U.S. Senate Leader Calls for Raising Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21 U.S. Senate Leader Calls for Raising Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 to curb their"epidemic" use among teens.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

The NIH Hopes a New Study in 4 States Can Cut Opioid Deaths by 40%. Here ’s How
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday announced an ambitious new study that’s meant to reduce opioid-related deaths by 40% in communities that have been hardest-hit by the ongoing epidemic. The NIH awarded grants to four research sites — the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, Columbia University and Ohio State University — through the three-year, $350 million project, called the HEALing Communities Study. Each site will test the effectiveness of various strategies for combating and preventing opioid addiction in at least 15 communities in those states that are struggling with wid...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Research Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. CDC Commits N$24.4m to Health Ministry for HIV
[New Era] Windhoek -The U.S Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday announced funding of N$24.4 million towards the Ministry of Health and Social Services for the period of April to September this year to fight the HIV/Aids epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 19, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Researchers Get $350 Million to Fight U.S. Opioid Epidemic A $350 million grant for researchers to find ways to cut opioid overdose deaths in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

US awards $350M in research funds to fight opioid epidemic
U.S. health officials award $350 million to states struggling with opioid epidemic with goal of cutting overdose deaths by 40% (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Boston Medical Center receives $90M in federal funds to fight opioid epidemic
Boston Medical Center has received nearly $90 million in federal funding to substantially reduce opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts communities. The hospital is one of four institutions selected to address the nation ’s opioid epidemic through the funding. The Boston hospital received $89 million to support an effort under a cooperative agreement backed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent over the three years. Boston Medical Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices
(Bloomberg) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Congress to raise the minimum age for tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 nationwide, seeking to curb teenage use the U.S. Surgeon General described as an “epidemic.” Speaking at event Thursday in his home state of Kentucky, the second biggest tobacco producer after North Carolina, the Republican leader said he plans to introduce legislation in May and expects it will get bipartisan support in the Senate. McConnell said he is motivated partly by the growing popularity of vaping products among young people, which stud...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Litvan / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg onetime tobacco Source Type: news

Will You Get Fat? Genetic Test May Tell
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- As obesity becomes epidemic among Americans, many could over- or underestimate their odds for piling on the pounds. But a new genetic " score " might take the guesswork out of all of that, researchers say. Using... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nacopha Nods to HIV Impact Survey in National Aids Control
[Daily News] NATIONAL Council of People living with HIV and AIDS (NACOPHA) has described a recently launched report on Tanzania HIV Impact Survey (THIS) as vital in attaining ambitious testing and treatment targets to end AIDS epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OpiSafe Announces Innovation Center to Address Ongoing Challenges of...
OpiSafe, a national leader in the development of platforms and services that address the country's ongoing opioid epidemic, has opened an innovation center designed to meet a wide variety of...(PRWeb April 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/opisafe_announces_innovation_center_to_address_ongoing_challenges_of_opioid_epidemic/prweb16248060.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How an Experimental Injection Could Revolutionize HIV Treatment
HIV treatment has come a long way since the early days of the epidemic. Patients can now take various combinations of dozens of medications keep the virus under control and halt their disease from decimating their immune systems and leading to more serious, often fatal outcomes. But harnessing HIV requires daily vigilance. Missing doses of the pills can give the virus the chance to develop resistance to the drugs and lead to a surge in new copies of HIV that flood the body. In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at Taiwan-based United BioPharma report encouraging results with a single ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized hiv-aids Source Type: news

Dynamic simulation of the group behavior under fire accidents based on system dynamics - Song J, Zhang M, Zheng F, Chen F.
In order to study the group behavior under severe fire accidents in chemical industrial park, a model of the group behavior was built based on the epidemic model and the system dynamics (SD) theory and method. The influencing factors were selected through ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Clustered arrivals of firearm-injured patients in an urban trauma system: a silent epidemic - Beard JH, Resnick S, Maher Z, Seamon MJ, Morrison CN, Sims CA, Smith RN, Sjoholm LO, Goldberg AJ.
BACKGROUND: Recent attention has been paid to the role trauma centers play in responding to mass shootings. Although high-profile public events are the primary focus of media and policy makers, firearm-injured patients (FIPs) present in clusters to urban t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The burden of trauma presenting to the government referral hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone: an observational study - Bundu I, Lowsby R, Vandy HP, Kamara SP, Jalloh AM, Scott COS, Beynon F.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma accounts for a significant proportion of the global burden of disease, with highest mortality rates seen in Africa. This epidemic is predicted to increase with urbanisation and an aim of the Sustainable Development Goals is to reduce d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US officials warn drug 100 times more potent than fentanyl is driving a new spike in overdoses
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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Universities lead effort to help Appalachians trapped by opioid epidemic
(Virginia Tech) With a new grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, universities led by Virginia Tech will unite scientists, a range of health-care and service providers, and communities, including individuals in recovery, to confront the opioid problem, directly in the epicenter of the epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

