Judge Orders Pause in Opioid Litigation Against Purdue Pharma and Sacklers

The stay is only until Nov. 6. During that time, the parties must negotiate a plan for disclosing the details of the Sacklers ’ wealth and Purdue’s role in the opioid epidemic.
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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
The opioid epidemic has taken its toll on Missouri. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-related deaths rose in Missouri last year even as national deaths fell. One part of the problem? Legally prescribed pills. According to data from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made available by The Washington Post, 1.6 billion prescription pain pills (oxycodone and hydrocodone) were supplied to Missouri pharmacies between 2006 and 2012, the most recent yea r that data…
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CONCLUSION: During 2009-15 in Finland, opioid use peaked just before the diagnosis of IA but decreased rapidly after that suggesting effective disease-control especially in seropositive RA. Further, opioids were used to treat arthritis pain of incident RA and UA patients less often than previously reported from other countries. PMID: 31615910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
Opioid dependence is a public health epidemic; the United States is experiencing an unprecedented number of opioid-related deaths.1 Opioids are the primary drugs associated with deaths from overdose and include prescription pain relievers, such as oxyCODONE (OxyCONTIN), HYDROcodone (Vicodin), and methadone.2 The availability and use of prescription pain relievers has increased over the last several decades in the US. In 2017, there were 11.4 million persons aged 12 years or older in the previous year who used opioids in the US, most of whom used prescription pain relievers.
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clinical Source Type: research
Jeffrey A. SingerThe latest issue ofPublic Health Reports (the official journal of the Office of the Surgeon General and U.S. Public Health Service) presents a study by researchers at Boston University and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health which provides further evidence that the narrative driving present opioid overdose policy —that it results primarily from doctors prescribing opioids to patients in pain—is wrong. It results from non-medical drug users accessing drugs in the black market that results from prohibition. In the early part of this century the “drugs of choice” for non-medi...
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Objective: Because of the pain and opioid epidemic in the United States, there is a need to update clinician’s knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding persistent pain across health care disciplines. The aim of this study was to determine if health care professionals can positively change their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding chronic pain, following a pain neuroscience education (PNE) lecture and 1 year follow-up. Materials and Methods: A total of 270 health care providers at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System received a 3.5-hour PNE lecture in person or via live-stream. Primary o...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review is to examine the impact of the opioid epidemic in adolescents and young adults and recent findings regarding the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in pediatric medical settings.Recent FindingsExisting guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain in adults are not intended to be applied to adolescents, who arguably may need different interventions that balance the need to mitigate the long-term impact of chronic pain with the need to limit opioid misuse. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment is an important upstream strategy to prevent opioid misus...
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Might the obesity epidemic, with its accompanying prevalence of back, joint, and muscle pain, be partially responsible for the increasing prescription opioid use in the United States?Pain
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CONCLUSIONS: Rapid transmission and high mortality rate are serious problems, especially in regions with co-circulating arboviruses.
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by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)This is the second in a series of several posts about many aspects of my current thinking about opioids.The first post is here:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Over-prescribing fueled the current drug overdose epidemic, and many of us who thought we were stamping out needless suffering contributed to the epidemic.A lot of what I read and believed about opioids early on in my career was wrong.I ’m old enough to remember those heady days in which there was a pretty large and ‘successful’ movement in American medicine to gr...
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