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Elbow grease and OxiClean ™ for cleaning Fentanyl- and Acetylfentanyl-contaminated surfaces - Froelich NM, Sprague JE, Worst TJ.
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Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ex-Insys Employee Seeks Ban on Mentioning'Opioid Crisis' at Trial Ex-Insys Employee Seeks Ban on Mentioning'Opioid Crisis' at Trial
A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the"opioid crisis" at his trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ex-Insys employee seeks ban on mentioning 'opioid crisis' at trial
(Reuters) - A former Insys Therapeutics Inc employee accused of engaging in a scheme to pay medical practitioners kickbacks to prescribe a fentanyl-based treatment is seeking to bar U.S. prosecutors from referring to the "opioid crisis" at his trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prehospital Field Amputation Leads to Improved Patient Outcome
Industrial accident leads to extrication by amputation Your aeromedical team responds to a 29-year-old female whose right hand has been entrapped between the inside of a hopper wall and industrial auger for five hours. She’s found in a semi-erect position on top of a platform. Although she’s in pain, she expresses that she’s losing sensation to her hand. Upon physical examination, you find that her right hand is entrapped proximal to the metacarpophalangeal joints, excluding the patient’s thumb. Multiple attempts at freeing the hand are made to no avail. Upon arrival of a second aeromedical team wit...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Calvin Yang, DO Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Detection of illicit online sales of fentanyls via Twitter - Mackey TK, Kalyanam J.
A counterfeit fentanyl crisis is currently underway in the United States.   Counterfeit versions of commonly abused prescription drugs laced with fentanyl are being manufactured, distributed, and sold globally, leading to an increase in overdose and death ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

North Carolina accuses drugmaker Insys of scheme to push opioid
BOSTON (Reuters) - North Carolina sued Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday, accusing the pharmaceutical company of illegally pushing a powerful fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine called Subsys to boost profits amid the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

North Carolina accuses drugmakers Insys of scheme to push opioid
BOSTON (Reuters) - North Carolina sued Insys Therapeutics Inc on Thursday, accusing the pharmaceutical company of illegally pushing a powerful fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine called Subsys to boost profits amid the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

North Carolina sues drugmaker Insys over role in opioid epidemic
(Reuters) - North Carolina on Thursday sued Insys Therapeutics Inc over its role in the opioid epidemic, accusing the pharmaceutical company of illegally pushing a powerful fentanyl-based cancer pain medicine called Subsys in a quest to make more money. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Commissioner Wen calls on city businesses to reduce stigma, increase treatment access amid opioid crisis
Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's health commissioner, said business owners should provide treatment access and help fight stigma around addiction issues, as the city continues to battle an opioid crisis. The opioid epidemic has been a critical issue in Maryland and throughout the country for the past several years, as overdose-related deaths have spiked and the prevalence of fentanyl — the opioid that is over 50 times stronger than morphine — has grown. Nationally, the opioid epidemic has been declared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Opioid deaths in Canada expected to hit 4,000 by end of 2017
Fentanyl, a drug so toxic that there is often "no second chance," is fuelling overdose deaths in a "national public health crisis," Canada's top doctor says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns rise over fentanyl use: report
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Substance use among Ontario students down but concerns up over fentanyl use: report
Ontario adolescents are drinking, smoking and using cannabis and other recreational drugs at the lowest rates since the late 1970s, suggests a survey of Grade 7 to 12 students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Housing and overdose: an opportunity for the scale-up of overdose prevention interventions? - Bardwell G, Collins AB, McNeil R, Boyd J.
North America is currently experiencing an overdose epidemic due to a significant increase of fentanyl-adulterated opioids and related analogs. Multiple jurisdictions have declared a public health emergency given the increasing number of overdose deaths. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Fentanyl test strips could lead to false sense of security, Health Canada warns
Fentanyl test strips don't always detect the presence of the deadly opioid and could give drug users a false sense of security, Health Canada is warning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Substance use patterns associated with recent exposure to fentanyl among people who inject drugs in Vancouver, Canada: a cross-sectional urine toxicology screening study - Hayashi K, Milloy MJ, Lysyshyn M, Debeck K, Nosova E, Wood E, Kerr T.
INTRODUCTION: Vancouver, Canada is experiencing an opioid overdose crisis where fentanyl, a potent, synthetic opioid contaminating the illicit drug supply, has been detected in the majority of fatal overdose cases. Despite its growing presence throughout N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rigaku Analytical Devices Announces Fentanyl Library Additions to...
Law enforcement and first responders to benefit from library update for use in battle against opioid epidemic(PRWeb December 07, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb14989616.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