North Macedonia declares measles epidemic
following warnings on risks of popular anti-vaccination campaigns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Opioid abuse-related job losses have cost U.S. federal and state governments tens of billions of dollars in lost tax revenue, a new study claims. Penn State researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Survey on Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported in U.S. as Outbreak Continues Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

in her words: Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis
Three senators are hoping to combat what they see as an overlooked epidemic: missing, murdered and trafficked women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Native Americans Women and Girls United States Politics and Government Sex Crimes Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Human Trafficking Masto, Catherine Cortez Murkowski, Lisa Tester, Jon Source Type: news

Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response to Measles
An order to require immunizations in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community seemed to mobilize vaccine skeptics. Others worried that the effort did not address the root of the problem: misinformation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Jews and Judaism Measles Vaccination and Immunization Rumors and Misinformation Hasidism Epidemics Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) de Blasio, Bill Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) New York City Source Type: news

90 New Cases of Measles Reported as Outbreak Continues at Record Pace
This year ’ s outbreak is on course to be the worst since measles was eliminated as an endemic disease in 2000. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ELISABETH MALKIN Tags: Measles Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New York State Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Resurgence Tests Global Response
[AfricaFocus] "Despite a worsening Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization on Friday again decided not to declare the outbreak a global health emergency. While expressing ´deep concern´ about the number of increasing cases in parts of Congo, and the potential risk of the disease spreading to neighboring countries, the W.H.O. said the epidemic did not meet the criteria for declaring an international public health emergency." - New York Times, April 12, 2019 (http:// ti (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reports Raise Fear of Imminent Epidemic Outbreaks
[Guardian] Reasons have come to the fore why the next outbreak of epidemic in Nigeria and some other African and Asian nations might not be far off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Diabetes Drug Called Invokana May Prevent or Slow Kidney Disease, a New Study Says
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Announces Members of Congress...
Nation’s largest meeting addressing the opioid epidemic brings lawmakers, public health officials, law enforcement, clinicians, and community advocates together for four days focused on change and...(PRWeb April 15, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/rx_drug_abuse_heroin_summit_announces_members_of_congress_speaking_during_the_8th_annual_conference/prweb16241910.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 despite desire for vaccinations
As Madagascar faces its largest measles outbreak in history — with more than 1,200 dead and cases exceeding 115,000 — resistance to vaccinating children is not the problem. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Epidemic Not Under Control, Urgent Change of Strategy Needed
[MSF] New York -The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) made the following statement after the World Health Organization decided today to not declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As Ebola Cases Rise in Congo, the W.H.O. Declines to Issue Emergency Declaration
The epidemic shows no signs of abating. In the eight-month-old outbreak, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day occurred this week. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Epidemics Ebola Virus Deaths (Fatalities) World Health Organization Congo, Democratic Republic of (Congo-Kinshasa) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Native American Women Are Facing a Crisis
Three senators are hoping to combat what they see as an overlooked epidemic: missing, murdered and trafficked women. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Native Americans Women and Girls United States Politics and Government Sex Crimes Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides Human Trafficking Masto, Catherine Cortez Murkowski, Lisa Tester, Jon Source Type: news

Experts warn of fatty liver disease 'epidemic' in young people
Study finds substantial numbers of young people at risk of liver cancer, diabetes and heart attacksExperts are warning that high levels of fatty liver disease among young people, caused by being overweight, could signal a potential public health crisis.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is fairly common among older adults, detectable in about a quarter of the population. But a study has found that substantial numbers of 24-year-olds are also affected, putting them at risk of serious later health problems, such as liver cancer, type-2 diabetes and heart attacks.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity UK news Medical research Diets and dieting Health Society Life and style Science Source Type: news

Preliminary Results on the Efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola Vaccine Using the Ring Vaccination Strategy in the Control of an Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: An Example of Integration of Research into Epidemic Response
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/12/2019. This four-page report provides information about preliminary analysis that was completed with the aim to better understand whether or not the rVSV-ZEBOV-GP candidate vaccine is effective and is contributing to prevent cases of Ebola virus disease when delivered using the ring vaccination strategy. This experimental Ebola vaccine is being used to try to contain the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is protective 97.5 percent of the time. These early results confirm previous observations of high efficacy of rVSV-ZEBOV-GP Ebola vaccine against...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response
An order to require immunizations in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community seemed to mobilize vaccine skeptics. Others worried that the effort did not address the root of the problem: misinformation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TYLER PAGER Tags: Jews and Judaism Measles Vaccination and Immunization Rumors and Misinformation Hasidism Epidemics Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) de Blasio, Bill Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) New York City Source Type: news

