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President Trump’s initiative to stop opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand: Scale up access to recovery support services to fight opioid abuse  – Part III

President Trump’s initiative to stop opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand: Scale up access to recovery support services to fight opioid abuse – Part III

One of the promising plans titled “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand” was unveiled in the White House on Mar. 19, 2018 to curb the menace of opioid abuse. Segregated into three different parts, the third set of measures of the aforementioned strategy mentioned under the […]

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President Donald J. Trump’s initiative to stop opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand: Cutoff the supply of illicit drugs by implanting stringent laws – Part II

President Donald J. Trump’s initiative to stop opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand: Cutoff the supply of illicit drugs by implanting stringent laws – Part II

President Donald J. Trump’s plan titled “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand,” launched during a speech in New Hampshire on Mar. 19, 2018, is one of the biggest steps taken by the government to fight against the menace of opioid abuse. Having already claimed tens of […]

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President Trump’s initiative to stop opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand: Addressing the triggers - Part I

President Trump’s initiative to stop opioid abuse and reduce drug supply and demand: Addressing the triggers – Part I

The White House recently unveiled President Donald J. Trump’s plan titled “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand” during a speech in New Hampshire on Mar. 19, 2018. The new plan is aimed at ending the problem of opioid epidemic that is affecting and claiming numerous lives […]

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Study finds role of inflammatory bowel disease in spreading opioid epidemic

Study finds role of inflammatory bowel disease in spreading opioid epidemic

One of the major health crises that the United States is currently grappling with is the opioid addiction pandemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the opioid epidemic took more than 33,000 lives in 2015, a record high for any single year in the history of the country. Until now, the […]

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Scientific research to block pain for long-lasting relief looks promising

Scientific research to block pain for long-lasting relief looks promising

According to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around 25.3 million adults in the U.S. experienced chronic pain i.e. they experienced pain every day for three months prior to the survey while 40 million experienced severe pain. Given the prevalence of pain and its effects, it has resulted […]

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Influence of opium on romantic, Victorian English literature

Influence of opium on romantic, Victorian English literature

“In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Small set of genes may predict likelihood of heroin addiction, identifies study

Small set of genes may predict likelihood of heroin addiction, identifies study

According to the 2016 World Drug Report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), heroin is the most lethal drug globally. The report highlighted the concern that heroin use is skyrocketing in the United States, with nearly one million heroin users in 2014, an almost three-fold increase from 2003. Heroin-related deaths […]

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Pharmacies’ role in giving naloxone to opioid-addicted patients is beneficial, suggests study

Pharmacies’ role in giving naloxone to opioid-addicted patients is beneficial, suggests study

A new study from the Boston Medical Center (BMC) suggests that pharmacies should take a proactive approach in giving naloxone, a medicine used to block or reverse the effects of opioid overdose, to individuals taking opioids. The study, which was published by the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association in March 2017, advocates a universal […]

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Americans consume about 80% of world’s opioids: ASIPP fact sheet

Americans consume about 80% of world’s opioids: ASIPP fact sheet

“Opioids are essentially legal heroin,” says Lewis Nelson, who served on a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel to revise the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) associated with prescription drugs. Drug abuse, both legal and illegal, has become a serious health issue in the United States. The abuse of certain prescription drugs, such as […]

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Commonly abused prescription drugs - 4: Clinical characteristics of patients necessary to curb opioid addiction

Commonly abused prescription drugs – 4: Clinical characteristics of patients necessary to curb opioid addiction

The extent to which health care practitioners can garner results in the treatment for opioid and heroin addiction is dependent on the clinical characteristics of the patients that may vary according to the type of opioid being abused and the route of using such drugs (oral or intravenous).

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