November 30, 2017: Paramedic Sentenced for Stealing Fentanyl from Ambulance Company
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 4, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

FDA Approves Monthly Injection for Opioid Addiction Treatment
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The Food and Drug Administration approved once-a-month Sublocade for adults with opioid use disorder who are already stabilized on addiction medication. The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur when patients stop taking the currently available daily medication. But that benefit has not yet been shown in studies and the new drug comes with a hefty price: $1,580 per monthl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Monthly Injection for Opioid Addiction Treatment
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved the first injectable form of the leading medication to treat patients recovering from addiction to heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids. The Food and Drug Administration approved once-a-month Sublocade for adults with opioid use disorder who are already stabilized on addiction medication. The monthly injection has the potential to reduce dangerous relapses that occur when patients stop taking the currently available daily medication. But that benefit has not yet been shown in studies and the new drug comes with a hefty price: $1,580 per monthl...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Epidurals With Fentanyl Not Linked to Lower Odds of Breastfeeding Epidurals With Fentanyl Not Linked to Lower Odds of Breastfeeding
Women who get epidural pain relief that includes the opioid fentanyl are no less likely to breastfeed their babies than mothers who get epidurals without this drug, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Another Opioid Scourge: Dangerous Infections
ERs are seeing an increasing number of patients seeking care for severe infections resulting from injected use of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone and the like, new research shows. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidurals with fentanyl not linked to lower odds of breastfeeding
(Reuters Health) - Women who get epidural pain relief that includes the opioid fentanyl are no less likely to breastfeed their babies than mothers who get epidurals without this drug, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Retired Adm. Winnefeld on son's opioid-overdose death
In our ongoing series Issues That Matter, we take a closer look at the opioid epidemic. It has taken more than 500,000 lives since the year 2000. For retired Navy admiral and CBS News military and homeland security analyst Sandy Winnefeld, the epidemic is personal. He lost his 19-year-old son, Jonathan, in September to a fentanyl-laced batch of heroin. Winnefeld joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how his family is dedicating themselves to studying the problem and saving other families from the same heartache. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demand for fentanyl test strips booms — but test is not widely available
Fentanyl tests strips are being used off label, but legality, liability and fears of creating a false sense of security are preventing them from being widely available to the public. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

OHSU researchers identify gaps in knowledge about overdose reversal drug
Many first responders are administering a cheaper formulation, raising concerns about its efficacy against powerful opioids like fentanyl. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU researchers identify gaps in knowledge about overdose reversal drug
Many first responders are administering a cheaper formulation, raising concerns about its efficacy against powerful opioids like fentanyl. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Comparing marijuana to fentanyl is social conservatism without a clue: Robyn Urback
The majestically dumb comments Conservative MP Peter Kent made about marijuana earlier this week suggest that the Tories' re-branding efforts are not going particularly smoothly. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700 Deaths Involving Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, and U-47700
Using toxicologic evidence across multiple states, this report confirms that illicitly manufactured fentanyl and its analogs are key in driving the increase in opioid overdose deaths.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Intranasal ketamine has more minor side effects than intranasal fentanyl in children with acute pain
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) Minor adverse events (e.g., bad taste in the mouth and dizziness) occur more frequently with intranasal ketamine than with intranasal fentanyl in children with suspected extremity fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For opiate addiction, study finds drug-assisted treatment is more effective than detox
Say you ’re a publicly-insured Californian with an addiction to heroin, fentanyl or prescription narcotics, and you want to quit.New research suggests you can do it the way most treatment-seeking addicts in the state do — by undergoing a medically-supervised “detoxification” that’s difficult, expensive... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