In Tanzania, Local Champions Are Key to Preventing HIV in Adults
By Mary Goodluck Mndeme , Communications officer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 11, 2019They're the  bridge between their neighbors and the information and services that could help end the country's epidemic.Shaban Peter ’s father died when he was very young, leaving him—last born in a family of six children—and his mother behind.“I’m coming from a poor family,” says Shaban, who’s now 18 and lives in Ushetu District, Tanzania, in the same region where he grew up. “My mother couldn’t manage to send all of us to school. I can’t read or write, but that doesn&...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Tohara Plus HIV & AIDS Community Engagement Youth Community Health Workers Tanzania Source Type: news

Opioid epidemic may have cost US governments $37.8 billion in tax revenue
(Penn State) The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Act Passes Illinois Senate –...
Bipartisan vote of 46-3 demonstrates strong support for overdose prevention and proven public health interventions that address the worst impacts of the opioid epidemic(PRWeb April 11, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/overdose_prevention_and_harm_reduction_act_passes_illinois_senate_heartland_alliance/prweb16239484.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bacteria from WW I soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics
Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera from a WW I British soldier. It could provide insights on cholera outbreaks today. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

EPIDEMICS: Exscalate is the world's most powerful supercomputer
(Politecnico di milano) The features achieved by EXSCALATE (EXaSCale smArt pLatform Against paThogEns) represent a new record in this field: a 'chemical library' of 500 billion molecules, up to 30 biological targets evaluated simultaneously, with a processing capacity of more than 3 million molecules a second and a screening cost for 1 billion molecules equivalent to€4,000. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Century-old bacteria from sick soldier offer clues to cholera epidemics
Scientists have mapped the genome of a strain of cholera extracted a century ago from a sick British soldier during World War One and found clues to how some cholera bacteria strains cause epidemics today. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yet another reason to lose belly fat: Carrying it around increases your risk of dementia
(Natural News) General obesity is an epidemic, but it is possible to have excess belly fat without being generally obese. Still, unwanted belly fat is bad news for overall health. Researchers even found that waist-to-hip ratio, and not body mass index (BMI), can increase your risk of dementia. Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAB launches opioid overdose program
In an effort to curb an epidemic, the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine is launching a new initiative to help patients with opioid use disorders to get the appropriate therapy and referrals for further assistances. The program, called the Medication Assisted Treatment Protocol (ED MAT), is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Emergency departments are the tip of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB launches opioid overdose program
In an effort to curb an epidemic, the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine is launching a new initiative to help patients with opioid use disorders to get the appropriate therapy and referrals for further assistances. The program, called the Medication Assisted Treatment Protocol (ED MAT), is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Emergency departments are the tip of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Epitomee Medical raises $8m for novel weight-loss device
Early-stage medical device developer Epitomee Medical said today that it raised $8 million in a new round of equity financing to support its novel Epitomee Capsule “shapeshifting” pill intended to prevent diabetes and promote weight loss. The Israel-based company said that its Epitomee Capsule contains a shape-shifting scaffold that, after it is ingested, helps the body have an early sensation of fullness and prolonged gastric emptying through direct mechanosensory stimulation. The pills are designed to be taken twice a day to lower caloric intake and promote weight loss, Epitomee Medical said. “The Epito...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Wall Street Beat Weight loss epitomeemedical Source Type: news

Lyndra to develop ultra-long-acting opioid use disorder therapy
Lyndra Therapeutics (Watertown, Mass.) announced that it is developing an ultra-long-acting oral treatment for opioid use disorder. On average, about 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Lyndra Therapeutics received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to help find new treatment strategies and formulations of existing medications to address the opioid epidemic. The grant covers the development of a once-a-week oral dosage of buprenorphine, which is a medication-assisted treatment that has shown to have improved outcomes for pat...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Pain Management lyndra Source Type: news

Insurers' Denials of Opioid Coverage Spurs CDC to Clarify Guidelines
TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 -- People with severe pain from cancer or sickle cell anemia should not be denied coverage for opioid painkillers, a new clarification on federal guidelines states. In the wake of the national opioid epidemic, various medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Effects of mandatory prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) use laws on prescriber registration and use and on risky prescribing - Strickler GK, Zhang K, Halpin JF, Bohnert ASB, Baldwin GT, Kreiner PW.
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive mandatory use laws for prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have been implemented in a number of states to help address the opioid overdose epidemic. These laws may reduce opioid-related overdose deaths by increasing pres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory to hold panel discussion on the opioid crisis in Maine
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory and the University of New England are bringing Maine researchers together to discuss how they can identify solutions to the opioid epidemic in Maine. In a first step toward this goal, the institution will hold a panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the upcoming 46th Maine Biological and Medical Sciences Symposium, a statewide gathering at which students and scientists have the opportunity to network, collaborate, exchange ideas and share research results. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news