforts to determine the appropriateness of prescribing opioid analgesics to patients with acute and chronic pain (Greene, et  al., 2018; Jones, et al., 2018). Without a doubt, many of these efforts have been necessary. Some measures, however, have focused sharply on reducing the supply of prescription opioids, which has contributed toward confusion and fear among prescribers and restricted access to controlled prescript ion medication...
Source: Pain Management Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
The opioid epidemic in the U.S. has destroyed thousands of lives and torn families apart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average of 130 people in the U.S. die each day from an opioid overdose. From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 died as a result of drug overdoses. In 2017,... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Legal opioid contracts opioid crisis physician patient relationship Source Type: research
On October 26th, DEA National Take Back Day will once again address a crucial public safety issue. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misuse controlled prescription drugs – and that study indicates that most of these prescription drugs were either obtained from family and friends or found in the most-neglected staple of every bathroom: the medicine cabinet. What’s the Purpose of DEA National Take Back Day? DEA National Take Back Day gives individuals the chance to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs in a safe, judgment-free environment. Cleaning out the aver...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Painkiller dea national take back day opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescription drug use prescription drugs prescription medication prescri Source Type: blogs
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