'My son is not a statistic': Mothers send pictures of fentanyl victims to Justin Trudeau
A group of mothers across the country are sending their pictures of their loved ones who have died from fentanyl overdoses to the prime minister in an attempt to get the federal government to commit more funds to fight the crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs including opioid
Nevada seeks to use untried drugs in next execution, including fentanyl (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Billionaire founder of Insys pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of drugmaker Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based spray intended for cancer patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose, leaving police with 'more questions than answers'
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Drug squad officer dies of fentanyl overdose, leaving Toronto police with 'more questions than answers'
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Toronto police criticized for not disclosing drug squad officer's fentanyl overdose sooner
Toronto police issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying a constable with the drug squad died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Fentanyl Billionaire John Kapoor To Plead Not Guilty In Opioid Kickback Case
Fentanyl billionaire John Kapoor is set to plead not guilty this morning on charges of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the anti-kickback law. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Billionaire founder of Insys to plead not guilty to opioid bribe scheme
BOSTON (Reuters) - The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc was expected to appear in federal court in Boston on Thursday to plead not guilty to charges that he participated in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based cancer pain drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Strategies to combat the opioid epidemic
(American Chemical Society) The opioid epidemic is ravaging lives and tearing families apart. Overdose deaths from heroin, fentanyl and misused prescription painkillers have tripled in the past 15 years. Chemical& Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, explores how abuse-deterring and novel formulations for painkillers in addition to crime-fighting tools to quickly identify opioids could help curb the crisis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Untried and unethical: why Nevada's new lethal injection crosses a line
As more drug companies prevent sales of their products for execution, some US states have seized on new, untried drug combinations – raising big ethical issuesToday, Scott Raymond Dozier was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Nevada ’s Ely State Prison. However, the execution has been postponed over concerns around the untested drug combination proposed as the method of death. The postponement is the latest incident in a series of controversial state executions carried out in the United States this year, and brings to the for eground many concerns and ethical issues around state execution – n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Science Capital punishment Drugs Chemistry World news US news Florida Ethics Source Type: news

OPEN ACCESS REFERENCES: Fall ‘17
Conclusions: Nearly 1 out of 8 parents presenting to an urban pediatric ED reported using the Internet in the 24 hours prior to the ED visit. Among privately insured, at least one in 5 parents reported using the Internet prior to visiting the ED. Web-based medical information often influences decision making regarding ED utilization. Pediatric providers should provide parents with recommendations for high-quality sources of health information available on the Internet. (Interact J Med Res 2017;6(2):e17) doi:10.2196/ijmr.5075 Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Prescription Drug Monitoring Report 2017 . Wale, et al, Int...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

'It's going to save lives': Drug testing machine to be piloted in Vancouver amid overdose crisis
A portable machine will be used in conjunction with fentanyl test strips to check drugs for a wide range of contaminants at Insite and Powell Street Getaway, two safe injection sites in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Is Fentanyl On Shopping Cart Handles Really A Problem?
A warning on a police department Facebook site about fentanyl, the potent opioid that is 40 to 50 times stronger than heroin, on shopping cart handles caused a stir. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Can you overdose from fentanyl left on shopping carts?
A warning about the dangers of drug residue on shopping carts went viral — but experts were quick to cast doubt on the claim (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feds announce new measures to crack down on fentanyl
The new actions come after the president's declaration that the nation's opioid crisis is a public health emergency (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl analogues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday that it would classify illicit versions of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at the same level as heroin, allowing criminal prosecution of anyone who possesses, distributes or manufactures illicit versions of the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is making it easier for prosecutors to go after people who create and peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

DOJ, DEA on flow of Fentanyl into U.S., rise in opioid-related deaths
The new actions come after the president's declaration that the nation's opioid crisis is a public health emergency (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Thursday it will schedule all illicit versions of fentanyl on an emergency basis, making it easier for prosecutors to go after criminals who try to circumvent the law by manipulating the chemical structure of opioid drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news